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post #21 of 42
I'm 47 and struggled with Mamma Mia. However, I think that a lot of 9 year olds would let it pass by, just enjoying the music.

My two older kids liked "Fly Away Home", "Bend it Like Beckham" and "Totoro" at that age.

DD is 15 but she was really sensitive about movies until she was about 8, especially emotional ones. We found that going to IMAX movies or watching documentaries about animals was a good way to go with her when screen time was required (whether for her entertainment or our peace of mind...)

When dd was 10, we rented "Young Frankenstein" for a movie birthday party. Some of the kids loved it, and some were freaked. It really depends on the kid. DS is 8 and he loves the movie because he knows it's a spoof.
post #22 of 42
A lot have been mentioned, but DD's favs are:

  • Annie
  • A League of Their Own
  • Labyrinth
  • Princess Bride
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Matilda
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Homeward Bound
  • Mousehunt
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Casper
  • The Secret Garden
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by karne View Post
Some friends of dd's have watched Mama Mia and Grease recently. While I love the music, and dd does too, I'm hesitant about some of the older teen/adult themes in the movies. I wonder what you all think of these movies?

I haven't seen Mamma Mia, but there is no way I'd let DD (10) see Grease (and I know a lot of her friends have seen it). DD has seen some movies with more adult themes, but it's the message in Grease that I object to - to get the cool guy, you have to dress like a hooker and start smoking. If you're sweet and innocent, your friends will make fun of you behind your back and guys will be ashamed to be seen with you. :
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Oh, and here are the movies DD has enjoyed recently:

All the Harry Potter movies
Kit Kittredge
Nim's Island
Mrs. Doubtfire
A League of Their Own
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
August Rush
Field of Dreams
Opal Dream
The Secret of Roan Inish
The Water Horse
Bolt
post #24 of 42
Kiki's Delivery Service

National Velvet

Pollyanna

The Neverending Story
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by mtiger View Post
I don't know your marital status (if any), but be aware that kids from divorced parents may find Mrs. Doubtfire difficult, if not impossible, to watch. My two have tried a couple of times, and they just can't. And they're 15 & 17.
Yes, it made my DD cry.
post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by karne View Post
Some friends of dd's have watched Mama Mia and Grease recently. While I love the music, and dd does too, I'm hesitant about some of the older teen/adult themes in the movies. I wonder what you all think of these movies?
I just found out Grease Lightning has some pretty nasty lyrics..does anyone know what i am referring to? What the girls do when they see grease lightning?
post #27 of 42
I'm asking DD who is 9 for her recommendations...

Bolt
Tom and Jerry
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2
Chrissa:An American Girl
post #28 of 42
I haven't seen anybody rec Penelope yet, our family really enjoyed it (10 y/o DSD and 3 y/o DD)
Here's the Netflix synopsis:
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Penelope
(2006) PG
Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is cursed, and the only way out of it is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she possibly find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's sprawling estate with only her parents (Catherine O'Hara and Richard E. Grant) to keep her company? Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon co-produced this unconventional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to make her own happy ending.
post #29 of 42
I don't think I saw Ever After with Drew Barrymore mentioned, but it's a nice re-do of the Cinderella story, with a much less passive princess than the Disney version.

We really enjoy Miyazaki anime.

What about documentaries - they might like something like Spellbound, about the Scripps-Howard spelling bee, or Planet Earth (although, if they are really sensitive, some of the real action animal sequences are tougher than anything in a Miyazaki film!!).
post #30 of 42
A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff is a remake of Cinderella in a modern setting
Another Cinderella Story is the sequel
Night at the Museum
Garfield
Garfield 2
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Princess Diaries movies
Bedtime Stories
post #31 of 42
Hope I'm not to late but I love these threads, so:

Mine loves musicals. At her last sleepover she had Sound of Music picked out and a few friends grumbled about it but let her watch it since she was the Birthday Girl. They all loved it and wouldn't turn it off to go to sleep.

Mary Poppins
The Music Man
My Fair Lady
Singin" In the Rain
Annie (some object to)
Fiddler on the Roof
Peter Pan (Peter Hogan diredted one)

Also oldies like:

That Darn Cat
Escape to Witch Mountain
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Shaggt DA
Benji
ET
Peewee's Big Adventure
National Velvet

Love Secret of Roan Inish, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, the Iron Giant.
post #32 of 42
My 14yo DD suggests the following:

Wall E
Another vote for Miyazaki movies
Kung Fu Panda
Mulan
Hair Spray
National Velvet


They all have strong female leads.
post #33 of 42
I just thought I'd add The Secret of Roan Inish, one of my favorites.
post #34 of 42
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I just thought I'd add The Secret of Roan Inish, one of my favorites.
God. I LOVE that movie.
More I forgot...
Whale Rider.
Akeelah and the Bee
Jump In (fluffy Disney, but great athleticism)
Willy Wonka with the hunk of all hunks...Johnny Depp!
post #35 of 42
Great thread, taking notes for my 8yo!

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post #36 of 42
So what did you end up renting??
post #37 of 42
Little Manhattan
post #38 of 42
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I just found out Grease Lightning has some pretty nasty lyrics..does anyone know what i am referring to? What the girls do when they see grease lightning?
I know-and there's an uncut version with backseat scenes between Rizzo and Kanicki (sp?) that I was like oopsie! I don't remember those from when I was a kid.
post #39 of 42
How about Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken?
post #40 of 42
Labyrinth
Bend it like Beckham (my DD now wants to play soccer and wear a sari)
Hairspray
Harry Potter series-- up to Goblet of Fire (she might have a teeny crush on Ron Weasley, and she idolize's Hermione Granger-- I can think of a worse idol!)
Oliver! (DD got hooked on this after sitting in the pit with me for a local production)
Brigadoon (same scenario, only she was on stage for this one)
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