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20 Iconic Movies/ Series From My Childhood

                   If you haven’t seen at least five of the movies about to be listed, then I’m sorry to inform you that you have no childhood, none whatsoever. What were you doing with your life at the time? But it’s alright, I forgive you for wasting your childhood pushing tires around the street. Just kidding though, I know some of us had rough years but everything is going to be alright.

Why am I a movie lover? My Dad is a movie person so I was made one automatically. He used to buy me and my brother CDs when we were kids. I’m talking too much, let’s dive right into the movies, shall we?

1.  Tarzan: This is one of the very first movies I remember seeing. It was really epic, still is. Tarzan is the tale of a baby whose parents died in the Jungle and was brought up by Gorillas. Fast forward to when he fell in love with MaryJane who was a British girl. Herself her father had come to the Jungle for something I can’t remember.
2. Avatar: The Last Airbender- This animated series was awesome. The famous opening sequence was like a pledge that we used to recite back then. ” Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an Airbender named Aang and although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he is ready to save anyone. But I believe, Aang can save the world.” If you haven’t s this one, we simply cannot be friends. I remember countless hours I spent in front of the TV just to watch this series and as God would have it, my brother and I had our very own television in our room. Time supposed to be spent sleeping would be spent watching this. We’d turn the volume really low so we wouldn’t get caught.
3. Barbie– I watched a lot of Barbie when I was younger and no it wasn’t my dad who introduced me to Barbie, it was my cousins. And I didn’t stop watching Barbie till I was 14. I would save my money to buy Barbie CDs. If only I hadn’t used my money to buy Barbie CDs, I would be a billionaire right now.😪
4. SpongeBob– Talk about a series that was there with you right from childhood to adulthood.
5. Power rangers– I can’t believe I spent hours watching this when I should have been sleeping. Now when I see my siblings watching this, I cringe at how dumb it is. I can’t believe I ever loved this.
6. Toy Story: You’ve got a friend in me. This was nice too.
7. Disney princesses– Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine, Cinderella, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tatiana, Rapunzel, Belle…I watched them all, especially Cinderella..time and time again.
8. The Lion King– This is my favourite after Avatar. It was epic, for me anyways. I just think this movie is beautiful, you can’t tell me nothing. It was perfect.
9. Tom and Jerry: Everyone has seen this one. I think everyone’s favourite was Jerry because he was smaller and all and people tend to feel more empathy towards who they consider the underdog.

10. The lady and the tramp– I also loved this one. I would like to see it again too. It was so lovely.

11. Flushed away– This was among the very first ones I watched also. It was about a rich rat ( he was a pet to rich people) who got flushed down the toilet into the sewage system. Eww..I know. My dad used to scare us back then, saying he’d flush us down  toilet the same way the rat was flushed away.

12. Ratatouille– While still on the topic of rats,  have you seen Ratatouille? You should. It follows the story of a rat, Remy who can cook and helps a garbage boy in a restaurant make delicious meals by pulling his hair.

13. Dora the explorer– I was obsessed with this one plus we had the same name. I’d make my mum buy me Dora the explorer bags, socks, bottles and the likes.

14. Shrek: I loved this also! The donkey was my favourite character especially the scenes where he was like ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?’ My cousin also had a shirt with these words on it.

15. Ice age: I really can’t remember what went down in this movie but I know I loved it and that’s all that matters.

16. Happy Feet: All I remember is penguins, dancing, singing, ice ,water..but it was a great movie. I only wish I was old enough to understand what they were saying. I think I was just fascinated with the images.

17. Kung Fu Panda. A Kung Fu fighting panda, what a nice concept.

18. Home Alone:  I think everyone watched home alone and I think there were actually different versions..right? Or maybe I’m wrong. But it was epic too. That kid would be a grown up now.

19. Peter Pan. I loved Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Captain hook and that crocodile, those were good times..

20. Hotel Transylvania. This was awesome too.

And there were others like Harry Potter, Barney,  Teletubbies, Fantastic Four, Astro boy, Despicable me, The Incredibles, Lilo and Stitch

The most amazing thing is that these movies almost always have sequels. The fun is neverending.

I hope I have been able to convince you and not confuse you that Disney and Pixar were a huge part of my childhood.

I know you didn’t read everything, you were just looking at the pictures but I can forgive you if you like, subscribe, share and drop a comment.

Which ones were your favourite? Remind me of any ones that I haven’t already written on here. Which one haven’t you seen so I can disown you without wasting time…just kidding.

Thanks for reading again✨

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Published by Adora

A not so average Nigerian Gen-Zer with an exceptional and extraordinary imagination, passion for writing and french. Subscribe to experience and enjoy fun and creative content on this space

46 thoughts on “20 Iconic Movies/ Series From My Childhood

    1. I’ve seen Pocahontas and baby’s day out but the rest, no😪 but my mum always talks about Sound of Music so I guess it must be really old.

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    2. Sound of music is not even on anybody’s level oh😩😩

      I also thought it was old people stuff but I watched it when I was really young and I can’t say I won’t want to watch it again. I’ve watched it about three times and it’s always beautiful 😊

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  1. There’s Annie, if you’ve not watched this one, come and take rope and hang yourself 😂😂😂okay I’m joking but yes Annie should be there.

    Fantastic fourrrrrrrrrr
    And yes, I’m actually shocked watching power rangers now😂😂
    Cartoon network, Disney, boomerang, they deserve our love. They made childhood so interesting.

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    1. Especially Disney, they’re really doing a good job.

      This Annie that you people speak of..

      Like how didn’t I see it before that power rangers is so 😖yuck. I’m disappointed in me

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    2. Definitely especially Disney (I don’t know if that English is correct but🤷🏾‍♀️)
      Disney gave us something to watch everyday and there were shows for everybody to watch, not just stereotyped to a particular type.

      I don’t know how you’ve not watched Annie but I can consider forgiving you. The next time we meet, I’m going to play it for you😌you don’t have a choice.

      I don’t know the sand sand power rangers put in our eyes then but oh well😂. But I suspect that the quality of their stories depreciated because I don’t want to believe I used to enjoy what is being shown now😂😂

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    3. Power rangers has been in existence since the 1990s so the quality probably depreciated

      I’d love to see Annie though, it doesn’t even sound familiar

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  2. Then saving my best comment for the last is Lion King, please don’t even come near me if you haven’t watched it😩😩😩

    It was and still is one of the best(and that list is really short) I’ve ever seen. Everything was perfect, the plot, characterization, voices, action, setting. Everything came too well together. I love the songs. I think I’ve started telling y’all too much but it’s Lion King for me, yesterday, today and hopefully tomorrow ❤️

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    1. Me tooooooooo!❤️✨

      And then I found out that the king in ‘coming to America’ was the voice of mufasa🥺🥺

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  3. You were wrong about one statement you made towards the end of the post- that I didn’t read everything and just skimmed through the pictures 😉 What a fun post! Made me so so very nostalgic. A beautiful walk down memory lane. I was obsessed with the air buddies too, as a child. Thanks for this delightful post! ☺️

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