15 November 2016

Top Ten Movies that Defined My Childhood

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week I'm talking about movies. Specifically, movies from my childhood. If I were to make a list of all the movies that I watched and loved as a child, it could easily have been a top 100 list. Instead, I want to focus on the select few that really defined my childhood, and that had an impact on me even in the adult life. Needless to say, I still love all these movies, and they have more than just a nostalgic value to me. For the sake of simplicity, the list will only feature Hollywood productions.  

1. The Naked Gun 

Probably one of the first American movies I ever saw. And one of the funniest. 

2. Some Like it Hot 

What can I saw about this movie? It's perfect. It also taught me everything I know about the Prohibition. 

3. Aliens 

Because what would my childhood be without strong female protagonists? 

4. Peter Pan 

This is one of the few Disney movies I liked. Plus, I had such a crush on Peter.

5. Home Alone

It took me years to realise that one of the imbecile burglars was Joe Pesci.  

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the good one) 

The fight scene on the roof, where Raphael gets his shell handed to him (sorry for the pun) gave me a bad case of the feels. Who knew a TMNT movie could be both emotional and fun? 

7. Planet of the Apes 

My first exposure to classic sci fi? Perhaps. This movie was difficult to watch, partly because I hated the way the apes treated Taylor, but also because the maniacs blew it up. 

8. Batman 

The first two comic book movies I ever saw were the original Superman and Tim Burton's Batman. I thought Superman was okay, but I've been a Batman fan ever since. 

9. Beetlejuice 

Another Tim Burton movie. It was so unusual and weird. 

10. Terminator 2 

Because how can you grow up in the 1990's and not love T2?

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