Three movies for families

It was a world my daughters instinctively longed to live in, and even a sleep-deprived, overworked father could see that it was as real to them as my office cubicle was to me, especially when they could escape the city to a clearly magical place like their great-grandmother’s little cottage on the Bay of Fundy.


I envied them that much wider portal to their imagination, and fed it with more Miyazaki films over the next few years. I know that portal is closing now, and that a day will come when that DVD of Totoro will be our keepsake of that brief time when we all shared a bond based on some landscape of the mind they longed to visit with the eager approval of their envious parent

  • Xavier

    No Princess Bride? No Star Wars IV? No Blues Brothers?

  • andycanuck

    Why a duck?

    • Why, on the other hand, not a duck?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Why not a chicken?

    • Minicapt

      Because one leg is not the same.


  • Norman_In_New_York

    Too many here. I would include “Anchors Aweigh,” “Hans Christian Andersen,” and “Apollo XIII”.

    • Clink9

      I can watch Apollo 13 till the cows come home.