We all had movies that we loved to watch as a kid. Movies that meant something to us as children. Movies that provided a temporary escape for us from everyday life because when we're young it's oh so difficult. Below are the five I consider my top childhood movies.
5. Might Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
With Power Rangers being one of the largest franchise to have kicked off during my childhood, it's no wonder why this one makes my list. I loved this movie as little girl because to me it provided a different storyline than what was being shown on TV. The cheesy dialogue and spectacular fight scenes captivated my attention for the length of the movie.
4. Hocus Pocus
Having my birthday in October around the time of Halloween I'm really glad that this film was part of my childhood. I used to have dreams about running into the Sanderson Sisters and fighting them off in my own imaginative ways. Such a great film and definitely a childhood classic of mine.
3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Ah, yes. When I heard that they were making a movie called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I was a bit excited because I knew I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for hours including watching the VHS tape while it rewound. One of the many pet peeves my parents had with me as a child.
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
One of my favorite movies as child. I found this movie to be one of the best stories of adventure ever. With the child snatcher and the flying car, it captivated my attention for hours considering there was even an intermission involved. This was another movie that I would watch backwards again just so I could re-watch it forward. I did that a lot as child and to this day I have no idea why I did it.
1. The Wizard of OZ
Finally, we reach my top children's movie. This movie is so near and dear to my heart because it was the first movie I knew that I ever sat through all the way through, not to mention it had a strong female lead. I was also Dorothy for Halloween for three or four years in a row. I remember putting on the ruby slippers as a little girl and carrying around Toto in my little basket and felt like I was going to the Emerald City myself. Such a wonderful movie and I'm so glad that to have grown up watching it.
These were my top five movies as a child. Each of these movies I know taught me a great lesson as a child, but for the life of me I can't remember what each lesson was. All I know is that if I didn't have these movies as a kid, things could have definitely been different.