By Maria Milligan
Dec 11, 2014

Gift Ideas: 100 Books and 100 Movies for Your Scout

Need some ideas for gifts for your Scout this season? Boys’ Life is here to help! The magazine has published a list of 100 Books Every Boy Should Read and 100 Movies for Boys to help you round out your Christmas shopping list.

From Boys’ Life:

“Keep in mind that we will be constantly updating this list as new titles release. So, you may see some new books from time to time. Also, some books [and movies] may require parental guidance. As always, before choosing a book to read, check with your parent(s) first.”

100 Books Every Boy Should Read 100 Movies for Boys
The 39 CluesThe 39 Clues (series)  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Across Five AprilsAcross Five Aprils  Apollo 13Apollo 13
The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn AvatarAvatar
The Adventures of TintinThe Adventures of Tintin (series) BabeBabe
Aesop’s FablesAesop's Fables Back to the FutureBack to the Future
A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time BambiBambi
Babe the Gallant PigBabe the Gallant Pig The BearThe Bear
Billy BuddBilly Bud Ben-HurBen-Hur
Black Like MeBlack Like Me BigBig
The Book ThiefThe Book Thief The Black StallionThe Black Stallion
Brian’s WinterBrian's Winter Boys TownBoys Town
Bridge to TerabithiaBridge to Terabithia Brian’s SongBrian's Song (1971)
Bud, Not BuddyBud, Not Buddy The Bridge on the River KwaiThe Bridge on the River Kwai
The Butter Battle BookThe Butter Battle Book A Bug’s LifeA Bug's Life
The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild Captain CourageousCaptain Courageous
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Chariots of FireChariots of Fire
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory Chicken RunChicken Run
Charlotte’s WebCharlotte's Web Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang
The ChosenThe Chosen Close Encounters of the Third KindClose Encounters of the Third Kind
A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol ContactContact
The Chronicles of Narnia (series)The Chronicles of Narnia (series) Cool RunningsCool Runnings
Crossing the WireCrossing the Wire Dances with WolvesDances with Wolves
David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield Davy Crockett, King of the Wild FrontierDavy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) Dead Poets SocietyDead Poets Society
Defeat of the Ghost RidersDefeat of the Ghost Riders Duck SoupDuck Soup
Discworld (series)Diskworld (series) DumboDumbo
Doctor Dolittle (series)Doctor Dolittle (series) E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialE.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
DuneDune Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands
Encyclopedia Brown (series)Encyclopedia Brown (series) The Elephant Man (1980)The Elephant Man (1980)
Everybody’s RevolutionEverybody's Revolution Empire of the SunEmpire of the Sun
Falling UpFalling Up FantasiaFantasia
Far NorthFar North Field of DreamsField of Dreams
Football GeniusFootball Genius Finding NemoFinding Nemo
The FriendshipThe Friendship Follow Me, BoysFollow Me, Boys!
The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree FootlooseFootloose
The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book Forrest GumpForrest Gump
Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations GettysburgGettysburg
The Great Quarterback SwitchThe Great Quarterback Switch GhostbustersGhostbusters
Grimm’s Fairy TalesGrimm's Fairy Tales GloryGlory
The Hardy Boys (series)The Hardy Boys (series) The Grapes of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath
Harry Potter (series)Harry Potter (series) The Great EscapeThe Great Escape
HatchetHatchet Groundhog DayGroundhog Day
The HobbitThe Hobbit Hamlet (1990)Hamlet (1990)
HolesHoles High Noon (1952)High Noon (1952)
Honus & MeHonus & Me HolesHoles
Horton Hears a Who!Horton Hears a Who! HoosiersHoosiers
The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games Hope and GloryHope and Glory
James and the Giant PeachJames and the Giant Peach How the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Joey Pigza (series)Joey Pigza (series) How to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon
Johnny TremainJohnny Tremain Ice AgeIce Age
A Light in the AtticA Light in the Attic The IncrediblesThe Incredibles
Lord of the FliesLord of the Flies The Iron GiantThe Iron Giant
The Lord of the Rings (series)The Lord of the Rings (series) It’s a Wonderful LifeIt's a Wonderful Life
Magic Treehouse (series)Magic Treehouse (series) James and the Giant PeachJames and the Giant Peach
Maniac MageeManiac Magee Jurassic ParkJurassic Park
Maximum Ride (series)Maximum Ride (series) The Karate Kid (1984)The Karate Kid (1984)
The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner Kidnapped (1960)Kidnapped (1960)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMHMrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM King Kong (1933)King Kong (1933)
My Father’s Dragon (series)My Father's Dragon (series) Life is Beautiful (1997)Life Is Beautiful (1997)
My Side of the MountainMy Side of the Mountain The Lion KingThe Lion King
Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men The Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings
The Old Man and the SeaThe Old Man and the Sea March of the PenguinsMarch of the Penguins
Old YellerOld Yeller Master and CommanderMaster and Commander
On My HonorOn My Honor The Mighty DucksThe Mighty Ducks
The OutsidersThe Outsiders Miracle (2004)Miracle (2004)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians (series)Percy Jackson & the Olympians (series) Moby Dick (1956)Moby Dick (1956)
The Tale of Peter RabbitThe Tale of Peter Rabbit Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc.
The Phantom TollboothThe Phantom Tollbooth Mr. Holland’s OpusMr. Holland's Opus
The Red Badge of CourageThe Red Badge of Courage Mr. MomMr. Mom
The RiverThe River MulanMulan
Robinson CrusoeRobinson Crusoe Napoleon and SamanthaNapoleon and Samantha
The Sea WolfThe Sea Wolf Never Cry WolfNever Cry Wolf
A Separate PeaceA Separate Peace The Neverending StoryThe Neverending Story
A Series of Unfortunate Events (series)A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) October SkyOctober Sky
The Shadow Children (series)The Shadow Children (series) Old YellerOld Yeller
ShaneShane Peter Pan (1953)Peter Pan (1953)
ShilohShiloh Pinocchio (1940)Pinocchio (1940)
SiddharthaSiddhartha The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride
SounderSounder Raiders of the Lost ArkRaiders of the Lost Ark
The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid TalesThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairy Stupid Tales Remember the TitansRemember the Titans
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The RocketeerThe Rocketeer
Stuart LittleStuart Little RockyRocky
Sunrise over FallujahSunrise Over Fallujah RudyRudy
The Tale of DespereauxThe Tale of Despereaux ShaneShane
Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing ShrekShrek
The Time MachineThe Time Machine SilveradoSilverado
To Build a FireTo Build a Fire The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music
To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird Stand By MeStand By Me
Travel TeamTravel Team Star WarsStar Wars
Treasure IslandTreasure Island Swiss Family RobinsonSwiss Family Robinson
Tuck EverlastingTuck Everlasting The Ten CommandmentsThe Ten Commandments
Tuesdays with MorrieTuesdays with Morrie Thirty Seconds Over TokyoThirty Seconds Over Tokyo
The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds Time BanditsTime Bandits
Watership DownWatership Down To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Wayside School (series)Wayside School (series)  Toy StoryToy Story
Where the Sidewalk EndsWhere the Sidewalk Ends Vision QuestVision Quest
Where the Red Fern GrowsWhere the Red Fern Grows War Games (1983)War Games (1983)
Where the Wild Things AreWhere the Wild Things Are Where the Red Fern GrowsWhere the Red Fern Grows
White FangWhite Fang Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz

Can you think of any other books or movies every boy should experience? Did any of your favorites not make the list? Let us know!

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2 thoughts on “Gift Ideas: 100 Books and 100 Movies for Your Scout

  1. Brent TroutnerBrent Troutner

    Interesting lists…don’t forget Mark Twain….everyone should read his entire canon, and I didn’t seen any James Fenimore Cooper on here either. I would add ‘The Searchers’ and ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’ as seminal movies for young men as well.


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