10 Movies to Recommend to Your Teens Before They Were Born

This is a fun guest post by Jennifer of Connect With Your Teens, I love this idea for a post.  Be sure to check her out!

When I was a teenager, if I wanted to catch up on an old movie I had to wait until it happened to be airing on one of the few channels available on TV. Now, I can recommend old (relative to their birth) movies to my teens, and thanks to DVDs and cable TV they can watch them immediately.

There are so many movies that I’ve enjoyed that I think today’s teenagers would also enjoy. I think it is a great idea to recommend these to our teens. Whether we watch the movies together with our teens or they watch with friends and we just discuss after, a great bonding experience has still been had.

In my list you will notice that I left out older movies because my kids, at least, tend to get turned off by movies that look very old and that are completely off their pop culture radar. Also, before the mid-seventies, there were many less movies made for the teenage audience. I also didn’t include movies that you might have started showing your kids when they were still children.

Here is my list of top 10 movies to recommend to your teens from before they were born (in no particular order):

1. The Princess Bride

2. Groundhogs Day

3. The Breakfast Club

4. Dirty Dancing

5. Say Anything

6. Airplane

7. Sixteen Candles

8. Dead Poets Society

9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

10. Young Frankenstein

If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please add them in the comments. I am sure I am forgetting some excellent movies. If I get a lot of comments I will do another updated posting.


5 Responses to “10 Movies to Recommend to Your Teens Before They Were Born”

  1. katy
    April 21, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    I don’t know if this is consider old, but my kids like the Indiana Jones series.

  2. Vanessa
    April 21, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    oh yes! genius suggestion

  3. Robin
    April 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    I think this is an awesome list! Good job!

  4. virtual worlds for kids
    April 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    maybe it’s bit too old, but it’s my all time favourite movie.
    It’s A Wonderful Life, released around year 1946-1947.

  5. Vanessa Van Petten
    April 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    Thank you Robin!

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