Monday, July 06, 2009

What's at the top of your list?

After seeing Up, I've been thinking about other movies I love, the ones I could watch over and over.

There are some that I like for pure entertainment. There are others I appreciate for the creative talent or good writing. Some of them, I love for both.

Here's my list in no particular order:

1. Forrest Gump- I love this for the entertainment and excellent writing. I keep saying I'll read the book and haven't.

2. Hope Floats- The mother/daughter relationships are brilliant.

3. Fried Green Tomatoes- Friendship and cultural lessons abound. Too many Southernisms to mention.

4. Steel Magnolias- Southernisms and women coming together in celebration and tragedy. Plus, I can picture people I know as the characters.

5. Truman Show- Love it for the lessons on society. Although, I thought it should have ended differently with the audience rallying behind Truman to escape, then watching a new show with a new baby and falling into the old habit. (Sadly, that is probably what would happen.)

6. Christopher Guest movies- Humor in its own category

7. Napolean Dynamite- "TINA! FOOD!"

8. Edward Scissorhands- Makes me cry.

9. Christmas Story- Only I didn't say fudge.

10. Rear Window- When suspense and mystery did not require violence and gore.

11. Gone With The Wind- Do I really need to explain why? ;>)

There are more, but I'll stop there.

What about you? What are your favs and why?


Lynne said...

Here are some of mine in no particular order:

Funny Girl
The Sting
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Birdcage (love Nathan Lane!)
White Christmas
The Producers (with Nathan Lane)
Crossing Delancey
A Thousand Clowns

fuzzytop said...

I love Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias as well. I grew up in AZ, not the South, but after living in TN for 4 years, I can now really appreciate the Southernisms! Here's a few others on my list:

Amadeus - I love the complexity of the characters and the glimpse into his genius

Chariots of Fire - "When I run, I feel His pleasure..." What could be better than that?

Seabiscuit - I love the triumph of the little guy

Legends of the Fall - Always makes me want to move to Montana!

Sense and Sensibility - My favorite Jane Austen story, and the movie is just gorgeous. Hugh Grant at his best....


Roxanne said...

LOTR Trilogy
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou
Sense and Sensibility
The Quiet Man
While You Were Sleeping
You've Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally
My Fair Lady
Field of Dreams
And some of your list as well.

Bitsy said...

I love all your picks, plus I would ad Moonstruck, Waterboy and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.

Susanne said...

I have not seen quite a few on your list. I'll have to remedy that.

My fave movie of all time is Apollo 13. Makes me cry every single time and I've seen it plenty.

Others in no particular order:

The Ultimate Gift
Cool Runnings (for when I need a good laugh)
Return to Me
Ever After
National Treasure
Sound of Music
Ladder 49
The Village
No Reservations
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

I'm sure I'm missing some but these are the ones off the top of my head.

Sista Cala said...

Rear Window, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Searchers, The Little Princess, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, It's a Wonderful Life, Bells of St.Mary's, The 10 Commandments w/Charton Heston, Tarzan goes to NY, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World

okierivermama said...

Steel Magnolias
Sixteen Candles
Something toTalk About
Shakespeare in Love
The Outsiders

Chrissy said...

Mine are similar to yours:

Steel Magnolias - this was my childhood

Forrest Gump - gotta love the music

A Christmas Story - I can't put my arms down!

the original Father of the Bride - Elizabeth Taylor at her best!

Lord of the Rings (all of them) good wins over evil gets me every time

National Treasure - love the history

Apollo 13 - again with the history

And too many others to name. Seeing other people's lists reminded me of a few I haven't seen in a while!