The Kids’ Favorites

The kids' favorite movies - Kennelco Film Diary

I recently queried the kids about their favorite movies, going through my list of films that we’ve watched together.

Unsurprisingly, especially going back in time, there were a lot that they had only vague memories of, while the ones that they had stronger responses to were ones that we’d seen in the last two years.  Felix, being older, goes even further back, and certainly there were films that he watched that she didn’t in the early days, too.

Felix has also gotten more critical of things and is less likely to rate things highly.  Clara, on the other hand, enjoys a broad array of things and is surprisingly open to a bigger variety.

These lists are their own construction from the movies that we’ve watched together (and I will leave it up to them to edit and amend them as they wish).  Right now, the top of the lists represent their all-time favorites, while the bulk of their lists are their overall favorites.

Felix

( age 11)

Spirited Away (2001)
A Cat in Paris (2010)
A Town Called Panic (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Pom Poko (1994)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Time Bandits (1981)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Hugo (2011)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Stand by Me (1986)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
Stardust (2007)
Watership Down (1978)
Real Steel (2011)
Super 8 (2011)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Rango (2011)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Them! (1954)
Snoopy Come Home (1972)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Coraline (2009)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
War of the Worlds (2005)

Clara

( age 8 )

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Coraline (2009)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
Captain Blood (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
Ladyhawke (1985)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
Ponyo (2008)
Snoopy Come Home (1972)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Stardust (2007)
Harvey (1950)
The Kid (1921)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
A Town Called Panic (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Hugo (2011)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
The Mummy (1932)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Super 8 (2011)
The Time Machine (1960)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Watership Down (1978)
Children of the Damned (1963)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Bolt (2008)
Puss in Boots (2011)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Bad Seed (1956)
The Artist (2011)
House of Wax (1953)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Real Steel (2011)
Star Wars (1977)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Project Nim (2011)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
The Illusionist (2010)
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
Yogi Bear (201)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Planet 51 (2009)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Up (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Ratatouille (2007)
Elf (2003)
Happy Feet (2006)
Flushed Away (2006)
Over the Hedge (2006)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Chicken Little (2005)
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Tangled (2010)
Fantasia (1940)