After seeing several of you fellow bloggers doing this blogfest hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, I just couldn't resist joining in. I love movies almost as much as I love books. My generation was the first to grow up with a VCR and thus able to watch movies over and over and over. My mom jumped right on this bandwagon when we got our first VCR in 1980 and started taping movies off of tv for us. Thus began my love for movies and my ability to quote them.
1. The Empire Strikes Back is my all time favorite movie. It's so dark and twisty, yet funny. I love the whole trilogy but especially that one. We're not going to talk about episodes 1-3. Let's just pretend they never happened, ok?
2. Indiana Jones. I honestly thought I was going to marry Indiana Jones when I was younger. Is there anything hotter than Harrison Ford in a fedora? I think not. And same rule for Star Wars Eps 1-3 applies here to Indiana Jones #4. Never happened. *shudder*
3. Back to the Future (Pt 1). While you may have noticed that I like trilogies, this one is not one of those. The second movies is just plain awful. However, #1 is so incredibly amazing that I forgive #2. A little.
4. The Princess Bride. "As you wish." 'Nuff said. *sigh* Ah Wesley. You were my #2 choice for husbands as a kid. And I still believe that Robin Wright Penn is stunningly gorgeous.
5. Starman. I was mildly obsessed with this movie. So much so that I watched the TV series religiously and then taped it when it was on re-runs on the SciFi channel(before it was SyFy).
6. Somewhere In Time. Need a good cry? Watch this. It's romantic and beautiful and Christopher Reeves is at his dreamiest (RIP).
7. A Real Genius. Val Kilmer was husband #3. I had really high standards. Funny and quirky, you cannot believe how disappointed I was to find out that college would not be like this. Damn you 80s films!
8. Clue. I can recite this one word for word - and often do. Hilariously funny, a little spooky, it's a cult classic that my best friend and I watched every day after school in 4th grade. Just remember: Communism is a red herring. And Mr. Green didn't do it.
9. Forrest Gump. It was released while I was in Germany. I came home and my mother asked me if I wanted to see it, to which I responded "What's a Forrest Gump?" I quickly found out - I watched it twice in a row and still am known to shed a tear for Bubba, Momma and Jenny.
10. The Harry Potter Series. Ok, so the movies aren't as good as the books, but it's a lot easier to marathon these movies than to read all the books. Sometimes I just have to take the easy way out. I love seeing Ron, Hermione and Harry grow up and mature in the bad-ass Voldemort defeaters that they turn out to be.
I have about a million movies that I love, but those are my top 10. Honorable mentions go to: Some Like It Hot, Easy A, The Holiday, Love Actually, Die Hard, the BBC Pride & Prejudice, American Pie and The Hangover.
What are your favorite movies?