Childhood movie memories

The Webmaster, after years of having it on his Amazon wish list, finally received The Last Starfighter on DVD for Christmas from our niece, Belle (with a little help from her mom and dad). He loves this movie. Now he loves the fact that he has it in widescreen – something he would have killed for as a kid.

This got me thinking about all the movies I watched as a kid. If I was to pick my childhood favorite (aside from the original Star Wars trilogy), it would probably be Annie. I adored that movie. I had so much Annie stuff that it was pretty much all over my room. Calendar, jewelry, dolls, plastic figurines – the only thing that I’ve kept close, but haven’t displayed in years, is a collector’s plate with Annie and Sandy on it. Per the going rates on eBay, it’s not a hot item, but it has so much sentimental value to me that I’ll probably keep it forever and convince the Webmaster to let me display it again someday.

And, of course, my siblings and I watched so much Star Wars and Star Trek that we could recite entire movies from memory. The Captain had a good collection of Star Wars figures. I own a set of action figures from Star Trek: The Motion Picture that are still in my desk drawer today. I thought that movie was so cool when I was a kid. Now, the only cool thing about it is the music. You can’t beat Jerry Goldsmith‘s Star Trek music, ever.

So, what’s the movie that hooked you as a kid and you still have fond memories of, even though it might have been the cheesiest movie ever made? Even if it was parodied by MST3K? I miss that show. Anyway, it can’t be any worse than The Last Starfighter… can it?

3 Responses to “Childhood movie memories”

  1. Dozeymagz
    January 10th, 2007 05:03

    Has to be the SW trilogy too – I was OBSESSED with it! Jerry Goldsmith actually came here on tour and I MISSED IT!!! It was the only day I was out of town in the whole year and it had to be that very day…!

  2. Little Cousin's Mommy
    January 10th, 2007 07:04

    Well, since you were there for my childhood you named most of them. I remember “The Last Unicorn” being a favorite and so far I cannot find a good DVD copy of it. I was excited to get “Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas” a year ago from Oddball and I’m still trying to find “The Christmas Toy.”

  3. Matthew
    January 10th, 2007 21:46

    I liked the movie Grease (please don’t tell anyone – although I think my mother outed me on my blog about that sometime back).