20 Films I saw and loved before I was 10


Sandlot (1993), David Mickey Evans

– “You play ball like a girl!”

Star Wars (1977-1983) George Lucas

– “I find your lack of faith disturbing”


Young Guns II (1988), Christopher Cain

– “When troubles come, they come not single spies but in battalions.”

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), James Cameron

– “What’s wrong with your eyes?”


Platoon (1986), Oliver Stone

– “Come on motherfucker! Move!”

Dead Poets Society (1989), Peter Weir

– “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”


Heathers (1988), Michael Lenhman

– “The extreme always seems to make an impression.”

Superman (1978-1980), Richard Donner, Richard Lester

– “Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.”


The Outsiders (1983), Francis Ford Coppola

– “I hope I never see Dallas Winston again. If I do I’d… probably fall in love with him.”

The Delta Force (1986), Menahem Golan

– “I’ll see you when I see you.”


Universal Soldier (1992), Roland Emmerich

– “Are we having fun yet?”

Batman (1989), Tim Burton

– “Where does he gets those wonderful toys?”


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Steven Spielberg

– “E.T. phone home”

Singing in the Rain (1952), Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen

– “Dignity. Always dignity.”


The Hidden (1987), Jack Sholder

– “He killed twelve people, wounded twenty three more, stole six cars, most of them Ferraris.”

Jaws (1975), Steven Spielberg

– “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”


Gremlins (1984), Joe Dante

– “They are watching Snow White. And they love it.”

Ghostbusters (1984), Ivan Reitman

–  “‘Get her!’ That was your whole plan, huh, ‘get her.’ Very scientific.”


Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Stephen Herek

– “How’s it going, royal ugly dudes?”

Back to the Future (1985), Robert Zemeckis

– “Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain.”


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