Top Ten Movie Contest

**Please note: the giveaway is now closed.  Winner will be announced shortly.

We’re in the full swing of summer now. . . and you know one thing summer makes me think of?  Movies.  So Beth Kery, Lea at Closetreader, Stacy at Stacy’s Place on Earth, and myself are teaming up to bring you a fun giveaway that centers around–you guessed it–movies.

A few weeks ago, Beth came up with the idea for this giveaway: the four of us would name our Top Ten movies of all time.  Each of us would give away prizes through our blog, and all anyone has to do to enter is name three of his or her favorite movies.  Sounds fun and easy enough, right?

Wrong.

See, I love movies.  Lots of movies.  Lots of different types of movies.  And I have always said that I could never, ever name my favorite film.  My favorite book? No problem–Pride and Prejudice.  Favorite TV show?  That’s easy– Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Heck, I can even tell you my favorite episode of Buffy— Becoming, Part 2.  (And, TV-wise, Seinfeld would be a close second.)  But favorite movie?  Impossible to decide.  Some movies inspire me, some make me laugh, some make me sigh.  How does one compare the feelings evoked by the perfect romantic comedy versus those evoked by an epic special effects-laden action-adventure? Impossible.

But the more I thought about it, there definitely were certain movies that stood out to me, those movies that have continued to be my “go to” movies over the years.  The ones I can never turn off if I stumble across them on cable.  The ones I curl up with for company on those nights my husband is out of town.  Am I ready to declare these my official “Top 10 Movies of All Time”?  I don’t know. . . how about this instead?

THE SEMI-OFFICIAL LIST OF MOVIES  I REALLY, REALLY LIKE,
THAT MIGHT BE MY TOP TEN,
ALTHOUGH I’LL PROBABLY REALIZE
I FORGOT SOMETHING
FIVE MINUTES AFTER POSTING THIS

Interestingly, despite the fact that I’m a big fan of many classic films, the vast majority of the movies on this list were released in the last forty years.  And since there’s no way I could ever rank the movies, this list is going to be in no particular order–except for #1.  I think there is probably a certain movie that I would likely consider my “favorite.”  So without further ado, here we go:

The Princess Bride. Bar none, some of the funniest, most memorable, lines ever spoken in a movie.  With romance.  And pirates.  This movie is so good even guys will admit to loving it.  That alone speaks volumes.

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. I liked all the films in the trilogy, but in my opinion, this one was the best. Granted, the story was Tolkien’s, but Peter Jackson couldn’t have brought that story to life any better.  One of the few times I’ve left a theater and just said Wow.

Shakespeare in Love.  A woman who goes against societal constraints to pursue her dreams? Star-crossed lovers?  Two big checks in my book.

Signs.  I say this to my husband every time I watch Signs–I think this movie is genius.  The tingling suspense of a Hitchcock film; excellent, amazing characters who are so well-developed they leap off the screen; and an incredible performance by Joaquin Phoenix, who stole the show virtually every scene he was in.  I know many people think The Sixth Sense is M. Night Shyamalan’s best film, but I disagree.  If you haven’t seen it, put Signs in your Netflix queue now.  Seriously.

Speaking of Hitchcock…

North By Northwest.  Hitchcock + Cary Grant = gold.  Cary Grant is perfect in this as the everyday man who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time and inadvertently becomes involved in an dangerous intrigue.  (One of Hitchcock’s favorite plots.)  And did I mention it has Cary Grant?  A man whose swoon-worthiness is timeless.

Pretty Woman.  In terms of modern-day romantic comedies, this film sets the gold standard (along with When Harry Met Sally, which just narrowly missed this list). Everything about this movie was just so. . . right.  One of the best on-screen pairings, chemistry-wise, in recent film history.  From the moment Julia Roberts saunters up to that Lotus and into the life of rich, uber-dashing Richard Gere, I was sold.

Sixteen Candles. Jake Ryan–need I say more?  (Okay, I will.)  John Hughes just nailed high school life in the eighties/early nineties. And I think almost every woman who had a crush in high school can identify with Molly Ringwald’s character.  The scene where she steps out of the church and sees Jake leaning against his red Porsche, waiting for her?  Sigh.

Clueless.  Okay, if you’re tempted to laugh out loud over this choice, I ask this:  have you seen this movie?  Because I thought it would be a silly piece of fluff–and, okay, it kind of is– but it also has some of the best, snappiest, wittiest dialogue I’ve ever heard.  An incredibly smart screenplay disguised as a teen rom/com–and it’s even based on a Jane Austen novel! (Emma)

Aliens.  A kick-ass heroine who also has a softer side.  How often do you see that? Plus special effects galore.  And one of the best lines ever uttered in an action film: “Get away from her, you bitch!”  Simply because this movie shows that heroines can save the day as well as heroes, it goes in my top ten.

So I think that brings me to the movie I probably can call my Favorite Movie of All Time. . . any last-minute guesses?  Drum roll please. . .

Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope.  I know that Empire Strikes Back is, in many senses, the best of the three films in the trilogy.  (Notice I don’t even mention the abominations that were the three recent Lucas movies.)  But this is the movie that started it all, and introduced us to that famous world from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Sure, the special effects were beyond impressive for its time, but what really makes this trilogy timeless is the characters and the story.  Heck, I grew up wanting to be Princess Leia.  As an impressionable youth, I think Princess Leia set the stage for my earliest musings on how girls should handle boys:

Princess Leia: Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy.

Han Solo: Great girl. Either I’m going to kill her or I’m beginning to like her.

***

Princess Leia: Listen, I don’t know who you are, or where you came from, but from now on, you do as I tell you. Okay?

Han Solo: Look, Your Worshipful-ness, let’s get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.

Princess Leia: Then it’s a wonder you’re still alive. [about Chewbacca] Will somebody get this walking carpet out of my way?

So there you have it–my top ten list.  What do you think? Let’s hear your thoughts and comments!

And now here’s the giveaway part:  I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon, Borders, or Barnes & Noble, at the winner’s choosing.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below that lists at least three of your favorite movies of all time.  Feel free to tell us all why you chose the movies you did (although that’s not required for entry in the giveaway).

THEN, you should head over to Beth, Lea, and Stacy’s blogs and check out the lists of their Top Ten Movies.  Each of them is running a separate giveaway with fun prizes, so you should feel free to leave comments (and enter) at all four blogs.  My contest here will remain open until 10pm CST on Friday, July 16th, and the winner will be announced Saturday, July 17th.

So good luck–and let’s start the movie discussion!

106 thoughts on “Top Ten Movie Contest

  1. Stacy ~ says:

    AWESOME list Julie! And several of my favorites are on it. Love your selection. It’s fun getting to know more about some of my favorite people 🙂

  2. tennismom mary g says:

    Hi Julie
    This was tough. My criteris: I’ll watch these whenever they are on. Not in any order
    1. To Kill A Mockingbird- nuff said.
    2. Lord Of The Rings – same
    3. Empire strike Back – same
    4. Princess Bride – “as you wish” sigh
    5. You’ve Got Mail – romance that include books LOL
    6. When Harry Met Sally – just cute & funny
    7. While your Were Sleeping – her church speech -sigh
    8. Bride & Prejudice – just to look at the 2 leads
    Two that are not HEA but so good
    9. Of Human Bondage – what we’ll do for love
    10. Back Street (Susan Hayward version)- wonder what would have happened if she got to the airport on time.
    Have to mention Legally Blonde because I’m a lawyer wannabe LOL (prosecuting not defending).

  3. Lea says:

    Oh yes… Pretty Woman – a favorite of mine too. It was so tough to narrow it down to ten! Loved, loved the Star Wars dialogue…

    This is so fun – outstanding list Julie!
    Thanks…

  4. SusiSunshine says:

    OMG I wrote my list when I started at Lea’s blog and now I read Stacy’S and your list and dang I forgot so many. And I cheated a bit (much). LOL I love Pretty Woman and I agree about Clueless.
    Here are mine:
    Lord of the Rings: all 3 and best in a row. 😉 I adore how much lova and detail they put into those and they have Viggo Mortensen. *dreams*

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban: Not my favorite book but the movie was awesome. IMO they should have kept that director.

    Star Trek 10: I love Picard and the crew and this one broke my heart at the end.

    The new Star Trek movie: Mayor Hotness. I could swoon at those guys the whole day.

    Constantine: I love Keanu Reeves and the movie is hilarious.

    The Fifth Element: I could watch that movie every week. I love it. Fun, action…just the perfect mix

    Kill Bill 1 & 2: Just epic. I adore Quentin Tarantion.

    Pulp Fiction: I don’t have the words to describe it’s awesomeness.

    Star Wars: George Lucas rocks and the new 3 have Ewan McGregor. 😉

    Dogma: The movie I’ll watch when I’m down Always cheers me up.

  5. Verona St. James says:

    Oooh. I’m a movie nut. This is right up my alley.

    So, here’s my top three:
    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    I desperately love all three movies in the original trilogy, but this one has always been the one I have gone back to the most, ever since I was a little, little girl. Jabba’s Palace. The Ewoks. The Ewok Dance. Vader’s Redemption. I love it all.

    Two Mules for Sister Sara
    I think Shirley McClaine and Clint Eastwood have great chemistry in this movie and the dialogue is downright hilarious. The ending is, of course, the best part, though.

    The Mummy
    Love LOVE this movie. When I saw it in the theater with my Mom when it first came out, we walked out of the theater afterward, looked at each other, said, “That was great!” then turned right back around and got in line to see it again! I love the romance in this, and the humor. I love all the Egpytian mythology and the costumes, and Ardeth Bay and Jonathan and everything!

    I actually love every movie on your list too (with the exception that I like The Breakfast Club a little bit more than Sixteen Candles). And I just re-watched Aliens for the bazillionith time yesterday. James Cameron sure can write a kick-ass heroine. 🙂

  6. Beth Kery says:

    Fantastic list here, Julie! It’s funny, because I did a top sexiest movie scenes at another blog recently, and I had both the piano scene from Pretty Woman and the unwrapping scene from Shakespeare. Love both those films.

    I really admire whoever did the screenplay for Clueless–hey, you could have done that! But seriously, it’s a brilliant modern adaptation of Austen.

    I knew you were going to have a Star Wars on there–well, from the originals. Love the quotes.

    And yes, yes…Signs. Brilliant.

    Good Hitch choice, too.

  7. Scorpio M. says:

    This was fun! I’m sure I’m forgetting a few.

    The Last of the Mohicans – Daniel Day-Lewis buff & in leggings! Great music, too.

    My Life As A Dog – a Swedish coming-of-age story, both whimsical & bittersweet, poignant and very moving.

    Moonstruck – Real love at its most passionate.

    Bridget Jones’ Diary – very funny, every gal can relate with the ‘Singleton’

    The Sound Of Music – just wonderful…

  8. Nicole Mc says:

    This is really tough…these are obviously just the 3 that come to mind at this precise moment.

    Annie- i love a good musical…and this movie represents my childhood. I loved Daddy Warbucks..loved Punjab…loved it all. I can still sing EVERY word.

    Legally Blonde…I dont know, i just love it. I guess it’s my Clueless equivalent.

    Ever After- This movie changed my life. I was on the down slope of a disappointing 3 year relationship. I thought it was my fate to stay… I watched this with some girlfriends and literally in the theater parking lot I had an epiphany. I could leave him and find my own Henry.

    Beauty and the Beast- I’m a romantic…and I love a brooding hero!

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade- I love the relationship between Indiana and his dad. I was young when this came out and it made me want to be an archaeologist badly, now I understand the folly in that connection! lol

    Space Camp- this movie made me dream big. It still makes me smile to think about it. Tate Donovan in that was a huge crush!

    Last but not least, and I know it’s not technically a movie. But my all time favorite thing to watch is The North and the South. The miniseries from the 80’s with Patrick Swaye. I watch it once a year

  9. elaing8 says:

    At every blog someone reminds of another great movie I haven’t seen in a while but enjoyed.

    1.Goonies..love, love this movie,its one movie I can watch over and over again.
    2.Pretty Woman (well anything with Julia Roberts)
    3.Gulliver’s Travels(the cartoon version) Loved watching it every year when PBS had a sponsor drive telethon.
    4.Titanic (we all knew how it was gonna end but wow still sad)
    5.Beaches-tear jerker
    6. Going old school with Holiday Inn (Bing Crosby Fred Astaire) I watch this every year at xmas time.
    7.Princess Bride..hilarious
    8.City Slickers,this movie made me laugh so much,I love Billy Crystal
    9.Cujo..yep scared the bejesus out of me as a teenager,but loved it.
    10.Mary Poppins,love musicals and this one tops the list.

  10. Christine says:

    1. BBC Pride and Prejudice series but I guess that’s TV and not a movie so
    1. Tron because of the amazing computer graphics
    2. Star Wars because of Harrison Ford and the cheesy lines
    3. My Fair Lady because of Audrey Hepburn

  11. Ina says:

    oh wow, you all mentioned fantastic movies!! and it’s so hard to pick my favorites… but here we go:

    1. Matrix with Keanu Reeves – I think I don’t have to say more *gg*
    2. 50 first dates – I could watch it all day long and every time I would be laughing
    3. Pirates of the Carribean – Captain Jack Sparrow *dreaming* I love him and all his movies…
    4. Pretty Woman – hey, that’s a classic, you have to love it!!!
    5. Save the Last Dance – one of the best film for me
    6. Back to the Future trilogy with Michael J. Fox – action, fun and humor

    greetings, Ina

  12. blodeuedd says:

    By now I have mentioned 11 different movies (ok more since I made the whoel LOTR trio into one) But I have more 😉

    Star Wars (all of them) – Best sci-fi movie ever made, make that movies. At least the first 3

    Gladiator – ok so I have never watched the ending again, but the rest, more times than I can remember.

    Notting Hill – Sweet funny romance, still lovable after many times watching it

    While you were sleeping – This is my fav romantic comedy, soooo funny

  13. Lisa M says:

    my top three are probably

    The fifth element love love love this movie

    Gattaca Jude Law need I say more

    Emperors new grove David Spade voice in a llama hilarious

  14. Dottie says:

    Hi Julie!

    hmmmm….. I love movies, so picking ten would be almost impossilbe, but like you I can give the top ten that occur to me at this moment in time…. LOL

    1. To Kill A Mocking Bird-always will be my absolute favorite
    2. Star Wars IV-OMG, I could believe it the first time I saw it.
    3. Jane Eyre-all incarnations but the oldest is the best
    4. War Games-Did you SEE the SIZE of that computer….
    5. Tron-I love, love, love this movie
    6. The Breakfast Club-Judd Nelson best movie
    7. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles-John Candy’s best movie
    8. Much Ado About Nothing (also loved Twelth Night, Midsummer Nights Dream… almost too hard to choose, but I think this is my favorite…lol)
    9. Independence Day-Aliens getting their butts kicked, almost the World getting it’s butt kicked.
    10.Harry Potter/Sorcerers Stone-the adventure begins
    (it’s hard to stop here…. believe me….)

    Thanks for a great contest ladies!!

    Dottie 🙂

  15. JOYE says:

    My favorites are oldies but goodies and ones I watch over and over.
    1. Gone with The Wind-ahhhh Rhett Butler
    2. The Quiet Man-John Wayne at his best
    3. Casablanca-I like the music in it too
    4. Some Like It Hot-guys in dresses!
    5. Pride and Prejudice-Sir Laurence Oliver as Mr Darcy
    6. Roman Holiday-or any other movie with Audrey Hepburn is magical
    7. American Graffiti-reminds me of when I was in high school
    8. East of Eden-James Dean at his best

  16. Teresa W. says:

    This is my top 3! 1. A Star is Born (the one with Barbara Striesand and Kris Kristopherson) 2. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (the remake) 3. The Notebook

  17. Angie says:

    Love the topic! And you’re right, it’s very summery.

    So hard to narrow it down. But right now, at this moment, I’m going to go with:

    Moonstruck
    Sense & Sensibility
    What’s Up Doc?
    It’s a Wonderful Life

  18. Knicole says:

    OMG, I completely forgot about Clueless! I remember it being obsessed with that movie. So that got me thinking about my favorite teen comedies- of course the girlie ones because they have the romance 😉

    Top 5 Teen Comedies
    1.Clueless
    2.Ten Things I hate about you
    3.Drive Me Crazy
    4.She’s the Man
    5.Teen Witch

  19. Gwen says:

    After thinking really hard for a top 3, I realized they are all musicals:

    1. Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse, and Donald O’Connor…c’mon, it doesn’t get better than that!
    2. Newsies – sigh. Christian Bale. Love this movie.
    3. Annie – who knew when I went to Monmouth U. that Annie was filmed there?

    Some other faves: The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, The Family Stone, Clueless, Fast & Furious, Becoming Jane, Little Women, Juno, Swing Kids, The Notebook, On the Town, The Lucky Ones, Footlight Parade…sorry…too many!!

  20. Patricia Camaioni says:

    My No. 1 pick would be The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner was at his best and Whitney Houston was just beautiful. I’ll Always.
    Love You was the best love song.
    No. 2 Sabrina with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear. A wonderful romantic triangle.
    No. 3 Two Weeks Notice with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock
    are a perfect match.
    Julie: From my three picks you can see why I love your books
    so much.

  21. Moran says:

    My all time favorite movies are:

    Pretty Woman- I know this movie by heart LOL

    Finding Nemo

    Lord Of The Rings – all three movies

    Avater

    Shrek- the first one

    Happy Feet

    As you can see I really enjoy watching kids movies and I can name a few more but I think it’s enough for now LOL

  22. Patricia Kelley says:

    I love a good movie list! Here are my 3 picks (In no particular order):

    Notorious: this one gets my vote for best Hitchcock film. And it has Cary Grant in it too. Great suspense. And Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman have great chemistry!

    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: My sister, dad and I saw each of these in the theatre together. It was our Christmas time tradition. But the first is the best.

    Groundhog Day: I can watch this movie over and over and always laugh.

  23. Lynne Silver says:

    Julie, I’ve been meaning to pick up your books for weeks now based on the reivews, and now your movie list clinches it! We’ve got the same taste!

    My top movies:

    1. The Princess Bride- “Have fun storming the castle!”

    2. Bend it like Beckham I love seeing the glimpses into British & british/sikh culture in this.

    3. Star Wars Episode Han: “I love you.”
    Leia: “I know”

    4. An American President (and all associated West Wings)

    5. Clueless & Emma (Gwyneth version)

    6. Pride & Prejudice (Keira knightly version, blasphemy, I know)

    7. Roman Holiday- Audrey Hepburn made me want to move to Rome.

  24. Abbi Cantrell says:

    Oh, this is hard for me as well and I have to do a top 5. (in no particular order)

    1. While You Were Sleeping. I just adore this love story.
    2. Bull Durham. Why hasn’t anyone mentioned this movie? Or am I just weird? So many great lines in this movie.
    3. The Empire Strikes Back. The bes dit movie — with the best music — in the series.
    4. Star Trek (2009). Although my husband would strongly disagree, I think this is the best of all the Star Trek movies. The Hero’s Journey on screen. Karl Urban and Chris Pine are yummy.
    5. The Abyss. I have a deep fear of water and drowning. And this is one of my ways of facing it. Excellent movie.

    Abbi 🙂

  25. chelleyreads says:

    In no particular order (except for #1):

    1. Sleepless in Seattle
    2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Elizabeth Taylor)
    3. 13 Going on 30
    4. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    5. You Got Mail
    6. Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley)
    7. Clueless
    8. BBC’s Emma (2010; with Romola Garai)
    9. What a Girl Wants
    10. Gigi (1958)

  26. Renee Gfell says:

    Ok, well I love movies, almost as much as I love Books so its quite impossible for me to have a top 10, so I’m going by which movies I will watch whenever they are on tv. Here goes: 1. The Notebook. 2. The Breakfast Club. 3. Because I said So (love diane Keaton in this). 4. The Proposal. 5. The Blind Side. 6. A time to Kill. 7. 10 Things I hate about You. 8. Fever Pitch (love baseball and jimmy Fallon, sooo). 9. Sleepless in Seattle. 10. Big. Well, there’s the 10 movies that I could call some of my favorites, I loved your list too!!

  27. Lexie C. says:

    PRINCESS BRIDE YES. It deserves to be on every list ever. ::ahem::

    But I’m going to go a different route! My top 3 favorite asian movies!

    1) The Classic (korean)
    This is a kind of melancholy story, but its also extremely sweet and has a hopeful ending. I remember the first time I watched it I cried because even though things worked out for the heroine, her having a happy ending was predicated upon her father’s sad past.

    2) Volcano High (Korean)
    I actually recommend this in either the original Korean language or with the ‘MTV rapper dub’ version. Either way its one of the most hilarious ridiculous and otherwise insane action comedies ever. Its funny in Korean–its almost irrelevant to read the subtitles honestly–its LMAO hilarious in English.

    3) Mulan (Chinese)
    This is the recent live action rendition I’m talking about from mainland China (not Hong Kong). They’re trying to boost their movie creds (or something). Anyhow I’m a fan of the Disney version, but I’m also a fan of the original ballad. This movie, despite having some…questionable casting choices and creative license where I don’t think they needed it, does a splendid job.

    I realized when compiling this list I watch way more Korean films than either Japanese or Chinese, but I watch more Japanese horror films (which I don’t often want to rewatch.

    Lexie
    Lexie.Cenni@gmail.com

  28. Dina Milliken says:

    Julie:
    Loved your list! Such variety. And everyone else’s lists got me thinking, so here goes:

    1. Holiday Inn. I watch it every year at Christmas time. Fred Astaire is wonderful.

    2. Serendipity. The idea that what’s meant to be transcends time.

    3. Sabrina: both versions have qualities I like, but you can never go wrong with Audrey Hepburn.

    4. When Harry Met Sally

    5. Avatar: I know it’s new but the theme is what gets me: fighting for what you know in your heart to be right on all levels.

    6. Airplane. Classic silly humor.

    7. Hunt for Red October. Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin (young)!

    8. National Treasure

    9. Top Gun (I feel the need…the need….for speed!)

    10. Grease

  29. Jordy says:

    Probably my favorites are:
    -Almost Famous
    -All of the Resident Evil Movies (especially when watched sequentially)
    -The Little Mermaid

  30. kris says:

    your choices are great. movies I love:
    princess bride
    sixteen candles
    pretty woman
    top gun
    hunt for red october
    clueless
    bull durham
    emma
    pulp fiction
    and lastly, an oldie, but a goodie…gidget.

  31. Kimberly Mason says:

    Wow. I can’t pick top 10 of anything. There is so much I’ve yet to see. Against my better judgment, I’ll admit I haven’t seen most of your top picks. My head is always in a book rather than movie, but I have a few.
    Kim’s semi, but not really favs:
    Pride and Prejudice (the new version)
    Sense and Sensibility
    The entire Harry Potter series (my kids are obsessed too and I can’t wait to take them to the hogwarts in fl.)
    Laws of Attraction
    and Because I Said So (it’s a funnier version of my family)
    I know there will be more, but I can’t list them all. I’ll have to watch some of the movies that were posted. Thanks guys,
    Kim

  32. Collie says:

    In order, I think…I separated my top animateds from the live-action ones

    1. Patton
    2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    3. Star Wars
    4. While You Were Sleeping
    5. Kill Bill (1 and 2)
    6. The Dark Knight
    7. Gone With the Wind
    8. Aliens
    9. The Silence of the Lambs
    10. Glory

    Animated: Beauty and the Beast, Anastasia, Toy Story 3, Pocahontas

    I haven’t seen Lord of the Rings, if you can believe it, but if I had it would probably be on the list. I love the books

  33. ShootingStarsMag says:

    I love the Breakfast Club…since you mentioned Pretty in Pink but three other films I love:

    1. Life as a House: an emotional take on teen angst. It’s like The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks but grittier and came out before.

    2. The Usual Suspects: Wonderful mystery with an insane twist that makes it even more amazing.

    3. Just a Question of Love: french film that deals with a gay couple beautifully.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  34. Pam Keener says:

    Wizard of Oz! There’s no place like home.
    Boys On The Side!
    The Bone Collector OMG so scary!
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

  35. Tiffany M. says:

    I love most of your selection! Here are a few of my favorites, or go-to movies in no particular order:

    1. Anastasia (the animated movie): if there is such a thing as hearing chemistry, then Meg Ryan and John Cusack had it. I love the strength of Anastasia, the entire character of Dimitri, and loved the songs.

    2. Jane Austen Book Club: there is just something about this movie that comforts me. I can put it on in the background, or watch it intently, and I just feel better. I didn’t read the book, but feel the movie is very good (playing out like a Jane Austen story with characters not in a super happy place, things get worse, and then happy at the end).

    3. Hollywood Homicide: a comfort movie. Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford as cops in L.A. pokes fun at life in the city in a nice way, while solving a homicide investigation (not a mystery). Very silly, but a definite “go-to.”

    4. Some Like It Hot: everyone I’ve shown this movie to has enjoyed it on some level. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.

    5. French Kiss: this movie endeared itself to me after a few viewings. As soon as Kevin Kline appears on the screen, I am sold. It makes me very happy.

    6. Romancing the Stone: love, love, love this movie. Big favorite of my sister and mine.

    7. Galaxy Quest: this movie always makes me laugh. I love it.

    8. The Painted Veil (with Edward Norton): I am not a big fan of tear-jerkers, but this one, this one is different. A slow romantic story that is amazing.

    9. Lilo and Stitch: another animated movie (I could have a list of just those movies) with a young girl, her older sister trying to take care of her, and the alien they “adopt.” I love movies with sister relationships and oddball characters (Lilo is just as unique as Stitch). My favorite scenes are when the sisters interact.

    10. Persuasion (with Ciriean Hines): this movie continues to endear itself to me with each viewing.

    Those are just 10, and ten I thought about that were missing from other lists I saw. I really liked seeing Drive Me Crazy, She’s the Man, and Two Mules for Sister Sarah.

  36. Marcella says:

    Great contest! O, how terrible just to name 3. So, for my top romantic movies (and like you, this changes about every minute):

    1 While You Were Sleeping
    2 Sweet Home Alabama
    3 An Ideal Husband

  37. Vi says:

    Thanks for the fun opportunity to blog hop!

    1) Stoy Story 3- Pixar can do no wrong!
    2) Sense and Sensibility- who can forget the sobbing by Elinor? I am so glad they put the kiss between Edward and Elinor in the extras on the DVD.
    3) Ghost Town- deadpan humor at its best
    4) Last of the Mohicans- Daniel Day-Lewis at his finest

  38. Jeanette Juan says:

    This is an awesome giveaway and post!

    My top 3 movies:
    The Hangover-funniest thing I’ve seen in years
    Pride & Prejudice-so romantic and such a classic
    Toy Story 3-Pixar made another fabulous movie that even shed some tears!

  39. Chelsea B. says:

    Three. Ok. Let me see:

    1: Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley)– I could watch this movie every day and never grow board. It is fantastic. I love the actor who plays Mr.Darcy. His facial excressions….*Sigh*

    2: The Princess Bride– I agree with you, Julie. This movie is wonderful. It has everything.

    3: The Holiday– Love it. I just love it.

  40. pixie13 says:

    Gone with the Wind~Epic movie, the clothes are awesome, and Rhett Butler was a hottie.

    Little Shop of Horrors(1986)~A singing plant from outer space that eats people. Yup, gotta love that.

    Night of the Living Dead(1968)~Scariest movie ever. For years I couldn’t even watch past the line, “They’re coming to get you, Barbara.”

    The Sound of Music~Watch this every year & have since before I can remember. It’s a total classic & a huge part of my family’s child hood traditions. Along with…

    The Wizard of Oz~ Another classic watched every year growing up.

  41. emh says:

    It’s hard to pick a few but here we go:

    1. Love Actually–Hugh Grant & Colin Firth plus a story that is intertwined and adorable. Sign me up!

    2. The Little Mermaid–loved it so much growing up I used to lay in the bath and sing like Ariel did when Ursula took her voice, hey, I couldn’t have been the only one!

    3. X-Men–Love all Marvel comic book movies, this one never gets old to me.

    4. The Holiday–I don’t know what it is but I can watch this over and over and I just love Kate Winslet & Jack Black’s dynamic in this one.

    5. Clueless–I mean really, who doesn’t like this movie? So funny and I always laugh watching it.

    6. Sound of Music–I watch it every Christmas with my Dad. Love Julie Andrews!

    7. Harry Potter (any really) These books are some of my favorites of all times and I always stop when this movie is on and plop down on the couch.

    8. Toy Story–truly any Pixar movie!

    9. To Kill a Mockingbird–Atticus Finch. Enough said.

    10. Old School–always good for a laugh.

  42. LSUReader says:

    1 (tie) Gone With the Wind (1939) and Casablanca (1942)
    3 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    4 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    5 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    6 All About Eve (1950)
    7 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    8 Rear Window (1954)
    9 Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    10 Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    This is hard (but fun!) I have so many more favorites: White Christmas, High Noon, Patton, The Godfather, Roman Holiday, The Maltese Falcon, My Fair Lady, Raiders of the Lost Ark, It Happened One Night, To Catch a Thief, and I’ll stop now.

  43. Ashley says:

    From scrolling through the responses, I’ve realized that perhaps I have strange taste in movies. However, I stand firm that these quirky, perhaps ambiguously romantic films are great if you haven’t seen them…

    1) Love Me If You Dare (French; I’m emotionally involved with this one)
    2) High Fidelity (I love it when Rob figures out what love is…)
    3) Good Will Hunting

  44. Anna Shah Hoque says:

    Fave movies :
    – Blade trilogy
    – 10 Things I Hate About You
    – Bourne Identity trilogy
    – XXX
    – Pleasantville
    – Double Jeopardy
    – X-Men trilogy
    – Wolverine
    – Underworld + Underworld Evolution
    – Transporter trilogy
    – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    – The Mummy
    – The Fugitive
    – U.S. Marshalls
    – Someone Like You

  45. Barbara Elness says:

    In no particular order:
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Star Wars
    Romancing the Stone
    Joe vs the Volcano
    The Quiet Man
    The Big Easy
    Princess Bride
    Adam’s Rib
    Aliens
    Barefoot in the Park

  46. Kate A says:

    It’s so hard to choose a few of my favourite movies. Here are some of favourites (in no particular order):

    Superman- Christopher Reeve is by far the best Man of Steel
    Stardust- Full of humour, suspense, and great acting…what more can you ask for?
    Miss Congeniality- I love this movie. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, it still makes me laugh.
    Pretty Woman- A totally romantic classic
    Dirty Dancing- Romance and dancing…love it!
    How to Train your Dragon- The most recent movie on my list. I absolutely loved the story!
    The Lion King- I’ve loved this movie since I first saw it as a kid. It never gets old.
    While you were sleeping- Cutest movie ever
    Van Wilder- Ryan Reynolds….enough said
    The Karate Kid (the original)- Mr. Miyagi is just awesome
    The Count of Monte Cristo- Long and complex, but so entertaining. Plus James Caviezel 😛

    It’s crazy how many of my favourite movies were made before I was even born. But I guess a classic is a classic for a reason.

    Some other honourable mentions:
    TV Movies (i.e. the ones that are always on and I end up watching every time)- Kate and Leopold, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve got mail, 10 things I Hate about you, Spiderman, Angel Eyes, Maid in Manhattan, American History X, Sound of Music (I watch it every year at Christmas), and of course Clueless (an awesome teen movie)
    Disney Movies- Mulan, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Atlantis, Tarzan, Aladdin…you know what? I pretty much love all Disney movies

  47. Jane says:

    1. LOTR trilogy
    2. The Blue Dahlia
    3. Last of the Mohicans
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. Rope
    6. X-Men
    7. L.A. Confidential
    8. Rear Window
    9. Wedding Crashers
    10. The Big Sleep

  48. Robin K says:

    My favorites are:

    The Twilight Movies
    Titanic
    Tomb Raider
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Avatar
    The Day After Tomorrow
    The Journey of Natty Gan
    Pirates of the Carribean
    The Little Mermaid

    and more and more 🙂

  49. Jennifer D says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m a fan of most of the movies you have on your list. I find it hard to narrow down my list because I like different movies for different reasons. I enjoy action flicks like Die hard, star wars & speed. Rom coms such as pretty woman, the notebook (although not much comedy in this movies) and fools rush in or comedies like the breakfast club. I was just asking some of my family members for their picks and someone mentioned the lost boys. I was really into that movie as kid. So, sometimes I like a movie because it reminds me of a certain time in my life.

  50. Tiffany G. says:

    1. Grease (c’mon – it’s GREASE! And I saw it in the theater when I was 7)

    2. Forrest Gump (’cause, you know, life is like a box of chocolates)

    3. One Fine Day (two words: George. Clooney.)

    Too many more too list; glad we had to keep it to three!!!

  51. Amy Kathryn says:

    I did a completely random list over at Beth’s so I am going to list my favorite movies that make me cry here. Sometimes you just need to pop one of these in and bawl.

    1. Steel Magnolias
    2. Beaches
    3. Nun Story
    4. Armageddon

  52. Cynthia N says:

    Oh, the movies! My first job, many, many moons ago was working at the local neighborhood, two screen theater. I fell in love with the movies. Here are 10 in no particular order:

    1. Jaws: NOBODY went into the ocean after seeing that movie. And everyone knows that music. The scene with the three of them discussing their scars. Love it!

    2. Forrest Gump: Who doesn’t love this guy? One of Tom Hanks best roles ever.

    3. The Sting: Yes, another Robert Shaw movie, but also starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman with a wonderful soundtrack.

    4. Star Wars: It set the benchmark for all the sci-fi films to follow.

    5. McLintock: John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in a romping good time!

    6. The Taming of The Shrew (1967): With Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor acting together, this film sizzles!

    7. Braveheart: Love, war, freedom. One of Mel Gibson’s best. And the soundtrack sears the heart.

    8. Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks struck gold with the cast of Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, and Gene Hackman.

    9. Grease: Oh yes, this was THE John Travolta!

    10. Interview With The Vampire: Anne Rice set the benchmark with her “Brat Prince” Lestat de Lioncourt. Loved seeing him on the big screen.

    I could go on and on and on……..

  53. Carol W. says:

    I’d have to include Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and The Bodyguard-the chemistry and the music!

  54. Cathy MacDonald says:

    Great list Julie, plus I love the lists that everyone is coming up with.

    A couple of my favorites that I have in my collection and love watching:

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Gross Pointe Blank
    Kelly’s Heroes
    Armageddon
    Last of the Mohicans
    King Arthur

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  55. Pixie says:

    The top 3 movie that I never get tired of watching are:

    Coraline (2009) – LOVE Neil Gaiman, and the story is so universal, I don’t know a single person who didn’t have a hard time with their parents at one point or another or wished their parents were a certain way….be careful what you wish for huh? That and the Stop animation is fantastic! Real craftsmanship there!

    Interview with a Vampire (1994) – Again another beautiful movie, and a beautiful music…not only one of my favorite movies, but also one of my favorite soundtracks! Sexy Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Antonio Banderas hubba hubba hubba!

    Labyrinth (1986) – David Bowie as His Royal Tightness…yummy package *drools* Another really beautiful movie with great craftsmanship via the Jim Henson Puppets. LOVE the whole David Bowie composed soundtrack too!

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  56. colleen says:

    I will be stealing the title of your list. Because that is so true. My top ten list usually ends up being close to 20 because I can’t decide.

    I love your selections. Though I’m still bitter that Shakespeare in Love won the Oscar over Saving Private Ryan.

    Hands down my favorite movie: His Girl Friday. It’s the dialogue and the charming Mr. Grant. Rosalind Russell portraying a strong woman who can hold her own against the conniving Walter Burns.

    The American President – I love anything that Aaron Sorkin writes. The man writes amazing dialogue.
    Breakfast Club – The last scene alone gets me every time.
    Groundhog Day – “Don’t Drive Angry!”
    The Big Lebowski – The Dude. Enough said.
    French Kiss – Kevin Kline cracks me up. Who wouldn’t want to live in France and drink wine with him?
    Bringing Up Baby – Again, Cary Grant but with Katharine Hepburn. I just love the old screwball comedies.
    When Harry Met Sally
    Pride and Prejudice (BBC version with Colin Firth)
    A League of Their Own – Because “There’s no crying in baseball”.

  57. Stephanie says:

    At the moment, and yes mine change by the minute as well…

    1. Star Trek, the newest one, after growing up on Star Trek it was amazing!
    2. 27 Dresses, I love it but it might just be because of James Marsden…
    3. Mulan, my brother and I still watch this when ever he visits…
    4. Princess Diaries 2, I sound like a teenager with this list but another Chris Pine movie, what can I say? 🙂
    5. Bad Boys 2, fun, action, shooting, gotta love it!

  58. Alyna J. Couture says:

    I would have to say that two of my biggest fave’s are ‘Queen of the Damned’ and ‘Highlander: Endgame’.

  59. Leigh says:

    My Favorite Movies are

    Yours, Mine and Ours, it will forever remind me of hot summer nights at my grandmothers house growing up.
    A Walk to Remember because I am totally sappy like that.
    Pretty Woman, it’s a classic
    and of course, 16 candles!

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  60. Donna S says:

    Ok, I posted the first 6 at Beth’s blog already and of course thought of 2 more right after I hit submit.

    1. Pretty Woman – talk about the perfect HEA
    2. Clue – Its just a fun movie, and I love the 3 different endings.
    3. Dazed and Confused – Good music and Matthew McConaughey, really I dont think I need to say more.
    4. Almost Famous – Great music and talk about getting to live your dream.
    5. Mallrats – Honestly I dont know why, Brodie just makes me laugh.
    6. Pride and Prejudice – A classic, with a another great HEA.
    7. Sunset Blvd – A classic. Beautifully shot in B&W and full of great classic Hollywood trivia and sights. A lot of the popular trivia is listed at imdb.com. Highly recommended for the movie buff.
    8. Clueless – Another one of those movies that is just fun. And so much better than you initially think it is going to be.

  61. Patti McLane says:

    My movies are not for the win, but for the fun of it~ You can always go to Netflix to get the ptimus of my favorite movies. Actually, I have many more than 10..
    My List – In no particilar order~

    The Devil Wears Prada
    Seems Like Old Times 1980, but funny~
    The Family Man
    Sex in the City
    The Proposal
    National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation
    Good Will Hunting
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Shawshank Redemption
    Tears of the Sun

  62. LAMusing says:

    Comedies / Romantic comedies/ musicals I love:
    Harold and Maude (favorite movie ever)
    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
    Singing in the Rain
    Withnail and I
    Galaxy Quest
    Pretty Woman
    Tropic Thunder
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Drama/Action/Adventure I love:
    Casablanca
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Braveheart
    The Year of Living Dangerously
    (although with recent events I may never be able to watch the two Gibson films again)
    Apocalypse Now
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

  63. rigmarole says:

    My favorite movie ever is A Letter to Three Wives (Lora Mae and Porter are AMAZING. So much love.) Then in any old order, some of my other faves:

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    L. A. Confidential
    Lili
    Stalag 17
    Notting Hill
    Mulan
    The Fugitive
    Persuasion (1995)
    You’ve Got Mail (bit of a guilty pleasure, that, but not THAT guilty – I watch it dang near once a month.)

  64. Marie Lay says:

    Love your list — we share a lot of movie favorites in common!

    Some of my favorite movies:
    Sense and Sensibility — the one with Alan Rickman — which is one reason I love it — but it’s also one of my favorite books.
    The Thomas Crowne Affair — the remake with Pierce Brosnan — it’s such a fun movie.
    Shakespeare in Love — another fun and romantic movie.
    The Original Shrek — very funny.
    Under the Tuscan Sun — romantic and funny. I see a trend here 🙂

    Those are the ones that come to mind right now, I have others I’m sure!

  65. CrystalGB says:

    1. Dirty Dancing
    2. While You Were Sleeping
    3. National Treasure I & II
    4. Last of the Mohicans
    5. Sleepless in Seattle
    6. Pretty Woman
    7. Jerry Maguire
    8. Pirates of the Carribean movies
    9. Harry Potter movies

  66. Patricia says:

    Seeing I only picked three the first time, let me add:

    Love Actually (What’s not to like about Hugh Grant)
    The Wedding Planner (another great triangle)

  67. Jessica says:

    I agree it’s so difficult to choose. I enjoy movies almost as much as I enjoy books 😉
    Not in any particular order:
    1. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (original with Poitier)
    2. Elf (With Ferrell)
    3. Thomas Crown Affair (remake with Brosnan)
    4. Lethal Weapon #5
    5. Now & Then (love the friendships!)
    6. Entrapment
    7. Blindside
    8. Something’s Gotta Give
    9. The Perfect Getaway
    10. Beauty & the Beast (Disney version)
    Great contest! Love to see everyone’s entries lots of good movies out there! Thanks!

  68. Joder says:

    1. Pride and Prejudice–the Keira Knightley version. Swoon-worthy Darcy and just makes me feel good.
    2. Once-great indie film with great music and a great couple.
    3. Gone With the Wind-sweeping and dramatic. An amazing saga with strong characters.
    4. North and South–BBC miniseries. So romantic and loving.
    5. Independence Day-rousing and patriotic with some humorous moments.

  69. Throuthehaze says:

    In no particular order:

    Green Street Hooligans
    Hackers
    War of the Buttons
    Almost Famous
    Now and Then
    Harriet the Spy
    Bridget Jones’ Diary
    The Fifth Element
    Shaun of the Dead
    Super Troopers

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  70. Brandy Blake says:

    1) The Exorcist
    2) Braveheart
    3) Rob Roy
    4)any Harry Potter movie
    5)XMEN
    6)Underworld
    7)Twilight
    8)The Little Mermaid
    9)Constantine
    10)Lord of the Rings

  71. Nicole says:

    Oh gosh, favorite movies of all time? That’s simply too difficult! Are you trying to make my brain explode?

    1. Ever After (Drew Barrymore giving Dougray Scott his comeuppance? Priceless!)

    2. Pretty Woman (I absolutely agree with you! Truly a timeless classic in the romance movies of all time.)

    3. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Easily, one of my all-time favorite movies! The music, the cinematography, the plotline, the voice acting, it was all so perfect! There’s a reason this is the first animated film nominated for an Oscar!!!)

  72. Amanda A says:

    My top three are:
    Pride and Prejudice – the version with Kiera Knightly, I love the music in it
    Sixteen Candles – yes, the scene at the church clinches it for me!
    The Major and the Minor – really old, but I love it!

  73. Amy m says:

    Ok, here goes….

    I love the Rocky movies. All but number 5. Don’t know why, but these have been my favorite since I was a kid. I spent one christmas in the hospital when I was little, and under the little tree in my room was the Rocky 3 record. I was SO excited!

    Grease…John travolta is hot! And fun songs

    Romancing The Stone.

    The Wizard of Oz. I wish that it could go back to the days when I was young and this was only played on tv once a year. It made the movie so special!

    Pretty Woman.

    Remembere the Titans. I am not a sports fan, but man do i love that movie!

    Iknow there are lots more, but I am drawing a blank and the kids are hollering! Fun contest!

    Amy m

  74. Stella (Ex Libris) says:

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! 🙂

    I’m quite indecisive, so I’ll go with the 5 favourite movies that come to mind first.

    My top 5 favourite movies in no particular order:

    1. Clueless: this film is brilliant: witty and funny and can be appreciated time and again!

    2. Pretty Woman: that film is sexy, sweet, a modern My Fair Lady with a cute Julia Roberts and such a handsomely sexy Richard Gere, love the modern fairy tale feeling of it!

    3. BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice: a classic and a favourite of my whole family, we can’t tire of it! We watch the whole miniseries at least once every year

    4. Assassins with Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore, when I want something thrilling, this one is perfect!

    5. White Chicks: this is a stupid film, but when one of my friends is suffering froma broken heart just after a break up, tehre’s nothing to make us all laugh like this film!

    Please enter me, thank you!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  75. Kim says:

    Some favorites:

    Gone With the Wind
    On the Waterfront
    Sense and Sensibility
    Pride & Prejudice
    Love With a Proper Stranger
    Robin Hood (Errol Flynn version)
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars
    Barefoot in the Park
    Sabrina (with Harrison Ford)
    Witness
    Star Trek (latest version)
    Lethal Weapon
    McClintock

  76. Sheila F says:

    I know Keep adding to my list from every blog but dang it I keep remembering new movies.

    Footloose ( I loved when it first came out and wanted to dance like them.)
    Tex ( I just loved this movie and named my chicken Tex when I was younger.lol)
    Dirty Dancing (just love this movie. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.lol)
    Pretty Woman (awesome movie)
    I could go on but I have more than just ten favorite movies. I have my comfort ones, my western ones, my sad one and the list goes on.

  77. Amelia says:

    La Belle et la Bete ( Beauty and the Beast – black and white French version from the ’40s)
    Dirty Dancing
    LOTR
    The Princess Bride – As you Wish!
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    An Affair to Remeber – Cary Grant!
    Amelie

  78. Shahenda says:

    The Sound of Music- is probably my #1 favorite. It has a little bit of everything for everyone.

    Top Gun- how did this miss your list Julie?

    Grease-did you hear they came out with a sing-a-long version in theaters this summer? It hasn’t come to my area yet 🙁

    Romeo & Juliet- the one with Leo

    Titanic-another great Leo film

    I could go on all day so I’ll stop there 🙂

  79. Edie says:

    The Watch Anywhere, Anytime and Never Stop Getting Some Level of Emotional Fulfillment Out of Them List-O-Movies:

    1. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST—a Disney princess who reads? yes, please
    2. LEGALLY BLONDE—Elle Woods is the reason I’m in law school right now…wish I was joking
    3. WHAT’S UP, DOC?—Streisand’s best movie, because it’s like nothing else she ever did
    4. NORTH BY NORTHWEST—a killer orchestral score, the amazing scene in the café at the base of Mt. Rushmore, and Cary Grant on a train
    5. WHITE CHRISTMAS—”Let’s just say we’re doing it for a pal in the Army.” (I’ve been known to watch this in July)
    6. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS—my annual summer kick-off flick to watch w/my mama
    7. ROMAN HOLIDAY—the first time I realized that a love story didn’t always get its perfect HEA was with this movie
    8. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS—seven singing-dancing-extremely, errr, strapping cowboys? sign me up…I’ll have one for every day of the week
    9. CALAMITY JANE—Doris Day proving that sometimes it’s best just to be yourself (while taking on politically incorrect portrayals of Native Americans)
    10. LOVE ACTUALLY—it’s either a great statement piece on myriad forms of love…or on post-9/11 airport security

    …I’m not as old as movies 3-9 might indicate (born in the 80s). And though these all came to me in the first minute or so, there are many close seconds/thirds/tenths that didn’t make the cut…ones that make me seem less girly, such as “DIE HARD” and “STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” and “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.” Gah, it IS easier to name a favorite book/tv show/tv show episode than this!

  80. Afshan N says:

    I could never pick just ten!!
    But here are a few movies I can watch over and over again and never get tired of ….

    Top Gun
    Cluless
    Ever After
    You’ve Got Mail
    G I Jane
    Big

    ~Afshan
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  81. Schenni says:

    this is really kind of fun xD… but really hard … well let’s see, just three movies (I’m going to feel bad for all the movies left out ;D, but never mind):

    -> REMEMBER THE TITANS – God, I love that movie… and wonder oh wonder… practically no romance, but still… it’s an almost perfect movie… the way those guys learned to like and trust each other almost makes me cry every time I watch it :D… well, and all those handsome faces and muscles don’t hurt either xDDDD

    –> HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE and PRINCESS MONONOKE – I know those are two movies, but we’ll just ignore that xD… Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are a group of REALLY talented geniuses… those movies are japanese animes… beautiful artwork and stories and characters you won’t ever forget…

    –> LORD OF THE RINGS II – you just have to love LOTR… I’m not even sure if I know a person who doesn’t xD… the trilogy is part of our chrismas tradition… other people are watching sappy christmas movies (although I can’t fault them xD), but my mom and I, we are watching LOTR… and I just love the second movie the most… I… think xD

    well… that’s it :D… there a loads and loads of other movies, but since I could keep on writing for days I’m just going to stop here ^^

  82. Robin S says:

    Well, I started my list on Beth’s site (and screwed up with I listed Pretty in Pink instead of Sixteen Candles, duh…), and continued on Closetwriter. Here’s the third part of my favorite movie list:

    Goonies. This is so much fun to watch and so many stars came from it. What’s not to love.

    Sixteen Candles. Since I screwed up and listed Pretty in Pink on Beth’s, I’m adding it here because it’s one of the best young, chick-flick romances out there.

    The Sound of Music. There’s just too many elements of this movie that I love to name, beginning with the sound track and including the actors. I think I’ve seen this movie at least 2 dozen times or more.

    Resident Evil. The first and second movies were awesome and scary as hell. I love the character Alice. She’s such a kick-ass heroine to begin with, but when you add in some great supporting actors, you can’t go wrong.

  83. Pamk says:

    LOTR trilogy
    Star Wars
    Harry Potter all of them
    The Replacements
    Jumpin Jack Flash where Whoopi is in that phone booth and she on truth serum. She cracks me up.
    Back to the Future series
    Avatar
    Dirty Dancing
    Two more I forgot about
    The Blindside
    Bucket List.

  84. sabina edwards says:

    Cherry 2000 (Melanie Griffith)
    Millennium (Cheryl Ladd)
    2012 (totally loved this one)
    and MY fav buffy episode is Once More With Feeling (the musical one) I also loved all the episodes with Willow, esp when shes a vamp !!!

  85. katiebabs says:

    Hands down my all time favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption. Best movie to show true love and devotion between two friends.

    And Toy Story 3 is up there. Movie made me cry like a baby.

  86. Suzie says:

    I’d have to say:

    1) Singin’ in the Rain
    This movie has me grinning the entire way through. Music, romance, happiness and wit. How can I not love it?
    2) All About Eve
    The cleverest movie I’ve seen and one of the most psychologically fascinating.
    3) Amelie
    Such constant joy throughout the movie. So sweet, so funny, so romantic.
    4) Pride & Prejudice
    I’m just gonna lump the 1995 and 2005 together for convenience’s sake, because I love them both terribly. I assume I don’t have to explain among romance-adoring women why I love them.
    5) It Happened One Night
    Perhaps my favorite romance film of all time. Clark Gable! Claudette Colbert! An absolutely wonderful script. It makes me laugh and smile and wish every time I watched it were the first time. Sometimes I will randomly start humming, “Young people in looove are very seldom huuungry…”
    6) The Princess Bride
    I love the book ten times more than the film, but the film still carries off the story’s wit and beauty so well.
    7) The Shop Around the Corner
    First of all, you say Jimmy Stewart, I say ♥. I am so deeply in love with his character in this movie. I love, love, love this movie. So much. I will just become a blithering idiot while I think about how much.
    8) O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Music! The music is fantastic. The whole story makes me laugh and sing.
    9) Gone With the Wind
    The book is one of my favorites of all time. The movie, while very different from the book, is still phenomenal.
    10) Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
    Maleficent is outstanding.

  87. Beth C. says:

    Loved hearing about all the movies.
    I have a lot of fave myself.
    Avatar, Star Trek(the newest one), Moonstruck, Delta Force, and old WWII movies are my top faves.

  88. Valere says:

    Oh, I have so many favs and many have been mentioned so far.

    Some oldies are:

    The Day The Earth Stood Still…the original.
    Forbidden Planet.
    Jason and The Argonauts.
    Lord of the Rings
    The Narnia Chronicles
    Harry Potter
    I’m a big fan of Shakespeare films, especially with Kenneth Branaugh, if I spelt that right…hehe!!
    Also, The Miss Marple films with Margaret Rutherford.

  89. sprite says:

    The Wizard of Oz, because it’s good to know you can make new friends in scary places and they’ll have your back, even when what you really want most is to leave them.

    Benny and Joon, because it’s totally about me and my best friend.

    The Breakfast Club, if only because of that letter at the end. Plus, Ally Sheedy had nowhere better to be!

  90. Jenn says:

    You’re right, it’s so hard to name just 10. But I tried. In no particular order:

    The Little Mermaid
    The Princess Bride
    Overboard
    When Harry Met Sally
    Top Gun
    Gone With the Wind
    Singing in the Rain
    The Sound of Music
    Casablanca
    Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
    Star Wars Trilogy

    Oh, wait, that’s 11. See, 10 is hard!

  91. ruth says:

    Movies I love, so hard to choose.

    1. The Philadelphia Story
    2. High Society — How can you not love the musical version of The Philadelphia Story?
    3. Stick It — just because it hits that sweet spot of sports movie and teen coming of age story. If only it had dancing.

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