Saturday, February 27, 2010

Movies I like!

I like to watch movies that are fun. I am not particularly fond of the big, sweeping dramas that are nominated for Academy Awards. And I refuse to watch movies if I know the dog or other significant animal dies (This goes back to my childhood and bawling my eyes out when Dumbo wasn't allowed to see his mother and she cradles him in her trunk outside of her crate and sings to him *sniff*) But fun for me and fun for a lot of other people are vastly different...For instance I hate Will Ferrell movies-especially Elf. I also hate movies like Super Troopers, etc. I think it has something to do with people acting dumb.

I also want to know what's going to happen in movies so if we are watching one at home I will get on a movie spoiler site to see what's coming. I really don't like the edge-of-your-seat feeling that some movies cause so I'd rather know ahead of time what's coming. (I also glance at the back of books to see if character names are still showing up. I have to know! Except I didn't do this with the last Harry Potter book or Breaking Dawn. Those stayed spoiler free, amazingly enough)

Here is a list of some of the movies that I watch over and over. Sometimes I pop one in because there is nothing on tv worth watching. Sometimes it's because I border on being attention deficit and have to be multitasking, so I will put a movie on in the background as I am grading papers or whatever. I know these aren't what movie snobs consider marvels of film making but I don't watch movies for that. I watch them because I like the stories or the characters or they are just plain fun.

In no particular order:
1. All of the Harry Potter movies
2. Juno-Ellen Page!
3. Day After Tomorrow (what! I love this, especially the tornadoes in Hollywood. It's flawed and I can only remember one character's name but I like it!)
4. Whip It- Ellen Page!
5. Penelope
6. Twilight
7. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
8. Napoleon Dynamite
9. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
10. All of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies

I would put the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on this list because I can watch them over and over, it just takes a long time. LotR movies are some of my all time favorites!

So, what are some of YOUR favorite movies? or movies that you watch over and over?


Anonymous said...

Our tastes are obviously different, but here are a few of my watch-over-and-over movies.

Sweet Home Alabama
Mystery Alaska
Jerry McGuire
Ever After
13 Going on 30
Fever Pitch

sandi said...

I forgot about 13 Going on 30!

Krista/Tower of Books said...

Some of my favorite movies are Almost Famous, Pan's Labyrinth, Coraline, and Spirited Away. I am also a HUGE Disney fan. :P

sandi said...

I love spirited away! I need to get a copy of that!
I havent seen Coraline yet. It's on the list!

Anonymous said...

I also enjoy watching the X-Men movies.

I fixed your link on my blogroll this morning. I've been meaning to do that for a while now. Yes, I did delete my twitter, but I started another. AMRedden I did a search for childofthe80s and didn't find you. I'll try again.