Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Movies I Can Watch Over & Over & Over...

I don't know about you...but I'm addicted to movies. From drama to comedy, action to horror, cartoons to classics...I adore them all.

Some of my friends {especially my Mom} have hundreds of DVD's and VHS tapes. You would think since we are a family who often watches them we would have more...but the truth is I am cheap and refuse to pay $24.95 for one. $5.00? Yes. Anything above that? It's gotta be something really special!! {like The Blindside}.

Honestly, though...I don't think it would even matter if we had a thousand movies to choose from...something tells me I would keep coming back to these....

1. John Travolta and Debra Winger in Urban Cowboy. This one I have on VHS and have about worn it out. I LOVE this movie and never tire of seeing John in a cowboy Hat...and those jeans:) Dave and I even chose our wedding dance from this soundtrack. It's Anne Murray's "Could I Have this Dance for the Rest of My Life".

2. St. Elmo's Fire. I bought this one on DVD a couple of years ago and have watched it about dozen times since. Many times I just put this one on when I'm writing or scrapping. I know the whole thing by heart and have the soundtrack on cassette!!

3. School of Rock. Jack Black is my hero in this movie. He is zany, cool, sings well and loves the kids. My family and I own VHS and DVD copies of this one! We all have seen it over and over.

4. Speaking of Jack Black...here is our family's all time favorite movie EVER!

Nacho Libre!! This one is on DVD. We are constantly quoting this silly movie:)

5. For a good, old fashioned spooky movie this is the bomb!

Kate Hudson stars and is perfect. For a creepy good time...The Skeleton Key fits the bill.

6. Twister. You know with Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. Hard to believe this one is old enough to have been on VHS...but it is and we own it. We usually pull this one out in the Spring...go figure. I mean we do live in "Tornado Alley"! Several years ago when we went to Universal Studios we got to experience the Twister ride. Pretty sweet.

7. 50 First Dates. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The perfect combination! This one is on DVD.

8. That brings me to another favorite starring those two...Wedding Singer. It's full of like totally awesome 80's tunes, Drew and Adam with a snip at Billy Idol. Found this for 5 bucks on DVD at Wal-Mart.

9. For a great, suspense filled movie I pop in Cellular starring Kim Bassinger. This one is on DVD.
Even though I have seen it at least 6 or 7 times it still keep me on the edge of my seat.

10. Breakfast Club. Need I say more? I don't own this one yet...haven't been able to find it. I would pay more than $5 for this one:)

11. All the Right Moves with Tom Cruise. Anyone else remember this one? This one is on VHS.
12. The Island with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Sci-fi with lots of suspense...this is another family favorite we own on DVD.

13. Uncle Buck starring John Candy and McCauly Culken. The part where he's flipping the pancake still is one of my favorite scenes. This one is on VHS and DVD.

14. Another John Candy favorite is this one...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Love the ending...I cry everytime. {Plays my favorite song, too}

15. Some Kind of Wonderful...another John Hughes film from the 80's. They were the best weren't they? I don't own this one {yet} but I do have the soundtrack. My favorite motion picture soundtrack ever.
{i used to want hair like that!!}

16. Christmas with the Kranks starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. This movie came out several years ago and has become one of my top 5 favorite Holiday movies. Found this one at yard sale last year on DVD for $3!

17. I have saved my favorite, watch all the time movie, for last...

An Officer and a Gentleman. This one came out in the early 80's. I used to have a massive crush on Richard Gere and he is so sexy in this movie! Plus I love all the bootcamp scenes and let's face it...when it comes to endings...this one is the BEST!

What are your favorite movies? Let me know!! I would love to add to my collection:)

Be sure and stop by tomorrow for Wordy Wednesday. We'll be talking about words that defined us when we were younger.


  1. I would have to say my all time watch over & over & over favs are

    8 Seconds
    Steel Magnolias
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    The Grinch
    Pure Country
    While You Were Sleeping
    Remember the Titans
    ...and the list goes on & on & on!!!

  2. Oh I remember "all the right moves"...and the John Hughes movies really take me back!

    Movies are kinda like books for me. I usually can't watch them too many times. But I really love these movies.

    1.Love Actually~cry and laugh every time I watch it.

    2.Serendiptiy~super SUPER love story! John Cusack is a FAVORITE of mine!

    3.Pride and Prejudice~what's not to love! :)

    4. 50 First Dates~ you're SO right.

    5. Some Kind of Wonderful-had a huge crush on Eric Stoltz when I saw this! :)

    6. Breakfast Club~(great minds think alike!)

    7. P.S. I love you~ another great love story with great actors!

    8. Mr. Bean~when I'm in the mood for something really silly!

    9. Braveheart~although I really can't stand Mel Gibson anymore~I really loved this movie.

    10. Gran Torino~Clint Eastwood never ceases to amaze me. Although I've only seen this three times~its a great, great movie!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! You have great taste in movies~ :)

  3. Those were some classics!! I'd just add The Notebook! I also have to tell you that I tease my husband all the time and call him "50 First dates" I tell him I need to make my own dvd for him to watch every morning to bring him up to speed. His ADD is HORRIBLE!! ;)

  4. How fun is this post?? I have never seen Urban Cowboy! I will have to check that one out because I LOVE John Travolta!

    Movies I love...
    - First Wives Club
    - Bourne Trilogy
    - Enemy of the State
    - Date Night (Just saw that!)
    - Grease
    ...so so many. For drama I loved Finding Neverland and Dead Poets Society. Wow. I could do a whole post on this too! :)

    I have a few new ones to check out from your list! :)

  5. Good choices Leslie! I laughed when reading about your mom because my mom has every DVD known to man. I'll tell her I want to watch a certain movie and she always says, "I have that!". It's pretty funny : )

    My faves:

    Love Actually
    Pride and Prejudice (BBC version)
    Anne of Green Gables
    A Christmas Story
    White Christmas
    Holiday Inn

    Oh, I could go on and on......

    I just watched Some Kind of Wonderful and put All the Right Moves in my Queue. Thanks for the idea!

  6. aahh.... the Breakfast Club :)

    I would add Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Love Actually, The Holiday, Mamma Mia, and Roman Holiday. I don't usually watch scary movies, but The Skeleton Key sounds intriguing!

    Just came over from SITS... love your blog!

  7. hey leslie, i would love to be part of your interview for monday...just send me and email.


  8. You picked ALOT of really good classics! Most of those you can watch on Saturdays on TBS:) I love that!!!!!

  9. Wow! Some very eclectic tastes in movies!! This was a fun post, Leslie. One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday when hubby is working out is fold laundry and watch my movies. Faves are (in no particular order):
    Runaway Bride
    Schindler's List
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Steel Magnolias
    Pretty Woman
    My Fair Lady
    Somewhere in Time
    Final Countdown
    Lake House (There's a theme here...I love time travel movies that aren't gory or scary).
    So that's just some. But it's too early in the a.m. to fully put my head around this!!
    Thanks for sharing your list.

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  11. EXCELLENT POST, Leslie!!! (I LOVE POSTS like this!!!!)I'm looking at Peggy's list and thinking that I could pretty much copy it as my own (must be why Peg and I are such good friends!!!) I'd have to add to Peggy's list (in no particular order):

    When Harry Met Sally
    Notting Hill
    Singin' in the Rain
    Gone with the Wind

    My PG and I scanned DVD covers of our favorite movies and printed them out, then framed them in a 8X10 black frame . . . they look really cool and were a really inexpensive was to dress up a boring wall in our basement (movie room). We bought the frames at Ikea (so they were really inexpensive)!!! SUPER FUN POST!!!!


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