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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Top 5 Favorite Movies

Did anyone see Gladiator on TV the other night? Let me just tell you that I LOVE that movie!! I know that some people might find it strange that I like such a graphic and violent movie, but I really do. I actually have it on DVD, but sat there for the commercials and all just to watch it on TV. Guess that tells you how lazy I am. So much so that I wouldn't walk down the stairs, open the entertainment center doors, grab the Gladiator case, walk back upstairs and put it in the DVD machine. I could have watched it with NO commercials, cut the running time down dramatically right? Did I get up? Nope!!,LAZY I tell you!

Glen and I watched it together which if you read my last post, you already know that that is one of my FAVORITE things to do. So we sat there, me quoting parts of the movie, Glen laughing at me, both of us enjoying one of my favorite movies of all time. Now Glen and I have our top 5 favorite movies and for some reason talk about them every now and then. He likes some REALLY cheesy movies. You know, Caddyshack! Are you kidding me? How can that be one of his favorite movies? To each their own, right?

So I thought that it would be fun to ask everyone their top 5 favorite movies. They do NOT have to be in any order. I am just curious to see how alike/different we all are in our movie choices.

Here are my top 5 favorite movies of all time:
  • The Patriot
  • Braveheart
  • Gladiator
  • Les Miserables
  • Dances With Wolves (this is the one that I change every now and again, just for fun)

25 Comments:

Blogger Gina said...

I am not into those time periods you like for movies... those days were so brutal and sad for me to watch acted out. I like mainly comedies & romantic chick flicks... like Hitch, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Chocolat, 50 First Dates, Shallow Hal, etc. A "happily ever after" feel-good flick just makes my day!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I like your new blog title!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Can't remember how I found your blog, but I've enjoyed reading it.

My favorite movies are very different from yours. They are:

~Adam's Rib (any Tracy/Hepburn movie, really)
~Secondhand Lions
~It's a Wonderful Life
~Finding Forrester
~Sweet Home Alabama

7:40 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

My favs are...
1.Grease.. YUM John Travolta LOVE HIM!
2.Wind Talkers
3.My Big Fat Greek Wedding
4.Shakespear in Love
5.Dodge Ball (HAHAHAHAAA)
now that I look at this list I could name like 10 more I LOVE~!
FUN POST!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I do have to say that I still cry eveytime I watch 50 firs dates! That IS a great movie!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I do love period movies, but more like Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Little Women, Pride & Prejudice (the A&E mini-series!)

I like so many movies- it's hard to choose just 5! But, often I'll see a movie and then not care to watch it again. SO having said that, I can watch these movies more than once:

-About A Boy
-The Village
-Fried Green Tomatoes
-Napoleon Dynomite!!
-and I can say pretty much every single word to Ferris Bueller's Day Off

8:37 PM  
Blogger Cherise said...

Hey, this is one of my favorite things to ask people. I just think that it is so interesting. My favorites are:
Top Gun, Annie, The Karate Kid, Say Anything..., Christmas Vacation.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I'm a movie freak too. LOVE them. I'd be curious just how much money we spend each year going to, and renting movies. It would probably shock me. I have so many movies I love..but I'll do my best choosing 5.

1. Click (just added!)
2. The Notebook
3. 50 First dates
4. Hitch
5. Anchor Man

I could go on & on. I'm not even sure if those are my favorites I have so many. But I do love all of those. You noticed none of our scary movies made it to our lists right Nicole? Maybe that's because they were all horrible.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I did notice that miss Annie! Is that even legal? They are my favorite "kind" of movie, but none make my list favorites. I don't know. I will have to ponder that one.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Ohhhh, I'll play!

-Swing Kids
-The Joy Luck Club
-Like Water For Chocolate
-Cinema Paradiso
-Smoke Signals

I sort of have a thing for subtitles and "different" movies.

I loved reading yours. You have a thing for epics.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Lady in the water Nicoley!!! That's our next waste of money!! Maybe we'll be surprised this time & not have to walk out of the theater on this one.

10:11 PM  
Blogger ~CRYSTAL~ said...

I adore period peice films, especially Jane Austen's stuff.

My top 5 are
~Gone With the Wind
~Grease
~Steel Magnolias
~The Long Long Trailer
~The Color Purple

Hey, what happened to Anna's blog?

11:00 PM  
Blogger wreckless said...

Wow, I would have never guessed you for a Gladiator fan. My friends were all talking about it after softball the other night. We have seen this several times. Others I love (no order)
Appocolypse Now-based on Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness. The only movie that does a book justice ideawise.
The Matrix
It's a Wonderful Life(thanks to my wife-this is her favorite and I have come to love it too)
Dancing with Wolves
There are others, but the mocha isn't kicking in yet.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Angel said...

I saw that list in your profile and it seems to me that you like the long war epic type movies! LOL! I'll post mine in my blog today... then you can laugh at me:) BTW, I can't stand Braveheart and it's one of my hubby's FAVORITES! He is a HUGE movie quoter. He can watch one movie ONE time and quote every dang line. So ones that he loves and watches over and over... well lets just say he quotes the entire movie as we watch. UGH!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I think all of your choices would
make Dennis' top 10 list - with
some sports movies mixed in. But I
don't like that period or the blood. And all of those movies seemed soooo long. (Maybe because
I wasn't enjoying them?) But I do
have a connection to The Patriot -
I sold mesquite cooking wood to the
chef who was feeding the cast/crew on the shoot location. I would have a hard time making my top 5 list because my memory is so bad. When someone asks if I've seen a certain movie, I turn to Dennis and ask, "Have I seen that?!"

8:09 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Anna decided that she no longer wanted to be a blogger. :( I am sad about it because I loved to read hers. She just doesn't have the time.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Crystal...it was just taking up more time than I was comfortable with. I have other things that I like to do on the computer as well, and I just realized I couldn't do them all. So I had to drop something. I still comment on Nicoles because she is my best friend!! Maybe someday I will learn to better manage my time & be able to do it all! =) But for now, I am taking a little break from it.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Hi, I also LOVE Gladiator we also own it.
As for top 5 movies:
Gladiator
Last of the Mohicans
Ever After
Braveheart
Like Water for Chocolate

10:11 AM  
Blogger chilled like summer wine... said...

Hiya hunnie,

Thanks so much for commenting on my site, do you mind if i add you to my links :-) ? You sound sooo awesome!!

In regards to the 5fav films...it's a hard one but i think i'd have to say as follows...

1. A Walk To Remember
2. Napoleon Dynamite (sooo funny!)
3. A Lot Like Love
4. Totoro (this is GENIUS)
5. V for Vendetta

Quite a range i know...hehe ;-)

10:30 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love the Gladiator too. Balled at the end when he dies and walks into the fields and sees his wife and child. Sniff sniff . . . Amy

1:25 PM  
Blogger theresa said...

First, sorry Anna you're taking a break! But I TOTALLY understand!

Nicole you striked up a great post here. My five fav's but definitely not limited to:

1. Annie
2. Notting Hill
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Sound of Music
5. Walk the Line

2:33 PM  
Blogger fatwonkkid said...

in no specific order:

black hawk down
rush hour
office space
flashpoint
gladiator

5:29 PM  
Blogger ~CRYSTAL~ said...

Well...Anna, if you read this. You are going to be missed. But I totally understand it taking up alot of time.

12:30 AM  
Blogger wreckless said...

Oh hey, I forgot Forest Gump

8:55 AM  
Blogger Elf Mandinio said...

Hahaha i love quoting along to Gladiator! ''On my command, Unleash hell!''

Iv got a quite diverse taste, from disney to horror, but if pushed, id say

1. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Go Tim Curry!)
2. Love Actually (bit of a weepie, plus the line ''I am Colin, God of Sex''and Bill Nighy's performance)
3. XXX - Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson, Rammstein, Fab soundtrack and explosions!
4. Blade - Swooshing vampire vibe
5. Finding Nemo - People have said im similar to Dory. Which is a worry!!

Gah, i need more! Chicago, Pirates of the caribbean, monsters inc and ghostbusters two! Shh, i didnt sneak them in, honest!

9:49 AM  

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