Friday, November 7, 2008

pass the popcorn

My Aloha Friday question this week is:

What are three of your favorite movies?

Even coming up with three is hard for me. I really had to ponder it for a bit. But here's what I've come up with:

Moulin Rouge ~ this was a no brainer. I can't imagine loving a movie more than I do this one. It has everything I would want in a movie... romance, music, fun, good acting, good story. It's a movie you either love or don't like. I love it.

Freedom Writers ~ based on a true story of a teacher who changes the lives of her low-income, high-risk students by believing in them and giving them the tools and opportunity to succeed. I'm inspired every time I watch it.

The Sound of Music ~ yes, an oldie, but a goodie. Part of the appeal here, I'm sure, is that it is a movie from my childhood and has a warm and fuzzy place in my heart. I'd say this movie, along with Mary Poppins, gave me my love for musicals and this movie is a great musical.

I usually don't watch movies more than once, so for me, one of the tests of a good movie is if I would want to see it a second, not to mention a third, fourth, or fifth time. The above movies pass this test and I have watched them many times.

Today's blessing is having two good friends and getting together every week. If there's a good movie out, we head to the theater (which I'll be doing today). When Christmas shopping needs to be taken care of, you'll find us in the mall. Sometimes it's just lunch, in which we can spend hours in a booth encouraging and supporting each other. I am so thankful for these two long-time friends.

Blessing #7 in a month's worth of blessings


Ken said...

Okay I will give my three. but they are all guy movies....duh.
John Waynes The man who shot Liberty Valance, Hostage, with Bruce willis, and Sahara with Mathew McConaughey, Which is also one of my favorite books.

sues2u2 said...

Do trilogies (or more) count as one? My favs are Star Wars (all), Lethal Weapon (all) & Father of the Bride (old school style ie... the b/w version w/ Spencer Tracy)

Tiffany said...

Only 3?! Well, right now off the top of my head, I would have to say the Princess Bride, Sahara (too funny!), and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (if I had to pick 1 I would say Return of the King). I am sure I am forgetting som3thing.

Nina said...

I would have to say Titanic is my all time favorite. Seen it way to many times. Second place goes to the Gooneys and finally I really loved the Note Book.

Meredith said...

The Illusionist, Primal Fear, American History X.

Maybe I should just say that anything Edward Norton is in is on my favorite list.

Karen said...

The Way We Were is my old time favorite. My favorite "newer" movies are The Family Stone and Somethings Gotta Give. It's so hard to narrow it down to just three, so I'm not even going to include my favorite John Wayne movies.

Momstart said...

I love movies,

Jurassic Park

The Farmer Files said...

Sound of Music
You've Got Mail
Spy Games

Jenni Jiggety said...

Have a great time shopping!

I love:

Father of the Bride

Tena said...

The Notebook
The Little Mermaid ( ha ha ha)
Breakfast club!

Liza's Eyeview said...

Sound of Music
Sleepless In Seattle
Father of the Bride

Christine said...

My Fair Lady, Lord of the Rings, Braveheart.

Honorable mention: Groundhog Day, Easter Parade, Princess Bride

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

It's tough to narrow it down to three.

Princess Bride
The Fifth Element
We are Marshall

All of them are very quotable and I love watching them with my Hubby.

TheAngelForever said...

Beaches, Spaceballs, and Pretty Woman.

Momma Roar said...

I have 2 good friends too that I get together with for dinner every 2 months or so! It is much needed time away!!

My 3 favorite movies?
Pay It Forward
Spaceballs :)
Remember Me (I think that is the name - has David Duchoveny and Minnie Driver)

How was the movie that you went to see?

Maxine said...

Hope you enjoyed yourself, Diana. You andI are on the same page with the Sound of Music. Can't tell you how many times I've seen it. I want to see "Freedom Writers." Sounds like my kind of movie. This is the second blog I've been to with good movie suggestions. Thanks! Have a good Lord's Day tomorrow.

Jamey said...

Mine are all from a while ago...when I was young and impressionable!! My all time favorite was Top Gun...back when I used to love Tom Cruise. I think I was in junior high when this came out. My friends and I went to the theatre to see this multiple times. I own it to this day!! I know..sad! My other favorite movies are from junior high/high school. Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing. My taste in movies has changed over the years but these were GREAT back in the day :)