Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Little Spring Cleaning

Today I'm working on eliminating old notebooks kicking around the house. Here's a list of movies I found worthwhile, that I compiled some time ago. Don't remember the exact specs of this list - keep in mind that these are general categories that I thought the movies were most appropriate for - but they still might need some might need editing (and I have let some of my children watch some of thes movies at younger ages - for example, Ria watched a slightly edited version of Groundhog Day for the first time this February 2). I find it sad that many modern movies have people taking the Lord's name in vain. We do let the kids watch some of these if we consider the movie otherwise worthwhile, but talk about the problem with our kids and don't tolerate it in our house. Most likely not a complete list...


The Incredibles
Prince of Egypt
Joseph, King of Dreams
I Remember Mama
Pride of the Yankees
The Pacifier
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Swiss Family Robinson
Wizard of Oz
The Shaggy Dog
The Parent Trap (1990s version)
Sound of Music
Singing in the Rain
Finding Nemo
The Railway Children
You Can't Take it With You
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
The Secret of Roan Inish

Upper Grade School:

Ben Hur
Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
The Sands of Iwo Jima
Jesus of Nazareth
The Ten Commandments
The Princess Bride
Yours, Mine and Ours
Mr. Smith Goes to Wahsington
Spiderman I and II
It's a Wonderful Life
Akeelah and the Bee
The Amazing Adventure
Sense and Sensibility
Apollo 13
Lord of the Rings Movies
The Quiet Man
The Scarlet and the Black
The Assisi Underground
The Song of Bernadette
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Babette's Feast
The Miracle Worker

Early High School:

Cinderella Man
Life is Beautiful
To Kill a Mockingbird
Indiana Jones Trilogy
The Philadelphia Story
It Happened One Night
I Confess
Rear Window
You've Got Mail
Mrs. Miniver
Gone with the Wind
The More the Merrier
Mad Hot Ballroom
Sabrina ('95)
Driving Miss Daisy
My Favorite Wife
Batman Begins
The Desert Fox
October Sky
Much Ado About Nothing
Master and Commander
Henry V
Twelve Angry Men
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour)
The Passion of Joan of Arc
A Man for All Seasons
Meet John Doe
Sergeant York
Regarding Henry

Upper High School:

A Good Woman
The Spitfire Grill
The Caine Mutiny
Groundhog Day
United 93
Return to Me
North by Northwest
One Man's Hero
The Fugitive
Saints and Soldiers
The Awful Truth

More Mature - Viewer Discretion Advised:

The Passion of the Christ
Brideshead Revisited
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
The Shawshank Redemption
The Right Stuff


Karen E. said...

What a great list! Thanks.

Karen E. said...

Forgot to add that we, too, always talk about those instances of using the Lord's name in vain, and all that talking does sink in. We've apparently driven home the point, as my oldest was ready to give up her crush on a favorite actor when she heard him use the Lord's name in vain. And, if they hear it unexpectedly (on an HGTV makeover, for example) my older ones turn to Ramona and say, "We would never say that, would we?" :-)

"In the world but not of it" is a constant job ....

Love2Learn Mom said...

karen e. said...

"In the world but not of it" is a constant job ....

So true, Karen! Thanks for commenting. :)