I love movies. I don’t even always care if they’re particularly good. Obviously it’s a plus if they are, but it doesn’t always matter. I don’t get into the whole analyzing them or trying to figure out whodunit in the first fifteen minutes – and I hate watching them with people that do that. I just enjoy watching a movie for the experience it was meant to be – to get lost in the story and be entertained. So a lot of my conversations end up talking about movies and as such, I have had a couple of friends in the last week or so ask me to post my list of movies I think everyone should see. I shouldn’t say everyone because frankly, there are some people that wouldn’t appreciate them properly and maybe they shouldn’t, but I digress… So without further ado, these are some movies I love (in no particular order):
Killer Joe
Pulp Fiction
Get Low
Into the Wild
Tender Mercies
Secondhand Lions
To Kill a Mockingbird
Crazy Heart
Big Fish
Chantilly Lace
The Goonies
The Breakfast Club
Stand By Me
Man in the Moon
Beautiful Girls
The Life of David Gale
The Other Bolyn Girl
The Order
Shawshank Redemption
Bridges of Madison County
Nights in Rodanthe
Boondock Saints
The Village
The Others
The Strangers
Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
King Arthur
Gran Tourino
Both Charlie & The Chocolate Factory movies
Mists of Avalon
Harry Potter
We Are Marshall
Remeber the Titans
Time to Kill
A Love Song for Bobby Long
The Woman in Black
The Reaping
As Good As it Gets
Jack Schmidt
Dirty Dancing
Bottle Rocket
National Treasure – both
Indiana Jones – all
The Dust Factory
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Top Gun (don’t judge)
The Turn of the Screw
Boxing Helena
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Girl in a Swing
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Like Water for Chocolate
Everybody’s Fine
Son In Law
Season of the Witch
Devil’s Advocate
The Seventh Sign
Horrible Bosses
Simon Birch
The Diary of Anne Frank
Bless the Beasts and Children
Forest Gump
The Secret Life of Bees
Fried Green Tomatoes
Dead Poets Society
OK – this is getting out of hand. Every time I think it’s the last one, I remember another one.
I invite your discussion!