Qn: Films suitable for children

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Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby trevor826 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:54 am

I thought this was a good topic before, choose films that you consider are suitable for a younger audience. Obviously Miyazaki is a good starting point with anime and since you can get them subtitled and dubbed, they're suitable for children from a very young age.

Any suggestions?

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby Sara » Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:36 pm


Though it is not "foreign," I would put The Wizard of Oz at the top of the list.

Sara
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby wpqx » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:41 am

Well I'll list some of the films that I loved as a child, may not all be appropriate by I turned out alright (well depends on who you ask)

Princess Bride
Raising Arizona
Clue
Big Trouble in Little China
Coming to America
The Golden Child (although bad stop-motion devil at the end might cause a problem)
Predator (yes I saw Predator 50 times before the age of 9)
Tango and Cash (Humor and action, and Kurt Russell)
Star Wars (I honestly get upset when I meet people my age who haven't seen all of these films a dozen times or more)

As for foreign films
Alice (Jan Svankmajer) - It's dubbed in English and well if kids can watch that Disney garbage, why not watch this.
Children of Heaven - there's some reading, but well good to show kids how another country has it.
and damn I don't think there are too many, hard enough getting grown ups to sit through subtitles, and since I never saw foreign films as a kid, couldn't see how today's kids would be up for them.
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby A » Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:21 pm

As for the subtitle issue:
I grew up in a country, where you have ONLY subtitles (there are quite a lot of those! ), and though I couldn't read till the age of 5, I remember watching all Knight Rider episodes when I was 3 and 4 and loving them.
When I got older, I got accustomed to reading subtitles. If you want to watch any film, you just have to.
And believe me, very few kids have problems with it.
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby wpqx » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:13 am

Well American children are extremely lazy, so I speak for my nation.
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby hengcs » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:23 pm


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.

The top 10 are
1. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan)
2. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, USA)
3. Les Quatre Cents Coups (400 Blows) (Franois Truffaut, 1959, France)
4. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA)
5. Where is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, Iran)
6. Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sw/Dk)
7. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995, USA)
8. ET The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982, USA)
9. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)
10. Kes (Ken Loach, 1969, UK)

For the list of 50 films ...
see
www.bfi.org.uk/education/.../top50.php

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)
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:58 am

"6. Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998, Sw/Dk) "

Lesbian flicks are always good for childen.
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby hengcs » Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:45 pm

Ha ha ... I was surprised by that too ...
Maybe I should rewatch the film, I can't recall much about it now ...

Anyway, I thought they missed
-- Children of Heaven ...

* and a few more to list *
hengcs
 

Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby A » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:27 pm

If this wasn't ironic, I also think children should see more films with lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals etc. so that they can experience at an early age the sexual diversities on our planet. If these things are only explained to them, I don't think it may be enough to teach them tolerance, and encourage them in their own sexual exploration.
Haven't seen "Show me Love" though
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Re: Qn: Films suitable for children

Postby trevor826 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:34 pm

I don't think my wife would be very impressed if I said "hey got this great film from the BFI list for kids, it's called F@cking Amal!"

Cheers Trev.
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