15 Movies

I found this that I never put on my Facebook page, so thanks for the blog topic! This was one of those memes running rampant around the social media sites a few months ago: choose 15 movies that will always stick with you. Here they are in no particular order (because that’s just too much to think about).

Contact — Favorite line: “They should have sent a poet.” Also sticks with me because of Matthew McConaughey in that navy turtleneck sweater. Yum…

Breakfast Club/Sixteen Candles/Pretty in Pink — I was a teenage girl in the ’80s; of course I’m going to love these movies. John Hughes was the man. Even uber-cool Kevin Smith thinks so. I remember my mom renting Pretty in Pink for one of my birthday slumber parties. We watched it that night, and then I watched it again the next day after my friends went home. (Honorable Hughes’ movie mention: Some Kind of Wonderful)

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring — The whole trilogy was magnificent, but I love this one because of this line after Frodo tells Gandalf that he wished the ring had never come to him. Gandalf says, “So do all who live to se such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

Dead Poets Society — I saw this near the end of my senior year of high school, and I had never been more excited to be a future English major.

Almost Famous — Cameron Crowe’s best movie. I want to write movies that evoke the emotions he can create.

Reality Bites — I can’t quite remember if I saw this movie during my senior year in college or just after graduating, but I do remember how hard that first year out of college was. Hearing Winona Ryder say the line “I never thought I’d feel this old at 23” hit me hard. Of course now, I can see how I still had so much in front of me, but then, I believed I was treading water.

Steel Magnolias — I think I can still quote every line from this movie.

Titanic — I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a movie as much as I looked forward to this one. Even though I knew the boat was going to hit the iceberg, I still leaned over in my theater seat, hoping the boat would turn in time. Come on, you know you did it, too.

Say Anything — John Cusak has always made me swoon but never so much as when he held that jambox over his head. (Another Cameron Crowe movie as well)

Eat, Pray, Love — I’ve addressed this in an earlier post.

Serenity — Because it’s Nathan Fillion on the big screen… again, yum.

Jerry Maguire — The most famous lines turned into clichés, but the reason was they were awesome lines from the beginning. (And yet another Crowe film)

Event Horizon — This one is at the bottom because it is, without a doubt, my least favorite movie of all time. The mere mention of the title makes me shudder, so unfortunately, it sticks with me.

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