The New York Times Essential Library: Children’s Movies

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The New York Times Essential Library selected their 100 best children's movies in this 2003 publication, authored by Peter Nichols.

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    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 16 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 10 top lists Check
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    Apollo 13

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    Babe

    1995, in 10 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Bad News Bears

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'ours

    1988 — a.k.a. The Bear, in 0 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 17 top lists Check
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    Beetlejuice

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
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    Big

    1988, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Black Stallion

    1979, in 4 top lists Check
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    Bound for Glory

    1976, in 3 top lists Check
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    Breaking Away

    1979, in 7 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Buddy Holly Story

    1978, in 1 top list Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Cat Ballou

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chariots of Fire

    1981, in 12 top lists Check
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    Chicken Run

    2000, in 7 top lists Check
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
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    Dick Tracy

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
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    Emma

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
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    Fiddler on the Roof

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
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    Field of Dreams

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
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    Fly Away Home

    1996 — a.k.a. Father Goose, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 14 top lists Check
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    Ghostbusters

    1984, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
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    Great Expectations

    1946, in 19 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 18 top lists Check
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    A Hard Day's Night

    1964, in 19 top lists Check
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    2001, in 5 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 9 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 26 top lists Check
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    James and the Giant Peach

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
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    The King and I

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    A League of Their Own

    1992, in 2 top lists Check
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    Lilo & Stitch

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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