Monday, March 16, 2015

Top 10 movies, and a bonus!

Yet another of my friends has earned a IMDB credit. We don't even live in LA! In honor of his achievement I felt today's blog needed to be a top 10 list of movies that I could (and have!) watch over and over. For fun I will throw in the 1 movie I have yet to actually finish watching.

10. The Never Ending Story
My sister and I watched this movie so often as children. I am fairly certain we wore through a couple VHS tapes. 

9. Secret of Roan Inish
Based on Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry by Rosalie K. Fry. Its a beautiful telling of folklore and folkstories, focusing on Selkies.

8. The Breakfast Club
This one is probably on a lot of favorites lists. My oldest niece was recently introduced to this movie, not surprising she also identifies with the characters. No matter where you live, or where you go to high school, some experiences are universal.

7. Full Metal Jacket
Probably an odd choice. This movie is gritty and raw, and is so shockingly real that it sticks with you. As Gen. William Sherman is quoted as saying "War is hell."

6. Teen Witch
Whats not to love about this movie, its quirky and fun. The moral of this tell is simple, be careful what you wish for, it might just come true. "Top That" 

5. Back to the Future
This movie may have made me fear Libyans and those VW mini buses for most of my childhood, but I still get a kick out of watching this movie.

4. Gods and Generals
I love Civil War history, and despite the flaws with this film, its still and enjoyable movie. I have been to many civil war battlefields, stood in the room where Jackson took his last breath, and have walked in the footsteps of men far braver than I.

3. Smoke Signals
If you haven't watched this quirky Native American movie then go right now and watch. Evan Adams, who is now Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia, channels his grandmother for the role as Thomas. You will laugh, you will cry and maybe you will gain just a little more insight into what it means to be Native. Its based on the book of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie. 

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This movie was mine and the Wanderers first date. After years of tip toeing around dating, he finally asked me out. Watching this movie always brings up memories of those first few months as a couple. 

1. The Princess Bride
One of our Dog Wonders is named after a character in this movie. I have watched the movie so many times that I can now quote it line for line. Yes, I have even read the book. 

Now for the 1 movie I haven't been able to watch all the way through. 
Frontier(s). Its a French horror movie. I love horror movies. This one started off great, but the family of sadistic Nazis they encounter was just a bit much for me to handle. We wasn't close to have way through the movie before I threw myself off the couch screaming "Make it stop, please make it stop". Great movie, just a bit to intense for me apparently.

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