Must Watch Movies


Last night over dinner Garrett and I watched To Live and Die in LA. Despite feeling a little ripped off that there was no 2Pac in the soundtrack :) (HELLO, the world can always use more 2Pac) I thought it was awesome. Garrett has been hounding me to watch it since I loved Drive so much and so finally after almost 2 years of persuasion, I sat down to see what it was all about.

Here’s the thing with me and movies — I really like going to the movies, seeing good movies, quoting random dialogue from movies — but if you ask me if I want to sit down and watch one? The answer is no – I am never in the mood. They are so LONG and they take so much investment! I’d much rather just watch something quick like a tv show (no commercials, GAH!) or do something entirely different. But there are a few exceptions. I got a chuckle reading this post over on Cupcakes and Cashmere the other day about movies you can’t say no to. It made me think of my own list of movies that no matter how busy I was, I would make time for. So I thought I’d share it.

In no particular order:

1. Dirty Dancing
2. The Sound of Music
3. Singles
4. Sleeping with the Enemy
5. Top Gun
6. The NeverEnding Story
7. Reality Bites
8. Basically ALL of Tori Spelling + Valerie Bertinelli’s Lifetime Movies (what?)
9. Sixteen Candles
10. Teen Witch

(Listen, I never said I was a movie critic. :))

I asked Garrett to make the same list and he rattled off these:

1. Citizen Kane
2. A Christmas Story
3. Lawrence of Arabia
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai
5. Die Hard/Die Hard 2
6. Fiddler on the Roof
7. Caddyshack
8. Predator
9. The Great Escape
10. Commando

So…Is it any wonder we hardly ever sit down to watch movies together? :) Are you judging us?

I know you must have a few irresistible movies up your sleeve too.

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12 comments to Must Watch Movies

  • K
    March 11, 2013 at 6:23 am

    If it’s on, then I have to watch:

    You’ve Got Mail
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Adam’s Rib
    Gone With the Wind

  • San
    March 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Well, that was fun! Isn’t it interesting how different guys and girls rate movies sometimes?

    A few of my must-see movies (obviously all over the place):

    Before Sunrise
    The Holiday
    Reality Bites
    The Big Lebowski
    Jerry McGuire (I know!)

  • Moi Contre La Vie
    March 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I’m the same way – When I “try” to watch a movie alone it can take 5 hours because I get up & do things/run errands and spend more time pausing/rewinding than actually watching. But the truth is I LOVE movies.

    Top picks?

    Boondock Saints
    Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
    Dial M For Murder
    Arsnic & Old Lace

    And yes, I have a Cary Grant problem. That’s my answer when my mom asks why I don’t want to get married. I’m waiting for Cary Grant!

  • Kay B
    March 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Apollo 13
    Shawshank Redemption
    You’ve Got Mail
    A Christmas Story
    White Christmas
    When Harry Met Sally
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Crazy Stupid Love
    It’s Complicated
    Something’s Gotta Give

  • Lesley
    March 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Movies I could watch any time:
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Center Stage*
    The American President
    Doc Hollywood
    A League of Their Own

    *I think I watched the DVD about a hundred times freshman year of college 😛

  • Mal
    March 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I am the SAME WAY with movies. I hate investing two hours. And then husband gets mad if I’m crocheting or on my phone and not paying attention. He should be thankful he even got me to sit down!

    I will always always watch Dirty Dancing, Grease, Pretty Woman, Sweet Home Alabama, and Rent.

    Watching Citizen Kane more than once ever sounds terrible.

  • Laura
    March 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Ohhhh yeah. My list:

    Dirty Dancing
    PS I Love You
    It’s Complicated
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Never Let Me Go (this one does not fit the mold)
    Homeward Bound (this one is really embarassing!)
    Jerry Maguire

    That’s pretty much it!

  • Kate
    March 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Me: Princess Bride
    Huzbo: Blues Brothers

  • carrie
    March 12, 2013 at 5:27 am

    YES. i LOVE sleeping with the enemy! totally agreed re: sixteen candles and dirty dancing, too. i’d also add titanic, love actually, notting hill and MAYBE how to lose a guy in 10 days

  • Isla
    March 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I’m all over the place with my fav movies!
    Talladega Nights
    Blades of Glory
    Hot Tub TIme Machine
    Bram Stokers Dracula
    Love Actually
    A Christmas Story
    Hubby loves Predator
    Blood Diamond
    The Departed

  • missy
    March 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Omg! I LOVE that Teen Witch is on your list….Top That! Haha.

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