Entertainment Weekly recently posted a list of The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13). For us, 55 was too many. So we all created our own  list of 10 movies kids need to watch before they turn 13. Here are our lists.

Brandon's list:

  • Goonies
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Stand By Me
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Back to the Future
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Sandlot

Our lists are in no particular order BTW. It's just the 10 movies kids need to watch before they turn 13. And as you can tell by my list, I've kept Disney out of it completely. Disney can have its own list. Here are my three essential Disney movies to watch:

  • Jungle Book
  • Aladdin
  • Finding Nemo

Here is Joanna's lists:

  • TOP THREE DISNEY:
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Aladdin - because of Robin Williams
  • Mulan
  • TOP THREE DISNEY/PIXAR:
  • Wall-E
  • Monsters Inc.
  • A Bug’s Life- Seven Samurai
  • TOP TEN ESSENTIALS:
  • The Goonies
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • ET
  • Indiana Jones- Temple of Doom
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Willy Wonka-
  • Singing in The Rain
  • Jurassic Park-
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • *Stand By Me*

And finally, Lisa (whose new nickname is 'Loophole') tried creating multiple lists for different reasons, which kind of defeats the point of the list. But here is what she sent me.

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Heavyweights
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Miracle on 34 Street (remake)
  • Home Alone
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Jurassic Park
  • Now and Then
  • Any Shirley Temple but Mainly The Little Colonel, The Little Princess, Heidi
  • Never Ending Story
  • Independence Day
  • Disney Channel Original Movies (Halloweentown, Wish Upon A Star, Johnny Tsunami)
  • The Addams Family
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Jumanji
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Little Rascals
  • Space Jam