Just hearing the theme song for E.T. makes me tear up...but it's one movie I think ANY kid today should see.

It teaches so much -- curiosity, empathy, loss, friendship, love...

There was a great survey that revealed the 25 Movies From the '80s Every Kid Should See. Some of the honorable mentions from Buzzfeed:

For The Little Ones:

  1. E.T., 1982
  2. The Little Mermaid, 1989
  3. An American Tail, 1986
  4. The Fox and the Hound, 1981

For Kids 8 And Up:

  1. The Princess Bride, 1987
  2. War Games, 1983
  3. Beetlejuice, 1988
  4. Gremlins, 1984
  5. Ghostbusters, 1984
  6. The Goonies, 1985

For Teens 13+:

  1. The Breakfast Club, 1985
  2. Adventures In Babysitting, 1987
  3. Back To The Future, 1985
  4. The Outsiders, 1983
  5. Fast Times At Ridgemont High, 1982
  6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986
  7. The Lost Boys, 1987
  8. Say Anything, 1989

My old cohost used to say he couldn't wait for his sons to be old enough for them to watch Caddyshack together. THAT's a good dad! :) Sharing the classics is important!

What would you add to the list?