Thursday, November 12, 2009

Whaddya Think?

I'm stumped. I'm looking for a few great movies to watch. My Netflix queue has 87 movies on it and nothing is getting me excited. In fact, half of them are movies I've already seen. Plus, you know that I am terrific at picking duds lately. So, I thought I'd ask you to pick for me. How 'bout it? Will you give me a recommendation or two? I'd love to know your favorite movies. Please tell me three, if you will. I want to know your all-time favorite movie, a golden oldie, and a new one you enjoyed. Will you? Pleeeeeeeease???

Since I'm asking, I thought I'd give you mine. But, you know me and favorites. I am constitutionally unable to choose just one favorite of anything, much less an all time favorite. I do love this one. That's the one I put in when I need to cheer up. Or when I am feeling good. Or when I want to sing along. Or when I want to feel like a teenager again. I just love it. My golden oldie pick is not really old, just a classic to me. I completely adore it. As to a new one I've enjoyed. Hmmmm... Well, this one was fun. Not great. Maybe not even all that good. But fun.

OK, your turn. Pretty please? With cherries on top?

Witty image above was created by Udronotto.


beth said...

my favorite one this year....I actually saw it twice in the "away we go"....I just loved it !!!

500 days of summer was awful....

did you see martian child ? august rush ?....loved both of those so much !

I need to find my "movie list" and send you some more ideas....


Elyse said...

August Rush IS good, but I like Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn, too. It's a great old flick. Hm...I also like Gigi. That's a good one, too. Becoming Jane is a semi-sweet movie, but not really realistic.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't really watch that many movies. I tend to grab a book most of the time. I just knew your list would be very classic, intelligent films. You have no idea how much I smiled when I saw your first link went to my favorite movie, Dirty Dancing! It is the only movie I actually watch over and over. Sue

Joanne said...

Okay let's see ... Golden Oldie? Barefoot in the Park is great for a lot of laughs. Recent movie I enjoyed? Hm. Premonition with Sandra Bullock. Very well done. And all time favorite? Way too many to choose. Enjoy :)

(I sent this once, but it somehow disappeared, so I'm trying again!)

spread your wings said...

have you ever seen Le Papillon? it's a beautiful film. " and i love "The Holiday"- Jude Law is so attractive in this movie. And for a new one have you seen Bright Star yet?
Taylor was just saying this weekend how much she loved Dirty Dancing.
The Proposal was cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the oldies more than anything, so I'd have to go with Young At Heart starring Frank Sinatra. One of the most recent movies I've fallen in love with is The Notebook. I have many more if you need more help. :)

Gigi said...

So, so hard to choose just a few, but my all-time favorite comedy is probably Moonstruck. I love Big Night, too. Oh, and The Secret of Roan Inish. Those are standbys I go back to again and again.

For more recent films, I liked Lars and the real Girl, Danny Deckchair, and Dan in Real Life.

And you know another one that's always just sweet to watch is Greenfingers. Clive Owen. How bad can that be?

Okay, that's way more than three. Sorry! I thought it was cute that Elyse mentioned Gigi. I was actually named after that film. I can't tell you the number of times that men of a certain age have broken into "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" when they've met me." Ugh.

I'm with you about being disappointed by most movies these days. I usually rent TV series now instead.

Marilyn Miller said...

I haven't seen The Proposal, but like the other two. I have been wanting to watch Enchanted April once more. I just need to find it.

Suz said...

Shirley Valentine
Enchanted April

elizabeth said...

Triplets of Belleville
Bringing Up Baby
Lars and the Real Girl
Born Into Brothels
Pride and Prejudice

Jeanne said...

I'm waiting for the Blind Side to come out with Sandra Bullock based on a true story.

I love the Grass Harp (one with Sissi Spacke, Piper Laurie, Walter Mattheau and Jack Lemmon)

Also Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Secret Life of Bees
and although it is not a movie per say

I love to watch DVD's of
Sade (Ilove her voice and how elegant she is)

Good Christmas movies and specials upcoming too.............
Love you

Tracy said...

Very fun post, Relyn! My must see's around the holiday, just because I do and love 'em:
*Pride & Preduice ( Mr. Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy...*SWOON*)*Breakfast at Tiffany's*
Enchanted April*Love Actually*The Holiday* too may fave films... LOL! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Debbie said...

OK, so if you are looking for oldies then my absolute favorite is "Now Voyager" with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. It is my ab fab. Tears, misunderstandings, love, happy ending. It has them all.

margie said...

the other day we watched "bart got a room". indie film, with william macy. it was fun.

smith kaich jones said...

Hmmm . . . The Philadelphia Story is pretty fabulous (quite yar!), Water is gorgeous and heartbreaking, Midnight Train if you have a penchant for quirky things, and of course, chick flicks - Serendipity, Spanglish, Practical Magic - or is that Impractical Magic, with Sandra Bullock. LOL!. Chocolat is going in the DVD this am, as I have the day off to photograph. Oh!!! And, of course, Amelie. The best! I mean, besides To Kill a Mockingbird. I could go on and on . . . .

Tricia said...

so many great movies mentioned! i also loved "enchanted april", "the holiday", "the secret life of bees." the animated "up" was a fabulous film and i noticed it's on dvd now. oh...and bright star was beautiful. i saw it a few weeks ago and find myself thinking of it often throughout the days.

ZEKE said...

My two favorite feel good movies:
Little Women and Chocolat

A recent-ish one I liked:
Last Holiday.
I was going to say the Proposal - but I see it's already on your list :-)

dutchbaby said...

Any Audrey Hepburn but especially "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window". Grace Kelly was perfection in that movie!

I recently saw "Julie and Julia". It was very entertaining, especially the Julia part.

Daniella said...

I just saw The Soloist and I highly recommend it!

There is nothing like Natl Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to get one ready for the holidays.

Pretty much any Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly or Carey Grant movie will work for my Golden Oldie's.

Anonymous said...


I enjoy your blog and the music is so relaxing.

three movies:

Folks with Tom Selleck.

Nothing to lose with Tim Robbins

Carpool with Tom Arnold

I like movies with much humor..we all need to laugh more.

thank you for this blog, you have much to give others.


meandering pearl said...

hmm have you ever seen autumn in new york, the bead chandeliers in it are so too-oo stunning, her whole aesthetic. i love an affair to remember, its an oldie! "it was the nearest thing to heaven" & a kind of family one is crossfire trail!
special wishes

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

I have a hard time picking favorites, but you already have a favorite of mine, Casablanca, up there. I really love Out OF Africa. When I want something really silly I love to watch GhostBusters :)

Jeanie said...

Love the graphic!

My faves -- not three, no order:
Singin' in the Rain / My Brilliant Career / Cold Comfort Farm / Enchanted April / Funny Girl /
Rear Window / North by Northwest / Charade / The Manchurian Candidate (original)/ The Shawshank Redemption / White Christmas (hokey, but I love it)/ Almost anything Audrey Hepburn / The Christmas Story / Chocolat / The African Queen / Love, Actually / The Turning Point / Born Yesterday (Holliday) / I'll shut up now, but I could go on and on.

Char said...

these are some of my recent faves:
Star Trek (the new one)
Stranger than Fiction
P.S. I Love You

but sometimes, it's good to go back and explore

my favorite Hitchcock movies (Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca)
Most anything with Audrey or Natalie
Old School Robert Redford (Barefoot in the Park, The Sting, The Natural, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid)
The Quiet Man
Bull Durham
Australian films (Priscilla of the Dessert, Muriel's Wedding)

or my other favorite thing - pick a television series and watch one full season.

Suvarna said...

I have to start by saying I watch way too many movies to have an all time favourite. I am racking my brains to pick just one. One that I saw again just recently was Moonstruck. I love that line where Ronnie says "the snowflakes are perfect the stars are perfect, not us, we are here to make mistakes and ruin ourselves and break our hearts and love the wrong people ..... I love that line!

Hmm, a golden oldie, I'm a huge Hitchcock fan so I'll have to go with Rear Window.

The most recent movie that I saw and loved was Amal. Loved his character and the gentleness of it.

Oldies, but Goodies