During dinner on Saturday night, my oldest randomly asked me what my favorite movie OF ALL TIME is and my brain froze up on me. One favorite movie? There is no way I could narrow it down to one movie, no matter how many hours I spent obsessing over it. But I did, after obsessing for only a few hours, manage to narrow my favorites down to an all-time Top 5, and forced my family to do the same.
My Top 5:
(I had a hard time leaving Miracle off the list but as my oldest pointed out, it’s mostly blah blah blah and then the insanely emotional ending.)
My husband’s Top 5:
Last of the Dogmen (I also love this movie madly.)
The Shootist (My favorite John Wayne movies both also star Maureen O’Hara: The Quiet Man and McLintock!) (They put the exclamation point on the title, not me.)
His honorable mentions because he cheats: Casablanca, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Zombieland, El Dorado
My 22 year old son’s Top 5:
My 16 year old son’s Top 5:
My sons’ taste in movies might be one of the my greatest achievements as a mom. (Edited to add: except Spider-Man 2. He must get that from his father.) What are your Top 5?
My top five are: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Natural, Field of Dreams, The Sting, Dances With Wolves.
Grosse Pointe Blank
Good Will Hunting
Jaws, Steele Magnolias, Field of Dreams, The Wedding Date, and Deep Impact
In alphabetical order:
2. The Mummy Returns
3. Sense and Sensibility (1995 version)
4. 10 Things I Hate About You
5. Year of the Comet
If I were to cheat like Mr. Stacey, I would also add Die Hard, Gosford Park, Leap of Faith, Love Actually, Nim’s Island, 9 to 5, Return to Snowy River, and/or The Thomas Crown Affair. But I behaved
Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Rocky, The Godfather and Ghost or is it Dirty Dancing… Okay so you have 6 of my favorite movies.