Greatest Childrens/Family Movies: The New
York Times Essential Library: A Critic's Guide to the Best Films Available
on Video and DVD selected 100 Children's Movies in their
publication, authored by Peter Nichols.
See also this site's informational genre section on
Facts and Commentary About the List:
Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star
are the films
- It profiled one hundred top cinematic
works available on DVD or video that were recommended for children (ages
8-12), with a brief original essay that covered their aesthetic value
as well as historical and cultural information.
- The book ended with Another 100: More Movies Your Family Should View Together.
- Not unexpectedly, many of the choices were animated
films, standard films for kids, and hits from more recent years. However,
the listings included lots of sophisticated, unconventional choices
from Hollywood's Golden Era.
- There were many great dramas and comedies
included, but films from the horror genre, and films with religion as
their subject matter were virtually non-existent.
that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the "100