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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted September 1, 2008 at 5:53 PM via web

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Your Favorite Movies When You Were Growing Up?

What were your favorite movies when you were growing up?  I am particularly interested in the ones that stuck with you in your teenage years.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM (Answer #13)

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My favorite movie ever since I was little was definitely Spirited Away . The plot of the story is very very interesting . The drawings itself is beautiful . Even now after so many years I still enjoy watching it . I also enjoy many other works by Hayao Miyazaki.

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted September 1, 2008 at 5:58 PM (Answer #2)

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I am 38 and my teenage years occurred in the 1980's, so some of my favorite movies that are "cult" classics today were pretty much ANY John Hughes films! I absolutely loved The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.  I was ALL about the "Brat Pack":  Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore.  I also loved The Outsiders which came out in the early 1980's, I believe.  I remember loving Matt Dillon's character, Dally.  Another one that is awesome is Say Anything with Ione Skye and John Cusack.  The scene when he tells Ione Skye that she has just described every major success story (after she says that everyone thinks they won't make it) is classic!

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 1, 2008 at 6:37 PM (Answer #3)

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I would agree with all of the ones listed above, most vehemently!  The Outsiders was a particular favorite.  I was also then - and still am now - a huge fan of The Goonies:

Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here.  (tear, sniff)

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted September 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM (Answer #4)

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I would agree with all of the ones listed above, most vehemently!  The Outsiders was a particular favorite.  I was also then - and still am now - a huge fan of The Goonies:

Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here.  (tear, sniff)

  Awesome addition.  That was a great flick.  Corey Feldman and Sean Astin were too freaking cute in that movie!  Loved it.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 2, 2008 at 8:02 AM (Answer #5)

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Oldies, oldies, oldies. I was born in 1960--before cable, even before color TV. Back then, certain movies were events. You made sure supper was done and the dishes washed early so you could gather with the family to watch "The Ten Commandments" at Easter, "The Wizard of Oz" sometime in the fall, "The Sound of Music" in the spring, and other movies. My favorite was not a movie, but it was one of those big events: "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," with Leslie Ann Warren. I can remember the words to the songs even now!

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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted September 3, 2008 at 6:30 AM (Answer #6)

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My oldies are older than some of yours! When I came home from school every day, I could watch an old movie on the local TV station. My favorites included "How Green Was My Valley," "The Yearling," all the Shirley Temple movies, the "Tammy" movies, and anything with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. I think my first exposure to classical music came from the scores to some of these old movies. My all-time favorite movie is "The Wizard of Oz." 

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 3, 2008 at 1:14 PM (Answer #7)

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I remember those afternoon movies too. I think I learned more about Greek mythology from watching the old Hercules movies than from reading. I love the old Kirk Douglas version of "The Odyssey." I think the movie is called "Ulysses." Where I live, the Shirley Temple movies aired on Sunday mornings. Today's kids don't know what they're missing!!

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM (Answer #8)

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I also love the Wizard of Oz, but for me, my youth, which occurred in the 60s would have to be Abbott and Costello movies which were on back then every Sunday morning.  My particular favorites: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and The Time of Their Lives, where Lou plays a Revolutionary War Period ghost trapped on earth because he was mistakenly taken for a traitor to the cause during the war.  I must have seen it 25 times, yet I can watch it over and over.

I also love the old movies from the 1940s, I am a fan of Cary Grant and Gary Cooper from those old movies.

There was a certain purity of expression in these films, they didn't need overt sex, vulgarity, obscene language, or nudity to capture the interest of the viewer.  It was all about the story!!!!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 6, 2008 at 8:55 AM (Answer #9)

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The Wizard of Oz, John Wayne westerns and war films, Elvis Presley films, and Mommy Dearest...what a scary one for little girls!

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rio | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 8, 2008 at 9:50 PM (Answer #10)

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My favorite movies were Jim Henson movies. Anything he ever did really. The Labrynth and The Dark Crystal come to mind.

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted September 14, 2008 at 10:59 AM (Answer #11)

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My all-time favorite movie from my adolescence was Somewhere in Time.  In fact, my daughter, Elise, is named for Jane Seymour's character in the movie, Elise McKenna.

I also loved the Disney Robin Hood - I can remember my mom taking me to see it at the theater!  And I had a little finger-puppet stage and set about it - Loved it! :)

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crystaltu001 | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:12 AM (Answer #12)

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The "Wizard of Oz" was one of my favorite movies growing up so was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

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Wiggin42 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 17, 2014 at 12:24 AM (Answer #14)

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I don't watch a lot of movies but the Harry Potter movies are my favorite. They're a fabulous extension of the book series.

I also love the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie. It may seem childish but I absolutely adore Winnie the Pooh. Perhaps to put it in perspective, I skipped the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere to go watch the 2011 Winnie the Pooh premiere. My friends think I'm crazy. Maybe I am.

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ik9744 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM (Answer #15)

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My favorite movie.growing up would be probaby the yu gi oh movies. The really old kind (yellow spiky hair).

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eli468 | TA , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted July 27, 2014 at 2:17 AM (Answer #16)

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When I was in middle school was around the time the Harry Potter movies were in full rage. They weren't my favorites, but definitely stuck with me. My favorite movies never changed until my late teens. When I was in elementary school I enjoyed disney movies the most. In my late teens my favorite movies became Tristan and Isolde (a tragic love story set in the Dark Ages) and Cirque Du Soleil: World's Away (different scenes of Cirque Du Soleil performances that are put together to create an amazing, visually stunning movie by taking different Cirque performances and creating a story).

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