The fabulous Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a Top Ten Movie Blogfest today. I have decided to jump in last minute. (I'm also going to copy Julia King and put my favorite quotes on here, too). Here, in no particular order are my favorite movies. For right now.
This one is my all-time, old-time favorite. I watched it every single day after school when I was in high school, and could easily recite the entire thing, word-for-word. You might call me "obsessed." You might. And you might get punched for it.
Favorite quote: "Hey, don't worry about it. If she screws up, she can always fix your hair so your ears don't show."
A new addition to the list, but it's really just THAT GOOD. The super-comedy-action-flick is quickly becoming my favorite genre, and I think this is the best example of it so far.
Favorite quote: "You and I remember Budapest very differently."
8. Count of Monte Cristo
This has been our go-to at-home-date-night movie pretty much since we got married. It has a little of everything, and it's one of those adaptations where I think the changes from the book were necessary and even made the story better. (I know, the line for floggings starts over to the left)
Favorite quote: "I swear on my dead relatives, even on the ones who don't feel too good, I am your man for life."
It's rare that a holiday-themed movie is good enough to watch all year round, but this one totally is. I never get tired of it, and this is pretty much Will Ferrell's greatest accomplishment (and I'm a WF fan, so that's saying something). I'm pretty sure that if Will Arnett was in this, it would be at the top of the list.
Favorite quote: *ridiculously long belch* "Did you HEAR that?!"
I cannot stress enough how much I love this movie and how much I think this was Christian Bale's finest moment, despite his apparent embarrassment of it now. Santa Fe is such a heartbreaking piece, and I just love that the hero is so deeply flawed. However? One of the worst on-screen kisses ever.
Favorite quote: "I got a hot tip on a horse. Sure thing." "Yeah." "Yeah. Not like last time."
5. Sherlock Holmes
This movie was so good that I sat through to the end of it even though I had confirmed that I was in labor. I had my baby less than an hour after leaving the theater, it's that good. (It's a long story, but I promise it wasn't nearly as dangerous as it sounds.)
Favorite quote: "It's not in your face it's in my hand." "Get what's in your hand out of my face."
4. A Lot Like Love
On the surface, it sounds ridiculous. Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet have a will-they/won't-they relationship that spans seven years. But it's adorable and heartbreaking and funny and just so doggone sweet.
Favorite quote: "I know how much you love Bon Jovi."
3. Dirty Dancing
Much like Grease, this is one of those movies that I cannot remember ever NOT loving it. Also, like Grease, it is one of those movies that when I got to be about sixteen I looked at my mom and asked "WHY did you let me watch this?!?!?!" It's a good story, so long as you don't look too closely at all the statutory rape and illegal abortions and ethnic prejudices.
Favorite quote: Both of Baby's speeches. Too long to post here, but suffice it to say that I am so, so, so sad that Jennifer Grey had her nose done and killed her career. She was a talented actress.
2. Mean Girls
There's a saying among my internet circle of friends that there is a Mean Girls quote for everything. And there totally is. True story: The scene where Regina George compliments the girl's skirt and then says "That's the ugliest effing skirt I have ever seen." ... ? Yeah. That happened in real life. And I was Regina George in that scene. I'm not proud of it, but that line in the preview made me line up to see that movie on opening night.
Favorite quote: "Oh my gosh, Danny DeVito, I love your work!" or "You smell like a baby prostitute." or "Oh, yeah, we made your face smell like a foot." (this could go on for a while. hit me up on twitter and we'll trade Mean Girls quotes for an hour or two.)
1. When Harry Met Sally...
Nothing compares to this movie. Anytime I catch it on TV, it never fails to make me smile. There's just something about the friends-who-realize-they-love-each-other theme that just gets to me every time.
Favorite quote: "I'm never going to want this coffee table."