Movies and stuff I grew up with as a child...

by chribren | created - 18 Oct 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

As the list name implies, this is the list of movies and stuff I grew up with, from when I was just a little child until the time I was 12 (1998). Most of the titles listed here are the ones I could watch many times without getting bored and tired, while a few of them have only been watched once ("Basic Instinct" as a classic example). The list goes mostly in random order.

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1. The Panda's Great Adventure (1973)

53 min | Animation, Adventure

A young panda prince is found unworthy by his mother the Queen, and expelled from the forest. In his journey, he battles dangerous enemies and gets captures and forced to work in a circus.

Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Michiko Hirai, Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô Nagai, Michiko Nomura

Votes: 60

When I was a child, this Japanese animation was my first favorite movie.

2. Fantasia (1940)

G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

96 Metascore

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney

Votes: 84,278 | Gross: $76.41M

My favorite Disney movie.

3. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A Prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 402,214 | Gross: $218.97M

Another great classic from Disney.

4. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 836,338 | Gross: $191.80M

This became my second favorite movie during my childhood. And I was totally hooked by this during the period, before "Broken Arrow" (1996) showed up right in front of me...

5. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 87,635 | Gross: $70.77M

This became my favorite movie in 1997, when I was 11. And this film was rated 18 in Norway. Also the first action-flick I watched in its entirety, without having to hide my eyes, making me used to such films.

6. The Click (1985)

R | 80 min | Thriller

A man, Dr. Fez, is blackmailed into taking a fall for his boss. However, with a cruel invention that he created, Dr. Fez has plans of his own to seek revenge against his blackmailer.

Directors: Jean-Louis Richard, Steve Barnett | Stars: Florence Guérin, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Bernie Kuby, Géraldine Pernet

Votes: 246

Amazingly, this erotic comedy film was the very first 18-rated movie I watched when I was around 9-10. Not kidding here... :)

7. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 346,824 | Gross: $217.35M

8. Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

Directors: Toby Shelton, Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, Dan Castellaneta, Jason Alexander

Votes: 25,193

9. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 159,880 | Gross: $141.60M

10. Lineman (1972–1991)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When artist draws a magic line, it takes on a life of its own, becoming a silhouette of a living hot-tempered person. This "Mr. Line" wants more things drawn so he can enjoy himself, but the artist loves having fun on Mr. Line's account.

Stars: Carlo Bonomi, Osvaldo Cavandoli

Votes: 1,882

According to my mother, i was hooked by this Italian cartoon series.

11. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,240

According to my mother, i was hooked by this British animated series.

12. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 72,512 | Gross: $130.51M

I saw this three times, when it was running at a local cinema in my hometown.

13. Body Troopers (1996)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

A little kid shrinks himself so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from.

Director: Vibeke Idsøe | Stars: Torbjörn T. Jensen, Jenny Skavlan, Benjamin Helstad, Kjersti Holmen

Votes: 990

14. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

32 Metascore

World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner

Votes: 32,306 | Gross: $29.34M

Call me weird, I didn't like the music coming from this girl band, and yet I watched this film several times. :-P

15. Wolf and Calf (1984)

10 min | Animation, Short

One day, the Wolf stole the newborn Calf and brought him home to eat, but regretted it and decided not to eat it, but wait until he grows up. The Wolf becomes attached to the Calf, takes ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kamenetskiy | Stars: Olga Gromova, Oleg Tabakov, Vladimir Vinokur, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 496

Is it only me who remember this Soviet short animation, here in Norway...???

16. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Votes: 75,892 | Gross: $48.09M

17. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 46,599 | Gross: $47.48M

18. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells | Stars: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser

Votes: 22,358 | Gross: $22.17M

19. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Eddie Deezen

Votes: 7,961 | Gross: $11.66M

20. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 45,787 | Gross: $46.91M

One of the very few comedy-flicks I really liked as a child, along with "Home Alone 2".

21. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

One year after Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 282,852 | Gross: $173.59M

One of the very few comedy-flicks I really liked as a child, along with "See No Evil, Hear No Evil".

22. Strega Nona (1977)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

A kindly witch leaves her gullible assistant in charge of her home while she's away. He soon discovers her magic pasta pot and ends up making a big mess.

Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Eduard Cupák

Votes: 10

Rented a very old VHS-tape containing this and three other short cartoons, at my library where I work today.

23. Changes, Changes (1973)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Gene Deitch

Votes: 7

Was on the same old VHS-tape as "Strega Nona" (1977), "Googles" (1974) and "The Three Robbers" (1972).

24. The Three Robbers (1972)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Gene Deitch

Votes: 22

Was on the same old VHS-tape as "Strega Nona" (1977), "Googles" (1974) and "Changes, Changes" (1973).

25. Mr Benn (1971–2005)

15 min | Animation, Family

Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious costume shop, he steps ... See full summary »

Star: Ray Brooks

Votes: 642

26. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen, to return the briefcase to its owner.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 338,690 | Gross: $127.18M

Became the first real Comedy-flick I saw at my local cinema.

27. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 41,108 | Gross: $74.15M

Was the very first film I can remember seeing at my local cinema, despite an old acquaintance of mine claiming "Kamilla og Tyven" as the very first one.

28. Once Upon a Forest (1993)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain, Benji Gregory

Votes: 4,713 | Gross: $10.00M

29. Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Musical, Short

Dorothy is carried back to Oz by a green turkey balloon on the final Thanksgiving she is to spend with her aunt and uncle, who are moving to a retirement community. She meets Jack ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf | Stars: Sid Caesar, Mischa Bond, Robert Ridgely, Joan Gerber

Votes: 37

A somewhat rare animation I remember seeing in my childhood. I can only remember pieces of this one.

30. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Scruffy (1980)

TV-Y | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Scruffy is a puppy you'll definitely fall in love with. In the tradition of Bambi, Scruffy is an orphan, alone and frightened. Rather than the freedom of the forest, Scruffy must wander the... See full synopsis »

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Hans Conried, Michael Bell, June Foray

Votes: 164

Yet an another rare animated film I remember from my childhood.

31. Wild America (1982– )
Episode: Watching Wildlife (1982)

TV-G | 29 min | Documentary, Family

Everyone has seen wildlife at one time or another... a squirrel darting up a tree... a deer bounding across the road. These chance sightings are always a pleasant surprise. The graceful ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Stouffer | Star: Marty Stouffer

My family used to have this documentary on VHS, along with "Dangerous Encounters".

32. There Was a Little Boy (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Wealthy Gregg and his wife, English teacher Julie, were happy parents until their little boy Robby was stolen while she took a bath. Their lives have taken off again, but they keep hoping ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, John Heard, Scott Bairstow, Elaine Kagan

Votes: 244

The very first TV-movie I saw as a young boy. Also the very first live-action film which made me moved at the end.

33. Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979 TV Short)

G | 29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A mischievous kitten named Banjo runs away from home and soon realizes he may have made a mistake.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Beah Richards, Sparky Marcus, Jerry Harper

Votes: 292

Once again, a rare animated film I saw as a child.

34. The Ashlad and His Good Helpers (1961)

15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A young man named Ashlad is getting out on a journey in which he attempts to win both the king's daughter and half the kingdom. But it shall be more difficult than he had imagined.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Anniken Kolstad, Even Rognlien

Votes: 897

35. Karius og Baktus (1955)

15 min | Animation, Short, Family

The little tooth trolls Karius and Baktus tries to persuade Jens not to brush his teeth, and their picking wholes in his teeth can go on as planned. If the mother's plea to Jens is winning, the happy days of white bread and syrup is over.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Turid Haaland, Kari Diesen

Votes: 1,025

36. The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster

Votes: 12,063

I think I watched this film too many times as a child... :-P

37. The Ashlad and the Hungry Troll (1967)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An exuberant story about Askeladden, the hero of Norwegian traditional fairy tales, outwitting the good-natured troll.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Claes Gill, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Henki Kolstad

Votes: 796

38. The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1955)

13 min | Short, Animation, Family

A Norwegian puppet animation adaptation of H. C. Andersen's fairy tale about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Don Hanmer, Mogens Wieth

Votes: 653

39. The Paper Kite (1963)

20 min | Animation, Short, Family

A puppet animation short film about the work UNICEF does for children in poor countries.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Star: Liv Strømsted

Votes: 225

40. The Fox's Widow (1962)

15 min | Short, Animation, Family

Based on a Norwegian folk tale, with the addition of a second tale and a scene from a third. - The basic story: Mr. Fox is dead. His widow, Reve-enka (literally "the fox widow"), sits alone... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Siri Rom, Trine Pedersen

Votes: 810

41. The Seventh Master of the House (1966)

12 min | Short, Animation, Family

A Norwegian fairy-tale about a young man trying to find shelter for the night.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Rolf Just Nilsen

Votes: 907

42. Veslefrikk med fela (1951)

18 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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Director: Ivo Caprino

Votes: 474

43. Villhesten (1994)

106 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

A night Ragnhild can't sleep due to a storm, she discovers a horse in distress. The horse runs away, and the days after she is told that the horse is not real, but an old saying. But Ragnhild knows what she have seen.

Director: Morten Kolstad | Stars: Linda Digernes, Susanne Nielsen, Trygve Vassbotn, Michael Solhjem

Votes: 64

If my memory serves right, I think I saw this two times at my local cinema.

44. Valhalla (1986)

89 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Through Loki's treachery, two children in the Viking age find themselves spirited away into the world of Norse Mythology.

Directors: Peter Madsen, Jeffrey James Varab | Stars: Dick Kaysø, Preben Kristensen, Laura Bro, Marie Ingerslev

Votes: 1,968