Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Top 5 Favorite Movies

Can you name your 5 favorite movies of all time off the top of your head? Someone asked me that the other day and I couldn't! I had to really think about it. With all the movies out nowadays it's easy to pick 5 that you've loved within the last couple of years but they did say 'of all time'... I really liked the Lord of the Rings series, The Never Ending Story and about a million others... but were they in my top 5?

Normally I am a movie snob, meaning I will not watch a movie more than once. However, when I was thinking about my personal top 5 favorites, I kept thinking about the movies that I have (and wanted to!) watch over and over.

This is what I came up with in no particular order (I love them all!!).....

*Stand By Me - Made in 1986 based on a novella by Stephen King
Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Kieffer Sutherland.

Basic description is - After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
I loved this movie because of how dysfunctional it was and how totally 'real' it seemed. The boys were such good actors! It had drama, emotion, action, horror, humor, it had it all! In fact it's hard to pick just one part of the movie that I like the best. There was a part where all the boys had to wade through a small pond and when they got to the other side they discovered they had leeches all over them! Another part I love is when they are all sitting around the camp fire and Wil Wheaton's character tells them all a story he wrote about a food eating contest. Then there was the part where the boys almost got hit by a train - I could go on and on. It's just such a great movie and the soundtrack isn't bad either!

*My Girl - Made in 1991
Directed by Howard Zieff. Starring Dan Akroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky.

Basic description is - A coming of age story of first love and loss.
Super good movie that makes me cry every time I watch it - even still! This young girl’s journey was hard and so beautiful at the same time. If you've never watched it - you should!

*House on Haunted Hill - Made in 1999
Directed by William Malone. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Jeffrey Combs and Max Perlich.

Basic description is - A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Awesome movie!! The only one up to date that scared me enough to give me nightmares for a week as an adult!! Love the graphics and the storyline! There were some pretty chilling imagery and terrifying scenarios in this show. There is a sequel to this but in my opinion, it was not nearly as good.

*The Hangover Part 1 - Made in 2009
Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson and Bryan Callen.

Basic description is - A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps to figure out what happened that night.
Hands down the funniest movie I've watched in a long time! The quotes you cans use from this movie and apply them into real life situations is endless! I think my favorite character in this movie is played by Zach Galifianakis, he has so many funny lines!

*28 Weeks Later - Made in 2007
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Imogen Poots and Mackintosh Muggleton.

Basic description is - Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
This movie is also a scary movie - it did not give me nightmares nor is it a super great storyline, but there is one shocking part in this movie that I will never get out of my mind. The scene I am referring to is when the father sees his wife for the first time after she is 'caught' and being held by the military for testing. The father comes into the room that she is being held in and it is just the two of them. She is strapped to a gurney when he comes in the room. If you have seen this movie you know what I am talking about, if not, well let’s just say the next couple of minutes of the show will haunt you. It was so atrocious and unimaginable that I had to stop the movie after watching that part and try to process it before I could finish.

These are my top 5, what are yours? I would love for you to leave me a comment telling me what your top 5 are and why!


  1. I like those movies too! Here are some of my other favorites;

    - Beauty and the Beast (dorky, I know)
    - Superbad
    - Contact
    - Black Sheep (+ Tommy Boy)
    - RENT

    Those are some of my top favorites!!!

  2. Beauty and the Beast holds so many good memories for me! lol I have seen all of those movies except for Rent - I will have to rent it sometime!

  3. OMG, Rent is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I have seen it live as well as the movie version, you will so cry and be moved, and just... ugh, it will seriously change your life!

  4. My favorites are corny. I grew up in a house full of women so it's no suprise that my all time favorite is The Color Purple. I also love Chicago, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Big Business and probably The Exorcist would be my top 5... today. Who knows about tomorrow! LOL

  5. lol - I loved the Exorcist as well! Thanks for your input, I don't remember if I have seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I'll have to check it out now!

  6. Very glad to see Stand by Me on the list. That's one of my all-time favorites.

  7. To date I have not seen Stand By Me. I have always wanted to. Maybe I will pick it up next time I rent movies.

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