150 Favourite Films from my Childhood

Close up photo of classic children's movies from the 90's in DVD cases such as Shrek, Flubber, Mulan, the little mermaid and more

The other day S and I were texting about films from our childhood, we wanted to make a list of some of our favourites for Little bear to watch as we really want him to experience those classics, you know, the ones that shaped our childhood and were absolute belters! I am ashamed to say, there were loads on the list that I completely forgot about which blew my mind, it's amazing how many came back to the forefront of my mind when we started talking about them. 

As we were making the list it gave me the idea for this post, being in isolation means that we are looking for some new things to do and watch, so, I thought I would bring some nostalgia to the table with my favourite childhood movies plus they are great recommendations if you're in the mood for reliving your childhood. We were talking about classics such as The Borrowers and Fern Gully, two amazing films that I would watch on repeat, having to watch the video through and then rewinding it all the way back to the start. When I started to tell little bear about videos he was very confused and I reminded him that when we stayed over at Katies house in 2017 we watched a video to which he replied, "when the tv went fuzzy and made a funny noise?", Oh how easy the kids of today have it with DVDs and streaming services! 

Watching videos were the highlight of my childhood among other things, but the whole process of videos was what made the magic, you could either watch the video as it rewound, seeing everything go backwards in like 10x speed and trying to play it at just the right moment, or having to fast forward to your favourite part by pressing fast forward and play a million times and the rewind if you missed the moment. Videos truly were an experience, so my plan is to try find a video player at some point because I still have an entire box filled with my old videos and I want little bear to experience that. 

These movies on the list are from my childhood/early teens which I lived out in the 90s/early 2000s as I was born in 1992, although there are some here from before the 90s and from early 2000s. Growing up I've always loved movies, I guess that's why I wanted to go into the film industry, being a movie buff is a huge part of my life and nothing beats a good classic, for me these movies will always hold a special place in my heart. Because of that, I really want to show little bear these movies which is why I've been trying to source the DVDs, find them on Netflix, Amazon prime and the likes. 

Anyway, before I ramble on anymore, here are 150 of my favourite childhood movies, the ones that stick with me and I often think about.

A Bugs Life
Ace Ventura
Air Bud
Agent Cody Banks
A Knights Tale
All Dogs go to Heaven
An American Tail
Angel's in the Outfield
Back to the Future
Bartok the magnificent
Beauty and the Beast
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bicentennial Man
Big Daddy
Bring it on
Bruce almighty
Cats and Dogs
Cheaper by the Dozen
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cool Runnings
Daddy Day Care
Doctor Dolittle
Dumb and Dumber
Drop Dead Fred
Edward Scissorhands
Ella Enchanted
Ever After
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fern Gully
Freaky Friday
Free willy
George of the jungle
Good Burger
Halloween town
Harry Potter
Hocus Pocus
Home Alone
Homeward Bound
Honey I shrunk the kids
Honey I blew up the kid
Ice Age
Jack Frost
James and the giant peach
Jingle all the way
Jurassic Park
Lady and the Tramp
Legally Blonde
Life Size
Kindergarten Cop
Liar Liar

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Lion King
Mary Poppins
Me, Myself and Irene
Men in black
Mighty Joe Young
Miss Congeniality
Monsters Inc
Mrs Doubtfire
My Girl
Never been kissed
Oliver and Company
Patch Adam's
Power Rangers
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Richy Rich
Sabrina the teenage witch
She's all that
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
Snow white
Snow dogs
Space Jam
Spice World
Spy Kids
Stuart Little
The Addams Family
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
The Black Cauldron
The Birdcage
The Borrowers
The Breakfast Club
The Cable Guy
The Flintstones
The Fox and the Hound
The Great Mouse Detective
The Grinch
The Iron Giant
The Jungle Book
The Karate Kid
The Kingdom of Ar
The Land Before Time
The Little Mermaid
The Mask

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The Mighty Ducks
The Monster Squad
The nightmare before Christmas
The NeverEnding Story
The Pagemaster
The Parent Trap
The Princess diaries
The rescuers
The Santa Clause
The Secret Garden
The secret of NIHM
The swan princess
The Sword in the Stone
The Wedding Planner
The Witches
Tower of Terror
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything
Toy Story
Uptown Girls
Who Framed Rodger Rabbit
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

And there you have it, 150 of my favourite childhood movies. Each and every one of them hold so much nostalgia for me and I can't wait to start watching the with little bear, hopefully we will be watching one every night. Are any of your favourites on here? What movies stuck with you from your childhood? 

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  1. This is a fantastic list! My friend has recently shared her Disney+ login, so I'm re-watching a few from my childhood, which has been wonderful.

    I'll add a few from here to my watch list!

    Em x


  2. Quite a few of my favourites are on your list too lovely! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

  3. Great list of films :) I'm re-watching most of the Disney ones in lockdown now :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  4. It's a lovely idea, that you picked them out for Bear to watch. There are some really great films here too xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

  5. There are so many here that I still have yet to watch!! Think I've got a plan for when the semester ends for me tomorrow evening; time to tuck into loads of these films.... :') Such a great roundup Jordanne, thanks for sharing!! xx


  6. What a great list. I was born in the same year so I know most of these movies too. Loved Mrs. Doubtfire and I was obsessed with Sabrina (mostly the books but still)

  7. I am feeling nostalgic now! All dogs go to heaven, and mary poppins were my earliest favorites and of course the walt disney movies. Add to the list - the little rascals.

  8. Such a great list! I can see load of my favorites on there too!!