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Posted: 05 December 2009 at 11:49pm | IP Logged
Before you are fourteen.

In 2005 th British Film Institute had a discussion with parents, educators and lawmakers to decide the ten most recommended films for children to watch. Here is what they came up with.

Source: http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/conferences/watchthis/

Originally posted by BFI


On 13 July 2005 the bfi and the Barbican jointly hosted a debate called Watch This! to discuss whether there should be a list of films that all children should see by the age of 14. Participants at the debate, as well as a number of children's film organisations across Europe and individuals including bfi staff, filmmakers and teachers, were invited to submit nominations. The following is an alphabetical list of the ten most recommended films for children to see:

  • Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
  • ET The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA)
  • Kes (Ken Loach, 1969, UK)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA)
  • Les Quatre Cents Coups (Franois Truffaut, 1959, France)
  • Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sw/Dk)
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan)
  • Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995, USA)
  • Where is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, Iran)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, USA)

While most public debate about children's film viewing focuses on protection rather than entitlement, the Watch This! debate showed how passionately people care about children's film heritage. We know that the films on the list aren't just there because people think they'd be good for children: they're films that people have shown to their own families or to pupils and they know how much children have enjoyed them.

Both the Top Ten and Top Fifty are surprising, thought-provoking lists and in no way final. Points of possible contention include the shortage of British films represented, the relative lack of cultural diversity and the preponderance of boys as central characters. We hope people will go on arguing about them so that the list can evolve.

The list demonstrates just how diverse a range of classic and world cinema can be made available to children, and we hope that it will generate further action leading to more diverse and adventurous TV commissioning, DVD publishing, cinema distribution and programming.

The Watch This! debate was co-produced with the Barbican and both organisations are committed to a continuing partnership to make the case for children's film heritage, including a follow-up event during the London Children's Film Festival in November 2005.

Click the top fifty link for the compilation of all 50. I have seen only 5 of the top ten films. More in the top 50.


How many have you seen?

Do you agree with the list?

What movies do you recommend and why? 

Do you disagree with any choices and why?

What will you let you kids watch/make them watch?

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I suggenst  to watch....'Children of Heaven' Iraninan movie
 
Recently I watched......
 
'The Proposal' and 'The Ugly truth'
 
Both movies are goodSmile
 
Other funny movies....'Jack and miri wanna make po*nO', 'Dont mess with...','Hangover' etc etc. more I will add later Wink...


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Posted: 06 December 2009 at 6:24am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

Before you are fourteen.

In 2005 th British Film Institute had a discussion with parents, educators and lawmakers to decide the ten most recommended films for children to watch. Here is what they came up with.

Source: http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/conferences/watchthis/

Originally posted by BFI


On 13 July 2005 the bfi and the Barbican jointly hosted a debate called Watch This! to discuss whether there should be a list of films that all children should see by the age of 14. Participants at the debate, as well as a number of children's film organisations across Europe and individuals including bfi staff, filmmakers and teachers, were invited to submit nominations. The following is an alphabetical list of the ten most recommended films for children to see:

  • Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
  • ET The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA)
  • Kes (Ken Loach, 1969, UK)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA)
  • Les Quatre Cents Coups (Franois Truffaut, 1959, France)
  • Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sw/Dk)
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan)
  • Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995, USA)
  • Where is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, Iran)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, USA)

While most public debate about children's film viewing focuses on protection rather than entitlement, the Watch This! debate showed how passionately people care about children's film heritage. We know that the films on the list aren't just there because people think they'd be good for children: they're films that people have shown to their own families or to pupils and they know how much children have enjoyed them.

Both the Top Ten and Top Fifty are surprising, thought-provoking lists and in no way final. Points of possible contention include the shortage of British films represented, the relative lack of cultural diversity and the preponderance of boys as central characters. We hope people will go on arguing about them so that the list can evolve.

The list demonstrates just how diverse a range of classic and world cinema can be made available to children, and we hope that it will generate further action leading to more diverse and adventurous TV commissioning, DVD publishing, cinema distribution and programming.

The Watch This! debate was co-produced with the Barbican and both organisations are committed to a continuing partnership to make the case for children's film heritage, including a follow-up event during the London Children's Film Festival in November 2005.

Click the top fifty link for the compilation of all 50. I have seen only 5 of the top ten films. More in the top 50.


How many have you seen?

in bold are ones i have watched

Do you agree with the list?

yes n no i only know some of the movies

What movies do you recommend and why?

Charlie and Chocolate factory, the Grinch, Oliver Twist, A christmas Carol, the iron man

Do you disagree with any choices and why?

i don't diagree as such, its just that not all the movies are known to me

What will you let you kids watch/make them watch?

the movies ive mentioned myself n bolded, n any other kids movies i watched as a child myself



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Posted: 06 December 2009 at 1:10pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by gengarjetty2

all crap.

what about jaws, my cousin vinny, silence of the lambs, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, etc.. lame list.


Originally posted by Believe

I suggenst  to watch....'Children of Heaven' Iraninan movie
 
Recently I watched......
 
'The Proposal' and 'The Ugly truth'
 
Both movies are goodSmile
 
Other funny movies....'Jack and miri wanna make po*nO', 'Dont mess with...','Hangover' etc etc. more I will add later Wink...


I think the two of you did not understand that is this a list of must see films for children under 14. What films will be enriching, educational or wholesomely entertaining for pre-teens.

Of course OBJ, I think my wee uns will have a good dose of Jaws, My Cousin Vinny and other Joe Pesci flicks, but that would not be enriching parenting of me.

I'm not going to comment on the appropriateness of Judd Apatow films for kids under 14. But I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree.

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The bolded films are ones I have watched from the top 50


  • A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937, USA)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz/William Keighley, 1938, USA)
  • Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987, France/W.Germany)
  • Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise, 1991, USA)
  • Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
  • Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000, UK/France)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA)
  • Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990, USA)
  • Etre et Avoir (Nicolas Philibert, 2002, France)
  • Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton/Lee Unkrich, 2003, USA)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946, USA)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963, UK/USA)
  • Kes (Ken Loach, 1969, UK)
  • The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921, USA)
  • King Kong (Merian C.Cooper/Ernest B.Schoedsack, 1933, USA)
  • Kirikou et la sorcire (Michel Ocelot, 1998, France/Belgium/Luxembourg)
  • La Belle et la bte (Jean Cocteau, 1946, France / Luxembourg)
  • Le Voyage dans la lune (Georges Melies, 1902, France)
  • Les Quatre cents coups (Francois Truffaut, 1959, France)
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953, France)
  • My Life as a Dog (Lasse Halstrom, 1985, Sweden)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, Japan/USA)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA)
  • Oliver Twist (David Lean, 1948, UK)
  • The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983, USA)
  • Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955, India)
  • Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967, France/Italy)
  • The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987, USA)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981, USA)
  • The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries, 1970, UK)
  • The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France)
  • Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrman, 1996, USA)
  • The Secret Garden (Agnieszka Holland, 1993, UK/USA)
  • Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sweden/Denmark)
  • Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, 1952, USA)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney, 1937, USA)
  • Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959, USA)
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973, Spain)
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan)
  • Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977, USA)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962, USA)
  • Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995, USA)
  • Walkabout (Nicholas Roeg, 1971, UK)
  • Whale Rider (Niki Caro, 2002, New Zealand)
  • Where is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, Iran)
  • Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes, 1961, UK)
  • The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, 1995, Iran)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, USA)
I highly highly highly recommend Singin in the Rain for everybody. It is black and white, but oh so hilarious. It is about the creation of the first talkies cinema.

"PIERRE!!!!! You shouldn't have come!!!' Those who have seen the movie know why this Pierre line is so funny. Probably the funniest in history for me.

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Posted: 06 December 2009 at 1:27pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

The bolded films are ones I have watched from the top 50


  • A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937, USA)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz/William Keighley, 1938, USA)
  • Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987, France/W.Germany)
  • Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise, 1991, USA)
  • Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
  • Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000, UK/France)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA)
  • Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990, USA)
  • Etre et Avoir (Nicolas Philibert, 2002, France)
  • Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton/Lee Unkrich, 2003, USA)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946, USA)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963, UK/USA)
  • Kes (Ken Loach, 1969, UK)
  • The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921, USA)
  • King Kong (Merian C.Cooper/Ernest B.Schoedsack, 1933, USA)
  • Kirikou et la sorcire (Michel Ocelot, 1998, France/Belgium/Luxembourg)
  • La Belle et la bte (Jean Cocteau, 1946, France / Luxembourg)
  • Le Voyage dans la lune (Georges Melies, 1902, France)
  • Les Quatre cents coups (Francois Truffaut, 1959, France)
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953, France)
  • My Life as a Dog (Lasse Halstrom, 1985, Sweden)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, Japan/USA)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA)
  • Oliver Twist (David Lean, 1948, UK)
  • The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983, USA)
  • Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955, India)
  • Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967, France/Italy)
  • The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987, USA)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981, USA)
  • The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries, 1970, UK)
  • The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France)
  • Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrman, 1996, USA)
  • The Secret Garden (Agnieszka Holland, 1993, UK/USA)
  • Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sweden/Denmark)
  • Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, 1952, USA)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney, 1937, USA)
  • Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959, USA)
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973, Spain)
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan)
  • Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977, USA)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962, USA)
  • Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995, USA)
  • Walkabout (Nicholas Roeg, 1971, UK)
  • Whale Rider (Niki Caro, 2002, New Zealand)
  • Where is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, Iran)
  • Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes, 1961, UK)
  • The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, 1995, Iran)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, USA)
I highly highly highly recommend Singin in the Rain for everybody. It is black and white, but oh so hilarious. It is about the creation of the first talkies cinema.

"PIERRE!!!!! You shouldn't have come!!!' Those who have seen the movie know why this Pierre line is so funny. Probably the funniest in history for me.


these again from BFI RTH?

ones in bold from top 50 ive seen

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