Movies from My Childhood

Kids Movies

As I mentioned in an earlier Childhood post, my family didn’t own a TV until I was around four years old.  Some of the first movies I remember ever watching were Bambi, the Disney movie, of course; Stagecoach, the first movie John Wayne and John Ford worked together on; and Phar Lap, an Australian movie about a racehorse.

These are other movies that I loved, or remember from childhood…

Animal Movies

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion Returns


Black Beauty

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco


Free Willy

Iron Will

Milo & Otis

Pete’s Dragon

Born Free

National Velvet


The Three Lives of Thomasina

Into the West

Where the Red Fern Grows

Animated Movies

The Lion King


The Return of Jafar

101 Dalmatians

The Fox and the Hound

Beauty and the Beast


Charlotte’s Web

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Rescuers

The Rescuers Down Under

The Jungle Book

The Aristocats

Kids Movies

The Parent Trap

Flight of the Navigator

Mary Poppins

The Journey of Natty Gann


Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus


A Little Princess

The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks

The NeverEnding Story

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


Angels in the Outfield

A Cry in the Wild


The Man from Snowy River

Return to Snowy River

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

El Dorado

True Grit

The Magnificent Seven



Broken Lance

The Rare Breed

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Man from Utah

‘Neath Arizona Skies

Riders of Destiny

Overland Stage Raiders

Gunsmoke Collector’s Edition – Matt Gets It, Tap Day for Kitty, Hack Prine, and The Killer

The Alamo

Old Movies


The Ten Commandments


Quo Vadis

El Cid

The Bible

Across the Great Divide

Musicals / Shows

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The Sound of Music

White Christmas





Christian Movies

Gingerbrook Fare – Obedience

Colby’s Missing Memory

The Donut Hole – Jesus Shows Us God’s Love

Kid’s Praise! 4 – Singsational Servants!

Kids’ Praise! 5 – Psalty’s Camping Adventure

Gerbert – The World Around Us

Gerbert – Created for Good Works

Sunday Sing-a-Long Video (Maranatha! Kids)

The ButterCream Gang

The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain

Children’s Bible Story of Jesus – The Resurrection

Children’s Heroes of the Bible – Joseph & his Coat of Many Colors

The Greatest Adventure – The Miracles of Jesus

Day 11 – Soundtrack Song

A Song On The Soundtrack Of Your Favorite Movie

End Credits from Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

“Davy Jones” from Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

“Hoist The Colours” from Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

 “My Jolly Sailor Bold” cover, originally from Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I listened to bits of the whole first soundtrack and tried to pick just one song, but I couldn’t…so here be the end credits in full, aye!  I fell in love with this movie as a teenager, and went to see it five times in the theater, which was a crazy thing to do at the time.  ;)  I also linked in my favorite songs from the sequels, though the last is a cover from YouTube which is clearer than the movie clip (there is no soundtrack version)…and frankly, I think the girl’s voice is lovelier anyway.

“The Treason Of Isengard” from The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

“Gollum’s Song” by Emiliana Torrini from The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

“Twilight and Shadow” from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Bonus:  “The Edge Of Night” by Billy Boyd from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Ah, what to say…I’m deeply in love with The Lord Of The Rings.  For seven years straight, I read the books once a year, every year.  I have all the extended editions of the movies and the soundtracks.  The links above are but a small glimpse into my favorite songs from the three films.  Anything written for The Shire or Rohan is very high up on my list.  I totes cried at the end of the last movie.  Blink

“Remember” by Harry Nilsson from You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail is my favorite romantic comedy of all time.  Meg Ryan is just adorable and I really like Tom Hanks as a slightly older and non-typical Hollywood leading man.  There’s some great fun songs in the movie, and a few that make me sniffle.  :)

“The Phantom Of The Opera” by Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler from The Phantom Of The Opera

“All I Ask Of You” by Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson from The Phantom Of The Opera

“Journey To The Cemetery” from The Phantom Of The Opera

“The Point Of No Return” by Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler from The Phantom Of The Opera

I’ve written previously about The Phantom Of The Opera, so I’ll just say these are a few of my most favorite songs from the 2004 film adaptation.  Lovvvvve!

“Cry Me A River” by Julie London from V For Vendetta

I really like the quiet style of the songs used in V For Vendetta.  The score itself is great, too, and I love the medley during the end credits, but this is my favorite of them all.  *le sigh*

Aaaand here’s Daddy’s!  :)

A Song on the Soundtrack of My Favorite Movie

Seriously? Pick ONE song from ONE favorite movie? You’ve got to be kidding…

I narrowed it down to two movies, the first being The Lion King. I grew up on that movie, and there are still songs in it that I randomly burst into. In particular I always liked “Hakuna Matata” (as said in an earlier challenge…) because it captured my view of life. And even today, decades later, I still identify with the song. Turns out I wasn’t far off with my worldview when I was a kid. I still try to live my life by that motto. Not quite to Timon’s degree, but the spirit of the words. “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about it, so why worry?” I try to do what I can to change my corner of the world, do what I can for those I care about, and if it’s beyond my power… don’t sweat it.

The second movie is a twisted and screwed up movie, but it easily makes my Top 5 Favs and would be in the running for #1 if I were ever inclined to try to figure out a #1. I love the movie because the plot is solid (though be forewarned, the above videos have spoilers) and engaging, but more than that there’s only a handful of lines in the entire thing that are actually SPOKEN. It’s a musical, and it’s actually SUNG. I love that. Not only is it sung, it is sung WELL. Anthony Head and Terrance Zdunich in particular are amazing, but I learned Alexa Vega can sing too. It’s one of the few movies that I actually have the soundtrack, and I love it. I listen to them over and over, because as with all my other favorite songs, I can get involved in them. I can identify with them, or they move me, or I can just plain have fun singing along with them.