I have seen 9 of those. I haven't even heard of a lot of them. There are a good number of films on there that I'd never have dreamt about watching pre-14, 'Some like it hot' and 'To kill a mocking bird' for example. Also, the failure to include any of the good Disney films makes the list completely void.
They should watch The Longest Day, we got to watch it at school nad it was excellent.
Also nice to see Totoro in the list, wonderful little film. Just a shame it's not available in the UK yet.
Adding to the list of what other films should be in there, The Castle of Cagliostro and A Christmas Story both spring to mind, a couple of excellent family films.
Edit: and the Muppet Movie and Caper should be in there too.
> Debbie Does Dallas.
I'd steer towards animal scatfest IV - but whatever floats your boat.
> Walkabout? For under 14 year olds?
That's not the Australian one is it?
In some ways, that'd be a good one.
> Doesn't it have naked kiddies in it?
Well, a young naked Jenny Agutter at least.
>The Zeffirelli version from the 60's is the definitive one for me.
You see Romeo's bum in that one, hehe.
> They also recommend the 1996 version of Romeo and Juliet. Definitely
> not a nice film, two suicides including Romeo shooting his brains
> out, and various other blood filled scenes due to the replacement for
> swords being guns. Oh, and very few people under 14 would follow the
> dilogue anyway.
I personally don't rate that version. At all. The original dialogue in the modern context, while different, just doesn't work. The Zeffirelli version from the 60's is the definitive one for me.