I find comfort in watching films and tv shows that remind me of a specific time in my life. If I want to feel all warm and fuzzy, I watch a show I watched when I was younger. If want to remember a memory, I watch a movie that I loved during that time period.

Here are some of my favorite throwback movies that make me feel so happy on the inside. These movies may not be the best technical and cinematic films, but I think that is the point I am trying to make.

Sometimes you just want to put on a funny, surface-level movie, so you can laugh and forget about that rude guy at the grocery store. Let’s begin with part 1! (The second part will be coming out in the following weeks.) Oh, and feel free to giggle at my movie choices, I was not always a film buff.

1. Air Bud (1997)

This is a classic film that I used to watch on the weekends. I think I loved it so much because it is about a dog who plays basketball! How cool is that? I love dogs AND basketball AND pudding. If you have seen this film, you know what I mean by that joke.

Anyway, this film is perfect for children, it has some sad parts, but the overall meaning of the film is great.

from YouTube Movies

2. Sound of Music (1965)

I watched this film at my grandparents’ house at least once a summer. I remember it being so hot outside, while I sat inside with my grandmother and brother to watch this film. I typically do not like musicals, but I love this story. Maybe it is because I have so many memories attached to it, or maybe it is because the characters are so likable.

Also, the story is engaging, and although it is a very long movie, I have no problem watching it all in one sitting. It’s a classic!

from Fox Family Entertainment

3. High School Musical (2006)

THIS MOVIE! I was the key demographic when it came out. I remember rewatching it whenever it was on T.V. I knew the dances, the words to all of the songs and I knew that Troy Bolton was extremely cute. Even to this day, I know this film made a huge impact on my life, and I think a lot of people can relate to that statement.

If you have not watched it, I think you should take some time and watch it (even if you think you might be too old for it). It’s pretty great and it is attached to a lot of my great memories from elementary school. Also, don’t forget about High School Musical 2 and 3.

from DisneyMusicVevo

4. Halloween Town (1998)

Another Disney Channel Original Movie! Can you tell I am a 90’s Disney kid?

The shows on Disney today make me cringe and make me feel bad for the kids growing up now. They do not have the great Disney shows that I had whilst I was growing up, that shaped who I was. (I will get into some of my favorite old school Disney shows in an upcoming post.)

This movie is still on the Disney Channel around Halloween and I watch it every year. It is a bit childish, but I still watch it nonetheless.

from Disney Channel

5. Billboard Dad (1998)

The fashion in this movie just screams the 90’s. It takes me back to a different time when I had no worries and I was ignorant to the troubles in the world. This film is fun, cool and exciting, at least it was for me when I was a kid.

The Olsen twins were on a roll when they were younger, they were a part of an incredible selection of work. I also liked their movie, To Grandmother’s House We Go (1992). Their films were staples for my weekends and sleepovers.

Well, those are some of the films that make me happy. I am going to do another post like this one, but I am going to discuss some of the T.V. shows from my childhood.

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Thanks for reading,


P.S. I am listening to High School Musical songs while I am writing this.

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6 responses to “Throwback Movies: Part 1”

  1. Margaret Avatar

    I can relate to Sound of Music. That one is a classic! We one point I could sing along with all the songs.

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    1. alohaarianna Avatar

      Yes, the songs are so fun to sing!


  2. sophialorenabenjamin Avatar

    love everything you love…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. alohaarianna Avatar

      That’s great!


  3. Throwback Movies: Part 2 – Aloha Arianna Avatar

    […] a continuation of last week’s post, today we are going to get into more of my favorite childhood films. Some of these movies are older […]


  4. cheriewhite Avatar

    I can so relate! I like to watch movies from the ’80s and ’90s- “Twister,” “Independence Day,” etc. And TV reruns like “In the Heat of the Night” and “Matlock.” Like you, they remind me of the best times of my life! Thank you for posting this! 🙂

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