Doesn't this question (pre)suppose some common cultural background again?
And isn't this too easily supposed to be american? (What? Again? Yes, again...)
Godzilla!!! I went rarely to the movies when I was a kid, but I remember a visit to a local cinema where they played Godzilla, or at least one of the series. I may have remembered it because all the shooting and destruction were not exactly my cup of tea. There was a horrible scene in the end, where the Bad Professor was smothered between his desk and the wall, and blood ran out of mouth. And there was a big ape in it too. Somebody knows more about this particular film?
Oh there was a swedish series too: Vi pa Saltkrakan, based on the childrenbooks of Astrid Lindgren. Seemed like eternal summer in that series, as childhood itself. I was too old to have a taste for Pippi when she appeared on the screen, but still, that smile of Inger Nilsson...
So, I spend the day watching Tim Burton's classic movie, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, bringing back memories of movies that I watched when I was younger. I forgot how wonderful that movie actually was. It is rather weird or mildly demented due to Paul Reubens humor, but it blends perfectly with Burton's direction.
So I ask, what are the classic movies that you remember from when you were a child. It doesn't matter what year it was from, but what movies did you grow up watching, and maybe still watching today.
Anybody remember Howard the Duck? God did it suck. Such a good idea thrown away by George Lucas and cohorts with terrible acting. I tried watching it again the other day, and I think I felt brain cells popping one by one until I shut it off.