Movies That Were Integral to My Childhood

Inspired by @LizDawson
  1. Psalty
    I have such vivid memories of watching Psalty. I still remember this song so extremely well: My personal preference was the glittery Psalty, the the non-glittery one sufficed if the story was interesting enough.
  2. The Swan Princess
    My sister and I would take the couch cushions off (you know, the ones where there's an added appendage to wrap around the arm rest) and ride them like horses during the chase scenes. That's not embarrassing or anything...
  3. Shari Lewis' 101 Things to Do
    I just remember rewinding this tape over and overs again and was endlessly amused. Basically a combination of jokes, riddles, and tricks. Tried to play it for my 6 year old and she's so bored by it!
  4. Hunchback of Notre Dame
  5. Yours, Mine, & Ours
    One of the only movies my grandma owned, so naturally we'd watch it a few times every visit
  6. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    We got the limited edition box set one year for Christmas, and we were so excited. I liked all of them, but VI was (is) my favorite. The fact that Leia was such a strong character really stood out to me.
  7. Pocahontas
    Had the bathing suit and barbies. We would rewind Savages over and over and over again, and I totally had s crush on John Smith.
  8. Hook
  9. The 3 Ninjas
    I learned so many snarky jokes and comeback from this movie!
  10. Once Upon a Forest
    Scarred me for life, but definitely a huge contribution to my love of all things Woodland
  11. Fern Gully
  12. Muppet Treasure Island
    I was never really into the muppets, but my brother got this movie for his birthday and it totally formed my sense of humor
  13. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
    My first time period film that I believe inspired my love of others. Also spurred my nerdy horse phase.
  14. Homeward Bound
    Edited to add this one, I can't believe it slipped my mind! This totally inspired my love of animals.
  15. Aladdin
  16. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    My favorite musical film.
  17. Thumbelina
    "You can be my wings" The prince also looks mysteriously like my SO
  18. The Princess Bride
    "Azzzzz youuuuuu wiiiiish"
  19. Free Willy
  20. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    One of my dad's favorites, so we watched it often. I actually thought it was possible for babies to "come out sideways" 😁
  21. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    This film was really transformative for me. I was 11 when I saw it. As a child I was enchanted, but the plot left me desiring the complexity that children's movies lacked, and really was integral as a transition between childhood and young adult, and helped me realize and shape my taste in genre