This weekend I’m posting a selection of my favourite movies from my childhood years in response to the Let’s Go to the Movies Childhood Films blogathon. Today I’m posting a list of my favourite live action movies and tomorrow’s post will be on animated movies.
Here’s a few of my favourites:
Stand By Me
Stand By Me is not only my favourite film from my childhood but also my favourite film of all time in general. I discovered it (shameful to say) through my crush on Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher in ST:TNG and now host of Tabletop) but what I found was a fantastic film full of childhood adventures in small town america as well as a fantastic soundtrack and a soon to develop appreciation of Stephen King. A coming of age story, Stand By Me truly gets what it is like to be a kid of a certain age with the carefree innocence of childhood behind you and a scary grown up future filled with change, responsibilities and decisions ahead of you.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
I have realised when putting together today and tomorrow’ blog posts that I may indeed be a bit Robin Hood obsessed. I put some of the blame at the door of me having grown up a stone’s throw from Robin Hood’s own Nottingham.
Whilst Disney’s Robin Hood is a topic for tomorrow’s post, I had to include The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn on my list. Much like every other film on these lists, I watched the VHS copy of this we had (recorded off the tv) over and over. My mum is also a big fan of this film so it might not have all been my doing!
I haven’t seen this film in a long time (a wrong that I must right) but I remember it being lots of classic movie fun.
The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Ok, I know this is a Christmas movie but it’s also one of my favourite movies generally. Whenever I think about this film I just remember happy and cosy Christmases sat in front of the fire watching this film again and again and again when I was a child. Endlessly quotable and heart-warming, Muppet’s Christmas Carol is a classic.
My husband will attest to the fact that I can still quote and sing along with this film (including the voices).
It’s an unbeatable prospect: Muppets + Dickens + Christmas + Victorian London.