Friday, April 25, 2008

My favorite movies

On Bill Bennett this morning (the best radio program EVER) they were discussing the best in American movies, by which they meant the movies that best show what America is about. I am inspired to let you know what my favorite movies are. You were just dying to know. Now this is not an exhaustive list, I don't have room for that and I am so sure that you don't want to read it but these are just the absolute favs. So, here you go, in no particular order of importance.

Casablanca ( yes it is great Ashley)
Independence Day (Welcome to Earth!)
Now Voyager (Better Davis and Paul Henreid as star crossed lovers)
The Hunt For Red October (Sean Connery is the sexiest old guy ever)
Goodbye Mr. Chips
The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson is brilliant, Middle Earth as I always saw it)
Star Wars (#'s 4,5 and 6. FORGET the first three)
ANYTHING with Fred Astair
You've Got Mail (the cutest movie EVER)
The Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day Lewis at his studliest)
Pride and Prejudice (the A&E version, who could resist Colin Firth)
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Howard Keel!)
The Trouble With Angels (a scathingly brilliant movie)
An American in Paris (who can resist Gene Kelly)
White Christmas (forget "It's a Wonderful Life" and go with this one at Christmas)
Remember the Titans (my favorite sports movie)
A Room With A View
Ben-Hur (sure Charleton Heston looks Jewish)
In Harm's Way (John Wayne beating the Japanese)
Portrait of Jennie (Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten)
Shadow of a Doubt (Joseph Cotten reminds us that uncles are not always nice men. Remember to look for Alfred Hitchcock at the beginning of the film but I won't tell you where)
Terminator 2
Aliens and Alien Resurrection (watch Sigourney Weaver kick alien butt)
An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant, yum!)
The Philadelphia Story (Cary Grant AND Katherine Hepburn AND Jimmy Stewart)
Turner and Hootch (it never fails to make me laugh)
Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (don't bother with #2)

OK, I had better quit now.

1 comment:

  1. Deb . . . you forgot to include "Young Frankenstein."

    Igor (that's "eye-gore") would be disappointed


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