Some of my favorite films are "kid's" films -- The Incredibles, Up, and Wall-E are some recent ones I've already watched multiple times and will happily watch many more times (and yes I'm a bit of a Pixar fan). Then there are classics, i.e. films I actually watched as a kid. I have clear memories of poring over the TV Guide to see when my favorite films would be on and then either staying up to the very limits of my bedtime or waking up at the crack of dawn to see them.
This is a conservative estimate, but I'm fairly certain I've seen the following at least more than 10 times: The Goonies, Willow, Princess Bride, Pippi Longstockings and Mary Poppins. Some of them stand the test of time and others I haven't had the heart to watch again in case they don't. [side story: After many years, I watched Princess Bride again at a screening in college. I had, throughout my entire childhood, believed that it was a very serious action/adventure film, with a few token funny bits. Imagine my surprise when I realized the whole thing was hilarious.]
I was swept up in a fit of nostalgia last week and decided to watch The Goonies again. It was still a very enjoyable film but part of me wished I could see it through my 8-year old eyes. The labyrinth of booby-trapped caves wasn't as intricate or long as I remembered, but there were definitely still moments of "this is awesome!" Such as:
Also, is it me or does this bear a striking resemblance to the iron throne in Game of Thrones?:
How about you? Any kid's films that awaken the kid inside of you?