Monday, January 12, 2009

The Movie List

Per the funny and fascinating list on outside voice, I've apparently been tagged. So I'm writing my own list of films and maybe I'll do the one about books, too. I like her categories, so I'll start with those. Here's what I came up with:

Films With Which I Fell In Love Forever At First Viewing: Dirty Dancing, The Color Purple, Steel Magnolias, The Last Dragon, Six Degrees of Separation, Forrest Gump, A Place in the Sun

Films That I Like But I Don't Know Why and It's Weird: Dead Presidents, Scream, Forget Paris, The Butterfly Effect, Malice, When a Man Loves a Woman, Clueless

Films That Make Me Weep: Love Story, The Joy Luck Club, What Dreams May Come, Ghost, (again) The Color Purple, Philadelphia, Mississippi Burning, Glory, Dead Man Walking

Films That Make Me Sing For Days: Chicago, The Sound of Music, (again) Dirty Dancing, The Wiz, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations, The Jacksons: An American Family

Films I Cannot Turn Off If I Catch A Glimpse On TV: Notting Hill, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Misery, Delores Clayborne, Citizen Ruth, Hoop Dreams, Imitation of Life

Films That I Quote (Even Just One Line From) Far Too Often: (can't say it enough) The Color Purple, (and for good measure) Dirty Dancing, What's Love Got to Do With It, Boyz in the Hood, Jerry Maguire, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, A Few Good Men

Films That Are Beloved For Mostly Nostalgic Reasons: Breakin' (I and II), Back to the Future, An Officer and A Gentleman, ET

Films I Wish I Could Un-See: The English Patient, Mannequin, Invisible Maniac (such a loooong story), Freddy vs. Jason, Don't Be a Menace to Society While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Stop or My Mom Will Shoot

Films You Won't Believe I've Never Seen: The Matrix (any of them), The Green Mile, Annie Hall, American Graffiti, Die Hard, Jaws, Network

Films I Saw (and maybe liked) But Don't Remember a Thing About: The Crying Game (okay, I remember that one thing), The Cider House Rules, About Last Night, The Piano, Bladerunner, Endless Love

Films That Made Me Love a Performer: Norma Rae, The Graduate, Sophie's Choice, Top Gun, Jungle Fever, Pretty Woman, Malcolm X

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