Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen movies that I love, really enjoy or that have special meaning to me.

1. Roman Holiday - One of my favorite movies. I am a huge, HUGE fan of Audrey Hepburn. I mainly like her for the person she was. What an amazing heart she had. I have yet to see all of her movies, but from what I have seen, this one is my favorite. Haven't seen it? Rent it. It's good!

2. The Notebook - Another FAVORITE! This is a movie based on one of my favorite books by Nicholas Sparks. Except for the very end, they followed the book very well, which made me happy. I loooooved reading the book and cried reading it, so of course I loved the movie.....and cried watching it. A beautiful love story, I think.

3. The Passion Of The Christ - So, I have only seen this movie one time, in the theater. I loved how I felt after watching it...having so much fire and desire to get closer to my Savior. I own the movie, and should probably watch it more often so I can always be reminded of what He did for me.

4. Jerry Maguire - A very sentimental movie for me. This was the first movie my hubby and I ever saw together when we first started dating. My hubby and I dated for a few years and then broke up. When we started to hang out again and get back together, we went out for New Years Eve...2001...heading into 2002. We were looking for something to do. We saw a little ad in the paper that if you ate at a restaurant at The Arizona Center, you could see Jerry Maguire for free in their theater. We went, we couldn't believe that out of all the movies, they showed that one. I mean it has nothing to do with New Years. We felt it was there just for us. Besides a little old man, we were the only ones in the theater.

5. Moulin Rouge - So, I had no interest in seeing this movie when it first came out. When I went away to school in 2001, some friends introduced me to it. In our dorm building, there were two classrooms on the very lower level. These classrooms had projectors and huge screens that went down over the whiteboards. We probably weren't allowed, but a bunch of us who lived in that building, would go down there in the evenings, bring a dvd, popcorn and some cushy pillows and watch movies. One night, the movie of choice was Moulin Rouge. I loved it, I was hooked. I bought it, I bought the soundtrack. I even bought the second soundtrack they came out with. I love the movie! And the song, Come What May, was the song of our first dance at my wedding.

6. I Am Sam - Sean Penn has never been a favorite of mine, but he is incredible in this movie. But it is my little Dakota Fanning that I love to death in this movie. I believe that this was the movie that brought her to stardom...her first one, I think. I could be wrong. But the acting in the movie is superb and what a message it has.

7. We Were Soldiers - I love Mel Gibson and I really REALLY enjoyed this movie. I haven't seen it in a long while. Maybe I'll pop it in tonight and watch it. Yep! Sounds good to me.

8. Life Is Beautiful - I have only seen this movie once. I keep vowing to buy it and to watch it more often. This movie moved me. I loved it. I think that everyone MUST see it. Such a beautiful movie.

9. Annie - I know, I know....but this was one of my favorites growing up. I practically have the entire movie memorized. And now, it is one that my daughter loves to watch. I think that is why it is back on my list of favorites. It is so fun watching a movie with your daughter, and watching her enjoy it just like you did as a kid.

10. Beauty And The Beast - While on the topic of Kid movies. This here is one of my favorite Disney Movies. And it was really great on Broadway too. I can't wait for it to come out of the vault so that I can own it.

11. The Sixth Sense - So, not that I would really watch it over and over again anymore. But this one makes the list, because I didn't figure it out. I always usually figure out movies, but I remember when i saw this the end..when it was all over and the lights in the theater came back on..I just sat there..frozen..thinking wow! I think that a lot of people had that same reaction. Oh, and Haley Joel Osment was incredible in it!

12. E.T. - This was the first movie that I ever saw in the theaters. I was 2. I used to watch it all of the time with my family and I rented it recently for the miss to watch. Again, it is so fun to watch her expressions. It scared her though, so I may wait a little bit before buying it for her.

13. One Magic Christmas - This is one of my favorite Christmas movies. It came out in 1985 and I would watch it every year at Christmas time. It was one of the ones that my mom and I looked forward to every year. I just saw it again for the first time in a long while last Christmas.

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NOLADawn said...

We share a lot of the same favorites. I'd have to add Imitation of Life though.... my all-time fave. Have a great TT!

Raggedy said...

We like a lot of the same flicks!
So many lists have movies I did not enjoy or have never seen.
This was a great movie list!
Have a Happy Thursday!
My TT is up

btw. nice song on your blog

Mrs. Alspaugh said...

Hello Erica, You have such a great list. I have seen so many of them. #10-12 have to be my favorites. Have a great day.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ghost said...

I absolutely loved I Am Sam. Like you I'm not a big fan of Sean Penn but he did such a fantastic job in that movie.

kontan said...

Some of my favorites are on there!

Love your Third Day music too!

Knitting Maniac said...

I SOOOOOOO love Moulin Rouge. I LOOOOOOOOVE Ewan McGregor.

KarenW said...

My favorite place? San Diego. Don't even have to think about it. I loved the weather there. Of course, I was a small child and then a young teen. Don't know if I'd feel the same as an adult.

Love the song on your blog!

Mama Duck said...

Lovely list! Happy TT!

Shannon said...

Some great ones! I confess, I love Annie too, especially Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan. She's delightful.

Faerylandmom said...

We have different tastes in movies! I had no idea! I do like Beauty & the Beast, The 6th Sense, and I am Sam. All three are among my faves. I know I would like Annie too, but I've never seen it. (You're in shock now huh?)

Southern Girl said...

Ooo, we have similar tastes in movies, I think! I loved most of the ones you've mentioned, especially Life is Beautiful. What a powerful film. And the Passion of the Christ, too, of course.

My TT is up -- I hope you can come by and visit. :)

Stacy said...

Great list, loved reading why you like each of those. I love, love, love The Notebook - both the book and movie. I own both :)

Have a wonderful day, my T13 is up also...

Cheryl said...

I love The Notebook. It makes me cry ;) We Were Soldiers is great! I absolutely love Mel Gibson.

Gail said...

Those are some really good ones! Don't think I've seen a couple of them all the way through and am not familiar with the last one. Good list!

armywife said...

great movies and great video of the moment.

my 13 are posted too at

kristarella said...

I too own The Passion of the Christ but have only seen it at the movies. I felt like I needed to be "ready" tosee it again, I was at some point but didn't have time to watch it. I don't want to now though.

The Notebook is great, as is Beauty and the Beast. I love Disney movies, I want a collection of them!

Missi said...

I love the notebook, Jerry Maguire, Moulin Rouge, I am Sam (makes me cry every rime), Annie, and the Sixth sense!
I am a movie buff!!!

Great list!

Thanks for visiting!

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