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Top Ten Movies I Wish My Kid Could Have Seen in the Movie Theater

By Dan Pearce |

For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how awesome things were when I was a kid. Sometimes all this technology, high-tech, crazy stuff just feels like too much. Or at least it feels like too much for my kid.

When it comes to movies, modern technology floors me. Modern story lines floor me. Modern graphics floor me.

And I won’t lie. Sometimes I really miss the simplicity that children’s blockbusters were twenty or thirty years ago.

So, I made a list of the ten movies I wish my kid would have seen in the theater. Back when such movies, artwork, and effects would still have been as awesome to him.

Sadly, I’ve tried showing some of these movies to my kid on our smaller-than-life television. They just aren’t as action-packed, graphically crammed, and attention-grabbing as what he’s used to. And I guess that’s just how technology goes.

What movies from your childhood do you wish your kid could watch on the big screen?

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Top Ten Movies I Wish My Kid Could Have Seen in the Theater

The Labyrinth

Amazing puppets. Robots. And dudes in suits. All of it was so fake, but dang it seemed so real back then. Plus ... David Bowie. I mean, come on.
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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Movies I Wish My Kid Could Have Seen in the Movie Theater

  1. Tomi Ann says:

    Welcome to childhood at the Pearce house. Ah, the memories.

  2. Amanda Green says:

    The Princess Bride

  3. Melissa says:

    I was fortunate enough to see Christmas Story for the first time at a big screen showing (not a theater but still). I will always remember it not only for the great movie but also because the love of my life proposed to me just before.

  4. Mizzbee says:

    I would add Star Wars and Gremlins. To me the Princess Bride is so much more than a kids movie.

  5. Dixie Jackman says:

    My first time on this site. Am sure it will be one of my regulars. Love it.

  6. Tasha Roe says:

    I would have to add to this with Jurrasic Park and Honey I Shrunk The Kids. I was fortunate enough to see a lot of movies in the theater as a kid – Return of the Jedi, Goonies, Gremlins, Indiana Jones series, Adventures in Babysitting, honey I shrunk the kids, 16 Candles….

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