I recently wrote a post about how movies I loved as teen and tween are totally different when viewed again as an adult. Example? Fast Times at Ridgemont High was the coolest thing in the history of ever when I was twelve. Now? It’s horrifying. A freshman girl sleeping around, hating herself, and getting an abortion? Gah! Not funny to me! Where are her parents?!
Sigh… I know. I’m old and should lighten up.
But in going back and revisiting these old movies, I found many that were even better than I remembered. And I can’t wait to share them with my kids when the time comes. I checked Common Sense Media to see at what age some of these movies would be appropriate. I usually agree with them, but even if I don’t, it’s always a good starting point for figuring out if a movie will be OK for my kiddos’ age range.
Here are ten movies that were better than I remembered, when viewed as adult: