I am a huge fan of MGM as they have created some of my favorite childhood movies. When that lion roared my sisters and I would run into the living room which was the room with the only TV, because we know that something amazing was about to happen and this usually meant we would all be together as a family singing or laughing together. Whether it was The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Secret Life of Nimh or Singing in the Rain or later, Overboard, The Adams Family, or Prancer, MGM created movies that everyone in the family could enjoy.
My favorites are:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls start your engines. You're about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has never looked or sounded better. Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives but also flies and floats as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure.
The Princess Bride
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.
From celebrated director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) and Oscar-winning* screenwriter William Goldman (Chaplin) comes "an enchanting fantasy" (Time) filled with adventure, romance and plenty of "good-hearted fun" (Roger Ebert)! Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Cary Elwes (Liar, Liar), Mandy Patinkin (Dick Tracy) and Billy Crystal (City Slickers), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is "a real dream of a movie" (People)!
*1969: Original Screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1976: Adapted Screenplay, All the President's Men
As a MGM Insider I get to gift one of my readers a gift pack of these three movies.
- The Princess Bride
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- The Secret Life of Nimh
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Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was offered or received. This is open to the US only. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply.