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11 Childhood Movies You Completely Forgot About

As these colder days commence, your weekend power move is most likely going to be staying in, snuggling up and snacking with friends.  Instead of scrolling through your Netflix browser, here are a few movies from your childhood that you may have forgotten about. They are sure to spark an awesome blast from the past:      

1. The Parent Trap

This 1998 classic staring Lindsay Lohan was no doubt one of your favorite movies as a child.  This movie definitely made you beg your parents to send you off to sleep away camp and become a master prankster just like Hallie and Annie! 

2. The Lizzie McGuire Movie

How could we not love a movie based off one of our favorite childhood TV shows?  This movie had everything; cute Italian pop stars, awesome dance numbers, and of course, Lizzie and Gordo finally sharing their first kiss.  That’s definitely what dreams are made of!

3. Harriet the Spy

Before she was the Wicked Witch of the Upper East Side, Michelle Trachtenberg played Harriet M. Welsch, a young spy who just couldn’t mind her own business.  Once all of her friends find out she has been spying on them, they totally ditch her.  But don’t worry! A giant stink bomb at the school play reunites the whole gang!

4. Madeline

“In an old house in Paris all covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines,” is a quote to remember for the rest of your life.  How could you not be jealous of all these girls going off to boarding school, being rescued in a river by an adorable dog, and hanging out with the cute son of the Spanish ambassador?    


5. Any of the Marykate and Ashley movies

Marykate and Ashley Olsen were the teen queens of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.  With movies like Our Lips are Sealed, Passport to Paris, and Billboard Dad, you’d be lying if you said these weren’t some of your favorite movies of childhood!

6. The Rugrats Movie

Talking babies lost in the woods driving around in the Reptar Mobile?  Childhood movies don’t get any better than this classic Nickelodeon movie.

7. Matilda

This movie based on the book by Roald Dahl kept all of us entertained as children.  This clever girl with magical powers gets to punish her parents and evil principal whenever they misbehave.  Who doesn’t want that power?  We have to admit though, this movie made us all a bit scared to get tossed in the choky!

8.The Iron Giant

Imagine how cool it must have been to be Hogarth Hughes, finding a giant robot from space in the middle of the woods. Not every nine-year-old gets the opportunity to stop the U.S. Military from attacking their robot friends. 

9. Smart House

Smart House was without a doubt everyone’s dream house as a kid.  Who are we kidding, it still is.  With the help of PAT everything and anything was at the tip of your finger.  Having giant TV screens in the walls, magic floors that suck up all messes, and smoothies appear through the counter tops sounds like my perfect house.

10. Max Keeble’s Big Move

When Max Keeble’s father announces that the family will be moving away, Max realizes this is his perfect opportunity to get back at the school bullies and malicious principal.After all, you just cannot forget about the evil ice-cream man. 

11. Big Fat Liar

This movie takes “my dog ate my homework” to a new extreme.  Don’t you wish that when you were 14-years-old you could have just jetted off to Hollywood with your best friend to stop an evil movie director after he stole your assignment! 

Happy movie watching!

Erin Troy is a junior at the University of Scranton majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in public relations. She is excited to start her first year writing for the Her Campus Scranton team! She hopes to one day do PR for the New York Rangers, and live in Manhattan. This Long Island native loves shopping and Taylor Swift. Follow her on Instagram @erintroyy!
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