-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (a BBC cartoon version)
-The Jesus film (starring Brian Deacon)
-The Little Mermaid (Disney cartoon)
-Jurassic Park (many of us seem to like this one!)
-The Secret Garden
-That Darn Cat (with Christina Ricci)
-Jane Eyre (Franco Zeffirelli's version)
-Fly Away Home
-The Spitfire Grill
-Fairy Tale, a true story
-The Secret of Roan Inish
9 to 5
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
The Great Muppet Caper
Lady and the Tramp
Nightmare on Elm Street
Alice Sweet Alice
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
and ultimately I see Pump Up The Volume as being the last movie that really affected me as a "child" as I became an adolescent...I remember it affecting me really strongly
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
I can't really say that there were films that "shaped" my childhood, but here are some ones that really stuck with me:
Hocus Pocus - a 90s witchy halloween film with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker
Practical Magic - another witchy film with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. I don't know why my sister and I watched to many witch films..
Death Becomes Her - It had Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in it. It was about women who wanted to live forever and stay young, but their skin peeled off in the rain or something.
Titanic - I first watched it when it came out. I was 5, I think. Gave me nightmares and I cried about it for days.
The Towering Inferno - Again gave me nightmares and contributed to the tremendous fear I already had of flames. I remember when I used to go to the market on cold days with my parents, and I saw the steam coming out of people's mouths, I used to cry and scream, and try to warn them that their insides were on fire.
E.T. - This one freaked me out beyond belief! E.T. was another one of my irrational fears.
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Loved everything that had to do with the desert tho. Arizona/Texas/Nevada/Egyption desert <3 I live far north in Norway so it's probably why I have a longing for the desert.
There were a lot of movies I enjoyed as a child, but Disney's The Little Mermaid, hands down, had the most influence.
I just vividly remember the serenity of the merkingdom and Arielle's beautiful, lithe fins.
I also really empathized with her curiosity for humans because I am equally curious about other cultures and, of course, merpeople!
Oddly, other childhood movies that I've recently rewatched as I've grown older had more of an effect on me now than then.
Also, television series, rather than films, probably influenced me more than anything (Pokémon, Sailor Moon, etc.)
"Why had he never appreciated what a miracle he was, brain and nerve and bounding heart?"