Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What Kind of Movies Do You Like?

I love movies!  I have for as long as I can remember, and I have to say, I like an eclectic mix of movies.  If asked what my favorite kind of movie is, I would be hard pressed to say.  Here are some of my favorites over the years --


One of my early favorites, and I still love it today.  I think I sang those songs around the house for years when I was growing up, and Julie Andrews is still one of my favorite artists.  I think this movie is also responsible for the fact that Austria is on my bucket list of places to visit someday.  Who could resist this scenery?

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The Wizard of Oz was probably my favorite childhood movie.  I loved Toto, and I hated those monkeys.  They scared the daylights out of me.  :)

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Gone With The Wind was a favorite for years.  Like a lot of old movies, the acting style seems melodramatic now, but I still love the movie.  I think Vivien Leigh did an amazing job in this movie. Even though she was from England and not the American south, she made a perfect Scarlett O'Hara.  From what I've read, the actress had a lot of the same personality traits as Margaret Mitchell's feisty (and flawed) heroine. 

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Wasn't she a beauty?

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I LOVE, LOVE this adaptation of Sense and Sensibility -- one of my very favorites!

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The Princess Bride came out the year DH and I got married.  Although we didn't see it until a few years later, it remains one of our favorites today.  It's a sweet story and full of really quirky humor.  I'd never heard of the two leading actors then (Cary Elwes and Robin Wright), but there were some well-known actors in the movie as well -- Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, and Peter Falk.

At this point, it's kind of obvious that I like girly movies.  :)  But I also love a good suspense thriller, and I love good comedies; I've been known to laugh until I can't breathe at silly slapstick like this...It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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This is a favorite at our house.  Have you seen it?  It has an amazing cast of characters, and we think it's laugh-out-loud funny.  But it's long -- so long it actually has an intermission.  But if you have the time, it's worth watching to the end.  You could even watch in two separate evenings.

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"Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" always makes me laugh, and the music is really fun, too.

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If you like mysteries and  suspense thrillers, I think Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is one of the best.

Since I like a good romance, and I love to laugh, it stands to reason that I enjoy romantic comedies (some of them).  I have several favorites, and one of my very favorites is When Harry Met Sally.

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Too funny.  :)

The last category for now is fantasy.  I don't typically like a lot of these, but there are a few that really stand out, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the best of the best, IMHO.

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Are any of these movies on your "favorites" list?  Is there a certain movie that you can watch over and over again?  I'd love to know what some of your favorites are.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

Denise

14 comments:

  1. Well let's see. We love Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings (especially reading it over again), Sense and Sensibility, Sound of Music. We also can watch Pride and Prejudice over again. I'm sure there are more...

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    1. I like "Pride and Prejudice" too, Ellen. :) Have a great day!

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  2. A good movie in my own family room with cheese stuff crust pizza and all the diet mt dew I can drink-- talk about a great night::) wooohooooo
    Gone with the Wind- The Godfather Trilogy-- ALMOST anything with Sally Field or Glen Close , which covers many hours of enjoyment. as for comedies I do wish I could afford to buy all the TV shows I liked thru my young years.. comedy now seems to be sorta nasty-- or maybe its just the comedians I dont like lol..
    Give me a Pink Panther movie anytime. I laugh till the tears roll down my cheeks and my tummy hurts.

    I hope Duncan is doing well.. give him a hug from auntie Sonny

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    1. I totally agree about the old comedies, Sonny. It's hard to get any funnier (or classier) than "I Love Lucy" and "The Carol Burnett Show." :-D

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  3. My favorites are the Die Hard series! I hear they're working on the last one now and, um, it doesn't end so well for my hero:@(

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    1. I like those movies, too, Lynn. Bruce Willis makes a good hero! The first one is still my favorite of the series -- Alan Rickman is my favorite villain. :)

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  4. I love all your choices especially the Sound of Music, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Gone With the Wind.

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    1. These are classics, aren't they Bonnie? I noticed online that Masterpiece did a 2008 mini-series of "Sense and Sensibility," but I haven't seen it. I can't imagine liking any version as much as I do the one with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet.

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  5. "Sense & Sensibility" is one of my all-time favorites!!! I have watched it over and over and over again. Other favorites that I simply can't get enough of include "First Wives' Club", "The Family Stone", "The Cider House Rules" and "The Godfather" parts I and II. I never have time to watch NEW movies because I end up watching an old one over again!!! Of course, EVERY year we HAVE to watch "The Wizard of Oz"!!!

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    1. Amen to "Sense and Sensibility" Alycia!! It is the best! My husband even likes it, which is saying a lot. :) I haven't seen "First Wives Club" or "Cider House Rules" but I've seen part of "The Family Stone." I think I caught part of it on an airplane flight. :) "The Godfather" parts I and II are awesome movies, even though they're so violent. The stories do a good job of showing a way of life that most of us are not familiar with. It was fascinating to watch the change in Michael Corleone from the first movie to the second.

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  6. Those are some good choices, Denise. The Wizard of Oz was always one of Rich's favorite movies. There aren't many movies that I like seeing over again, but Shawshank Redemption is one that I love. As for a comedy, I love Overboard with Goldie Hawn! You know, I don't think I've ever seen Sense and Sensibility. I will have to see that one for sure. Thanks for sharing your list of favorites.

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    1. Kitty, I love the Shawshank Redemption, too -- such a good story! My hubby also loves "The Wizard of Oz." I think I watched it so much growing up that I made myself tired of it. :) It is a classic though. I really think you would love "Sense and Sensibility;" let me know if you get a chance to watch it. I'd love to hear what you think.

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  7. Denise, I love all of those movies too, although I have never seen the Princess Bride. Have to add that one to the list. I have to say, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and The Secret Garden (all versions of each) are my very favorites and I can watch them over and over. I am such a nerd and a kid at heart, I guess..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  8. I love so many of the ones you mentioned. I'm not a fan of When Harry Met Sally as much as I am of You've Got Mail. THAT one is my favorite movie made in the past 25 years. I could watch it over and over.

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