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#1 EBeditor

Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

What are your favourite films that were ostensibly made for children?

Toy Story is full of jokes that only an adult can appreciate and I also loved the 80s era of 'dark' kids movies like Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal.

What kids' movies do you think are actually more suited to adults?

#2 *mylittleprince*

Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

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#3 Faradaye

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

The princess bride.
how to train your dragon.

#4 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

Lion King

The Emperors New Groove

#5 Guest_Hoggle_*

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

Labyrinth is my favourite

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#6 Tomahawk

Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (Hoggle @ 12/03/2012, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Funny that Hoggle  original.gif . My son loves Labyrinth and loves David Bowie in it, whenever he comes on the radio I try to tell him that's the goblin king but he doesn't believe me  biggrin.gif  . He watched The Neverending Story today during his quiet time.
I love all the movies mentioned, I haven't seen How to Train Your Dragon yet but will.
What age do you think they would be able to watch Ladyhawk?

#7 Futureself

Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

The latest Muppet Movie.

#8 Polly Esther

Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Ratatouille.

#9 Libertine

Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Megamind

I feel so melon collie  original.gif

#10 **Xena**

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Anything with the Muppets.

All the Pixar films

How To Train Your Dragon (I adore this movie so much. The second one comes out next year)

Shrek

Princess Bride

The Dark Crystal

Labyrinth

Neverending Story

Open Season

Kung Fu Panda

Megamind

Despicable Me (love it and can relate to a lot of it laughing2.gif )

#11 3_for_me

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

I watched how to train your dragon for the first time last week and it had me in stitches, so I watched it again the next day when the kids were at school Tounge1.gif

#12 71Cath

Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

All the Pixar films

All the Shrek films

And not movies, but I love Peppa Pig.  I am very sad that DD has decided that she is too old for it now  cry1.gif

#13 Scootaloo

Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 13/03/2012, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And not movies, but I love Peppa Pig.  I am very sad that DD has decided that she is too old for it now  cry1.gif



Oh No!!  You are never too old for Peppa, we LOVE Peppa in this house too.

I am going to have to watch How to Train your Dragon now after all these rave reviews.

Jen

#14 Grobanite

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

We watched Mr Poppers Penguins the other day and I loved it but I thought it wasn't really for kids.

#15 IsolaBella

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

My kids (2, 4 & 6) are loving Gnomeo and Juliet. I am enjoying it too.

Labrynth, Princess Bride etc are classics.

ETA: We still enjoy Goonies too

Edited by lsolaBella, 13 March 2012 - 05:10 PM.


#16 Let_it_Rain

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Rango

So funny for adults and also has bits that could be a bit scary.

#17 Frau Farbissina

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

I like quite a few of the movies already mentioned. I also like some of the Japanese ones (I assume are children/teens ones!) like Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 13 March 2012 - 05:25 PM.


#18 Feral_Pooks

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

The Emperor's New Groove original.gif

#19 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Tin Tin (the new one that just came out)
Gnomeo and Juliet
Wind In The Willows ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118172/ )
Up
Labyrinth
Bedknobs and Broomsticks


#20 *BluePinkie*

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

Love Despicable Me! Pappoy? Ahhh Pappoy biggrin.gif

Also love all of the Toy Story movies.

Gnome and Juliet.

#21 Sunny Day

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

'Diary of a wimpy kid' always makes me smile original.gif

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#22 Therese

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

The toy story movies for sure original.gif

And the muppets original.gif

#23 Feraldadathome

Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:00 AM

Joss Whedon was lead writer on the original Toy Story - need I say more!!!

And Despicable me just gets funnier the more I watch it.

Any Hayao Miyazaki directed movie

#24 archygrouseferal

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

Not movies, but anyway - Angry Beavers. 'Gallstone's Book of Magic?' 'Yup' 'They ought to ban that thing'.

#25 **Xena**

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE
Any Hayao Miyazaki directed movie



If you like his films try watching "Children who chase lost voices from Deep Below". Very similar style and a great movie!




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