Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Favorite Childhood Flicks


I have been wanting to post to Ten on Tuesday for several weeks, but find it is pretty hard to think of ten of anything on short notice. I always seem to come up with five, but then struggle with the rest.

This week's subject struck my fancy, though:

Ten Favorite Movies from your Childhood

I haven't looked at the other posts yet, but know I will sadly realize that my childhood must seem practically prehistoric to many of the bloggers.

Be that as it may, this was still a fun list to write.

My parents encouraged my love of musicals, and I am carrying it on to my own children, who are participating (as I blog this) in an excellent summer musical comedy program in Olympia, Washington.

Most of these movies aren't really "kids' movies" as such, and a few are definitely adult movies. In fact, 2001 and Dr. Zhivago are among the first "grown-up" flicks I saw -- which may be why they left such an impression on me.

I'm not sure these are in order of preference, but they are roughly in the order of the number of times I saw them. For the top five, that was an awful lot.

1. The Sound of Music

2. The Wizard of Oz

3. Mary Poppins

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey

5. Oliver

6. The Pink Panther

7. Doctor Zhivago

8. My Fair Lady

9. Pinocchio

10. The Aristocats

9 comments:

Kim said...

I loved Aristocats. I almsot put that one on my list but it got bumped for some of my fave scary moives since that is the genre that stuck with me over the years.

You know, the funny thing is... I was 34 before I ever saw Sound of Music.

This is my first 10 on Tuesday too.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

alisonwonderland said...

i put #1 and #3 on my list too! i didn't even think of #2 - but i should have!

katiez said...

Mine would BE prehistoric....
I was never a big fan of #2 and am not familiar with #9 & 10.
To my list I would add anything with Haley Mills (Parent Trap)and (please don't tell anyone) anything with Elvis. And we never missed Doris Day/Rock Hudson! And if we could sneak past the censors.... James Bond!
These all stem from early 'tween' years...
What a fun post!

Betty C. said...

Katie, I do remember the Parent Trap but didn't see it enough times to have a lasting impression.

And now that you mentioned it, I really loved the Doris Day film with "Que sera sera.." -- I guess that was the name of the film!

I almost put the Wizard of Oz as number one, it was a tough call...

Terina said...

my fair lady would have been in mine if i had made this list. and even though i'm probably a bit younger, i have seen most of those movies, and i really like 5 of them. so, not so prehistoric!! and i have at least 6 other audry hepburn movies. love love her.

Betty C. said...

Yes, Audrey Hepburn was about the most beautiful actress ever.

La Niña said...

I actually forgot to put Sound of Music on my list!

Also love Superman, forgot to put that in too.

Betty C. said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't really count Superman as a film I loved from my childhood...I did enjoy it, though!

Callista said...

I've only seen the first 3 and number 9.

BTW, my mr. linky is now working for the Book to Movie Challenge so you can add yourself if you're participating: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2007/07/book-to-movie-challenge.html