Today Cate wants to know my top five movies of all time.
If I went strictly by what I've seen the most on television, it would go something like Mean Girls, She's The Man, The Princess Diaries, John Tucker Must Die, and Pitch Perfect. Are you sensing a theme? Yep, teen chick flicks ... and while I enjoy them, no they aren't my choice. Obviously this programming is courtesy of my girls (well, at least the younger two)!
Second most in terms of viewing "pleasure" would include anything from the Terminator series, Matrix series, Saving Private Ryan and a host of other war-type movies, Aliens and all the sequels, and Twister along with all the related mega-weather type movies. Theme? Action-adventure and Sci-Fi mix. I enjoy these too, especially the sci-fi and weather movies. Not so much the war ones. Courtesy of Jay of course.
And since those are the people who generally control the remote, those are the movies I've seen most on television. But IF I were given the remote (like that would ever happen), the movies I would choose as my favorites of all time:
1. E.T. (1982) - what's not to love about a friendly little alien that just wants to go home??? And has this ever been shown on TV?
2. Dirty Dancing (1987). I'd give my eye teeth to be able to dance like that. And I always had a thing for Patrick Swayze. Loved him in Ghost as well. And I enjoy just about any dance-themed movies, including the newer ones like Step Up (2006), cause let's face it, Channing Tatum isn't hard to look at either.
3. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). Robin Williams was a comedic genius but I think this was my favorite role of his of all time.
4. Forrest Gump (1994). Tom Hanks is just incredible in this film. And the references to events over decades can't help but crack you up. I loved the scene where he accidentally invented the smiley face!
5. Avatar (2009). This had some of the most beautiful CGI imagery I've ever seen and the message is timeless. I loved it!
And just because I can... a few runner's up on my favorites list include Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Independence Day (1996) (and the Men in Black Series and Hitch - yes, I enjoy Will Smith), and Titanic (1997).
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