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The 20 classic films children should see
For children reared on a diet of CGI blockbusters and 3D cartoon characters, the titles may be unfamiliar.

By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor1:56PM GMT 26 Dec 2011

But these are the 20 classic films that experts believe schoolchildren should watch in order to understand the power of cinema.
Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock and Ealing comedies feature on the list compiled by FilmClub, an education charity.
The organisation is urging parents and grandparents to introduce children to films from bygone eras.
Ellen E Jones, the charity’s chief programmer, said: “Young people should watch classic films for all the same reasons they should watch great films in general - because a great film can change the whole way you see the world.
“Yet the majority of these are films which young people today might never hear about, let alone have the chance to see.”
10 Classics for Primary School Children
1 The Red Balloon (1956)
Alfred Lamorisse’s charming short film about a young boy and his balloon won a best screenplay Oscar despite being dialogue-free
2 Duck Soup (1933)
Marx Brothers comedy starring Groucho Marx as incompetent president Rufus T Firefly
3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The evergreen classic that proves there’s no place like home
4 Oliver Twist (1948)
David Lean’s film, with Sir Alec Guinness as Fagin, remains the Dickens adaptation by which all others are measured
5 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Alec Guinness again, this time as a mild-mannered bank clerk who turns to crime
6 The Kid (1921)
Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in this silent feature in which the Little Tramp finds an abandoned child
7 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Heart-warming festive fare about a department store Santa who might just be the real thing
8 Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star in one of the most famous musicals of all time
9 The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Alexander Korda’s Arabian Nights adventure was a big wartime hit
10 La Belle et La Bête (1946)
An exquisite Beauty and the Beast fairytale from the director Jean Cocteau
10 Classics for Secondary School Children
1 North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant stars in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterly tale of mistaken identity
2 A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Powell and Pressburger fantasy starring David Niven as an RAF pilot who attempts to cheat death
3 Metropolis (1927)
A sci-fi masterpiece that was light years ahead of its time and is regarded as one of the most influential films ever made
4 It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
No Christmas is complete without Frank Capra’s tale of a man who discovers that life really is worth living
5 The Great Escape (1963)
Based on a real-life escape attempt from Stalag Luft III, the Second World War drama boasts a cast of movie greats
6 Twelve Angry Men (1957)
Henry Fonda is the lone voice trying to convince his fellow jurors of a defendant’s innocence
7 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Robert Mitchum plays one of Hollywood’s most unforgettable villains in this black and white thriller directed by Charles Laughton
8 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Alec Guinness plays no fewer than eight characters in this Ealing black comedy
9 Seven Samurai (1954)
Akira Kurosawa’s epic is one of the most influential films ever released, later remade by Hollywood as The Magnificent Seven
10 The Ladykillers (1955)
The last of the Ealing comedies was arguably the best, with Katie Johnson as the little old lady outwitting a criminal gang


How many of these classics have YOU seen?

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Oops, I'm slacking! I've only seen 6 of these *blush* and I think my kids have seen 2...

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I've seen 4 on the list.. and my son ha seen.... 1!

We've both seen The Wizard of Oz, the others for me are The Red Balloon, The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets.

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All are the good movies here for children and everyone will enjoy the same so much . I love to collect movies like it and its here for us. Nice and wonderful movies for kids.


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Which films have you seen that you think kids should watch.

Personally, I think one that all people should see is schindlers list.

What others would you add?

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