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top films that influenced your childhood

which films influenced your childhood the most?

probably...

annie

e.t.

labyrinth

neverending story

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Reply #1 posted 08/27/20 12:56am

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I've said it here before but I was raised by a single mother and I never met my father. Never even seen a picture of him. So my mother would kind of try to fill the role of two parents by showing us (myself and my sister, who is 1 year older) movies that your typical mother would show two little girls, like Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians etc but she would also allow us to watch movies that she perceived to be "manly" so as to give us some sort of male influence. And these movies were my favourites as a child. Terminator 1 and 2, RoboCop, Commando, Predator, basically all the Schwarzenegger movies. He was a huge part of my childhood. Kindergarten Cop and Last Action Hero were great too even though they weren't as violent as the other ones.

It wasn't just violent action movies though. As I said, we loved classic Disney movies too, among others. I suppose the ones with the biggest influence on my childhood were;

Ghostbusters
Back to the Future Trilogy
Beetlejuice
Batman and Batman Returns
Superman & Superman 2
RoboCop
Terminator 1 and 2
Basic Instinct (very important to me)
Toy Story
Snow White
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Home Alone
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Reply #2 posted 08/27/20 2:53am

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Alien

Superman

Grease

Star Wars

Halloween

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Reply #3 posted 08/27/20 5:12am

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Purple Rain
Billy maddison
Friday

I have just about all the movies memorized line by line especially Friday
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Reply #4 posted 08/27/20 8:58am

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The Disney version of Jungle Book. For as long as I van remember, I've been fascinated by wild animals and exotic places. That's what made me want to travel and see the world. Even though I've never been to India...
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Reply #5 posted 08/27/20 9:13am

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Cleoptra Jones, Escape to Witch Mountain, Herbie the Love Bug.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #6 posted 08/27/20 9:29am

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I´ve memorized almost every single line from Mad Max 2 (called The Road Warrior in the USA). I watched Mad Max 2 in a movie theatre (the uncensored version) when I was a little kid, maybe 9 or 10 years old, with some friends and cousins. We were lucky....nobody asked us how old we were.

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I watched The Exorcist when I was just 8 or 9 years old and while it never became one of my favorite it definitely had some sort of influence on me. lol lol lol I was a bit shocked, to be honest.

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I watched Purple Rain when I was already in my early teens but I could relate to it on so many levels. Parents constantly argueing, being sort of a loner, being different,frustrations with the girls, living in an atypical environment.....this movie touched me in many ways.

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I barely remember this one and I´d love to watch it again one day. All I can say is that it is really not your average animation movie. Weird film but I loved it back then. I think I was 8 when I watched it.

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I enjoyed watching it as a kid but later, as I got older, I appreciated it even more, but for different reasons. My mature mind paid more attention to the details that were kind of hidden to me when I was still a kid. One of my favorite movies of all time..hate some of the sequels but absolutely LOVE parts 1, 2, and 6, especially part 1 and 6.

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Reply #7 posted 08/27/20 10:56am

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

which films influenced your childhood the most?

probably...

annie

e.t.

labyrinth

neverending story

smile

All these came out when I was an adult... razz lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 08/27/20 12:17pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:


which films influenced your childhood the most?



probably...



annie


e.t.


labyrinth


neverending story



smile



All these came out when I was an adult... razz lol



Wow, you must be old. I bet you still have your ticket stub from David vs Goliath. You must remember when the Dead Sea was only sick. I bet the 3 wise men used to help you with your homework.

Well, that just about exhausts my repertoire of "old people" jokes.
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Reply #9 posted 08/27/20 1:54pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I've said it here before but I was raised by a single mother and I never met my father. Never even seen a picture of him. So my mother would kind of try to fill the role of two parents by showing us (myself and my sister, who is 1 year older) movies that your typical mother would show two little girls, like Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians etc but she would also allow us to watch movies that she perceived to be "manly" so as to give us some sort of male influence. And these movies were my favourites as a child. Terminator 1 and 2, RoboCop, Commando, Predator, basically all the Schwarzenegger movies. He was a huge part of my childhood. Kindergarten Cop and Last Action Hero were great too even though they weren't as violent as the other ones. It wasn't just violent action movies though. As I said, we loved classic Disney movies too, among others. I suppose the ones with the biggest influence on my childhood were; Ghostbusters Back to the Future Trilogy Beetlejuice Batman and Batman Returns Superman & Superman 2 RoboCop Terminator 1 and 2 Basic Instinct (very important to me) Toy Story Snow White Who Framed Roger Rabbit Home Alone [Edited 8/27/20 6:02am]

eek hmmm

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Reply #10 posted 08/27/20 2:02pm

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EmmaMcG said:

purplethunder3121 said:

All these came out when I was an adult... razz lol

Wow, you must be old. I bet you still have your ticket stub from David vs Goliath. You must remember when the Dead Sea was only sick. I bet the 3 wise men used to help you with your homework. Well, that just about exhausts my repertoire of "old people" jokes.

lol grandpa

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Reply #11 posted 08/27/20 3:20pm

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kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


I've said it here before but I was raised by a single mother and I never met my father. Never even seen a picture of him. So my mother would kind of try to fill the role of two parents by showing us (myself and my sister, who is 1 year older) movies that your typical mother would show two little girls, like Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians etc but she would also allow us to watch movies that she perceived to be "manly" so as to give us some sort of male influence. And these movies were my favourites as a child. Terminator 1 and 2, RoboCop, Commando, Predator, basically all the Schwarzenegger movies. He was a huge part of my childhood. Kindergarten Cop and Last Action Hero were great too even though they weren't as violent as the other ones. It wasn't just violent action movies though. As I said, we loved classic Disney movies too, among others. I suppose the ones with the biggest influence on my childhood were; Ghostbusters Back to the Future Trilogy Beetlejuice Batman and Batman Returns Superman & Superman 2 RoboCop Terminator 1 and 2 Basic Instinct (very important to me) Toy Story Snow White Who Framed Roger Rabbit Home Alone [Edited 8/27/20 6:02am]

eek hmmm



Sharon Stone was my first crush. Man or woman. Michael Douglas was my second. I was about 10 or 11 when I seen that movie first. I knew then that I was bisexual. I'm sure I would have figured it out eventually but Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas helped me out big time.
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Reply #12 posted 08/27/20 4:37pm

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:

eek hmmm

Sharon Stone was my first crush. Man or woman. Michael Douglas was my second. I was about 10 or 11 when I seen that movie first. I knew then that I was bisexual. I'm sure I would have figured it out eventually but Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas helped me out big time.

Was never into Sharon Stone. Kind of an adult movie for a ten year old but you were probably a cool kid back in the day.

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Reply #13 posted 08/28/20 12:08am

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kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


kpowers said:


eek hmmm



Sharon Stone was my first crush. Man or woman. Michael Douglas was my second. I was about 10 or 11 when I seen that movie first. I knew then that I was bisexual. I'm sure I would have figured it out eventually but Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas helped me out big time.

Was never into Sharon Stone. Kind of an adult movie for a ten year old but you were probably a cool kid back in the day.



I was about 4 when I first saw RoboCop so by age 10 I was well used to more adult movies. Although, having said that, E.T. terrified me as a child and even to this day I find it hard to watch.
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Reply #14 posted 08/28/20 2:45am

maplenpg

I found this much more difficult than I should have but here goes:

The Water Babies

Watership Down

Star Wars (all of the original three)

The Sound Of Music

A little older:

Apocolypse Now

Scarface

Platoon

A Nightmare on Elm St


I'd have to say the biggest influence on my childhood screenwise was MTV though, that was what influenced my decision to study TV and video production years ago, I wanted to make music videos. Never happened though lol

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Reply #15 posted 08/28/20 7:15am

KingBAD

lillies of the field

guess who's coming to dinner

gold finger

our man flint

it's a mad mad mad mad world

imitation of life

THE WIZARD OF OZ

(i was ten before i could get over the fear of flyin monkies)

the 9 lives of tomesina

fantasia

abott and costello (any of em)

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
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Reply #16 posted 08/28/20 11:54am

JoeTyler

6-14 yo (circa 1990-1999, VHS and cinema)

SW trilogy

Jaws

Connery's and Moore's vintage 007 Bond films (bad influence)

The Greatest Show on Earth

East of Eden (made me realize how rocky the relantionship with my parents was)

Rebel without a Cause

The Magnificent Seven

Ben-Hur

The Great Escape (for many years the only WW2 movie I had ever watched)

Dollars Trilogy (Eastwood--Leone, bad influence)

Some Dirty Harry films (bad influence)

Indiana Jones Trilogy

E.T.

Gremlins 1 and 2

Ghostbusters

Neverending Story

Crocodile Dundee 1 and 2

Mad Max trilogy, especially Thunderdome (yeap)

Die Hard trilogy (but mostly the original)

The Shining (a movie I shouldn't have seen, but it made me realize my father never truly loved me)

Batman

Alien + Aliens

Dick Tracy

TMNT 1 and 2

Back to the Future trilogy

RoboCop (very bad influence)

Lethal Weapon saga (mostly the original)

Terminator 2

Hook

Home Alone 1 and 2

Batman Returns

Jurassic Park + The Lost World

The Little Mermaid

Beauty and the Beast

Aladdin

The Lion King

Toy Story

The Fugitive

True Lies

The Jungle Book (live action)

Schindler's List (I watched it when I was like 12)

Cliffhanger

Demolition Man

Stargate

Dumb and Dumber

Congo

Batman Forever

Independence Day

1996 Escape from L.A. + 1997 Escape from NY

007 GoldenEye + Tomorrow Never Dies

The Rock

Mission: Impossible

Scream 1 and 2

Men in Black

Air Force One

As Good As It Gets

Armageddon

Saving Private Ryan

There's Something About Mary

The Mask of Zorro

The Mummy

The Matrix

SW The Phantom Menace

I realize some of the above are kinda bad movies but I still find them engaging as long as I put the nostalgia goggles on. It was in the 2000s when I started downlo-...erm, watching the actual masterpieces from 1930-1999.

[Edited 8/29/20 3:19am]

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Reply #17 posted 08/28/20 4:39pm

S2DG

Amedeus

Wizard of Oz

Heavy Metal

It's A Wonderful Life

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Series of movies that traumatized me...

The Exorcist

The Shining

Misery

Texas Chainsaw Massacre I and II




[Edited 8/29/20 16:31pm]

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Reply #18 posted 08/28/20 6:18pm

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thanks every1, this is fascinating! cool

i might have to add a few, echoing others' responses:

fantasia

roger rabbit

beetlejuice

back to the future

maplenpg said:


I'd have to say the biggest influence on my childhood screenwise was MTV though, that was what influenced my decision to study TV and video production years ago, I wanted to make music videos. Never happened though lol

aww, theres still time wink

EmmaMcG said:




I was about 4 when I first saw RoboCop so by age 10 I was well used to more adult movies. Although, having said that, E.T. terrified me as a child and even to this day I find it hard to watch.

lol, aww, i hope that gets better neutral , i had an e.t. birthday cake and went thru a phase of trying 2 talk like him. nuts

KoolEaze said:

I watched The Exorcist when I was just 8 or 9 years old and while it never became one of my favorite it definitely had some sort of influence on me. lol lol lol I was a bit shocked, to be honest

lol. i watched indiana jones and the temple of doom when i was 3 -- way too young -- nightmares galore, lol.

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
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Reply #19 posted 08/28/20 8:51pm

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I do rememner watching The Pit and the Pendulum as a little kid and getting upset when Vincent Price goes crazy and locks his wife in an Iron Maiden... lol I was surprised when my son was terrified watching Poltergeist--where the little girl gets sucked into the TV... razz lol

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Reply #20 posted 08/28/20 10:40pm

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Here is my list popcorn

A Streetcar Names Desire (1951)

Enter The Dragon (1973)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

East of Eden (1955)

Scarface (1983)

The Godfather (1972)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Apocolypse Now (1979)

Caberet (1972)

9 & 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Purple Rain (1984)

Superman (1978)

Guys & Dolls (1955)

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Gyspy (1962)

One Hundred & One Dalmations (1961)

Goldfinger (1964)

Live & Let Die (1973)

Damn Yankees (1958)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Sweet Charity (1969)

Ferris Buller's Day Off (1986)

Gremlins (1984)

Pillow Talk (1959)

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #21 posted 08/29/20 10:05am

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Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.
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Reply #22 posted 08/29/20 10:35am

RJOrion

The Wizard Of Oz

The Exorcist

Claudine

The Ten Commandments

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Ace Ventura

Adventure Kid

Babe

Batman '89 + Batman Returns

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

Gigolo

Ghostbusters I & II

The Jetsons Movie

The Land Before Time

The Little Rascals

The Mask

The Naked Gun (OJ wink )

Ninja Scroll

Return of the Jedi

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

The Sandlot Kids

Suburban Commando

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '90

Transformers: The Movie

Urotsikidoju: Legend of the Overfiend

music I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. music
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Reply #24 posted 08/29/20 6:31pm

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RJOrion said:

The Wizard Of Oz

The Exorcist

Claudine

The Ten Commandments

That sounds about right for when I was a kid... James Earl Jones and Diahnn Carol were terrific in Claudine. I'll throw another favorite in...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #25 posted 08/29/20 9:52pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.

you see that shit too???

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
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Reply #26 posted 08/30/20 5:43am

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Preteen - The Wizard of Oz - It was an event picture for me every year when it came on tv. It seemed liked all the families in my neighborhood had the same annual ritual.

Teenager - Cabaret - To this day,I don't know why my parents took me to see Cabaret,but it opened my eyes to a whole new world. From that day on,I kept a noebook that I rated every movie that I saw, in theatre as well as TV movies. It also started me on a go to the theatre at least once a week habit. Both the notebook and the weekly movie habit lasted till we had twins in 2005.

I am sort of freaking out by the realization that the link here is the Judy Garland family, as she was the star of the Wizard of Oz and her daughter was the star of Cabaret. I'm calling a therapist right now lol .

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Reply #27 posted 08/30/20 7:00am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.


I seen both The Godfather and Apocalypse Now as a child. I was a little older when I saw A Clockwork Orange though. Maybe around 13? I had seen bits of it when I was younger though. I don't think it's really that unusual though. A lot of kids in my class in school had seen those kinds of movies too.

I remember when I was about 8 or 9 going on a school trip and I was sat next to a boy I didn't really speak to much on the bus. We talked about movies the whole trip. Movies like RoboCop, Terminator, Cliffhanger etc. Mostly action movies. But some comedies too like See No Evil Hear No Evil and an Irish movie called The Snapper, which is full of so called "bad language" and revolves around a young woman who may or may not have been raped by her neighbour, gets pregnant and hilarity ensues. These are the kinds of movies we watched as children.
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Reply #28 posted 08/30/20 7:06pm

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Heroes

Grease

The Lords of Flatbush

Steel Magnolias

Jaws

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Reply #29 posted 08/30/20 7:28pm

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EmmaMcG said:

SantanaMaitreya said:
Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.
I seen both The Godfather and Apocalypse Now as a child. I was a little older when I saw A Clockwork Orange though. Maybe around 13? I had seen bits of it when I was younger though. I don't think it's really that unusual though. A lot of kids in my class in school had seen those kinds of movies too. I remember when I was about 8 or 9 going on a school trip and I was sat next to a boy I didn't really speak to much on the bus. We talked about movies the whole trip. Movies like RoboCop, Terminator, Cliffhanger etc. Mostly action movies. But some comedies too like See No Evil Hear No Evil and an Irish movie called The Snapper, which is full of so called "bad language" and revolves around a young woman who may or may not have been raped by her neighbour, gets pregnant and hilarity ensues. These are the kinds of movies we watched as children.

You are more advanced than the average child

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