The title for this post was originally “My Top 5 Favorite Movies,” and then I realized something. There is absolutely no way I can narrow down my movies that much. It’s too hard. There are so many movies I love and enjoy, that I would (and have) watched over and over again.
So the titles from this list are basically movies I have watched over and over as kid to an adult (with the exception of the first title, which I finally watched a few years ago and it’s become an all time favorite that I had to include). This is in no way shape or form in order or complete. It’s way too hard for me to narrow down my favorite movies.
Requiem For A Dream (2000)
“The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.” – IMDB
I love this movie. I love how the stories overlap each other. Mostly, though, I love how the director shot this movie. As someone who studied how films are made, it made me really appreciate all the little artistic effects they added to really add to the feel of the film. And they covered different addictions. Plus, the soundtrack is just epic.
“I just wanted to be on TV.”
“Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance.” -IMDB
Grease is just a classic in general. This is a movie that never fails to make me happy if I find it on TV. It’s just an overall good feel, and it’s cheesy. The music is outdated, but it’s timeless. I just love it.
Corpse Bride (2005)
“When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.” – IMDB
I remember when this aired on ABC Family the one year, and I watched it and fell in love. Tim Burton is a master of creating these unique universes and I have always loved his style. It’s also why I had to include the other movie right below this title (Bonus movie).
“When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.” – IMDB
I watched this movie so many times as a kid, and I still love it. It’s just a classic Tim Burton film and I love everything about it. There was talk of them creating a second one over the last couple of years, but I’m not sure if that’s something they’ll ever go through with.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
“A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.” IMDB
When I was in 6th grade, I was in love with this movie. I loved everything about it, being 13, I felt I could relate to it. As an adult, I love it more for the nostalgia factor than anything. I love the 80’s feel of the movie, and it’s just an overall good happy movie.
The Mummy (1999)
“An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.” – IMDB
When I think of my favorite movies as a kid, this is at the top of the list. I remember being eight years old and feeling proud that I was allowed to watch a PG-13 movie. This movie is just a classic, and the nostalgia factor for me runs deep. I can quote this movie to this day, and Brendan Fraser was the man back then. They recently revamped this movie up with a new cast and crew and new story, and I heard it got terrible reviews. Don’t take a good movie and try to recreate it, why can’t Hollywood get original?
Anyways guys, I added an extra movie to the list. So it’s actually 6 favorite movies. And there are so many more. I don’t know why I gave myself this challenge, I know better.
What are some of your favorite movies? Do you like any of the movies I added to this list?
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