Geeky Movies for Kids

I have this weird worry that kids today have a huge list of great movies to catch up on. So, I started making a list of classic movies for kids, age 10-16ish, geeky gems, iconic cultural reference stuff. Movie education. Things you would wish you saw before they were referenced in a Simpsons episode. If that makes sense. Suggestions welcome.

Obviously check age restrictions and filter to suit your moral framework.

Seen by genetic offspring #1…

Back to the Future series
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ghostbusters
Goonies
Gremlins
Star Wars and Clone Wars series
Princess Bride
Indiana Jones series
War Games
2001: A Space Odyssey
Galaxy Quest
The Last Starfighter
Studio Ghibli films
Gattaca
Guardians of the Galaxy
Sneakers
Stardust
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Flash Gordon
My Fair Lady
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Truman Show
Star Trek series, the reboot mostly
iRobot
Zombieland
E.T.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
The Mask
Grease
Ace Ventura series
V for Vendetta
Men in Black series
Divergent
Harry Potter series
Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang
Treasure Planet
Avatar
Interstellar
Batman Returns
Casablanca
Hackers
Spaceballs
Jurassic Park series
Groundhog Day
The Fifth Element
Willow
Dune
Zoolander
Jumanji
Ghost in the Shell (original)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Spirited Away
Titan A.E.
Forrest Gump
Short Circuit
Mimic

Find and watch…

Dr. Strangelove
Life Aquatic
Flight of the Navigator
Neverending Story
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Edward Scissorhands
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Matrix series
The Last Action Hero
Donnie Darko
Karate Kid
Highlander
Brazil
Tron
Cocoon
Beetlejuice
Corpse Bride
Legend
Night before Christmas
Secret of Nimh
The Dark Crystal
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990
Miracle on 34th Street
The Warriors
The Iron Giant
Dead Poets Society
Little Shop of Horrors
The Lost Boys
New Batman series
X-Men
Napoleon Dynamite
Time Bandits
Robotech
Superman series / Man of Steel
Brewster's Millions

Maybe not just yet, but good.

Braveheart
Pump Up The Volume
Shaun of the Dead
Army of Darkness
Predator
Being John Malkovich
12 Monkeys
Alien series
Robocop
Terminator
Blade Runner
The Prestige
Looper
Johnny Mnemonic
Pitch Black
Inception