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by advertisingphil | created - 18 Sep 2012 | updated - 08 Dec 2012 | Public

these were the movies and tv shows I loved to watch as a kid

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1. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells | Stars: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser

Votes: 19,733 | Gross: $22.17M

2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 34,916

3. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 66,705

4. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 15,358

5. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Ed Neil, David J. Fielding

Votes: 17,924

6. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 298,944 | Gross: $217.35M

7. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 766,330 | Gross: $312.90M

8. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 20,623 | Gross: $21.63M

9. The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996–1997)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Computer wiz Jonny Quest and his friends battle international criminals using the resources of the Quest Foundation. Their chief weapon, and the target of many of their enemies, is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Welker, Quinton Flynn, J.D. Roth, Michael Benyaer

Votes: 1,932

10. The Secret of NIMH (1982)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

76 Metascore

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

Votes: 31,053 | Gross: $10.14M

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 25,995

12. X-Men (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 30,435

13. Double Dragon (1993–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A animated TV series based on the first Double Dragon video game.

Stars: Jim Byrnes, Garry Chalk, Michael Donovan, Scott McNeil

Votes: 169

14. Milk Money (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

A group of young boys befriend a prostitute named, V.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris, Michael Patrick Carter, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 10,108 | Gross: $18.14M

15. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 205,142 | Gross: $111.55M

16. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 163,962 | Gross: $136.31M

17. Mo' Money (1992)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans, Joe Santos

Votes: 6,069 | Gross: $40.23M

18. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 17,743

19. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 11,033

20. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 9,442

21. MADtv (1995–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

Stars: Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears, Bobby Lee

Votes: 8,359

22. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,866

23. New York Undercover (1994–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Luna Lauren Velez

Votes: 1,657

24. The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

This second revival of The Twilight Zone (1959) presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Piven, Olivia d'Abo, Vincent Laresca

Votes: 4,211

25. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 9,711

26. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 298,236 | Gross: $251.19M

27. Spawn (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror

34 Metascore

An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle

Votes: 57,560 | Gross: $54.97M

28. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

62 Metascore

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 46,687 | Gross: $46.70M

29. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 722,962 | Gross: $402.45M

30. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 83,101 | Gross: $54.68M

31. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Votes: 121,667 | Gross: $130.72M

32. Money Train (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake

Votes: 34,980 | Gross: $35.32M

33. Money Talks (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal

Votes: 25,175 | Gross: $41.07M

34. High School High (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

33 Metascore

Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 11,584 | Gross: $20.95M

35. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 42,310 | Gross: $84.92M

36. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 621,581 | Gross: $45.60M

37. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,482,912 | Gross: $330.25M

38. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

18 Metascore

A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.

Director: David Price | Stars: Terence Knox, Paul Scherrer, Ryan Bollman, Christie Clark

Votes: 6,557 | Gross: $6.98M

39. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 3,758

40. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 26,169 | Gross: $8.25M

41. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 172,210 | Gross: $25.50M

42. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 29,444 | Gross: $16.57M

43. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 54,835 | Gross: $25.81M

44. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Votes: 155,990 | Gross: $241.72M

45. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 218,063 | Gross: $10.82M

46. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 521,030 | Gross: $57.14M

47. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 396,094 | Gross: $56.36M

48. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 713,600 | Gross: $138.43M