Monday, September 7, 2009

Movies I Could Watch Over and Over Again...

It's Labor Day and lots of great movies have been on TV this weekend. I thought it would be fun to list the movies that never grow old for me.

1. Pretty Woman. I don't know why but I still love it after a 100 viewings. I drive my family crazy reciting the lines before they say them. When my daughter came to me the night before her freshman year of high school began and wanted to match boots with shorts, Dan said, "You're the one who let her watch Pretty Woman." I said no to the combo, but I'd say YES to the movie every time.

2. The Sound of Music. It was on last night and I watched enthralled, as if I hadn't seen it 200 times before. I sang the songs and said the lines. I know... total dork, but I'm okay with that. I just LOVE IT. My father calls it "Up on the Mountain." LOL

3. The Parent Trap. Emily and I have Parent Trap movie nights quite regularly. It's on TV right now, and as always we've dropped everything to watch it. Now our love of the movie is tempered with sadness over the loss of Natasha Richardson, who was so wonderful as the mom. The other kid movies I love forever are Toy Story and Toy Story 2. I hear there's a third one coming next year. I'll be there!

4. Sex in the City. I absolutely adored the movie and it's climbed right up on my must-see list. Emily and I watched it in the hotel when we were in DC. Since she's only 14, I had to say LOOK AWAY a few times. ACK! Luckily, she has no desire to see "that stuff" yet! They are now filming Sex in the City 2. Can't wait!

5. Most of Julia Roberts' other movies: Knotting Hill, The Runaway Bride, Ocean's 11, etc. And most of Hugh Grant's movies, including Three Weddings and a Funeral, Knotting Hill, Two Weeks Notice, etc.

What do all of these movies have in common (well, except for Toy Story that is)? ROMANCE!

What are some of your favorites?

13 comments:

diva donna said...

Marie,That's a good list.
I have say I love those too. But I have to add some of my favorites. Bull Durham, Dancing with Wolves, Phantom of the Opera, Hope Floats, Top Gun, Zorro, Evita. I can say I've watched these so many times.

Marie Force said...

Ohhh, those are some good ones, Donna! I also love A Few Good Men and Top Gun.

Judy F said...

Hey Marie, I have seen most of them except the Sex and The City movie. It just doesn't appeal to me.

I love Hope Floats, While you were Sleeping, My Best Friends Wedding, Return to me, Dr Zhivago, Practical Magic to name a few.

Marie Force said...

Judy,
Sex in the City was realllllly good! Give it a shot. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Cheryl Brooks said...

Moonstruck, Practical Magic, and You've Got Mail. Love them over and over and over again.

Marie Force said...

Ohhhh, love them Cheryl! Sleepless in Seattle, too--another with Meg and Tom!

flchen1 said...

The Princess Bride, and at our house, the Star Wars movies get a lot of air time! I also still really enjoy When Harry Met Sally :)

Marie Force said...

My son went through a ravenous Star Wars phase and the FORCE was definitely with us! I'm not a big fan of sci fi (except Cheryl's books of course) and I think I saw the princess bride years ago, but can't remember. I need to see it again!

Crystal G said...

I can watch The Princess Bride over and over again, and still laugh at all the silly scenes.
I'm a huge Sex & the City fan too, and can't wait for the 2nd one to come out and make a girls night out of it =)

Great list Marie!

Crystal G said...
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Crystal G said...

How can I forget Grease! The first one though, not the others.
Even my little 10 year diva loves Grease. =)
Thankfully, she doesn't understand a lot of it. LOL She loves the music, songs & dancing though.

Marie Force said...

Ohh Crystal--good one! Grease! Love it! My daughter played Frenchie in the school play last spring. I was humming the songs for weeks afterward.

There's another musical I'm trying to think of that gets me every time... Drawing a blank.... Will come back if I think of it!

Marie Force said...

OMG--how could I NOT include Dirty Dancing on my list of movies I could watch over and over? It's at the very top of my list and I'm heartbroken to hear of Patrick Swayze's death from pancreatic cancer. The same disease that took my mother so it's always difficult to hear of yet another victim.