March 5, 2007

top 25 movies

My husband and I were talking about movies the other day and we decided to come up with our top 10 movies. By the title of this post, you can see that I came up with a few more than that. I always have had a hard time making decisions. :) I haven't seen some of these movies in a really long time so my tastes may have changed. I think I'm going to do a couple of marathons soon to watch them all again. That is, when it gets a bit quieter around here and I don't fall fast asleep as soon as I sit down to watch a movie. Could be awhile! So, without further delay....my list of 25, in no particular order - because again, that would require making decisions and I don't do that well. :)

1. The Prince of Tides (book is even better!)

2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (watched it last night - grew up around a Greek family and boy, have they hit the nail on the head with this one!)

3. Beaches (book is better - but I love Bette Midler in this)

4. The Wizard of Oz (to this day, I'm still scared of that green-faced witch!)

5. Mary Poppins (I love Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke - the penguin scene is my favorite)

6. The Sound of Music (the well, music of this movie is AWESOME and who wouldn't want some clothes made out of curtains?)

7. Titanic (the set of this movie was incredible - I was already a huge Titanic buff so this was a great movie for me - really sad though)

8. Wildcats (this is a movie with Goldie Hawn - she goes to an inner city school and ends up coaching the football team - haven't seen it in a while)

9. Dirty Dancing (I love the music and the idea of living in a camp setting all summer long - oh, and "nobody puts Baby in a corner" was a good line too)

10. Hope Floats (probably my most favorite of all...)

11. Big Daddy (hippo...hippo...hippo-pen-on-o-mous...)

12. Mr. Holland's Opus (great story)

13. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks ROCKS!)

14. The Shawshank Redemption (I need to watch this one again soon...just remember loving Morgan Freeman in this)

15. Erin Brockovich (I'm sure I'm spelling that wrong - the underdog wins which makes me happy)

16. A Few Good Men (the courtroom scene with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson was priceless)

17. Always (I'm always a sucker for a good love story)

18. The Italian Job (my husband's favorite - it grew on me after the eleven-t-ith hundred time)

19. Back to the Future (again, my husband's favorite - but just the first one for me, thanks!)

20. The Pelican Brief (I need to watch this one again too - but again the underdog wins)

And then there are the Disney Pixar ones that are priceless...

21. Finding Nemo (I haven't said the word escape the right way since - ess-cop-eh)

22. Cars (if I don't have this one memorized yet, I will very soon)

23. Monsters, Inc. (my favorite thing about this one is that the kids' laughter is stronger than their screams)

24. Toy Story (I always dreamed of my toys coming to life...)

25. Toy Story 2 (add a girl to the mix and it's even better!)

So there ya have it...If anyone has any suggestions for good movies based on my picks, please feel free to leave me a comment!

5 rays through the fog:

Darlene said...

All my favorites and more. How about: I'll fly away home, and Patch Adams,and A Family Thing,(that's one Uncle turned me on to and you know his taste)and Secret Garden (my favorite). All drama but simular to the one's you mentioned.

Lucy said...

We have the same taste in movies. "Always" - Isn't that the one where Richard Dreyfuss puts out forest fires a la airplane? If so, my favorite scene is the one where he gives Holly Hunter that white dress and shoes for her birthday and she says, "You got me girl clothes!" and all the guys wash-up so that they can dance with her. I need to see that again.

Blazer1234 said...

Those all great movies! Every single one of them, and I'm not a movie buff. I do Sabrina, the old and new versions.

Anonymous said...

Tell Darlene that it's "UNKEL" not uncle.

Unkel said...

And another thing! What's wrong with my taste in movies?? "Smokey and the Bandit" has some very good acting in it. Jackie Gleeson played that hillbilly sheriff so well, would you ever suspect him of being, in fact, the "high-fallutin'" urbanite that he truly was? And just don't get me started in on "The Honeymooners"!

 
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