It was pretty much Mission Impossible to narrow down my favorite movies to list my Top 15, but here is my attempt. And no, Mission Impossible is not included on my list:
TOP 15 - In Alpha Order
Jewish family living the American dream. Classic story. Classic style.
“YOU cut the turkey without me!?!” We use that one every Thanksgiving.
“An elephant just walked by the window”.
2. Back to the Future (1,2,3)
I am sure some will disagree, but with the exception of Rocky, I don’t think that there has been a movie whose sequels were just as good as the original. I am still waiting for the arrival of the pink Barbie Hover Board.
3. A Bronx Tale
“There is nothing sadder in life than wasted talent”. Words to live by. If only the actor who played “C” took those words to heart.
4. The Breakfast Club
Although I did not fully identify with any one of the 5 clubbers, I did want to lock myself in a file room with the young Judd Nelson. I do not have diamonds to give him but I have other treasures. I think this movie is what started my attraction to the “bad boys”.
5. The Delicate Delinquent
This is the first movie Jerry Lewis made after “Martin & Lewis” broke up. I think he stood his own and he stood tall. It was funny and had heart.
Bonus: You get to see how hot the Dad from A Christmas Story was. He played the cop - Mike Damon.
6. For the Boys
I love the music of 40’s and no current singer can capture that era like Bette Midler. She is sassy and brassy and still remains a class act.
7. The Godfather I and II
Did you notice that I did not include III? Can you blame me? The third installment was not worthy to be included in the Godfather saga and should have been severed like that horses head.
8. Gone With The Wind
Everyday I wish for the beauty and strength of Scarlet. Every night I wish for someone like Rhett. A Clarke Gable look alike would be just dandy.
9. It’s A Wonderful Life
I think of this movie every time I hear a bell ring and I look back to see if I got my wings.
10. A League of Their Own
Reminds me of my Nana. She was and still is a “Dirt in the Skirt” kind of gal.
11. Lost in Yonkers
Neil Simon is a genius. If I ever act in a play, I would love to play the character of “Aunt Bella”. It would not be much of a stretch. I am already a little slow and childlike.
12. The Outsiders
It’s not easy being Greasy. It’s also not easy being “tuff” when you have names like Ponyboy and Soda Pop. These guys did it and they did it for Johnny. I would stand with the Greasers over the Soc’s any day.
13. Rebel Without a Cause
I think DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince can sum this up for us:
You know parents are the same
No matter time nor place
They don’t understand that us kids
Are going to make some mistakes
So to you, all the kids all across the land
There’s no need to argue
Parents just don’t understand
14. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Simple. Beautiful. Classic.
15. When Harry Met Sally
Repeat After Me. Pepper. There is too much pepper in my paprikash but I would be happy to partake of your Pecan Pie. Pecan Piiee.
This picture portrayed the pairing of a presumptuous man and a prissy woman and the path their relationship took from platonic pals to playful partners to perfection - they found love.
Oh and wait! Do you hear that? Who’s singing? Harry?? Oh, beautiful Harry. Mr. Connick, Jr. Well, Harry, it’s nice to meet you.
Current Favorite: Pineapple Express - I seen’t it. Have you?
The Princess Bride – Greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.
The Sandlot - I will love this movie forever… Forever… FOREVER.
Sixteen Candles - I <3 Jake Ryan
So I Married an Axe Murderer - My favorite movie to Movie Quote War with. HEED! PANTS! NOW!
I am not into cowboys but I will ride one of them cowboys any day: Hope Floats - Harry Connick, Jr. Urban Cowboy - John Travolta
Throw Mama from the Train -
I have a headache in my eye and the salted nuts make me choke.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael -
“I will never be the same. Caught in your eyes. Lost in your name. I will never be the same…
But I loved you. And I lost you. And I will never be the same.”
All Dog’s Go To Heaven, An American Tail, Angela’s Ashes, Barbershop, Big, Big Fish, Breakin’, The Break Up, Casablanca, Casino, Catch Me If You Can, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Christmas Story, Clueless, The Color Purple, Cry Baby, Dirty Dancing, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Dream a Little Dream, Dumbo, East of Eden, Edward Scissorhands, Elf, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Finding Neverland, The Five Heartbeats, Forget Paris, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Friday, From Here to Eternity, The Help, Home Alone, Glory, The Green Mile, Grey Gardens, Good Fellas, Goonies, Grease, Home for the Holidays, How to Make an American Quilt, Inventing the Abbotts, James Dean, The Joy Luck Club, Kissing Jessica Stein, La Bamba, Lady & The Tramp, Legends of the Fall, The Little Mermaid, Love Actually, Made, The Majestic, Memphis Belle, Mermaids, Mi Familia, Mobsters, My Best Friends Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Cousin Vinny, The Notebook, Ocean’s 11 (the remake), Office Space, An Officer and a Gentleman, Oliver & Co., Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Place in the Sun, Planes, Prime, Trains & Automobiles, Platoon, Purple Rain, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Quiet Man, Radio Flyer, Raising Arizona, Ray, Rocky (I – V, plus Rocky Balboa), Romeo + Juliet, Say Anything, The Search, Serendipity, The Shawshank Redemption, Shop Girl, Sleepy Hollow, Slumdog Millionaire, Space Balls, Stand and Deliver, Stand By Me, Steel Magnolias, A Street Car Named Desire, Surviving Christmas, Swingers, Terms of Endearment, Thelma & Louise, The Three Amigos, Titanic, Toy Story, Two Weeks Notice, Unconditional, A Walk in the Clouds, The Wedding Singer, West Side Story, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz.