This week Wander asks us to pick non animated children movies that adults would enjoy. When I first saw that theme, I thought it was going to be so hard. Then I realized it was actually harder to narrow it down to three. The only rule I made for myself was that I couldn't use Shirley Temple movies, because then I would just use all Shirley Temple movies. Here are my favorites:
1) The Santa Claus
The sequels were all terrible, but I have very fond memories of watching this film as a kid. I watched it again this Christmas and it still holds up. Plus I could watch that scene where the step dad gets the weenie whistle over and over and over again.
2) Hocus Pocus
I think I've watched movie once a year ever since it was made, so I know for sure that adults can enjoy this one too. It's ridiculous fun, and it's also the only Sarah Jessica Parker performance I've ever liked.
3) The Secret Garden
This last one was hard, I almost went with A Little Princess, but I figured I'd see that one pop up in other places more than Secret Garden, so I went with this one. It's still very enjoyable for an adult. Beautiful scenery, and a very sweet story.