Movies I Can't Wait Watch With My Kid

If there is one thing I don't want, it's to have our seven year old girl traumatized by movies whose concepts she's not ready to handle. But I am a movie buff at heart and cannot wait to watch these favorites with her. This list will undoubtedly grow over time.
  1. Funny Face
    I am putting this at the top of my list! Not only is it a Gershwin masterpiece but a beautiful portrait of Paris and an hysterical look at the world of fashion magazines. In addition to Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire it features Kay Thompson -- who also created Eloise!
  2. Beetlejuice
    We've already watched three Tim Burton films (Nightmare Before Xmas, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, Pee Wee's Big Adventure) but the Beetlejuice trailer freaks her out a bit. Maybe next year.
  3. Edward Scissorhands
    The malaise of suburban life can wait, but ultimately this is a sweet romance. 9.
  4. Jaws
    You have to be careful with this one cause the ocean can be scary to a small one. Floaties will never be the same.
  5. Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
    This may seem harmless but it is really about a father almost losing his mind, so perhaps better to wait until she is a double digit.
  6. American Werewolf in London
    I love genre horror and this one is great. But the scenes with Griffen Dunn missing half his face still cause me to wince. Let's wait until 16?
  7. Breakfast Club
    Molly Ringwald showed this movie to her own girl when she was 11. I am gonna follow her lead.
  8. After Hours
    More Griffin Dunn. I want our girl to understand NYC the way it was -- when TriBeCa was a bad neighborhood! Perhaps it will be her first Scorsese?
  9. Wings of Desire
    This film made me fall in love cinema when I was a a freshman in college. So gorgeous and romantic. But perhaps hard to fully appreciate until you have loved and lost.
  10. Ghostbusters
    I think we're ready for this! The BJ scene will go over her head.... Right?