I think my title deserves an explanation, so here it goes: I grew up in a family with various age differences. When I realized that one of my younger siblings was entering her teen years this year, I wondered what movies should I begin to introduce her to before she turns 13. That's when it hit me: what movies do I wanted my younger self to be introduced to if I were back at her age? Granted we both like different things (so her list would be different from mine) so I dug into movies that I've only seen recently (in my late teens to present at 23) that I wished I've seen when I was her age. I've taken to account the appropriateness of the content, and if I would appreciate it or understand it during that time. Here are the seven (and a bonus pick) movies that made it to my list, in no corresponding order.
What almost made it to my list: I think I would enjoy Bugsy Malone, but it's not an ultimate must-watch for me. I took out Pulp Fiction from my list because I don't think I would appreciate it at that age. Same goes for Blade Runner and Shawshank Redemption, the latter I think would have darker themes.
So, what would make it on your list?