Monday, September 12, 2011

Movies I Want My Girls to See


"My father used to say that if we ever had the money you have, 
we would eat steak and ice cream three times everyday!" 

We invited a couple little buddies over this afternoon to watch the Hayley Mills classic, "Pollyanna."  This is part of my new effort to expose my daughters to films (mostly old musicals) I checked out regularly from our local library and inhaled as a kid.  I don't want to leave any out, so here's a start for my "to check out (or maybe even own)" collection.  Suggestions?  
  • Pollyanna (Mills)
  • Newsies
  • Annie
  • Parent Trap (Mills)
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Music Man
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (I had forgotten the main character is Milly!)
  • Little Women (Hepburn and Danes/Ryder versions)
  • Oklahoma!
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Sound of Music
  • Funny Girl
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The King and I
  • Singing in the Rain
  • My Fair Lady
  • South Pacific
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Summer Magic
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Absent-Minded Professor

2 comments:

MULLH said...

Where are the good movies?

Goonies, Muppet Movie, Gremlins, The Neverending Story, E.T., Mr. Boogedy, The Quest, Herbie, Flight of the Navigator, Willow, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Indiana Jones (lost ark),

Admit it, if you read this comment you went straight to your Netflix account!!!

JenSwen said...

What an awesome list! I'm impressed (but not surprised) that you were such a cultured young girl! I LOVED Pollyanna as a kid. A few months ago I DVRed Little Women (Ryder/Danes) and couldn't believe how good it still was! Such a great movie.

Miss you guys!