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Need ideas for movies, please

post #1 of 26
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My niece, who's 10, is coming to spend the night tomorrow and we're planning to stay up late watching movies, make popcorn, etc.. I'm looking for ideas for movies to rent that both us will like. She has pretty much outgrown (or likes to think she has) any animated stuff. Also, all the Harry Potter movies are out because she's already seen them so many times. Her parents are pretty strict about what she watches, so I want to respect this. Any ideas? Thanks!
post #2 of 26
I know you said she's outgrown animation, but have you tried any Miyazaki stuff? My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are _fantastic_, I would stay away from Princess Mononoke though.

It's hard to remember being 10 and 10 years olds like...
post #3 of 26
Normally, I don't like animation, but I highly recommend. "Spirit,Stallion of the Cimmeron". It is a wonderful story, beautiful animation, and thank goodness, the animals are animals, and not singing and dancing horses.
post #4 of 26
hey! you gotta be a cool aunty
How about you both go to the video store once she gets there so then you both can browse and pick what seems to be good
post #5 of 26
How about "The Little Princess"? It was directed by the man who directed the last Harry Potter movie.
post #6 of 26
How about "Big" with Tom Hanks? That was one of my faves growing up. "The Never Ending Story" is also an oldie but a goodie
I'm sure your niece is going to have a great time with her Aunt Eileen!

Edited to add: Two Brothers! It is such a sweet and touching movie and the tiger cubs are PRECIOUS!!!
post #7 of 26
Another thought, thinking of childhood movies, I used to ADORE "The Labyrinth". What beats David Bowie as a goblin king?
post #8 of 26
I would recommend these titles:

The Princess Bride
Freaky Friday
Two Brothers (Excellent movie!!)
Ice Princess
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Edited to add: Two Brothers! It is such a sweet and touching movie and the tiger cubs are PRECIOUS!!!
Amy, you beat me to it. Two Brothers is one of the best movies ever made and it is suitable for adults and children. I've seen it 8 times and I might watch it again tonight. Not only do you get to see adorable tiger cubs, the story is excellent too. It's a definite must see for all cat lovers! To see previews click here.
post #10 of 26
My 11 year old niece, who also likes to think she is older, just watched the original Willy Wonka w/ Gene Wilder and loved it. Ella Enchanted or Princess Diaries? Maybe something Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan might be good - Freaky Friday or A Cinderella Story. Kid oriented without being too childish. Oh and I have seen all of those and they are actually pretty cute.
post #11 of 26
I second spirit..i LOVED IT

I also second Ice Princess and freaky friday

as well as the Princess Diaries, and the Princess Diares 2 royal engagement. very cute! very fun.

Lemony Snicket a Series of Unfourtnate events, i havent seen it but the books are good and steves 10 year old has them and has seen the movie. and hes very protective of what she gets to see

Cheaper by the dozen is cute and family appropriate

I would also myself say the Pacifier is..and thats a GREAT one

Finding nemo..

The Prince and I i think its called, with Julia styles

The goonies, and oldie but a goodie..

Mean girls..
post #12 of 26
Has she seen "Milo & Otis"? Another of my (& my kids favorites) "Home Alone" (original), "E.T", "Casper", "My Girl", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Pollyanna" (Old Disney classic)
post #13 of 26
Excuse me! You don't ever outgrow GOOD animation !

The Road to El Dorado, my favorite traditional animation sadly under-marketed
Spirited Away is very good anime' style that appeals to people not used to anime'
Wallace and Gromit shorts for classic "Claymation" animation
The Incredibles for modern CGI animation

For Live action:
The Princess Bride which has IMHO the all-time best sword fight scene
Pirates of the Caribbean which is although hyped to death actually a good "capture" of the spirit of the old Pirate movies. I believe it's rated PG however.

Hmmm, checking the movies I watch and re-watch, I see that most of mine are animation!
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Another thought, thinking of childhood movies, I used to ADORE "The Labyrinth". What beats David Bowie as a goblin king?
i was going to say that!!
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Another thought, thinking of childhood movies, I used to ADORE "The Labyrinth". What beats David Bowie as a goblin king?
Another fan of the Old Guard.........Labyrinth is great movie but IMO I love better "The Neverending Story" I love this movie! .. and Darill too!!!....

Have you ever to watched "Beteljuice"? with Michael Keaton! Cool Movie! ...

Cheers Eileen...
post #16 of 26
Labyrinth definitely (and for adult fun, you can document the subtle growth of David Bowie's "package" as the movie progresses! Seriously, there was some major sock-stuffage going on there! LOL!)
Aladdin, Emperor's New Groove, Chicken Run
Any Muppet Movie would be great
Maybe old musicals? Westside Story, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Music Man, Wizard of Oz?
post #17 of 26
your getting some good ideas, can i come too?
post #18 of 26
When I was about that age my girl guide troop rented "Labyrinth" with David Bowie it's an older movie (80's) but I liked it
post #19 of 26
sandlot!
post #20 of 26
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sandlot!
I love that movie!
post #21 of 26
Labrynth!
I loved that movie when I was a kid.. The Bog of Eternal Stinch was so funny as a kid!
I can still remember the song he sung " You remind me of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power. What power? Power of Voodoo. Who do? You do. What? Remind me of the babe!..
Sad isn't it? lmao
post #22 of 26
Labyrinth and never ending story was mentioned. Both excelent for the inbetweenie crowed. Other that that i think take her and see what she wants. Thats fun too,
post #23 of 26
Any of the walt disney films are excellent and fun to watch. I like the movies Dinosaur (cartoon) about Aladar with monkeys, the land before time with littlefoot, sarah, petrie ones of little dinosaurs. You can see I love dinosaurs. hehehe. I like Stuart little ones as they are real life but the cats talk in it. hehehe.
post #24 of 26
You know what I just rented for my kids, The Never Ending Story. They loved it so much they have watched a few dozen times. My daughter loved it cause there was a Princess and and the whole fantasy thing about it. Just a suggestion. If not that, go with Princess Diaries 1 or 2. Both are good, daughter likes two, fun and a cute boy in it.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I love that movie!

tehehe me too
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
your getting some good ideas, can i come too?
....Can I go too???, can I? .... .... ...
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