My favorite movie of all time… I could not choose just one!
We like movies a little bit in our house. We usually watch at least one movie every weekend if not more. I was raised on movies. We watched them all the time when my sister and I were kids. The VCR was our friend!
There are three criteria that makes a movie fit into the category of favorites.
1) Humor-We’re not into the all serious movies. I’m not saying it has to be a comedy, but it has to have a comedic element in it.
2) Quotability-There has to be several lines from the movie that we use time and time again in our house. For example, every time we have an injury, we insist in our best British accent that it is “Just a flesh wound!” (NAME THAT MOVIE)
3) Watchability-I say this because my little sister ruined many movies for me by watching them over and over and over… If a movie comes on that I’ve seen before and I sit and watch it every time, then it’s a good movie.
So here in no particular order are some of my very favorites. Note they are all from the 80s… It’s not that there aren’t more recent movies that I don’t love, it’s just that these are my VERY favorites, and I don’t want you to have to sit here and read for two hours. Even I have my limits! I think I’ll do a post later on and include some newer movies.
My Favorite Movies (80s)
The Princess Bride-Truly one of the most quotable movies of its time. I think this one takes the cake as far as my criteria goes. How many of you send your family members off somewhere yelling “Have fun storming the castle!”
Sixteen Candles-This movie is still one of the funniest teen comedies EVER. How many of you think of Long Duc Dong anytime you see the word “Automobile” printed somewhere? I recently wrote a post for Theme Thursday that featured several clips from this and other popular 80s teen movies, including another favorite of mine, Better Off Dead.
The Empire Strikes Back-The best of all the Star Wars movies, loved by scruffy looking nerf herders everywhere. I also love the original movie, but this one has always appealed to my sense of humor.
Dead Poets Society-“We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing near you.” One of the best quotes ever. Also the only movie I can think of that moved me to tears. Most movies don’t do that to me!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail-It never gets old. If you don’t like this movie, then I fart in your general direction. Watch out for killer bunny rabbits
Back to the Future-I love this movie for so many reasons. The fact that it’s about time travel and they go back into one of my favorite time periods is just part of it.
Kindergarten Cop-If you work with young kids, you know exactly why I love this movie. SO many great quotes, so little time…
Now it’s your turn. Do you have a very favorite movie? Are you like me and have to narrow it down to a certain number of favorite movies?
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