youth-friendly movies

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839494/
(archive of Japanese website)

A traumatized girl turns to hording in a secret hideout, but when she eats spoiled food she lapses into a hallucinatory coma.

Within this popcorn movie is a very adult theme.

  • aka 星を追う子ども

    • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
    • "Children Who Chase Stars"
  • aka Journey to Agartha



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Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/

A popular kid skips school, pulling his best friend and girlfriend into a day of fun.

I don't know how well this movie holds up, but it was a foundational movie from my youth. I think it is a fine example of the spirit of 80s youth movies.



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



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The Man with One Red Shoe - (1985 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089543/

As part of a delaying tactic for an internal power struggle at the Central Intelligence Agency, an everyman is pointed out as a pawn to be followed as a delaying tactic.

A fantastic, classic, movie. It's simple and with a light tone. I don't think it's particularly recommendable now, but I still like it.



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Willow - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096446/
http://lucasfilm.com/willow

An evil sorcerer queen hunts a baby who's prophesied to kill her, but the baby is being spirited away by a pair of unlikely heroes: A scoundrel and a gnome.

Fun as hell. Mandatory viewing.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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The Transformers - The Movie (1986) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092106/

To solidify its power, a planet-eater tracks down the only thing which could threaten it, the "matrix of power", a device passed down from the leaders of a race of alien robots.

This was a deeply-moving movie for me as a child, though this impression was only possible because I grew up watching the original series. Re-watching this as an adult, it didn't have anywhere near that impact.

Though I do still like it, I don't know that I can recommend it, not just because it looks "old", but because it requires so much context from the series. I think for the young these days this would look like a crappy old cartoon with decent, but old, rock music.



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The NeverEnding Story III (1994) poster

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110647/

I must have watched some of this and stopped. I'll get back to this later.

  • Properly titled The NeverEnding Story III

    • Yes, the camelcase was intentional.
  1. The Neverending Story - (1984 movie)
  2. The NeverEnding Story 2 - (1990 movie)
  3. The NeverEnding Story 3 - (1994 movie)



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The NeverEnding Story 2 - (1990 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100240/

summary

opinion

  • Properly titled The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

    • Yes, the camelcase was intentional.
  1. The Neverending Story - (1984 movie)
  2. The NeverEnding Story 2 - (1990 movie)
  3. The NeverEnding Story 3 - (1994 movie)



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The Neverending Story

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088323/

A boy skips school, is assaulted by bullies then hides from them in a bookstore which he then robs, then hides out in his school's attic to read.

An extraordinarily powerful movie.

There's a certain feeling with movies in the 1980's which were positioned for children but had unashamedly-adult themes running through them. The Neverending Story has, at its core, themes of literacy, imagination, will, loss, hope and determination.

  1. The Neverending Story - (1984 movie)
  2. The NeverEnding Story 2 - (1990 movie)
  3. The NeverEnding Story 3 - (1994 movie)



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