My Top 10: Childhood Movies

    We all have a list of movies we loved as children. Today I’m sharing  my Top 10:

  1. The Sound of Music

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All work and no play made Captain Georg von Trapp’s children dull children. Free spirited Maria was the extra spice they needed in their lives to convert their house into a home. I learnt my DO-RE-MI’s properly from this movie, so thanks Maria.

  1. Mary Poppins

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“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Try saying the word out loud and fast without reading it twice. Mary Poppins was the perfect solution to Jane and Michael Banks. I wish we had nannies that made house chores seem easy and taught us songs that stuck like “spoon full of sugar” and “we love to laugh”. Oh, as for George Banks, I love how he learnt to loosen up and make out time for his kids. The most beautiful thing of all is Mary Poppins Returns in 2018, to a grown Jane and Michael Banks. I can’t wait to watch what Mary Poppins does this time.

  1. Matilda

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I still can’t comprehend why her parents ignored her. If I had a childlike Matilda, I’d totally adore her. I’m glad she gave them the treatment they deserved including the mean Principal Trunchball with her telekinetic powers, not forgetting what she did to her father too (adding hydrogen peroxide to his hair tonic, turning his hair an unhealthy blonde, putting super glue on his hat)

  1. Dennis the Menace

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Clumsy Dennis and his love for Mr. Wilson. Dennis is an innocent little trouble maker who tries his best to help out.I feel like everything that happened to Mr. Wilson wasn’t intentional and Dennis was genuinely apologetic. What would you have done if you were Mr. Wilson?. Dennis The Menace should have been a classic but seems to have  been forgotten over the years.

  1. TMNT

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Four mutated vigilante turtles — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael Under the leadership of mutated rat, Splinter, and together with their new-found allies April O’Neil and Casey Jones come forth to save the city. Yes, the 90’s version of the movie not the ones they’re making these days. I had a turtle craze for a few years after. At some point I thought I was Donatello. I hated and still hated shredder, he messed with my TNMT FAM. For the sake of discussion – what is your favorite TMNT character: Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, or Raphael?

  1. Richie rich

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We simply cannot let our competition be nuttier than we are – Richie. Macaulay Culkin gave life to this movie. We all wanted to be like Richie rich; own everything he owned and of course have friends despite him not having any. Richie rich certainly taught 90’s kids about friendship, teamwork, and most importantly, that all the money in the world can’t by you happiness.

  1. Parent Trap

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All I know is parent trap made me start planning how to get my parents back together. Problem was I wasn’t a twin. Even though my plan didn’t work out, it birthed my love for twins. They always have mischief planned; you never see them coming. One of my favorite scenes was when Hallie and Martin do the secret handshake. Did you know it consists of 18moves?

  1. Home Alone

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I don’t know about you but I became my own little vigilante. I remember my brother trying out some of the things we watched, but Hey! Don’t judge. We all learnt our first survival skills from that movie.

  1. Baby’s Day Out

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Well… Baby Bink just kept me amused the entire time. I enjoyed how much the baby was able to do all the things that were written in his book. It’s only in movies that a baby can beat up three adults, lol. I love how it’s basically centered on the family and how much parents love their children, and are they willing to sacrifice just to keep their child safe.


  1. Beauty and the beast

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I know  it’s a cartoon, but the list won’t be complete without it. Luckily,  there’s a  movie for it now so, Yay!. Belle was and still is my headstrong love. The fact that she didn’t fit in, and loved to read made me love her even more. Standing out because you’re not like everyone else isn’t a bad thing. I love how she stood up to the beast. Someone like me would’ve been too scared to think it talk more of try it. Life can be scary, but pushing yourself out of your comfort zone makes you a better person.

That’s my list, what’s  yours?


3 thoughts on “My Top 10: Childhood Movies

  1. You will not believe but I have only seen 50% of this list.
    Make your cartoon list biko. I watched cartoons more.
    You made my day with this list, it brought back all the amazing memories I had while growing up.

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