Sunday, May 8, 2011
A Life In Movies Blogathon
Here we go! Over at Fandango Groovers Movie Blog today is A Life In Movies Blogathon. Everyone participating will pick one movie from each year of their life. Since I'm old, it took me longer than some. I'm also in major spring cleaning mode at me house. I'm in the process of painting my son's room and going through ALL of his possesions. The house is in shambles and looks like an episode of Hoarders right now. Seriously, I don't understand how so much stuff could be in one room! So I'm sorry to say that I didn't spend as much time on this as I would've like, but I will enjoy my Mother's Day by visiting everyone's list. It's amazing to see a whole list laid out like this and I was very surprised by the years on some films. I hope you like my list, it's filled with the best of the best!
What a way to start. Movies were this cool when I was born?
1. To Sir With Love (1967)
And this scary?
2. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Goofy fun before Allen got more serious.
3. Take the Money and Run (1969)
Nothing is better than a little Lemmon.
4. The Out of Towners (1970)
You can't top this one.
5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Okay, I've owned almost a dozen rats in my lifetime so I look more at the friendship in this film than scary killer rats! Plus awesome Michael Jackson song.
6. Ben (1972)
This always makes me cry and it's about a spider. I hate spiders!
7. Charlotte’s Web (1973)
How on earth did both of these come out the same year? Sorry I can't choose.
8. Blazing Saddles & Young Frankenstein (1974)
Do you know where ya going to?
9. Mahogany (1975)
Best Stephen King adaptation.
10. Carrie (1976)
Changed movies forever.
11. Star Wars (1977)
Funniest comedy of all time. Still can't be topped.
12. Animal House (1978)
The new phonebooks here! The new phonebooks here!
13. The Jerk (1979)
One of the best movie soundtracks ever.
14. The Blues Brothers (1980)
Saw this 43 times in the theater, can quote the entire film. This movie turned me into a bona-fide geek.
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
How Richard Gere manged to be the only one not to get and Oscar nod baffles me to this day.
16. An Officer and A Gentleman (1982)
Cry a lot, laugh a lot, discover John Lithgow
17. Terms of Endearment (1983)
18. Repo Man (1984)
Again, how did this film not win Best Picture? Seriously! How?
19. The Color Purple (1985)
Creepy, but in a fun way.
20. Blue Velvet (1986)
Strong women, complicated, messy and a joy to watch.
21. Broadcast News (1987)
22. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Best Rom-Coms ever! If only they could be half as good as this one.
23. When Harry Met Sally & Say Anything (1989)
On paper this movie should not work, but it does.
24. Pretty Woman (1990)
Animation is back baby!
25. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Too stupid, too good. No way? Way!
26. Wayne’s World (1992)
A true movie movie. Pure fun.
27. Jurassic Park (1993)
The first movie that I had to take a day to decide if I liked it. I did.
28. Pulp Fiction (1994)
This film taught me that computers could make a film with heart.
29. Toy Story (1995)
Some say boring, I say beautiful.
30. The English Patient (1996)
How could a movie work when you already know how it ends?
31. Titanic (1997)
32. The Wedding Singer (1998)
This film seems so tame now, but not at the time.
33. American Beauty (1999)
Talk about carrying a film by yourself!
32. Castaway (2000)
Hot! Hot! Hot!
33. Sex and Lucia (2001)
I waited a long time for a Spiderman movie. It was worth the wait.
34. Spiderman (2002)
Who would think you could still make a classic Christmas movie?
35. Elf (2003)
36. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Something different in a sea of sameness.
37. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
38. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Giving Animal House a run for it's money.
39. Superbad (2007)
This totally deserved the Oscar.
40. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Wait! The Rom-Com isn't dead yet!
41. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
I just bought this on DVD and I look forward to watching it many, many times!
42. Black Swan (2010)
I hope you enjoyed the trip down my life in movies. Don't forget to go to the source and you'll find the links to many more fun posts. Enjoy!
Posted by Colleen at 1:30 AM