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June 12 2012 @ 03:52 pm
100 Things Challenge - 10 Movies - or 21  


These are in no particular order and I couldn't limit myself to just 10 of these movies. There are so many movies I truly love and a few besides this that I haven't mentioned. These, however, are movies I can watch over and over because I love them so much.

1. The Notebook: I'm a sucker for a great love story and while I've not a fan of Allie cheating on her fiance, I did love the overall story being played out on the screen.



2. Gladiator: I always have a thing for men who are warriors and while I can't say I love Russell Crowe, I do love him in this movie. There is a scene where he is walking through a field of tall grass which is a crop of some sort. It reminds me so much of where I live.

3. Amelie: Romantic yet hilarious. Amelie was such a treat even though I'm not partial to having to read my movies. Still it was so great and a really sweet romance. I did love how her meddling improved things for people.

4. Jaws: Gosh the first scary movie I ever saw. My dad pretty much didn't consider what to get me for my birthday and so he brought me his old TV and when I hooked it up in my room and was getting some channels. I was happy. So one weekend I watched movies. Jaws being among them. Never really scared but loved it.

5. Jurassic Park: You can't tell me you weren't totally fascinated when this movie came out. I mean to think that dinosaurs could exist somewhere out there. What a brilliant idea. Of course, at the same time we all knew there was no way we could possibly control dinosaurs that big or deadly! You never see a rippling puddle the same.

6. Cold Mountain: I have yet to read this book but it is on my Kindle and it if is anything like the movie it will be a favorite of mine. I loved the characters and the romance. Ruby was a great character though I was wanted these two (above) to live happily ever after. Such a good movie and worth the watch. I finally own it and now can watch it until I wear it out.

7. Benny and Joon: People were surprised that Johnny Depp was so funny in Pirates of the Caribbean but I saw Benny and Joon and knew he was funny. Great love story but also so much hilarity it is great! You have to see this. I still want to make grilled cheese sandwiches Sam's way!

8. The Avengers (2012): Love superhero movies but I've never been a huge fan of the Batman movies, new or old, and I've never been that into Spiderman. I loved Thor and Captain America and Iron Man but put them all in one movie and you have an epic wonder. The only superhero movie I sqee'ed more over was X-Men because I adored the cartoons and loved Wolverine, could anyone play him better than Hugh Jackman? But come on, we all saw the epic greatness of this superhero movie and I for one plan on owning it and wearing it out.

9. Beauty and the Beast: I love Disney cartoons and have probably seen a vast majority of them (just saw Pocahontas recently - dumb). Still the love story between The Beast and Belle and always been so beautiful to me and I enjoyed this movie so much more than others though I still love Aladdin and The Little Mermaid a lot.

10. Moulin Rouge: Let me tell you I had no desire to watch this movie but was forced into it by my cousin. Thank you Lori! Such a wonderful movie with a brilliant soundtrack and a wonderful love story.

11. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken: Okay in 7th grade I had a Walking Pneumonia for about 3 months. I kid you not. I think I watched this movie everyday, mostly because I couldn't get to the VCR (very sick) and my mom wouldn't change it. I could probably recite this movie. Great romance and beautiful story from the 20s. It is a wonderful and very innocent movie.

12. Newsies: I don't know why? You can't expect and Newsies fan to explain the sheer joy they get from this movie but hello baby faced, sing and dancing Christian Bale. Yes, Christian Bale! The movie was a flop but the DVD and the Broadway production are still going strong. Just try it!

13. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Hello, Indiana Jones! I loved them all (minus Crystal Skull) but Last Crusade was my favorite. I just loved it so much more than the other movies. I love adventure.

14. The Chronicles of Riddick: I liked Pitch Black and I loved watching the dangerous Riddick in the movie. I don't get it myself but go Vin! So when this movie came out, I was so happy (and looking forward to the new one with Katee Sackhoff). I like watching this movie. Riddick does things to my hormones.

15. Willow: Such a great fantasy story. I watched this a lot as a kid and would recommend it to anyone willing to watch it. Val Kilmar plays Mad Martegen which I had a serious crush on as a young girl and then there are the adorably funny Brownies. Watch it.

16. Poseidon Adventure (1972): Another movie I watched repeatedly as a child. I couldn't help it. I've always liked disaster like movies and I love a good adventure and I'm sorry but it totally made sense to move towards the bottom of the boat because clearly the boat was upside down... common sense people!

17. Rain Man: Do you remember this movie? I loved it. I always say I'm not a big fan of Tom Cruise and yet there are many of his movies I would say I love. This one stands out for some reason. I really need to rewatch it. It has been a while.

18. Labyrinth: Sometimes I think fan fiction started with this movie. I know a lot of people out there wanted Sarah and Jerreth to end up together which strikes me as just insane but ships... who can figure them out? Still it was a beautiful, strange and entralling fantasy movie.

19. Dances with Wolves: Again, not a big fan of Kevin Costner but I've always loved this movie. I tend to like frontier movies with Indians that are misunderstood and grand love stories.

20. Terminator 2: Hello! This is the perfect example of the sequel being better than the original. I loved Terminator but I could watch Terminator 2 a dozen time or more without stopping... well maybe a stop here and there. I loved this movie. I loved the action, the redemption and Sarah Conner was kick ass! (PSST My icons if from the TV show)

21. A League of Their Own: I must have watched this movie a 100 times when we got the VHS as kids. So good. The cast is so great. You know that blonde he tells there is no crying in baseball is Sherona from Monk, right? And Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell, and Tank Girl! Plus Bill Pullman my Newsies man is in it. Loved that. And it is a Tom Hanks movie. It is so rare for him to do a movie that is bad.

Watch them all!

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catcey: Been thinkingcatcey on June 13th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
Agree with many, but not all. :) Not sure if you care, but wanted to reply because I so rarely do and I know you like it when people do. You don't have to read further, of course. Heehee.

Love The Notebook, The Avengers, Beauty and the Beast, Moulin Rouge, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Willow, Labyrinth, and Dances With Wolves too.

Couldn't get through Gladiator, but I don't particularly care for Russell Crowe.

Never saw Amelie although I've been told it's good. I don't like watching subtitled movies because I can't read and get the visuals at the same time and I'm a big visual type person.

Who doesn't love Jaws even with the really obviously fake shark? LOL

I've never seen any of the Jurassic Park movies, just have never had the desire. Rode the ride once at Universal though. Heehee

Hated Cold Mountain. Sorry.

Love Johnny Depp and just about everything he's ever done that I've seen so of course I like Benny & Joon. Love Mary Stuart Masterson too and Adian Quinn as well so that's just an all round good cast and a very cute movie.

Never saw Newsies either although again have been told it's good. Just doesn't appeal to me.

I have to be the only person on the planet who loves Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom the most out of all four. I just love Short Round and Willie so much. I like Last Crusade, just not as much as everyone else seems to. Hated Crystal Skull.

Liked Riddick too.

Poseidon Adventure was just awesome and the two remakes weren't horrible, but you just can't beat the original.

Didn't really enjoy Rainman. Love Dustin Hoffman. Not crazy about Tom Cruise, although I do like a lot of his stuff except Jerry McGuire, I abhor that movie.

T2 is the best of the Terminator movies for sure. The third one was stupid and the newest was good, but you can't beat, "John, stop helping."

Wasn't super crazy about A League of Their Own either. It was okay once, but it's not one I would ever watch again.

So there you have my silly opinions. I do enjoy seeing how we agree and differ. Fun.
Jill aka Jo: Fringe: Lincolnsireesanwar on June 13th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
That is the beauty of being different. You don't have to agree with me and I'm totally fine reading your opinions about these movies.

Couldn't get through Gladiator, but I don't particularly care for Russell Crowe.
Really? Oh well. I love stuff like this. I don't mind violence in the least. I just dislike when it has over the top gore.

Never saw Amelie although I've been told it's good. I don't like watching subtitled movies because I can't read and get the visuals at the same time and I'm a big visual type person.
Girl, I'm the same. I can't read and see what is happening. Took me so long to read/watch this movie but I did love it. If you ever find a dubbed copy... watch it.

Who doesn't love Jaws even with the really obviously fake shark? LOL
You know it.

I've never seen any of the Jurassic Park movies, just have never had the desire. Rode the ride once at Universal though. Heehee
I really love the ride myself. But I'm just a fan of the movies. Anything that is super imaginative, I'm usually happy with it.

Hated Cold Mountain. Sorry.
Gasp! Okay. But remember. I love it. *lol*

Love Johnny Depp and just about everything he's ever done that I've seen so of course I like Benny & Joon. Love Mary Stuart Masterson too and Adian Quinn as well so that's just an all round good cast and a very cute movie.
It was a awesome movie. Cast and everything.

Never saw Newsies either although again have been told it's good. Just doesn't appeal to me.
Some people can't get into it but others... we are obsessed. I'd say this is my Wicked. I'm hoping the Broadway show goes on the road. My sister, cousin and I are really hoping it goes on the road. *lol*

I have to be the only person on the planet who loves Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom the most out of all four. I just love Short Round and Willie so much. I like Last Crusade, just not as much as everyone else seems to. Hated Crystal Skull.
You are. *lol* Temple of Doom is my least favorite of the original 3. I'm not sure why. I get love the other two more.

Liked Riddick too.
I'm so excited there is another one coming out.

T2 is the best of the Terminator movies for sure. The third one was stupid and the newest was good, but you can't beat, "John, stop helping."
Stupid just isn't a strong enough word for T3. It was so bad it hurt. I disregard most of that movie. I liked Salvation to an extent but it really wasn't that great it just wasn't on a T3 level.

I don't mind differing at all. In fact, I'd love to hear about some movies you love beyond all reason.
catceycatcey on June 14th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
The Empire Strikes Back, best of all the SW movies and I mean in it's original form, not the messed with versions.

Sleepless In Seattle

Say Anything

While You Were Sleeping

Kate & Leopold, but surprisingly not for either Hugh or Meg. I love Hugh Jackman, but this movie for me is about Stuart and the secretary. They stole the movie in my opinion.

Serendipity Just love all things John Cusak, hence the above mentioned Say Anything. :)

V for Vendetta Such a good movie

Bed of Roses This is kind of old and a lot of people don't know it, but i love it. Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater.

Some Kind of Wonderful Eric Stoltz and again with the Mary Stuart Masterson love! LOL Best scene is the test kiss. Makes me sigh every time.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The Gene Wilder version only and ever! I vividly remember at the age of five going to see this movie. I've said it before, but I refuse to watch the Johnny Depp version, which is probably one of the few movies with him I won't see.

Grease My mom or another mom would drop me and a friend or more of us off at the theater and we'd sit through more than one showing. We did this with all the original Star Wars movies too.

That's all that popped into my head. There are tons I will watch over and over though.
Jill aka Jo: Chuck: Don't Panic Be Awesomesireesanwar on June 15th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
The Empire Strikes Back, best of all the SW movies and I mean in it's original form, not the messed with versions.
I love all the originals but I think I liked the other two over Empire. *shrugs*

Sleepless In Seattle - so couldn't get into this movie.

Say Anything - I'm not sure if I've seen this.

While You Were Sleeping - Love this movie. Love. The thing is that it just isn't the TOP of my movie list.

Kate & Leopold, but surprisingly not for either Hugh or Meg. I love Hugh Jackman, but this movie for me is about Stuart and the secretary. They stole the movie in my opinion.
I liked this movie but it was a take it or leave it for me and I don't even remember Stuart and the Secretary.

Serendipity Just love all things John Cusak, hence the above mentioned Say Anything. :) I love John too but I wasn't a fan of this one either.

V for Vendetta Such a good movie WOw... I didn't care for it.

Bed of Roses This is kind of old and a lot of people don't know it, but i love it. Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater.
Saw it but I loved Untamed Hearts so much more.

Some Kind of Wonderful Eric Stoltz and again with the Mary Stuart Masterson love! LOL Best scene is the test kiss. Makes me sigh every time.
It sounds familiar but I'm not sure if I've seen it.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The Gene Wilder version only and ever! I vividly remember at the age of five going to see this movie. I've said it before, but I refuse to watch the Johnny Depp version, which is probably one of the few movies with him I won't see.
I prefer this version of the movie too.

Grease My mom or another mom would drop me and a friend or more of us off at the theater and we'd sit through more than one showing. We did this with all the original Star Wars movies too.
Loved Grease.

I think you and I have vastly different taste in movie. *lol* Guess if we were to ever hang out movies would be off the table. *wink*
catcey: Bubblecatcey on June 16th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say vastly. There are lots of movies we both like, just not a lot we both love. Besides if we ever hung out I'm sure we could find something to watch. I could get you to watch Some Kind of Wonderful or Say Anything since you haven't. :D I'm sure there are others we both like that neither of us mentioned.

Oh, and Stuart was Kate's ex who lived upstairs and where Leopold stayed. He was a riot and I just love his whole speech in the hospital about dogs not seeing colors and then the one in the taxi. He was played by Liev Schreiber, which is when I fell in love with him, btw.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 21st, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
I love Liev. Just love him! Yeah you could probably get me to see those movies.
turple_purtleturple_purtle on June 13th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Jurassic Park: You can't tell me you weren't totally fascinated when this movie came out.

Erm, yes I can. I didn't care for it and haven't seen the sequels in whole. Really.

The Notebook was okay (though the ending gets me any time I see it *sniff*); as was Jaws and Beauty and the Beast.

Like/love Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Moulin Rouge, Dances with Wolves, Gladiator, Rain Man, Indiana Jones &TLC, A League of their Own, and Terminator 2.

Actually haven't seen Avengers (I want to very badly), Amelie, Willow, Labyrinth, Riddick, or Poseidon Adventure. Newsies and Benny & Joon... too long since I watched them, so I have nothing against them.

HATED Cold Mountain. We saw this in the theater and I almost fell asleep I was so bored.

Jill aka Jo: FF: Captain Speakingsireesanwar on June 13th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Erm, yes I can. I didn't care for it and haven't seen the sequels in whole. Really.
*sniffles* Now I'm sad. Just kidding. Oh well. You got me.

Actually haven't seen Avengers (I want to very badly), Amelie, Willow, Labyrinth, Riddick, or Poseidon Adventure.

You should try them out and let me know what you think. All in time though. No rush.

HATED Cold Mountain. We saw this in the theater and I almost fell asleep I was so bored.
Wow. Really? There is a serious love or hate relationship with this movie I never knew about.
turple_purtleturple_purtle on June 19th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)

Hehe, yeah, dinosaurs aren't usually my thing.

I'm dying to see Avengers, but fundage is an issue that will likely last until it leaves theaters. It's already on my Netflix queue. I think Amelie might be as well. Willow and Labyrinth maybe one day; I tried Riddick when it was on TV, but it was so late, I fell asleep; Poseiden...I think I saw the newer one, or at least a section of it.

Yep. The trailer made it look so much better (guess it did its job! LOL); I can appreciate aspects of it, but over all Meh.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 21st, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Gosh I want to get streaming Netflix but we'd have to have the net at home for that.
turple_purtleturple_purtle on June 22nd, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)

I have the net at home, but need some other component(s) to stream to my tv. I'm waiting for my dvd player to die, but I don't see that happening. lol
catcey: Defying Gravitycatcey on June 16th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Just have to horn in on your reply...

Thank God I'm not the only one that hated Cold Mountain!
turple_purtleturple_purtle on June 19th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)

We are not alone. I called the ending with plenty of time to spare. As I replied above, I can appreciate aspects, but as a whole if I never see it again I won't complain.
go_chango_chan2011 on June 15th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ok some of the movies here are seriously awesome, I share your love for some of them, u just gave me the idea coz I would love to do a post like this one.

Ryan Gossling is so hot!! I loved the movie plot even more when I knew they were really dating, what a pity they are not anymore T_T

BTW I have lj question for u, do u have any idea if u can create a lj layout for a comm similar to the ones in fanfiction.net where the chappies are divided by a scroll?

Hugsssssssssssssss and as always I love ur posts!!^_^

hugssssssssssssss
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 15th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Not sure what you mean about the fanfiction.net layouts. Send me a like or a screen capture.
go_chango_chan2011 on June 16th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
ohhh for example here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6545500/1/Now_What

where it says "chapter one" u click and several chappies appear, it´s really cool to keep them organized, and I was wondering if doing that is possible in lj?

I know I´m bringing a hell of a challenge lol! But who knows maybe it can be done!!^_^

hugsssssssss & miss talking to u!^^
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 28th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
I don't actually think that is possible with LJ.
go_chango_chan2011 on July 4th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh that´s sad, well thanks a lot anyway my friend^_^

hugssssssssssssssssssss