5 Movies to Watch Over and Over. Comments Shmoments... This Deserved A Post

28 October 2009
So, normally I do a WFMW post on Tuesday evenings, but tonight I was catching up on my reader {as in Google Reader} and came across THIS GEM from Susan over at Friday Playdate.  Go on, go over and check it out, I'll wait...



Waiting some more.

You're back?  So now you know why she's a blogger superstar and fabulous right?  Why I was compelled to write this post?  Well, ok... she does have a slightly unnatural love for Jane Austen, much like Dave's 86 year old Oma, but Sweet Home Alabama pretty much makes it all better.  Plus anyone that can sit through terrible movies just to make their kiddo feel better rocks... I know the torture that this entails. 

So, I was reading her post and started filling out a comment, but then I thought wow, I totally want to find out what YOU have in your top five.  I put a lot of stock in someone's movie choices, it's such a personal quirky way to get to know someone.  I mean anyone who lists Year One or Gigli in their top 5 can not be my friend ever.  Nothing before the year 2000?  Unless you are twelve, that shows serious commitment issues and even if you are twelve, it tells me your parents are not helping your development by introducing you, at the very least, to the best of the 80s.   

Without futher ado... I give you my list of movies that can be watched over and over.
  1. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - SJP before Carrie Bradshaw, Helen Hunt as the funnest best friend a girl could ever want, a strict ex-military daddy, a dance show, and more hairspray than you want near open flame.
  2. Cookie - I made my sister watch this movie over and over and over again as kids.  {Don't worry she paid me back with watching Hairspray! just as much.}  I was obsessed with the ex-con mobster dad played by Peter Falk,   hottie Adrain Pasdar pre-Heros as the hunk boyfriend, and spunky Cookie Voltecki, who doesn't take crap from nobooody.
  3. The Parent Trap - Not the bastardized version with LL, though that was likely the last movie in which she wasn't effed up on drugs.  The ORIGINAL with Hayley Mills.  I wished as a kid that I would find out that I was a twin and meet at camp and sing terrible songs that stay in your head for days and become best friends and destroy the gold digger with a jaunty little plan and live happily ever.
  4. Sixteen Candles - Anyone over the age of 27, I challenge you to say you didn't want to be leaning over a cake {hello fire hazard!} with Jake Ryan.  Dude, even Anthony Michael Hall the dorky freshman got his girl and the undies.
  5. Old School - Earmuffs... This movie is fucking hilarious.  If you haven't seen it, please do so immediately.  You're my boy, Blue.  That reminds me... I need to have Dave do a post about Tito's 21st birthday because oil wrestling in the basement of your parents house with a stripper is a story that must be told. 

Honorable Mentions:  Mystic Pizza, Office Space, French Kiss, Sweet Home Alabama, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Oceans Eleven, Bring It On, 40 Days & 40 Nights, Beautiful Girls, My Fair Lady

Your turn!


Sharon said...

I'll admit it, I'm a Jane Austen Groupie... LOVE Mr. Darcy.

I could watch Man From Snowy River once a month. And the Lord of the Rings Trilogy twice a year. Gotta love me a good hero!

Kimi said...

AGREED. Except Cookie (and only because I've never seen it)

Ashley said...

1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. Gone With the Wind
3. P.S. I Love You (i have an obsession with Gerard Butler)
4. Thing Called Love (River Phoenix OMG)
5. Slingblade (I grew up down the road from Billy Bob's parents at one point)

Ashley said...

Oh and The Breakfast Club. So six for me. Cause I can't ever do anything by the rules.

Anonymous said...

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. Empire Records
3. Pretty In Pink
4. Bugsy Malone (Jody Foster and Scott Baio in a kid-gangster flick where the guns shoot whipped cream??!? Awesome)
5. Once

Anonymous said...

HM - Blade Runner, Back to the Future and The Empire Strikes Back.

Emily said...

In no particular order...Office Space, Bring it On, Legally Blonde, Shawshank Redemption, and Life is Beautiful (which reminds me that I haven't watched some of these in awhile).

M, I'm glad you put OVER the age of 27 in your 16 Candles blurb. That way you can't yell at me for never having seen it.

Jackie said...

Let's see...tough for someone who used to work at a video store but I will give it a try...
1. The Rock-does Sean Connery ever look bad???
2. Breakfast at Tiffanys- perfect clothes, perfect fun and a cat named Cat
3. Tommy Boy-gone too soon fat guy in a little coat
4. Pretty Woman- tell me you haven't wanted to go back into a snooty store and tell someone off...oh and get ravished on a piano
5. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory-the original please...fun music and a chocolate river...seriously yummy

Lyndsey (bestest sista eva) said...

I am totally with who ever said Empire Records...fricken funny
5. Geat Outdoors (still as funny as the frist time and I still laugh my ass off everytime I watch it)
4.Sixteen Candles (hello< Jake...and "Oh sexy girlfriend" need I say more)
3. While You Were Sleeping (I have watched this one a thousand times, that and I totally relate.. I have a cat and sole possesion of the remote and only guys like Joe Jr. want to date me LOL)
2. 300 (I know, total left field, but my god have you seen those men....soooooooo pretty...ok this one may only be because I haven't dated in a while LOL)
1. Back To The Beach (it never gets old, the funny is endless, I secretly want to be Annette, Pee Wee Herman makes an aperance, Michelle and I have been to that beach, We saw the movie when it first came out in Cali, I can recite the whole thing, and yes I am proud of that LOL.....and it is toatlly Cheesy in only ways Frankie and Annette can do it!)

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