Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Movies That Never Get Old

{Some of our DVDs. Are DVDs going the way of the dodo? With Apple TV,  I think so...}

Are there movies to which you can't say no? You know, movies you've seen a million times, but will watch for the millionth and one time, just because you love them so? I'm not talking about true cinematic masterpieces (like Cinema Paradiso or Casablanca), just movies that suck you in, and that you can't resist watching over and over.

Here are 10 of mine, in no particular order. I've seen each of these so many times I can practically recite every word, but they never get old.

1.  Sideways
2.  Dumb and Dumber
3.  Love Actually
4.  The Departed
5.  As Good As It Gets
6.  Good Will Hunting
7.  Romeo and Juliet (the Leo/Claire Danes version)
8.  When Harry Met Sally (and pretty much anything Nora Ephron)
9.  Lost in Translation
10. Bridget Jones's Diary

Which movies make your list?


  1. My all time favorite is The Shawshank Redemption. Others are The Goonies, Indiana Jones, Forest Gump, Star Wars, Requiem for a Dream, Good Will Hunting, Predator, Rocky, & The Human Centipede! !!

    1. Coco, this list started out well but got sick and twisted with The Human Centipede. Barf.

    2. Chicago,Amour, One Flew Over the Cocoos Nest, White Christmas, Shreck 1,2,3
      The Graduate, Love Story, West Side Story, Yentle, Silver Linings Playbill, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Namesake, On Golden Pond, Shawshank Redemption,Whose Life is it Anyway? Officer and A Grntleman

    3. Mamacita, these must be yours! Ah, West Side Story and the Namesake! LOVE. Still haven't seen Silver Linings or Marigold Hotel. What a great list. :)

  2. I love this question. Mine would be~ Father of the Bride, Teen Witch, La Bamba, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Shawshank Redemption, the Fugitive, Overboard and probably more.

  3. Damn You guys already listed the good ones!!! Others I love are Sabrina, Ghost, Pretty in Pink, Family Stone, Say Anything, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Sound of Music, and Out of Africa

    Laura x

  4. These are all great movies, and here go my faves...
    1. Clash of the Titans (1981)
    2. Forrest Gump
    3. Sideways
    4. As Good As It Gets
    5. Shawshank Redemption
    6. Casino
    7. Good Fellas
    8. Bourne Identity
    9. Collateral
    10. The Count of Monte Cristo

    These are some of my all time favorites, also in no particular order. I must say, this list could be longer and would also include Cinema Paradiso! :)


  5. I'd like to add Stand By Me, The Breakfast Club, The Exorcist, Top Gun, & Field of Dreams. For those who haven't seen the Human Centipede, you haven't lived.

  6. 1. Pride and Prejudice (all renditions)
    2. The Way we where
    3. Pretty Woman
    4. Sense and Sensibility (all renditions :0)
    5. My Fair Lady
    6. Breakfast at Tiffanys
    7. To Catch a thief
    8. North by Northwest
    9. The Women (1939 version)
    10. The Back Up Plan

  7. Monty Python, Big Lebowski, No country for Old Men, Platoon, Taxi Driver, Bourne, Goodfellas, Deer Hunter, Fargo, Life is Beautiful. iphone won't let me comment here..why?? JDC

    1. Really? Weird. I don't know.. sorry! Thank you for the comment, though!

  8. With the exception of the Human Centipede, these are great lists. Thanks, everyone! :)


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