This week’s Listography from KateTakes5 should, on the face of it, be a breeze. But when you start to think anbout all the fantastic films you’ve watched as a kid, and then all the fantastic films you’ve shared with your own children, the challenge of just selecting five becomes quite, er, challenging.
I’ve drawn up my list using the very simply scientifically statistical criteria of how many times I’ve seen these flicks – but also on how many times I would happily see them again, using my kids as an excuse to sit through them, of course.
So, here, I give you My Top 5 Children’s Movies That Any Adult Would Love To See Time and Time Again
Not just my all-time favourite children’s film, but in my all-time top 5 movies of all time. The opening 20 minutes are some of the most beautifully, poignantly shot I’ve ever seen. Wall-E is a lonely robot, left to clean up polluted earth after the human race abandons it for space. And then he meets Eve, a more sophisticated bot who steals Wall-E’s heart – and melts ours. Simply stunning.
2. MARY POPPINS
Great songs, great dances and a grating Cockernay accent from American Dick Van Dyke. It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
3. FINDING NEMO
The way I feel about my boys. ‘Nuff said.
4. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Most notably for the descending chords in the song ‘Truly Scrumptious.’ Hair stands up on back of neck thinking about it.
5. WIZARD OF OZ
Its appeal has faded with time, but when I was growingup, this was the movie we watched every Christmas Day. I think my chldren are too young to appreciate it at the moment, but I hope they will one day.
Of course, there are dozens more I could mention, and wish I had, ranging from The Incredibles to Toy Story to The Ice Age Trilogy to The Jungle Book to Pinocchio to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and of course, E.T. – probably the first film I ever cried at. But Kate is strict with her ’5 Rules’ so if you want to join in, keep it brief, keep it tight and join the Listography here.