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.
When I was a child, this Japanese animation was my first favorite movie.
2. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
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
A Prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.
Votes: 402,214 | Gross: $218.97M
Another great classic from Disney.
4. Toy Story (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
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
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
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.
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
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.
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.
9. Pocahontas (I) (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia.
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.
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.
According to my mother, i was hooked by this British animated series.
12. The Flintstones (1994)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
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.
14. Spice World (1997)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music
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.
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 »
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
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Votes: 75,892 | Gross: $48.09M
17. An American Tail (1986)
G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 7,961 | Gross: $11.66M
20. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
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.
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.
Rented a very old VHS-tape containing this and three other short cartoons, at my library where I work today.
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
Was on the same old VHS-tape as "Strega Nona" (1977), "Googles" (1974) and "Changes, Changes" (1973).
26. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
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.
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
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
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.
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 »
A somewhat rare animation I remember seeing in my childhood. I can only remember pieces of this one.
ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
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 »
Yet an another rare animated film I remember from my childhood.
Wild America (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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think I watched this film too many times as a child... :-P
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 »
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.
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.
45. War of the Birds (1990)
68 min | Family, Animation