Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #4: Nannies / Babysitters

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Nannies / Babysitters

I almost didn't make this list because I wasn't sure of any movies that featured nannies or babysitters.  But then, my memories started coming back to me and I started remembering these movies again!  So, here are some movies that featured nannies or babysitters that I had watched over the years!

This was one of those films that I used to watch a lot when I was little, although I never fully understood this film when I was little. I thought that Julie Andrews was fantastic as Mary Poppins.  I think I need to rewatch this film again!

I had watched this movie when it first came out and I surprisingly loved it!  It was such a campy yet fun little horror movie about a babysitter who was apart of a cult and tried to go after the young boy!

This one was an absolute classic!  Robin Williams was fantastic in this film and this was one of my favorite nanny movies!


  1. The Babysitter was fun! Samara Weaving is such a lovely actress

  2. I love Mary Poppins! It's cotton candy colors and bright tone sort of cover its underlying message about childhood but it comes through thanks to a perfect cast, even Dick Van Dyke and his questionable accent! Memorable and in the case of Feed the Birds beautiful songs.

    I liked but don't love Mrs. Doubtfire but it fits very well.

    I'd never heard of The Babysitter before this week but its certainly popular today.

    I went slightly darker with my governess/nanny selections.

    Jane Eyre (1943)-After losing her parents and being raised in a hellish boarding school one step above an orphan asylum Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine) is hired to be governess for Adele (Margaret O’Brien) the daughter of intense, brooding Edward Rochester (Orson Welles) at the remote Thornfield mansion. Attracted to him but wary she soon finds the mansion is a place of many secrets, some of which could be deadly. Based on the Charlotte Bronte novel.

    The Nanny (1965)-Nanny (Bette Davis), a London family's live-in maid, brings morbid 10-year-old Joey (William Dix) back from the psychiatric ward he's been in for two years, since the death of his younger sister. Joey refuses to eat any food Nanny's prepared or take a bath with her in the room. He also demands to sleep in a room with a lock. Joey's parents-workaholic Bill (James Villiers) and neurotic Virgie (Wendy Craig)-are sure Joey is disturbed, but he may have good reason to be terrified of Nanny. A battle of wits and wills ensues. Taut psychological drama was unfortunately lumped in with the hagsploitation films that became popular after the success of Davis’s “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” It is unrelated to them and much better.

    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)-During what should be a routine visit to her new obstetrician Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) is molested by the doctor and reports him to the police. Rather than taking the rap the doctor commits suicide. The shock of the accusations and suicide causes the doctor's pregnant wife, Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay), to miscarry. Now unhinged mentally but seemingly normal Peyton poses as a nanny for the Bartel family with the intention of tearing Claire's life apart, seducing her husband (Matt McCoy) and eventually murdering the woman she blames for ruining her life. While the setup is a bit ripe De Mornay is fantastic and makes the picture much more than it should be.

    1. Hmmm.. the Hand that Rocks the Cradle sounds really interesting!

  3. We match on Mrs. Doubtfire! I absolutely adore that one.

  4. The Babysitter is popular this week which I have not seen. Love Poppins especially love the song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. Love Mrs. Doubtfire..magic

  5. I almost included Mrs. Doubtfire as well! Such a lovely film.

  6. Of course, we match on The Babysitter. Great call on Mary Poppins and Mrs. Doubtfire, too!

  7. We match on two. Mrs Doubtfire is a fun pick.