Monday, May 21, 2018

MzT's List of 25 Movies to Watch with Your Teen


Here are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old.  Consider sharing films that meant something to you, sharing personal insights to your life experience. Some are fine for pre-teens, use your own discretion and consider ratings. Make watching your favorite movies a family occasion, to share your feelings and experiences at the time. Kids are amazed to imagine their grownups as kids. This can be a closeness-builder. Don't forget good snacks.


Hurrah for Hulu and Netflix! But I say, even if you use ole skool tek like VHS (as long as it works, why not?) or DVDs, just have a blast from the past.


Not in order of importance or preference. Just as I thought of them. I have more, of course, like 'Braveheart,' or the original  'Spartacus' but I must limit myself.

Forrest Gump (1994) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/

Lincoln (2012)    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/

Men in Black (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119654/ 

Frankenstein (1931)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/ 

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/ 

Sophie's Choice (1982)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084707/ 

All in the Indiana Jone series, but especially  

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/ 


All in the series, but especially The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/ 

All Mel Brooks' films, but especially  The Producers (1967) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063462/ 

A Patch of Blue (1965)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059573/ 

Gravity (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/ 

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108160/ 

Schindler's List (1993) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/ 

Glory (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/ 

All Episodes--but definitely Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/ 

The Sound of Music (1965) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/ 

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/ 

My Left Foot (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097937/  

Gone with the Wind (1939) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/

Titanic (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/ 

All Sequels: Back to the Future (1985)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/ 

The Miracle Worker (1962)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056241/ 

Alien (1979)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/ 

Dances with Wolves (1990)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099348/ 

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