Movies are more than just moving pictures. They are a form of art, they can also act as a form of time capsules to our childhood memories. By reminding us of who we were or are.
Either way they are guaranteed good times while watching them at one point or another.
Disclaimer! Star Wars will not be on this list as it is the best movie of all time and wouldn’t be fair for the other entries.
So now lets dive into the past with Box.TV‘s list of:
The Top10 Movies That Hit You Right In The Nostalgia.
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, the turtles were everywhere and this was the movie that made them icons. This film was a perfect balance between their violent comic book origin and their kid friendly cartoon. Watching this as a kid had you believing the turtles were real and even checking through the sewer cover to get a peek. I can’t be the only one who did that…right? Either way, this radical gem will still have you quoting it’s great lines and practicing your ninjitsu on your younger siblings.
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Being absolutely mesmerized by the animation and the dark charm this film had as a kid fueled our imaginations to no end. It is nothing short of a massively creative achievement as it took 100 people over the course of 3 years to complete which really makes you appreciate the process of stop motion. Aside from the fantastic visuals, it also gave us music that still plays in our heads when Halloween or even Christmas rolls around. Which begs the question, is this a Halloween or a Christmas movie? Who cares! I love Oogie Boogie!
8. The Sandlot (1993)
While there were other great baseball films like, Major League, Field of Dreams and A League of Their Own, The Sandlot was unique because it appealed to a younger audience which was a good thing because it gave us good characters like Benny, Squintz and Ham. It also gave us some memorable scenes and quotes we still say today but best of all it’s a great coming of age story that still holds up.
7. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Harrison Ford was at his peak in 80s with Star Wars and Blade Runner but it was Indiana Jones that really made him stand up on his own and being a a household name. This awesome adventure film gave us a badass archeologist, which in theory those two words should not go together, complete with an iconic theme song. But the true wonder of the Indy films is the idea that his adventures are mere dreams of Han Solo while being frozen in carbonite. The clues are there…
6. Jurassic Park (1993)
Holy shit when this movie came out did it not make you fall in love with dinosaurs, I mean look how awesome they look! This film can be bright and beautiful to dark and scary or even a mixture of both. That is vastly due to the excellent visual storytelling master Steven Spielberg and my god that score is beautiful which can only mean John Williams is behind it. Fantastic visuals, amazing score and a solid story make for a spectacular film that is sure to never go extinct.
5. GhostBusters (1984)
How many times have we seen this movie? How many times have we quoted Vankman? How many times have we sang the damn song? The answer is alot and that’s because this movie is well written and directed with it’s hilarious characters and it’s awesome scenes. Watching this as a kid made you want to get up and start ghost busting until you remembered you didn’t have a proton pack and were afraid of the dark. But the best thing we all remember about Ghostbusters was the stay puft marshmallow man. So random but awesome!
4. Back To The Future (1985)
Arguably the best time travel movie ever as it’s the most consistent with it’s timelines and how close it is to the actual theory of time travel by using energy and not a hot tub. Science aside, this film shows us to stand up for ourselves and that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind into it. It always made me want to have an insane scientist inventor who would constantly put myself, the universe and his dog in danger because it looked so fun. This film is so beloved especially by it’s creators that a remake or reboot will never be made while they’re alive. Don’t you even think about it, 2017!
3. Batman (1989)
I wore out two VHS tapes of this movie because I spent countless hours watching it. I know this movie so well that all I need to hear to recognize it is one line of dialogue, which sounds depressing…Anyhoo, when this blockbuster came out it was Batmania everywhere as it changed the game for superhero movies by being the complete contrast of it’s brighter predecessor, Superman and even changing the image of Batman himself as most people of the time grew up with campy Adam West and thought that’s he was supposed to be. Despite it’s flaws it’s still the best Batman movie, unless we’re talking about Mask of the Phantasm.
2. The Lion King (1994)
This movie came out of nowhere and had low expectations that even Disney thought Pocahantas would be better but they couldn’t of been more wrong. This amazing animated film gave us great a great story of rightful destiny, fun music that I sometimes still sing today but it gaves that scene…it was the first time I remember crying while watching a movie and…shut up you’re crying! Excuse me, for a second, Hakunama tata. Okay, much better now. Every parent should make their kids watch this movie as no childhood is complete without it.
1. Toy Story (1995)
Before tablets, kids actually played with toys and even went outside and when this beautifully animated film came out, our lives were changed forever. How many of us really wanted our toys to come alive and play with us…right? Jeez, I was a sad kid. What makes this the most nostalgic movie is because this was the first ever 3D animated movie and paved the way for Pixar to make other greats so we’ll always remember where they started from. Also, Andy represents the kids of that day and as the years go by, Andy gets older like we do as well which makes us have a connection with him. Even though, he passes on his toys in part 3, he never forgets about them or about himself and all the good times they had and that’s nostalgia.