Below I’ve listed the movies that I remember watching during my childhood over and over again (excluding animated Disney movies – those will come later).
One of my very distinct early memories is of me sitting in my tiny chair eating mini-marshmallows as I enjoyed one of my favorite films.
This guide includes movies that the whole family can enjoy and I wouldn’t mind if my own children one day watched them repeatedly.
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Favorite Part – I love when one twin cuts her sister’s fancy dress at the dance so her whole butt is visible. Plus, Maureen O’Hara is feisty and amazing in this movie.
I just love the concept of three bachelors trying to figure out how to care for an infant and the 80s décor is remarkable.
This film always puts me in a horseback riding mood. Plus, the semi-tomboy in me likes seeing a movie where the girl competes and beats the boys.
I have always been a dog-lover and this movie solidifies my love of big dogs.
Speaking of dogs, I love when a dog cracks a hardened soul such as Tom Hank’s in this film. Add in a mystery and love story, you have the perfect mix.
Favorite Part – Lucille Ball’s antics when she is unknowingly over-served and gets totally drunk when meeting her boyfriend’s children for the first time.
“You’re killing me, Smalls!” – I could quote this movie all day long.
P.S. I didn’t even realize my childhood obsession with dog movies until I started this list. I left out Homeward Bound because it just started to get ridiculous.
Looking back, shouldn’t this movie have been frightening to watch as a child? Yet, I think I’ve watched this film more than any other on this list. I even had a leather E.T. stuffed animal as a child.
I loved going to Disney World and playing around on replicas of the set, especially the big Cheerio.
(Originally published August 25th, 2015)