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    Default Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    I have a high level English class at my school and 1 or 2 times a semester I give them a movie, usually spread over 2 2 hour classes with a quiz and a bit of discussion on a related theme before and after each half.

    Trouble is, with the current class I have a few students who love my classes so much they have been my student almost 3 years, so those few in the class have already seen all my usual movies. Usually I can just reuse the same movies as few students stay for more than a couple of semesters, but these few have been in this same class forever.

    So far I have shown them :
    The Goonies.
    Back to the Future.
    Big
    The Iron Giant
    Willy Wonka and the Choc Factory (1970's version)
    and probably a few I have forgotten.
    With the exception of Big, these all went down very well, esp the goonies and bttf.

    As you can probably tell I like to show them movies from way before their era and I try to use movies which have some sort of traditional values rather than the shit kids watch these days. Using older movies means its unlikely they will have already seen the movie too.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of other movies? I have to be careful to avoid movies with ANY sort of nudity as the girls just curl up and die with anything slightly related, the scene in Big was painful to sit though. Bad language is ok to some extent.
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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    If you going for the kiddies Brat Pack movies wheres Ferris Bulers day off.

    Also
    Karate Kid
    Never-ending Story
    Tron
    ET
    Ghostbusters
    Stand By Me

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    A Clockwork Orange. show them a classic and give them a mind fuck lol

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    what age group?

    stand by me
    turner & hooch
    st elmos fire
    breakfast-club(fantastic movie)
    K9
    flight of the navigator(funny)
    war games
    beetle juice
    gremlins
    roger rabbit
    ghost busters
    adventures of baby sitting
    lost boys
    the secret of nimh
    the dark crystal
    bmx bandits
    space camp
    home alone
    teenage mutant turtles
    3 ninjas
    cool runnings
    babys day out
    the mighty ducks
    space jam
    honey i shrunk the kids
    George of the jungle

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    In your position I would say these two movies are a must...

    Dead Poets Society
    Lost in Translation (although I think there is some hanky panky in this)

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    What about

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    A Serbian Film ????

    Failing that the Goonies or Flight of the Navigator !?!?!?!?!?

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Time Bandits


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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    To kill a mockingbird

    It's a wonderful life

    The wizard of Oz


    Annie

    There the wife's suggestions.


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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    Time Bandits


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    Yes ... Time Bandits !!!! Classic, Genius

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    as above, stand by me! love that film or maybe donni darko that's a bit of a mind bender

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    yeah Cool Runnings and Mighty Ducks great inspiring underdog movies ;-)

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Any John Hughes movies, especially The Breakfast Club (as already mentioned). Home Alones might be a bit below them though.. But then again..
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Explorers, its the first film Ethan Hawke & River Phoenix were ever in......

    Classic and funny
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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    E.T it was the first BIG movie Drew Barrymore was in.. Not sure why it matters that it was the first movie people were in?
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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    E.T it was the first BIG movie Drew Barrymore was in.. Not sure why it matters that it was the first movie people were in?
    and what an overrated shit boring film it is too !!!!!

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    mmmmm Drew in Poison Ivy ;-)

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Indiana Jones?
    Willow? Not seen it for so long I am not sure if it's appropriate
    Robin Hood
    Monty Python??
    Jumanjii



    Stand by me is brilliant but a bit depressing...

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    The Princess Bride

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    Default Re: Recommend me some movies for kids ages 12 - 16

    Can't believe I forgot Ferris, Explorers and Flight of the Navigator! WTF was I thinking! Thats me sorted till the end of 2015 then, Thanks!

    Loads of other classics I havent seen for donkeys, or just never seen in the first place so I'm gonna dig those up and watch before I show em to the kids. Sometimes these movies from the 80s haven't aged so well. As mentioned above, ET seems like shite now, since theres nothing special about having movies about aliens anymore and when I watched Big, the last hour was fucking dire.

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