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What is the first movie you remember going to that wasn't produced specifically for children?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) August 19th, 2008
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RandomMrdan's avatar

Terminator II. Funny because I was a child when I saw this in theaters…it was soooo bad ass.

mzgator's avatar

I don’t know why…. But my aunt took me to see Jaws during the summer between kindergarten and first grade. My mother was so mad. I has nightmares for a long time after.

Judi's avatar

“Love Story” and I freaked out watching the nude scene with my older brother. Shortly after he took me to see Romeo and Juliet and it had a nude scene too. I was traumatized!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

black hawk down, that kicked ass. leave no man behind!!!, and night of the living dead, i had nightmares for months hence i developed zombiephobia (shudders) just the thought of it scares me.

augustlan's avatar

I can’t really remember…my Dad is a big movie buff, so he was always taking me to the latest, greatest movies in the theaters, regardless of their intended audience. The first may have been Star Wars, but I saw Halloween when I was about 10 years old. I loved it, but I’d never let my kids see something like that so young!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

which romeo and Juliet? the one with LeoDi?

Lightlyseared's avatar

Does Ghostbusters count?

Judi's avatar

This is a young crowd! I LOVE it! @wrestlemaniac, no, it was back in the olden days in the 1970’s.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, I saw Jaws when I was a kid, too…about a week before our beach vacation! What were my parents thinking?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

@Judi, the one with olivea hussey?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i saw jaws when i was on my dad’s friend boat, and later his son pushed me in the water, i screamed shark until the whole beach heard, that’s why i never like open sea.

Judi's avatar

Romeo and Juliet was in 1968 google Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet.

Judi's avatar

@wrestlemaniac, Yes I think so.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh, loved the the actress playing Juliet, seriously i fell in love at first sight, unfortunately i wasn’t alive then (sighs)

Judi's avatar

In 1968 I was 7 years old. I didn’t KNOW people did stuff like that!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

wait the nude scene, oh yeah back then they did, and that scene, well that did it for me , i’m sorry but, it’s enough that her cuteness caught, me but that….

Bri_L's avatar

my first movie was Star Wars In a drive in theater. We were in our footy pajamas sitting in the front seat of the station wagon on cushions from our couch. Then my brother ate so much pop corn he threw up all over us.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

nice, i just lost my appetite for the next ten minutes, i was eating here, hello!!

Bri_L's avatar

oops. sorry wrestle.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I think it was either “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or one of the James Bond flicks…prolly Goldfinger or Dr. No. BaT came out when I was a baby, but I saw it as part of a double feature when I was in grade school. I loved it!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

it’s okay (oh yeah!!! Kool-Aid)

wrestlemaniac's avatar

ah a James bond classic.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i can do a scary accurate predator growl i do it all the time to my friends, and which predator movie?

flameboi's avatar

the first one

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh yeah, nice.

simone54's avatar

Maybe it wasn’t the first but, in sixth grade, I went with a group of friends to see Timecop (crappy movie). When we were walking to our seats we bumped in to our teacher. We thought it was it would be nice of us to stop and say hello to him, so we did, then went our seats. About a third of the way into the movie there was boobs. Then later, a sex seen with boobs. Yeah, it’s a little awkward to see boobs with your teacher.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Run Silent, Run Deep with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. I remember seeing it at the Miracle Mile drive-in theater with my parents. I know it’s not the first movie I saw at that drive-in, and it’s probably not the first grown-up movie I ever saw, but it’s the first one I distinctly remember.

Bri_L's avatar

@ simone54 – That happened to me in high school. I went with a new girlfriend of about 3 months and my old track coach / her old math teacher was at the movie. It was Bull Durham. Whew. Lots of embarrassment to go arround.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i hear ya (imitating tia dalma)

buster's avatar

Dick Tracy. I think I saw it in the theatre when I was eight.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

godfather, yeah definitely.

richardhenry's avatar

Titanic, man.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh that movie, that was the only one that made me cry, honestly. and i feel like we all are talking about the same question i asked before, it’s strange.

cyndyh's avatar

The earliest I remember was Brewster McCloud or something with the name Brewster McCloud in it. Probably the earliest that I remember that anyone would have heard of would be The Sting.

jasongarrett's avatar

Return of the Jedi

wrestlemaniac's avatar

“luke, i am a your father” – darth vader. yeah i liked that movie to, but it was acceptable for kids too.

Tantigirl's avatar

@Bri_L – thanks for that charming thought of eating too much popcorn and throwing up on people, I’m about to take my 7 year old son to the movies!!!!

Tantigirl's avatar

The first “real” movie I remember seeing is 2001: A Space Odyssey. The scene with the apes is always the first thing that pops into my head whenever it is mentioned.

Bri_L's avatar

@ all: sorry for the over share.

@ tantigirl: enjoy the movie!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

‘a river runs through it’
i have no recollection of who was in it, what it was about, or anything else…

MacBean's avatar

Once Upon a Crime. My godmother took me to see it for my eighth birthday because there was a dachshund in it.

cyndyh's avatar

Man, I feel old here. :^>

tabbycat's avatar

Yes, I really feel old here, too!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

what did i miss young’uns?

Bri_L's avatar

I feel pretty up there myself

charliecompany34's avatar

buck and the preacher. yes, there is such a movie.

tinyfaery's avatar

Flash Gordon.

cyndyh's avatar

How can you say that with following it up?

Flash Ah-ah
he’ll save every one of us

tinyfaery's avatar

I hardly remember it.

cyndyh's avatar

Then I am old.

tinyfaery's avatar

Hey me too. If I was old enough to go see it, then we are probably fairly close in age. I also remember going to see The Gods Must Be Crazy, but I don’t remember much about that one either.

stratman37's avatar

Papillion with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman

sndfreQ's avatar

For me it was the original theatrical release of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), at the Grohman’s (sp?) Chinese Theatre, Hollywood 1977. I was four years old and remember getting nauseous at the huge screen shots of traveling through space, and crying whenever Darth Vader and Chewbacca were on screen! (I also remember going in my pyjamas-the ones with the built-in footies!

artificialard's avatar

The Fly. When I was four. And thus ended horror movies for me forever. Thanks mom.

shrubbery's avatar

Pretty sure my Gran took me to see Godzilla and I loved it.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh which Godzilla the old ones or the new ones.

shrubbery's avatar

The 1998 one so I was six years old.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh i liked that one, but to me it was a little extreme.

shrubbery's avatar

I don’t remember too much about it, except when he first comes out of the water and the little old fisherman is running along the jetty and the planks are flying everywhere… and something about the eggs and all the babies. I do remember liking it a lot though.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh i remember, the cameraman surviving being stepped on by the beast and laughing like a maniac.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

I thionk mine would be Village of the Damned.I also have the very original one on a BetaMax. I just don’t have a BetaMax player though

Gundark's avatar

It was a long time ago, but it was probably That’s Entertainment (1974). I remember liking all of the music and dancing.

I have a vague memory of another film that might have been Song of Norway (1970), but I don’t know for sure, and I can’t really remember it, so it doesn’t count.

davidk's avatar

I was on a transatlantic flight from Paris to NY and got to see James Bond oo7, Live and Let Die.

Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg…you’ve still got it!!!!!

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