Anyone who knows me in real life is probably surprised that this prompt is the one that I felt compelled to write about. To say I am not a big movie-goer is a monumental understatement. I almost never watch a movie, either in the theater or on TV. Last week, I told Mr. Snarky I wanted to see Pacific Rim, and I think he seriously suspected I'd been kidnapped by aliens, not so much for the particular movie I wanted to see (although that was a little out of character for me), but for the fact that I wanted to go see a movie at all.
(We went and saw it, and it was fun. So there.)
But I couldn't stop trying to come up with a list of my top ten favorites movies, so here it is. I've organized it into three sections: the obvious ones (things I've seen multiple times and clearly love), the ones I had to think about but that once I thought of were obvious, and the ones I had to rationalize before I'd put them on the list. Within each section, the movies are in no particular order.
The Obvious Ones
- the original, with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant
- The Princess Bride
- Arsenic & Old Lace
- I've seen it many times, and it still cracks me up
- The Philadelphia Story
- Katharine Hepburn is awesome. And so is Cary Grant.
The Almost Obvious Ones
- Star Wars
- Episode IV, of course. I'm just of the right age that this movie is part of my childhood.
- the 1946 one, with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
- The Secret of Roan Inish - this is a really great kids' movie that I have loved since well before I had kids. My kids aren't old enough for it yet, but I look forward to showing it to them. (A different sort of 6 year old could watch it- but mine is particularly sensitive to anything even remotely scary.)
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- it is just too much fun. And he's a professor at my alma mater!
The Ones That Need a Reason
- Sense & Sensibility
- Jane Austen is my favorite author, and this is Jane Austen brought to the big screen by someone who clearly loves her, too (Emma Thompson)
- The Matrix
- I can't help it. The computer geek jokes delight me, and the concept is just cool.
What about you? You should play along! You can leave your list in the comments, or write a post and join Ginger's link up.