10 Movies You’re Never Too Old To Rewatch
In our last blog post we went over the 10 TV Shows You’re Never Too Old To Rewatch and the nostalgia gripping pop culture of today. This week we’re diving into Forgot to Grow Up’s list of 10 Movies You’re Never Too Old To Rewatch. These are some of our favourites from our younger days which we are always down to rewatch.
1. Remember the Titans (2000)
When thinking of movies I’m always happy to rewatch, Remember the Titans always comes to mind because of its inspirational story and memorable characters. This film visits into a small town high school football team in its first season after desegregation and the ensuing struggles of coming together in a time when that had never been done before. Remember the Titans to this day remains one of my favourite films which I rewatch at least once a year. When you’re looking for an inspirational and heart-wrenching film, checkout Remember the Titans and you won’t be disappointed.
2. Shrek (2001)
I remember as a kid when Shrek first came out in theatres, I would’ve been 7 or 8 at the time and it was one of the first kids/family movies that I can remember really enjoying. To this day it remains (Despite too many sequels and side-quels) one of my favourite movies to rewatch from my childhood. Shrek’s unique, goofy and slightly inappropriate take on classic fairy tale stories is what makes it stand out from the endless goody goody Disney classics. Poking fun at these Disney classics in a fun and entertaining fashion which is great for rewatching whenever you’re babysitting a young cousin or hanging out with someone who doesn’t fancy superhero films. If the Disney’s Snow Beauty and Sleeping White aren’t really your types of movie than Shrek is the perfect barely a fairy tale movie for your weekend binge list.
3. The Sandlot (1993)
If you never watch The Sandlot as a kid than your childhood was truly missing out. This coming of age story of young teenage boys filling their summer break with games of baseball at the sandlot and the ensuing adventures typical of a coming of age story complete with lessons and laughs. The Sandlot is a feel-good movie that’s best to rewatch at the beginning of summer to give yourself a bit of movie-made hope for your summer to follow. The heart-felt adventures of this group of youngsters will make you long for your younger days when you used to run around the neighbourhood with your best buds.
4. The Land Before Time (1988)
Before Jurassic Park brought dinosaurs into live action film there was the cartoon dinos of The Land Before Time movie. This movie tells the tale of different herds of cartoon dinosaurs making their way through a drought to a hopeful oasis called the Great Valley. Overcoming adversity and tragedy the main characters of this movie were easy to relate to as a young child and heartwarming to rewatch as an adult. A tear-jerking film that’s good to watch when you need a roller coaster of emotion type of movie. Also make sure you find the first Land Before Time because according to Wikipedia there’s thirteen direct-to-DVD sequels out there that I couldn't imagine are any good.
5. Toy Story (1995) or Anything Pixar
I know before I was giving Disney classics a hard time but truthfully they are considered classics for a reason and the Pixar/Disney Films are the best among those classics. Toy Story was always my favourite Pixar movie because of Buzz Lightyear and Woody. I dressed up as those to for more Halloweens then I care to actually admit but that’s because it always has had a special place in my heart. To this day I tear up a bit anytime I hear the song “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” because of how much I love Toy Story. With it’s wide cast of characters there’s a special toy for everyone to feel a connection which makes Toy Story an even more heartwarming movie. This film is great to rewatch with your family or friend because it delivers laughs, heart-felt moments and unforgettable characters.
6. Space Jam (1996)
Does Space Jam really need explaining for any list of movies to rewatch… its Space Jam! Nba superstar and legend Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Toon gang playing basketball against animated cartoon alien Danny Devito’s squad of juiced up cartoon aliens? How did this not win every award in history will remain a mystery to us at Forgot to Grow Up because Space Jam is masterpiece of ridiculousness, endless Looney Toon classic comedy and epic cameos that all movies should aspire to. I might be a bit biased to Space Jam because I’m a sucker for a cartoon & live action team-up (Who Framed Roger Rabbits, Looneys Back In Action) but this is really a great movie to rewatch when you want some good old fashioned Looney Toons styled humour and random cameo appearances.
7. Forrest Gump (1994)
Definitely the most adult movie on this list, however Forrest Gump was a movie staple of my childhood. I can’t count the number of times my family would watch it at my grandparents house after a family dinner. Forrest Gump is a modern day classic that will always stand the test of time because of its unique storytelling, multiple award winning performances and inclusion of some of the 20th century’s most defining moments. This film is best to rewatch when you need to regain a little faith in humanity as you follow the lovable Forrest Gump as he quite literally runs his way through life.
8. Batman (1989) and Other 90s Batman Movies
Surprisingly we somehow managed to make it this far in the list of 10 Movies You’re Never Too Old To Rewatch without mentioning any superhero movies. Well all things come to an end and of course we had to include a Batman entry on this list. Forgot to Grow Up is partially build on a fandom and love of Batman. The 1989 Batman movie was one of the very first movies I recall watching and after that first viewing I was hooked as a fan of Batman from then on. The ‘89 and ‘90s Batman movies were goofy, campy and hilariously ridiculous with over the top villains and plotlines. This is what makes these movies so rewatchable despite their shortcomings in certain areas. They’re corny and wacky kids movies which are nothing but fun and laughter whenever rewatched. The 89 and ‘90s Batman movies are great for a rainy weekend afternoon when you need a bit of ridiculous humour with some superhero antics mixed in (as well as the best Batmobiles ever to be on screen...that’s right i went there!).
9. The ‘90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movies
“Go Ninja! Go Ninja Go!” are among some of the many quotable lines from the three ‘90s TMNT movies. These movies are technically another set of superhero movies but I seriously only included two so chill out people… Any who, the TMNT movies are great to rewatch because they’re a fun and family friendly set of movies. With entertaining action scenes and countless “dad jokes” to keep you amused through each of the three movies..well maybe not the third one where they go back in time. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies are fun to watch with a few buddies while enjoying a couple slices of pizza.
10. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Like Remember the Titans, this movie is such a rewatchable series because of its inspirational underdog story and unforgettable characters. Reluctant Coach Gordon Bombay leads a group of misfit hockey players through the ups and downs of becoming a true team. The players learn lessons and the audience learns something about themselves (like I was never interested in playing hockey because of the scary Russian hockey team). The Mighty Ducks is perfect to rewatch when you want a good sports underdog story mixed with some typical antics of a movie with a cast of teenagers (i.e. feather and shaving cream prank). The Mighty Ducks will have you laughing and cheering by the end of its inspirational tale.