Last night, the Boyfriend and I were talking about movies we used to watch and love as a kid. Since he is much older than I (8 years difference to be exact), we loved and watched different movies growing up.
We have both decided to make a collection of our favorite movies we watched growing up. It was quite fun reminicing and thinking about all the movies that made me giggle, cry, and excite my imagination as a child.
While the Boyfriend had a list full of action, adventure, and Power Ranger movies, I had a list that is full of Disney.
Here is my list of my Nostalgia Movie Collection (by year):
1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Oh, those little creepy dwarfs, the murder plotting queen, and the innocent naive Snow White. Nothing better as a kid!
1940: Pinocchio – Talking puppet, a whistling cricket, and a man swallowing whale. Good stuff!
1940: Fantasia – My favorite were the dancing hippos.
1941: Dumbo – A flying elephant. Nothing more realistic than that.
1942: Bambi – Probably the reason why I’m against hunting.
1950: Cinderella – I was quite pissed off when my Fairy Godmother never appeared.
1951: Alice in Wonderland – Oh, all those drug innuendos.
1953: Peter Pan – One of my favorites, I still want to fly off to Neverland and never grow up!
1955: Lady and the Tramp – The good ol’ days when “tramp” wasn’t a mean name for a woman.
1959: Sleeping Beauty – No, you will not awake from death by being kissed by a prince, or any guy for that matter.
1961: 101 Dalmatians – Cruella de Vil scared the crap out of me.
1964: Mary Poppins – Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke were so meant to be with one another.
1967: The Jungle Book – I might have had a crush on the animated Mowgli.
1970: The Aristocats – The only thing I remember about this movie is that the tomcat was kick-ass.
1973: Robin Hood – Haven’t seen this movie in a long time, but I know I always enjoyed it.
1977: Pete’s Dragon – Oh my god. This movie I both LOVED and was freaked out by.
1981: The Fox and the Hound – Still, to this day, I cannot get through this movie without crying through half of it.
1988: Oliver and Company – All I remember is that I was jealous of Jenny for having the cutest little kitten ever.
1989: Honey I Shrunk the Kids – Hence my love of things that are small when they are supposed to be big, and vice versa.
1989: The Little Mermaid – Actually, my obsession with mermaids happened before I ever watched this movie, but watching it did not take my obsession away!
1991: Beauty and the Beast – I loved the singing and dancing tableware.
1992: Aladdin – Jasmine was one of my favorite Disney princesses. Plus, Robin Williams was AMAZING as Genie.
1993: Homeward Bound – LOVED, and still LOVE, this movie. I even created imaginary friends with the names Chance, Shadow and Sassy!
1994: Lion King – Always and forever my number one animated Disney love. Hakuna Matata!
1995: Pocahontas – Come on, Pocahontas was a kick-ass, beautiful Native American. Plus, the talking Willow was pretty cool.
1995: Toy Story – It’s no wonder this script is taught in film school. It’s AMAZING.
1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Learned about Gypsies through this movie.
1997: Hercules – My love of Greek mythology began here.
1997: George of the Jungle – Only know of Brendan Fraser from this movie.
1998: Mulan – I don’t care what people say, I LOVED Mulan!
1999: Tarzan – Haven’t watched this movie in forever, but animated Tarzan was pretty sexy.
So, here is my list of my favorite movies I watched growing up. These were some important movies to me, and I plan to re-build my collection and pass them down for my kids to enjoy.
What were some of your favorite movies growing up? Tell us in the comment section below!