Movies and Shows I Grew Up With

by moninm | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public

Nostalgia strikes again. (This list is less of a ranking and more of an amalgam.)

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1. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,268

2. Bear in the Big Blue House (1997–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz

Votes: 2,896

3. Muppets from Space (1999)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

53 Metascore

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 17,329 | Gross: $16.63M

4. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 18,484 | Gross: $25.53M

5. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

Votes: 4,064

6. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 30,622 | Gross: $76.66M

7. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 3,283

8. Muppet Classic Theater (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales: Three Little Pigs, King Midas' Golden Touch, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Hosted by Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz

Votes: 531

9. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,428

10. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,450

11. The Big Comfy Couch (1992–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Family

Loonette the clown and her dolly Molly solve everyday problems while residing in the comfort of a large couch.

Stars: Fred Stinson, Grindl Kuchirka, Bob Stutt, Alyson Court

Votes: 1,208

12. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 34,464

13. Zoboomafoo (1999–2001)

TV-Y | 29 min | Comedy, Family

Chris and Martin Kratt bring their enthusiasm for animals to the pre-school set.

Stars: Martin Kratt, Chris Kratt, Gord Robertson, Samantha Tolkacz

Votes: 2,299

14. Cyberchase (2002– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Three kids, Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their bird friend Digit, must save cyberspace from the evil Hacker with the use of strategy and math skills.

Stars: Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon, Bianca DeGroat

Votes: 1,856

15. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,488

16. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Short, Family

A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk

Votes: 2,996

17. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 30,900

18. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

27 Metascore

In this live-action prequel to The Flintstones (1994), the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson).

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 20,283 | Gross: $35.27M

19. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 17,281

20. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 1,001

21. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Comic tales of a group of good friends, four boys and two girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 20,943

22. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 16,680

23. WordGirl (2007–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Satirical yet educational animated series about a young girl who is secretly the superhero Wordgirl, armed with superhuman strength, abilities, and a skilled vocabulary.

Stars: Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Ryan Raddatz, Chris Parnell, Maria Bamford

Votes: 831

24. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Jerry Dexter, Cathy Douglas, Patrice Holloway

Votes: 1,635

25. Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns, Jeremy Scrivener

Votes: 2,404

26. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,224

27. Bob the Builder (1998–2004)

TV-Y | 10 min | Animation

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Lorelei King, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 3,471

28. Curious George (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,822 | Gross: $58.64M

29. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold (Lane Toran, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, and Alex D. Linz), a fourth-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,780

30. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,834

31. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 27,568

32. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 79,880

33. It's a Big Big World (2006– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

From the creator of "Bear in the Big Blue House," "It's a Big Big World" features Snook the sloth. He lives in the World Tree with various animal friends including marmosets, a tree frog and an anteater.

Stars: Tim Lagasse, Melissa Creighton, Peter Linz, Carol Binion

Votes: 271

34. Between the Lions (1999– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

Stars: Anthony Asbury, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Makeeba Mooncycle, Tim Lagasse

Votes: 966

35. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (1998– )

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A six year old girl has endless adventures with a tame beast and somewhat fussy pig in Nowhere Land meeting new friends and going to new places.

Stars: Kristen Bone, John McGrath, Tamara Bernier, Dan Chameroy

Votes: 1,222

36. Brum (1991–2002)

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Family

Brum is a car who loves to go around the city each day. Follow him as he helps save the day by identifying criminals, dances with people and sometimes even gets up to no good, only to be helpful later.

Stars: Toyah Willcox, Mike Cavanagh, Tom Wright, Mark Powlett

Votes: 1,291

37. Hamtaro (2000–2006)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story of hamsters who get together at meetings to talk about their adventures.

Stars: Kurumi Mamiya, Ellen Kennedy, Chris Kalhoon, Ted Cole

Votes: 1,650

38. Boohbah (2003– )

TV-Y | 20 min | Family, Fantasy

Boohbah is a T.V. show for babies or toddlers. It follows 5 colorful characters with their own secret language as they teach children basic motor skills and common things like counting and identifying colors.

Stars: Emma Ainsley, Alex Poulter, Cal Freestone, Philip Maurice Hayes

Votes: 447

39. Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (2001–2004)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Sagwa (a kitten), her siblings, and her parents are owned by a Chinese official called "The Foolish Magistrate" (since he tends to make laws and proclamations rather grandiosely and ... See full summary »

Stars: Khaira Ledeyo, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Carrie Finlay, Oliver Grainger

Votes: 923

40. Little Bear (1995–2003)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

Based upon a series of children's books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends.

Stars: Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Jennifer Martini, Sean McCann

Votes: 2,908

41. Rolie Polie Olie (1998–2007)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Olie, his sister Zowie, and his best friend Billy live as robots and discover the values of friendship, family, and growing up to be a great kid.

Stars: Cole Caplan, Adrian Truss, Kristen Bone, Rob Smith

Votes: 2,050

42. Little Bill (1999–2004)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

A smart, inquisitive five year old boy called "Little Bill" explores what life is like with the help of his big imagination.

Stars: Gregory Hines, Xavier Pritchett, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee

Votes: 1,664

43. Franklin (1997–2004)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Family

Franklin focuses on the eponymous growing young turtle who, as his television stories and books always begin, "could count by twos and tie his shoes".

Stars: Noah Reid, Leah Renee, Elizabeth Saunders, Richard Newman

Votes: 3,507

44. The Berenstain Bears (1985–2003)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

We follow a family of bears, known as the Berenstain Bears, as they figure out life together. With friendly neighbors and close friends, the journey is never boring. Inspired by the book series written by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Stars: David Mendenhall, Ruth Buzzi, Brian Cummings, Christina Lange

Votes: 1,738

45. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The adventures of a larger-than-life red dog on Bridwell Island.

Stars: John Ritter, Grey Griffin, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell

Votes: 3,408

46. Out of the Box (1998–2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.5