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08.09.2013by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Awesome Underrated Movies from Your Childhood (Video Edition)

With Disney's PLANES opening this week, I know I will be dragged to see it with my kids. Unfortunately they aren't old enough for ELYSIUM, but surely there are some decent non-animated movies they can watch? When I think back to the movies that made my childhood they were not all cartoons or even appropriate for my age. We all grew up with STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, INDIANA JONES, THE GOONIES, and E.T., so here is a list of the ten other movies that made my childhood passion for movies what it is today. If you have a favorite movie from when you were a kid, add it in the talk backs below and let us all remember how awesome kid movies used to be.

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9:51PM on 08/10/2013
How about The Boy Who Could Fly?
How about The Boy Who Could Fly?
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9:34PM on 08/10/2013
this needs to be waaaaay higher! Is she a virshin?
this needs to be waaaaay higher! Is she a virshin?
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9:01PM on 08/09/2013

All these choices were great

I love all these movies, except Witches. I have never seen that, but I will be checking it out. Most of these movies would not get made today. In the first 10 minutes of Monster Squad a kid calls another kid a fa##ot twice and then that kid calls him an ahole. Ha, that would never happen in a kids movie nowadays.
I love all these movies, except Witches. I have never seen that, but I will be checking it out. Most of these movies would not get made today. In the first 10 minutes of Monster Squad a kid calls another kid a fa##ot twice and then that kid calls him an ahole. Ha, that would never happen in a kids movie nowadays.
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8:50PM on 08/09/2013
Excellent choice! The main guys girlfriend in this movie is super hot. She was in Night of the Comet also.
Excellent choice! The main guys girlfriend in this movie is super hot. She was in Night of the Comet also.
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6:16PM on 08/09/2013

One word . . .

Legend!!! The days before Tom Cruise went crazy :-)
Legend!!! The days before Tom Cruise went crazy :-)
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5:04PM on 08/09/2013

How are these underrated?

Especially The Never Ending Story and Labyrinth...heck 80% of these movies had huge followings. Might as well throw in The Dark Crystal if you call those underrated.
Especially The Never Ending Story and Labyrinth...heck 80% of these movies had huge followings. Might as well throw in The Dark Crystal if you call those underrated.
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4:43PM on 08/09/2013

Hmmm..

I've seen some of these but i may be a little young to truly remember the greatness of them. One i would have like to have seen was The Wizard.
I've seen some of these but i may be a little young to truly remember the greatness of them. One i would have like to have seen was The Wizard.
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2:05PM on 08/09/2013

good job alex

i'm not sure if these are actually underrated as i love them all. but a damn fine list of some of the best movies of my youth. you did a good job here with this list alex. now i'm grown up and have two kids of my own. can't wait for them to get a bit bigger so they can watch all of these.
i'm not sure if these are actually underrated as i love them all. but a damn fine list of some of the best movies of my youth. you did a good job here with this list alex. now i'm grown up and have two kids of my own. can't wait for them to get a bit bigger so they can watch all of these.
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1:21PM on 08/09/2013

Underrated

Always a tough thing to define cause what might be highly "rated" in your circle might not be in mine. That being said..great list. As far as other [link] is a GREAT choice for this list..but i would not add Princess Bride. It is an AMAZING movie but i think everyone knows that and highly rates it as a classic so dont think it deserves to be on this list. Of course..thats just my opinion and ive always been OVERrated my whole life.
Always a tough thing to define cause what might be highly "rated" in your circle might not be in mine. That being said..great list. As far as other [link] is a GREAT choice for this list..but i would not add Princess Bride. It is an AMAZING movie but i think everyone knows that and highly rates it as a classic so dont think it deserves to be on this list. Of course..thats just my opinion and ive always been OVERrated my whole life.
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11:29AM on 08/09/2013

Good list

Admittedly I've only seen about half of the list provided. My favorites to watch when I was a kid:

1. Willow (my absolute favorite)
2. Princess Bride
3. The Goonies
4. Back To The Future
5. Ghostbusters
6. Home Alone
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8. Honey I Shrunk The Kids
9. Adventures In Babysitting
10. The Never Ending Story

I have fond memories of having any one of these movies on while I was building things with my Legos. I also had a number of favorites that weren't age
Admittedly I've only seen about half of the list provided. My favorites to watch when I was a kid:

1. Willow (my absolute favorite)
2. Princess Bride
3. The Goonies
4. Back To The Future
5. Ghostbusters
6. Home Alone
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8. Honey I Shrunk The Kids
9. Adventures In Babysitting
10. The Never Ending Story

I have fond memories of having any one of these movies on while I was building things with my Legos. I also had a number of favorites that weren't age appropriate and were recorded off from TV (edited), like Predator and Aliens. What a blissful, care-free age...
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1:25PM on 08/09/2013
I guess I managed to miss the *underrated* key word in the title of the article. No wonder many of my favorites weren't on there. I guess I was too overwhelmed with nostalgia to realize it.
I guess I managed to miss the *underrated* key word in the title of the article. No wonder many of my favorites weren't on there. I guess I was too overwhelmed with nostalgia to realize it.
9:02AM on 08/09/2013

Great list but...

i cannot let the absence of Princess Bride slide. A kick ass story about pirates and sword fighting and revenge being read to a 6 year old Fred Savage?? By Peter Faulk??? With Andre the Giant? And THAT doesnt make the list??
I'll admit, im a bit older and i was in 9th grade when i saw PB, but i was instantly taken back and still smile the whole 90 minutes of the film. Love this list, especially the NeverEnding Story. But for shame!
i cannot let the absence of Princess Bride slide. A kick ass story about pirates and sword fighting and revenge being read to a 6 year old Fred Savage?? By Peter Faulk??? With Andre the Giant? And THAT doesnt make the list??
I'll admit, im a bit older and i was in 9th grade when i saw PB, but i was instantly taken back and still smile the whole 90 minutes of the film. Love this list, especially the NeverEnding Story. But for shame!
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11:35AM on 08/09/2013
Completely agree! No list of this kind should be without Princess Bride.
Completely agree! No list of this kind should be without Princess Bride.
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7:31AM on 08/09/2013

One more

Cloak and Dagger. Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman. I still love that movie
Cloak and Dagger. Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman. I still love that movie
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5:06PM on 08/09/2013
YES, totally agree
YES, totally agree
3:01AM on 08/09/2013
I'd add The Sandlot to the list (though I was older when it came out). Can't believe "Stand By Me" wasn't on the list! Another I'd add was the great John Cusack film "One Crazy Summer", though I suppose it's not a kid's film.
I'd add The Sandlot to the list (though I was older when it came out). Can't believe "Stand By Me" wasn't on the list! Another I'd add was the great John Cusack film "One Crazy Summer", though I suppose it's not a kid's film.
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1:39PM on 08/09/2013
I don't think Stand By Me is 'underrated'...
It more an universally praised one !
Rightly so...
I don't think Stand By Me is 'underrated'...
It more an universally praised one !
Rightly so...
11:38AM on 08/09/2013
Stand By Me is a great movie indeed. However, I don't think you can really consider it a kid/family movie. It was rated R. Granted I saw plenty of R rated movies when I was "under age".
Stand By Me is a great movie indeed. However, I don't think you can really consider it a kid/family movie. It was rated R. Granted I saw plenty of R rated movies when I was "under age".
2:49AM on 08/09/2013
just watched this movie for the first time a few days ago. My wife wanted to watch it with me cause it was a favorite from her childhood. Good movie.
just watched this movie for the first time a few days ago. My wife wanted to watch it with me cause it was a favorite from her childhood. Good movie.
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2:54AM on 08/09/2013
labyrinth. I posted the comment on that movies page, but it put it here. Don't know why. go figure.
labyrinth. I posted the comment on that movies page, but it put it here. Don't know why. go figure.
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1:07AM on 08/09/2013
Johnny #5

wheres the love for Short Circuit???
Johnny #5

wheres the love for Short Circuit???
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