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What was your favorite movie when you were a kid? Is it still your favorite now that you're older?

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  • My favorite movie was 13 ghosts - the 1963 version.   Most horror movies from that era were pretty hokey, but this one has definitely stood the test of time.  I'm 56 now, and it's still among my favorites.  My favorite TV show of all time is Voyagers, though I don't know if that counts, since I was in my 20s when it came out.  (I suppose it does; at that time, I was still very much a kid.  Hey, let's face it, I still am!  ;D) 

  • The lion King, I still cry every time I see it.
  • My Dad used to give us a quarter each on Saturdays to go to the movies; 20 cents to get in and a nickel for a candy bar!! My favorites were all the cowboy movies; Gene Autry, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy and The Cisco Kid. I don't see cowboy movies anymore, but later I did enjoy several tv series about the West, especially Wagon Train.

  • The Sound of Music.

    Still love it, because the hills are alive with the sound of music.



    The mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
    and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12

  • Time For Some Randomness! The Little Mermaid. Ultimately, since it would then lead to a trail of Disney Princess movies in which I used to force people to call me the lead girl's name: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Aladdin (Jasmine), and The Lion King (Nala). But most people remember the first time I said to call me "Ariel". I don't really have a favorite movie anymore but TLM will always hold a special place in my heart.
  • Peter Pan was my favorite. I would sit in my grandma's basement on her strange red carpet, and slide myself under the right corner of the table, which was a strangely cut, polished slab of black granite shot through with sparkling streaks of gray. Propping myself on my elbows and crossing my legs on the floor behind me, I'd sit and stare at the TV for hours, watching it again and again, every time just thrilling to the sound of the opening credits and anticipating that first scene. I can still remember the exact smell of that basement, the chill that it always had no matter what, and when I'd grow tired of holding myself up with one hand under my chin, I'd roll, carefully so not to hit the pole that went up to the ceiling, and drew myself up, then took off running to the table that held all of her homemade patchwork crocheted blankets. My favorite was the brown and orange one, and I would launch myself at the white leather couch, inhaling deeply and shivering at the feel of the cold material against my skin before sliding the blanket over myself, and making sure my feet were wrapped up before propping them on the far armrest of the couch.  I miss that. I miss staying there all afternoon, going through all her movies but always watching Peter Pan, wishing that I was Wendy. I wished for it all the time, all day and all night after I watched it, looking out my window at night, scouring the sky for that second star, hoping that maybe, just maybe, if I found it, he'd come and take me with him, so that I could see how it felt to taste the sky.

    My favorite movie now is...well, it's nice but it pales in comparison to the memories I have with Peter Pan. I love Dirty Dancing, really I do. But my heart will always go for Peter Pan. Sometimes, it'd be great to have a Johnny Castle around, but right now, waiting for something or someone like that seems so...wasteful. That's why even now, even though those days were such a long time ago to me, I don't forget, and every so often, at night, I unlock my window, rest my chin against the sill with my forehead against the cool glass, and I'll search all over again. Right, left, up and down. I'll be there and I'll be looking, hoping that this time, he'll see me and I'll finally get my first taste of that crystal blue sky.
  • My favorite movie as a kid was E.T.  

    My favorite movie as an adult is Dawn of the Dead (original)
  • Wow, that's hard to say... I mostly loved the Disney Princesses and still do today. Among all of the movies I would have to say Aladdin or The Little Mermaid.
  • The Empire Strikes Back, which is also one of the first movies that I remember seeing in the movie theater. I even remember walking in late every time. It was back when the Hillside Mall still had a theater.
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