Thursday, June 21, 2007

Favorite Movies

I got this Idea from another blog and with the AFI special running last night with the top 100 movies this has been a discussion in our household. These are a list of my TOP movies:

Movies I could see over and over: (the first two are the top two - the others are random)
1. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (with Gene Wilder)
2. Scrooge, the Musical (1970)
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. Ciderella man
5. Les Miserable (Liam Neison, Jeffery Rush, Uma Thurmon--awesome movie)
6. Any of the Lord of the Rings
7. Any of the Star Wars
8. Gladiator
9. Sound of Music
10. The Bourne Movies (can't wait for Ultimatum)
11. Forest Gump (added)


Trace said...

About 5 years ago The Shawshank Redemption was on TNT and other movie channels all time time. It became a joke in our household when we would sit down to watch TV on the weekend...I bet The Shawshank Redemption will be on...and sure enough it was on 8 out of 10 times. We used to laugh and laugh... I know, we need to get a life, LOL. But we now have a DVR so we have tons of shows to watch.

LeRoy Dissing said...

Of all of those, I like the Sound of Music best probably because I remember seeing it as a kid in a theater...and it having kids in it as well as being so family oriented.

GDS said...

Fellow movie buff here.
I actually also liked the newer version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - it has a much better ending, but neither would make my all time top 10.

Star Wars was up there until they added the last 2 (or should I say episodes 2 and 3).

LOTR rocks, as does Gladiator. Good call on the Bourne movies - they are waaaay under-rated and waaaay better than and Bond or Mission Impossible flick.

The Sound of Music makes me laugh, but not in the way it wants to. I just can't stand it.

Shawshank might very well be my number 1 movie. I'd also put Forest Gump, Memento, Truman Show, Unforgiven, Hotel Rwanda, Return to Me, and Truman Show up there. I've been into some westerns lately also - mostly the Eastwood flicks (like Pale Rider and Outlaw Josie Wales). Some westerns are hokie, but his are kindof thoughtful.

petunia said...

Forest Gump (can't believe I left this one out at first)

Tishslp said...

Return to Me, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption....I'm sure I'll think of more, later :) Couldn't possibly pick a favorite :P