Movies of my childhood

A list of the movies I spent my childhood obsessing over for one reason or another—and which I find myself thinking about a lot as an adult, accordingly. I'm always interested in peoples' formative movie memories, and in how complexly they illustrate the gap between taste and experience. Anyway, I want to catalogue that for whatever reason. I think about these movies a lot—they're imprinted on me, it's weird, and I want to keep track of it. I especially like what this means for films that are otherwise forgotten (Race the Sun, e.g.). These films don't matter—but they do to me.  

In a way this feels like the only kind of list it's worthwhile to make: not a display of your taste, but an unguarded catalogue of things that somehow, for whatever reason, affected you. 

An ongoing catalog extending only up to the end of high school (17yo).

  • 25th Hour
  • 4 Little Girls
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • Aladdin
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • All About Eve
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Amadeus
  • American Beauty
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Apollo 13
  • Arachnophobia
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • B.A.P.S.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Batman
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Big
  • The Big Green
  • Bio-Dome
  • Blank Check
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • Bring It On
  • Broken Arrow
  • Bébé's Kids
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Casper
  • Chain Reaction
  • A Christmas Story
  • Clara's Heart
  • Clockers
  • Clockwatchers
  • Clueless
  • The Color of Friendship
  • The Color Purple
  • Coming to America
  • Con Air
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Cool Runnings
  • Cruel Intentions
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Dante's Peak
  • Deep Impact
  • Dick Tracy
  • Die Hard
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Eraser
  • Eye for an Eye
  • Face/Off
  • The Fan
  • Fargo
  • Final Destination
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • Fluke
  • Fly Away Home
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Fugitive
  • Ghost
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters II
  • Gladiator
  • The Godfather
  • The Golden Child
  • GoldenEye
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Hard Rain
  • He Got Game
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • In Dreams
  • Independence Day
  • The Iron Giant
  • Jackie Brown
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Last Dragon
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Lion King
  • Little Giants
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Little Rascals
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring