My Favorite Childhood Movies

Movies that made me smile in my early years...movies I used to love as a kid
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1.
The Luck of the Irish (2001 TV Movie)
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A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Hoen
 
2.
Rip Girls (2000 TV Movie)
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A 13-year-old (Camilla Belle) learns to surf while visiting Hawaii for the first time to see a plantation she inherited. (87 mins.)
Director: Joyce Chopra
 
3.
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
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A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children. (88 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
4.
It Takes Two (1995)
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Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers... (101 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
5.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
6.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
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With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood. (98 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
7.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
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Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
8.
The Parent Trap (1961)
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Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (129 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
9.
Pollyanna (1960)
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
10.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
11.
Tiger Cruise (2004 TV Movie)
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In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, a naval carrier with civilians on board is ordered in combat mode. (88 mins.)
Director: Duwayne Dunham
 
12.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
 
13.
Finding Nemo (2003)
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After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
 
14.
Madagascar (2005)
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Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar. (86 mins.)
 
15.
Flushed Away (2006)
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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life. (85 mins.)
 
16.
Bring It On (2000)
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A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. (98 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
 
17.
The Secret Garden (1993)
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A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... (101 mins.)
 
18.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
19.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
 
20.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. (143 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
21.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
 
22.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
23.
Johnny Tsunami (1999 TV Movie)
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A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont. (88 mins.)
Director: Steve Boyum
 
24.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Life-Size (2000)
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A widower's daughter accidentally brings her doll to life while trying to cast a spell to resurrect her mother. (120 mins.)
 
25.
Seventeen Again (2000 TV Movie)
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While divorced and bickering grandparents watch their grandchildren, a lab experiment gone awry transforms the elders into teenagers again. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd
 
26.
Like Mike (2002)
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A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside. (99 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
 
27.
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
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Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating... (95 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
 
28.
Matilda (1996)
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
29.
The Addams Family (1991)
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Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. (99 mins.)
 
30.
Elf (2003)
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After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
31.
Addams Family Values (1993)
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (94 mins.)
 
32.
The Incredibles (2004)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
33.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
 
34.
Anastasia (1997)
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The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death. (94 mins.)
 
35.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
 
36.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
37.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
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When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. (92 mins.)
 
38.
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004 Video)
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In her first animated musical featuring seven original songs, Barbie comes to life in this modern re-telling... (85 mins.)
Director: William Lau
 
39.
Holes (2003)
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A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
40.
The Pacifier (2005)
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Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
41.
The Princess and the Pea (2002)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Mark Swan
 
42.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year. (111 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
43.
What a Girl Wants (2003)
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An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. (105 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
 
44.
Aquamarine (2006)
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Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool. (104 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Allen
 
45.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
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A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
46.
The Outsiders (1983)
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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola