Movies for Kids (2016)

PopGap #23: Generation Pop Gap

By dorrk, November 3rd 2016
Generation [Pop] Gap: Movies for my 13-year-old daughter

My oldest daughter, who turns 13 this month, is always interested in my monthly movie projects, and asked if she could do one after her birthday. I asked my friends at Flickchart to vote in a poll of movies that they think that every 13-year-old should see. Out of 100 movies suggested, 68 qualified as both appropriate and new-to-her. I put the Top 10 movies in a run-off poll and these are the five that won. She'll be watching them over the next two months, and reviewing them in a format yet-to-be-determined.

A League of Their Own (1993)

A League of Their Own (1993)

Dir: Penny Marshall
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Dir: Robert Mulligan
North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
City Lights (1931)

City Lights (1931)

Dir: Charles Chaplin
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Dir: Jacques Demy

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As movies are added to this list, I'll add them to Letterboxd, here:
https://letterboxd.com/dorrk/list/popgengap-2016-11-movies-for-13-year-olds

You can keep track of my daughter's Flickchart-in-progress here:
http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?user=daughterdorrk

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The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher