Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite Movies

Just for fun let's share our favorite movies.
I think you can build a bit of a picture of someone by knowing their favorite movies, tv shows, or books.
Here is a list of my favs.

The Way  Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
The Passion Mel Gibson
Silver Linings Playbook
The Mighty Wind, also Best in Show, great ensemble cast and director
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Midnight in Paris
Sea Biscuit
African Queen
Blind Side
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Thin Man, the whole series with Nick and Nora Charles and dog
Bringing Up Baby
Lost Boys
Never Ending Story
Master and Commander

Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis
and thanks to Laurie's comment, I am adding Christmas Story (the young boy wanted a Red Rider rifle). I also add The King's Speech.


Laurie said...

I love The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, One Foot in Heaven, Murphey's Romance with James Garner and Sally Fiels, Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant,
You've Got Mail, Downton Abbey, Failure to Launch, While You Were Sleeping, A Christmas Story, Pretty Woman,just to name a few. I love black and white movies!

Delvalina said...

Oh wow how fun! :) I have same of 3 favorite movies with you.

Lets see.

The Passion of course by Mel Gibson.
Blind Side.
Narnia (books and movies)
Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
Princess Brides
Hunger Games
Machine Gun Preacher
Leslie and Eric Ludy Series
Polar Express for Christmas
and Barbie series of movie

well I cant remember others :)


Tete said...

I like so many, but love Jane Eyre, Failure to Launch, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, Blind Side- just to name a few. Thinking this might be good weather for movie watching...too dern hot to be outside.

Wanda said...

Several of your movie list are my favorites. Good list, I need to watch more movies!!!

It's Just Dottie said...

I love Camelot it is a very favorite! On my list is
Anna and The King
Out of Africa
Ryan's Daughter
Something's Gotta Give
The Princess Bride
The Piano
White Christmas
Practical Magic
Midnight in Paris
Smiles, Dottie

ChrisJ said...

Mine would be: The best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Beckett (with Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton); Amazing Grace; Lawrence of Arabia. There are others but I can't bring them to mind right now.

Michelle said...

I love the movie, "Out of Africa".

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You have quite a few that would be on my list also, although I would never see anything staring Mel Gibson. He is an especially vile man who seems to be obsessed with violence.

Some of my all time favorites include Gandhi and Out of Africa. I also loved The Kings Speech and must watch Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation every year. We used to go to the movies all the time but I hate all this blow or shoot them up pictures and now we mostly just attend funny Pixar movies with my grandchildren. I have returned to my childhood.

Denise said...

I enjoyed peeking into your list :) I love several of the same movies-Hugs to You-Denise

Lynda said...

It's a Wonderful Life
Gone With the Wind

Denise said...

thanks for sharing, nice list.

Dee said...

I am not much a movie watcher so can not make a list....but the ones I do watch all the old ones. Interesting to see what you and the others like to watch.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

That's a fun post! You ahve some good favorites! I don't think I could come up with my favorites like that. I always forget it's my favorite until I see it somewhere.
Gone with the Wind
Wizard of Oz
Something's Gotta Give
White Christmas
Lion King (first movie I took my baby girl to)
Pretty Woman
There are many more and probably my absolute favorites but I can't remember them now.


Idolidia Glez said...

The NOTEBOOK... :)))

Art and Sand said...

I have many of the movies you listed and have seen many of the others.

I love old Cary Grant films. One of my favorites was My Favorite Wife with Irene Dunne. They remade it as Move Over Darling with Doris Day and James Garner, but it wasn't as good as the original.

And, old Katherine Hepburn films too.

Juju at Tales of said...

Oooo I love Labyrinth and Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe too.

I also love Rear Window (1954), Penelope, French Kiss, Up, Dirty Dancing, and Practical Magic.

Rebecca said...

I really liked the ...Marigold Hotel, The King's Speech, several Barbra Streisand movies, The Dead Poets' Society...several others. I'm not very good at remembering titles.

Introverted Art said...

wow, I can't imagine the experience of seeing Van Gogh's art like that. He is my favorite painter of all time .

Hilary said...

You have some fine selections on the list. Best in Show never fails to crack me up. Another must-watch is The Princess Bride.

BECKY said...

Hi Terra! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment at my Nostalgic Sunday post! I thought for sure I was one of your followers, but I checked and didn't see your name in my list, so I just signed on! I have a ton of favorite movies....they're listed in my Complete Profile. Have a great week!

Happyone said...

Oh yes, Christmas Story is one of my favorites. We watch it every year.
A couple of my favorites are:
Gone with the Wind
Groundhog Day
Second Hand Lions

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm not so much for movies,but I love "Life of Pi", "Water for Elephants" "The Kite Runner", and "The Notebook".
Just to name a few, oh and "Memoirs of a Geisha".

Debbie said...

This is fun, and I think you can tell a lot about a person from the movies they like. I like some of the ones on your list. When I started thinking about it, my very favorites are basically love stories and musicals (or love story musicals). Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is my all time favorite movie. There are about five Doris Day movies that tie for second. The only contemporary movie that makes my list is You've Got Mail.

lisa said...

That is a hard one, I love lots of different movies, love all the Harry Potter movies, The lion, the witch and the wardrobe, I like Iron Man, and many more.

John Gray said...

Good list
Eclectic and intelligent

bj said...

Several of your favorites are mine, too.
hmmm...I can see blogging fodder here for another post. lol
xo bj

D. Jean Quarles said...

Such interesting lists.
Sabrina, Sleepless in Seattle. I must be a bit of a romantic.
Gone with the Wind, and I'm a Star Wars fan.

Pondside said...

The Party, with Peter Sellers
The King and I with Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr
Gone with the Wind
Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell
Enchanted April
I like old movies!

Inger said...

I like the ones I have seen and your list reminds me I must get the DVDs and watch some more movies, like Silver Lining Playbook, a film I really want to see. Thanks for stopping by. It's always good to see you.

Joyful said...

I think my favourite movies are
sentimental favourites like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". I was happy to see that the latter movie has played more recently on television after not having seen it for years.

I also like the Lord of the Rings series and "The Hobbit", the Star Trek series, Spiderman series, and classics like "Pride & Prejudice", "Emma". "The Chronicles of Narnia" and newer classics like "You Got Mail".

I'm sure I've missed many but I tend to like space stories or the classic black and whites movies or classics of the greats.

Linda said...

Great list, Terra.

My favourites:

Forrest Gump
It's a Wonderful Life

Ramakant Pradhan said...

I am a big time movie buff who seldom misses any. Will try to list down a few.

The King's Speech
127 Hours
There's Something About Mary
You've Got Mail
Forrest Gump
The Terminal
The Green Mile
Kung-Fu Panda (both parts)

LadyCat said...

I like your movie list. I would probably say...
Sense & Sensibility
Pride & Prejudice
White Christmas
The Bishop's Wife
The Philadelphia Story

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love "Christmas Story", Terra. It's a classic and we watch it every Christmas. Those were the good 'ole days, right? I also heard Midnight In Paris was a good one.

Have a happy week.


xinex said...

Out of your list, I think I have only seen 2' Casablanca and the Passion, both of which I enjoyed. One of my very old favorite movies is " Imitation of Life". It makes me cry every time I see it...Christine

BECKY said...

I just had to stop again, because after reading all the favorites listed by your readers, I wanted to share some of mine, too. Lots of them are mentioned by the wonderful ladies here!
Polar Express
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Bishop's Wife
White Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
*Almost all Doris Day movies!*
The Philadelphia the musical remake of it: High Society
Forrest Gump
Mame (the musical, with Lucille Ball!)
While You Were Sleeping
Groundhog Day
Rear Window
I REALLY do love all of these, and it's so fun to know that I'm not the only one!!

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GB said...

I've seen six of the most obvious of your films and heard of a few more but what prompted the comment was the apparent incongruity of the inclusion of Zombieland which sounds completely at odds with the rest of the list: or am I wrong?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I'll write some of these down! We love Pride and Prejudice....the old movie with Greer Garson. Love Leap Year and Enchanted, Miss Potter and New in Town! Sweet hugs!