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12 Awesome Childhood Movies like The Goonies

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The Goonies is one of those movies that is just right. Especially if you were lucky enough to see it when parents were a little looser on the reins.

Here are 12 movies like The Goonies that have similar themes including, kids going on an adventure, kids beating adults (usually criminals), kids are the only ones who can save the day and kids with no parental supervision going on an adventure, beating adults and are the only ones who can save the day. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

12. Home Alone 1 & 2 (1990, 1992)

 

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8-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left at home alone after his family goes on vacation. And then accidentally boards a plane to New York when his family is late for a flight to Florida.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because it has: kid going on an adventure (YES), kid beating adults (usually criminals) (YES), a kid is the only one who can save the day (YES) and a kid with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

11. War Games (1983)

 

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Storyline: David (Matthew Broderick) accidentally connects with a secret government computer that controls U.S nuclear missiles.  The computer challenges David to a game of America Vs Russia that starts a countdown to World War 3.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because it has: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (SORT OF), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

10. E.T. (1982)

 

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An outcast kid goes up against the government in order to help an alien return to his home planet.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because it has: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES, BUT THE GOVT.), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

9. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

 

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A young boy finds a mysterious book that leads him into the magical world of Fantasia.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because it has: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (NO), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

8. Son of Rambow (2007)

 

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Two Kids make a movie based on First Blood during the English summer holidays of 1982.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because it has: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (NO), kids are the only ones who can save the day (NO) and kids with no parental supervision going on an adventure, beating adults and are the only ones who can save the day (NO). Kids doing hilarious home made movie stunts (YES).

 

 

8. The Monster Squad (1987)

 

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A group of kids have to try and save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monster army.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES, BUT MONSTERS), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

7. Stand By Me (1986)

 

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A man recounts a story of the time he and his friends went on an adventure to find the dead body of a missing boy.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (SORT OF, UNRULY YOUTHS), kids are the only ones who can save the day (NO) and kids with no parental supervision (HALF THERE, BUT THE ADVENTURE IS EPIC SO…).

 

 

6. Super 8 (2011)

 

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In 1979 a group of kids witness a train crash while making a super 8 movie. Soon after, a series of strange occurrences lead the kids to believe that the crash was not an accident.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES, ALIENS), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  (1988)

 

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Four siblings travel through a mysterious wardrobe to the land of Narnia, where they must fight an evil queen to save the magical world.  An Original BBC mini-series.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

4. Explorers (1985)

 

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A boy in love with old sci-fi movies, draws the plans for a spaceship which he builds with the help of his two friends.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (NO), kids are the only ones who can save the day (NO) and kids with no parental supervision (NO, BUT THEY CAN GO INTO SPACE, SO THAT IS KIND OF IMPRESSIVE).

 

 

3. Josh and S.A.M (1993)

 

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Brothers Josh and Sam are sent to live with their Father after their Mother is preparing to remarry. Being unhappy with his situation, Josh convinces younger brother Sam that he is a S.A.M (Strategically Altered Mutant) designed for warfare in Africa, and the only way to avoid war is to flee to Canada. The boys steal a car and begin their road trip to Canada.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (SORT OF), kids are the only ones who can save the day (SORT OF) and kids with no parental supervision (MOSTLY).

 

 

2. Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

 

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A cancelled date leads Chris to agree to take a babysitting job. After her friend Brenda calls for help from a bus station in downtown Chicago. Chris and the kids leave the comforts of suburbia for an adventure in the big city.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).

 

 

1. The Lost Boys (1987)

 

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Brothers Michael and Sam move to a small town in California with their Mother. Not long after arriving they discover the town is overrun by Vampires.

It’s on the movies like The Goonies list because: kids going on an adventure (YES), kids beating adults (usually criminals) (YES, UNRULY YOUTH VAMPIRES), kids are the only ones who can save the day (YES) and kids with no parental supervision (YES).