Introduction:I am Meagan, otherwise known as PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian, and this is my list of the top five movies of my childhood. These movies all mean a lot to me and bring back fond memories of growing up. Even as an adult, living my crazy Bohemian lifestyle, I still look back on these movies with joy (and I still watch them all, from time to time!) I hope you enjoy this list because ladies and gentlemen (and anyone in between), here they are: The Top Five Movies of My Childhood:
I used to watch this animated movie about dinosaurs every single day when I would get home from kindergarten, even though it has some very sad moments in it. But... I was WAY into dinosaurs, I loved all the characters, I thought there were a lot of funny parts, and even at a young age, I had an easy time reaching out with my emotions and learning from other people's experiences, even sad ones. So yes, I even enjoyed the sad parts (even if they made me cry) because I learned from them.
This movie explains why I'm a hippie. It is trippy and weird and beautiful and artistic and moving all at once, and it is an experience to watch. I used to watch this one a lot with my sister, and though when we were really young we would get scared of the "Red Bull," we still kept coming back for more because this movie is magical!
Some girls love princesses. Not me. But I do love dreamers, which is why some princesses (Jasmine from "Aladdin," and Cinderella to name a few) are okay in my book. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is a dreamer and a princess, but she's more than just okay in my book... she is amazing. Why? Well, first of all, the courage it takes her to follow her heart is inspiring. She signs her life away for a chance at love! Secondly, I think she has a beautiful voice. I always loved singing along to her voice (which is actually done by Jodi Benson, in case you were wondering...) and actually... come to think of it... I still like singing along! "The Little Mermaid" is just a quality film with great music and great performances for kids of all ages (0-1,000!)
My sister and I actually watched "Beauty and the Beast" on VHS so many times that we wore out and ruined parts of the tape. Oops... But when we couldn't actually watch "Beauty and the Beast," we would still be listening to "Beauty and the Beast;" singing along to the cassette of the soundtrack and acting it out somehow. We loved it. Still do. This is another movie with some great messages and learning opportunities as it tells the story of a man under a curse who must learn to understand love before it's too late.
Megan Follows (who's first name is pronounced Mee-gan, where as mine is more like May-gan) plays Anne ("With an E!") an orphan girl who is sent to an elderly couple at Green Gables (on Prince Edward Island) on accident... but who makes perfect sense there. The movies follow Anne through her life at Green Gables and beyond, from making friends and meeting "kindred spirits," to reading poetry and dying her hair, to falling in love and getting in trouble, and all that's in between. My mom, sister, and I like to watch these movies together in the summer. When we were young, we would rent them from the library, but in our adulthood, my sister and I got the whole series for my mom so that we could all still get together and watch this every once in a while. It's definitely a special way of bonding for my mom, my sister, and me.
Other big movies from my childhood include: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," "The Rocketeer," "Aladdin," "Pochahontas," "The Lion King," and "A Goofy Movie."
Great list of childhood movies. H5
While these were released well after my childhood, I have seen them with my daughters. These are all really well done.
I recall my daughter enjoying some of these same movies. Thanks for sharing your favorites.
great list .. I adored Anne too.
Fantastic list of movies of your childhood. I like these, so thank you for the enjoyment of reading this list and the memories too.
select one here...