Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday - Movie Night!

A friend on FACEBOOK threw out a request for
followers to name their favorite movies this morning.
I've been mulling it over a good part of the day.
I'd have to say my all time favorite movie is
OUT OF AFRICA.
The sweeping landscapes of Africa,
the music, the costumes,
all make this movie
an epic.
Can't you just hear Meryl Streep's opening line
"...I had a farm in Africa..."
This is an oldie I've heard about all my life,
but only saw it for the first time about
six months ago.
What a movie!
Some interesting moral questions and
"doing the right thing."
Add a young Gregory Peck...
to die for...

Another BIG movie.
I literally fell in love with
F. Murray Abraham
in this movie.
He also won an Oscar for it.



Ahhh, Woody Allen, before all the
yuckiness.
Love him and Diane Keaton together.
I also love the clothes in this movie.


Messy relationships, but the
characters are so REAL
and it's SO New York.
The next few are classic chick flicks,
but SO good....



I think this is the first time I saw
Julia Roberts. Love her.
Add Richard Gere and how can you loose?


Maybe the only thing better than
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Love him.





LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.
Meryl Streep can do anything!
The clothes alone make it fun to watch.
Met another of my "dream men,"
Simon Baker, in this movie.
God, he's beautiful.




THE HOLIDAY is a fun little movie where
Jack Black shows he can really act!
The "feel good" ending is great.


The litmus test for a favorite movie for me is

if I catch it when I'm channel flipping,

and I stay and watch it again...it's a keeper.

I would watch this movie, anytime, anywhere.

(This does not hold true of the second one.)





I've enjoyed all the Jane Austin movies,

but SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

is my favorite.

"The Colonel"...need I say more?



LITTLE WOMEN with Wynona Ryder

is a great one to watch at holiday time.

Again, that ending alone makes it re-watchable.



Heath Ledger will break your heart in this one.



And finally, a newer one, BURLESQUE.

I didn't want this one to end.

Christina Aguilera's voice will take your breath away.

(All images are from Google.)

Are you up for a movie tonight?

What's your pick?

10 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

We have a Netflix movie in there to watch tonight. A Saturday night ritual when there's no college football on (him, not me.) I loved Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. One of my favs.
Brenda

John'aLee said...

Love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love a lot of the ones you chose. I believe my favorite romantic movie is The Notebook. My favorite romantic comedy is French Kiss with Meg Ryan. I also like You've Got Mail with Meg and Tom Hanks.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You have many of my favorites listed here... In addition, I loved Finding Forrester, The Dead Poet's Society, The Blind Side, and we just saw Dilemma, which was very funny!

Have just finished casting on the wide brim hat!! I'm excited to see how it goes!

Nanniepannie said...

I'm seeing a theme here...Women...and strong women...women you'd like to know.

Linda Chapman said...

My favorites.....in addition to some of YOURS!

Jeramiah Johnson (Robert Redford when he was young!)

The Gladiator with Russell Crowe

Gettysburg.....I LOVED that movie!

Gone With the Wind....who doesn't love this one?

The Horse Whisperer

The Thomas Crowne Affair

Shall We Dance? with Richard Gere

I LOVE a good movie!

Stitchfork said...

Prefer the movies where they live happily ever after. Can never pass up the old Cary Grant movies! xo Cathy

mytwocentsworth said...

If you like "Out of Africa," you should definitely try "A Room With a View," from the E. M. Forster novel, starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Daniel Day-Lewis, and along those same lines, a recent one called "Cairo Time" starring Patricia Clarkson (the scenery is out of this world--and very relevant considering our headline news of late). I highly recommend both! Oh, also "Lars and the Real Girl" starring Ryan Gosling.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

To "My Two Cents Worth" -- we have very similiar taste! I've seen all the movies you mentioned. Just recently saw CAIRO TIME. I think Patricia Clarkson is fabulous! Also LARS AND THE REAL GIRL could very easily have been on my favorites list. I just forgot about it!!! It's an incredibly sweet story.
Best,
Susan

Privet and Holly said...

Susan, I'll pop
the popcorn and
add extra butter...
You pour the wine....
We LOVE the same
movies, so know
we'll have a lot
of fun watching
them, together!!
xx Suzanne

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