Saturday, June 11, 2011

Movie Deja Vu

My Twitter friend Martin Saunders, who is the editor of Youthworker Magazine (U.K.), started a hashtag the other day asking about movies you could watch over and over again.  We came up with several, and it started me thinking (uh-oh!).  If I could only have 5 movies to watch for the rest of my life, which ones would I choose?  Movies I could see repeatedly and never grow tired of and never stop enjoying.  After starting with a list of about 50, I have narrowed it down to this ( in no particular order):

  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Big Chill
  • Die Hard
  • Caddyshack
  • Star Wars V- The Empire Strikes Back
I must confess that I had Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the list until last night when I watched with my son.  I realized then that I really have the whole thing memorized, so keeping it seemed a bit superfluous!  Just missing the cut were such classics as The Princess Bride, The Lion King, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Armageddon,  Field of Dreams, Toy Story 3, Pleasantville, E.T. and Anchorman.  A couple of guilty pleasures that also got strong consideration were Animal House and Airplane!  Strangely enough, if asked to limit myself to 3 movies, I would just take the Lord of the Rings trilogy and be done with it!

So there's my list- I would love to hear yours!  Have a great Saturday.

Because of Jesus,


  1. A list via Twitter from Jerry---> Young Frankenstein, Arsenic and Old Lace, Best In Show, Waiting for Guffman, To Kill A Mockingbird

  2. A list via Twitter from Nicole---> My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Remember The Titans, Miracle, Napoleon Dynamite, & Going My Way

  3. A list via Twitter from Dave---> Gladiator, Green St. Hooligans, Stand by Me, LOTR, Anchorman (Backups- Inception, Dead Poets Society, Tombstone)

  4. A list via Twitter from Scott---> My list would be In Bruges, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, The Darjeeling Limited, & Breakfast at Tiffany's

  5. A list via Twitter from Randy---> Hunt for Red October, Shawshank Redemption, and Blind Side would be 3 for sure.

  6. Anonymous6/11/2011

    I'd have to go with Forrest Gump, X-Men 3, Happy Gilmore, Avatar and Star Wars IV- A New Hope. - Chris Cooper

  7. Anonymous6/11/2011

    Sideways, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Shawshank Redemption, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Rear Window (the original)... ~~Jim~~


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