As a child, my life was shaped by the movies on my movie shelf. Â The movies I saw the most were the ones we owned (generally recorded off of free HBO weekends). Â And while I would usually get to see the good new releases in the theater, we didn’t really own them. Â So here are the movies we did have and that influenced my movie taste.
Pete’s Dragon- Probably my favorite ‘kid’s movie’. Â I loved the music in this movie as a kid. Â I still love this movie, even though a good friend of mine doesn’t like it because everybody in the movie is dirty.
Raiders of the Lost Ark- I loved this movie and lived for the snake pit scene and the face melting scene.
Superman- The original was the only one we owned. Which is fine because I think it’s the best, even though Superman II ranks a close second. To this day I still get that special feeling when I hear the theme song.
Star Wars Trilogy- We had all of them but the tape containing the first two had a band-aid on it. I don’t know why.
Goonies- I can quote nearly this whole movie thanks to the fact that we owned it. And I can do the Truffle Shuffle.
Grease- Another one I know all the words to. Â And I love to sing it when nobody is watching.
Mary Poppins- A great kids movie that I loved and that always made me want to live in London.