Nostalgiaby benwatford | created - 14 Oct 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Thingsss I’m nostalgic for or whatever...
I was born in 2001 so that would give some insight, as well as the fact I have Aspergers which would explain all the dinosaur/alien documentaries
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1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 343,798 | Gross: $435.11M
I really had an unhealthy obsession with this one, and to be honest it's a good movie to fall in love with as a kid
2. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.
Votes: 799,723 | Gross: $402.45M
This scared the hell out of me, yet I kept returning to it. I watched it at a teacher's house and she had a home theater, which really gave me a special exeprience
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 879,302 | Gross: $309.13M
All three of the original trilogy films could be my #3, matter of fact all of this list is basically impossible to rank so take the ratings with a grain of salt, but I'm sure this was my favorite out of the three when I first watched them
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,074,304 | Gross: $290.48M
5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,142,907 | Gross: $322.74M
6. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 886,428 | Gross: $380.84M
7. Chicken Little (2005)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.
Votes: 80,151 | Gross: $135.39M
The only reason I liked this movie was the aliens and R.E.M but regardless I watched this too many times
8. Minecraft (2009 Video Game)
E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Welcome to the world of minecraft, you can build, brew potions, enchant your armor and tools, adventure other biomes. Visit the nether, or even defeat the enderdragon in the end.
9. Dinosaur (2000)
PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Votes: 48,841 | Gross: $137.75M
The music actually holds up really well, I’m surprised it’s not that well known
10. Robots (2005)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.
Votes: 124,555 | Gross: $128.20M
11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 928,099 | Gross: $204.84M
I think this was the first R rated movie I've seen, but I did watch it on TV so a lot of the language and violence was cut. I do remember rewinding it to the opening sequence in the post apocalypse and being mesmerized with it
12. New Super Mario Bros. (2006 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Family
On a relaxing walk with Mario, Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser Jr, and Mario must travel across 8 different themed worlds to save her.
13. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 110,198 | Gross: $101.22M
14. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007 Video Game)
E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Collect Gold Bricks while successfully progressing through the entire story, from the Trade Federation negotiations above Naboo in Star Wars Episode I, to the attack on the second Death Star above Endor in Return of the Jedi.
I think the reason why I have a really potent reaction to John William’s score is because I heard it all the time from playing this so much.
15. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.
Votes: 72,672 | Gross: $85.42M
This movie somehow gets more entertaining as you get older
16. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.
Votes: 82,180 | Gross: $22.18M
18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 352,674 | Gross: $229.09M
19. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Votes: 229,254 | Gross: $120.62M
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Votes: 345,137 | Gross: $291.71M
22. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.
Votes: 389,795 | Gross: $215.43M
I've probably seen this movie more times than any other movie, at night when I couldn't sleep I would basically replay in my head from memory
23. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
Votes: 234,173 | Gross: $165.25M
24. Jurassic Park III (2001)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.
Votes: 279,695 | Gross: $181.17M
25. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Votes: 623,211 | Gross: $217.58M
26. Short Circuit (1986)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Votes: 53,086 | Gross: $40.70M
I wasn't allowed to watch Ghostbusters but for some reason this was fine
28. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)
94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure
The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »
I really loved this documentary, it introduced me to one of my favorite artists of all time Wayne Barlowe, and I remember going online trying to find toys based off the aliens with no success. Now I own the book and a few other books by Barlowe.
29. Walking with Dinosaurs: Big Al Uncovered (2000 TV Movie)
30 min | Documentary
This documentary has a triple purpose: it discusses the marvelous discovery of Big Al in 1999 in Wyoming, it shows up-to-date evidence based on new discoveries like a "mummified" dinosaur ... See full summary »
I had a really strong obsession with Allosaurs for a while thanks to this, I remember recreating a scene from it with my toys and using a camcorder to record it
30. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 652,610 | Gross: $380.26M
I didn't see the prequels until much later, but I still loved them
31. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 586,261 | Gross: $310.68M
32. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 828,180 | Gross: $248.16M
I wasn’t as attached to this as other people are because I only watched it a handful of times because the first time scared me so bad I never touched it again for a while
33. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 666,279 | Gross: $474.54M
34. The Iron Giant (1999)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
Votes: 160,361 | Gross: $23.16M
I’ve seen it relatively late (around the age of 10) and I’ve still seen it like 20 times, it’s a really great movie
35. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008 Video Game)
T | Action, Family, Fantasy
The third Super Smash Bros. title, featuring a number of new additions, including an Adventure Mode with story lines and co-op play, new characters, new stages, and online combat.
36. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Votes: 94,647 | Gross: $84.05M
37. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007 Video Game)
T | 95 min | Music
I never actually owned this game, it's a game I've exclusively played at my friend's houses and still do to this day. Also this pretty much got me into classic rock, which I then moved on to more progressive stuff like King Crimson, and what got me into playing actual guitar
39. Super Mario Galaxy (2007 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Family
When Princess Peach is abducted as part of Bowser's galaxy creation scheme, stalwart plumber Mario must leap to her rescue, with the help of new celestial friends and powers.
40. Face Off (2011– )
TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »
41. Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008 Video Game)
E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The notorious criminals including the Joker, the Penguin, Catwoman, and Scarecrow have broken out of Arkham Asylum and are set to wreak havoc in Gotham City.
I played this shit so much, I wished I saw the Tim Burton movies earlier because I would’ve loved them based on how much I loved this game. Batman was the only superhero I really (and still do kinda) care about and it’s probably because of this
42. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011 Video Game)
E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Kaos and the Darkness attempt to take over Skylands; you and the Skylanders must stop him.
43. Prehistoric Park (2006– )
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.
46. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.
Votes: 41,133 | Gross: $18.56M
Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary
On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »
48. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary
Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.