8.01.2012

Nostalgia Overload | Trip Down Memory Lane

I always thought I was a kid of the 80's, and technically I am.  I was born in '82, so my first 8 years were spent in neon, acid wash and technicolor.  But recently, on a quest of nostalgia overload, I began researching movies that shaped my childhood and was shocked that an overwhelming number of them actually come from the 1990's!

Here's a list of the greatest movies I remember from childhood:

1982 - E.T.  <-- I wanted my own alien best friend after seeing this.
1984 - The Karate Kid <-- Wax on, wax off
1984 - The Neverending Story
1984 - Ghostbusters  <-- Who you gonna call?
1985 - The Goonies <-- HELLO, best movie EVER!!!
1985 - Back to the Future
1986 - An American Tale
1986 - Flight of the Navigator
1986 - Short Circuit
1987 - The Brave Little Toaster

1991 - Sarah, Plain and Tall
1991 - TMNT <-- I admit it.  I was in love with Donatello
1991 - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
1992 - 3 Ninjas <-- My brothers and were the 3 ninjas, all summer long.
1992 - Beethoven
1992 - Home Alone
1992 - The Mighty Ducks <--Umm hello, Emilio Estevez and Joshua Jackson? YES.
1992 - Muppet Christmas Carol <-- Still must watch this every Christmas
1992 - Newsies <-- When I first fell in love with Christian Bale.  So cute!
1993 - Dennis the Menace
1993 - Free Willy
1993 - Rookie of the Year <--Baseball
1993 - The Sandlot <-- You're killing me smalls!
1993 - The Three Musketeers
1994 - Angels in the Outfield <-- It could happen
1994 - Andre
1994 - Camp Nowhere <--My friend Jonathan Jackson's first movie.  I was SO excited to see this!
1994 - Little Big League
1994 - The Pagemaster
1994 - Richie Rich
1994 - The Santa Clause
1995 - The Big Green
1995 - Casper
1995 - Heavyweights <--In my opinion, one of Ben Stiller's greatest roles.
1995 - Jumanji


What are some movies that are iconic from your childhood?  This was a fun trip down memory lane.  I may have to make a trip to the library and get some of these to watch with The Kid.