Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movies BlogFest

For the sake of this bloghop, I have tried to stick with my favorite parent (especially daddy) movies. I will add a list of my favorite, no-restrictions-attached movies at the end too.

I’ve challenged myself to come up with one sentence to tell you why to watch this movie. Ten sentences won’t do them justice, but maybe one of them will be where you are at.

10  Finding Nemo (Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, 2003): Would you swim the whole ocean, face your greatest fears, give up everything- if you could save your child?
Finding Nemo (2003) Poster
9 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, 2012): Maybe not a classic yet but an interesting look at parenting through desperate eyes.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) Poster
8 Martian Child (John Cusack, 2007): That box the boy is wearing, who put it there?
Martian Child (2007) Poster
7 The Story of Us (Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, 1999): Love is a difficult choice that we can all make.
The Story of Us (1999) Poster
6 What a Girl Wants (Amanda Bynes, 2003): Is her daddy.
What a Girl Wants (2003) Poster
5 Mr Holland’s Opus(Richard Dreyfuss, Sissy Spacek, 1995): Who you think you are does not change who you really are.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Poster
4 The Fiddler on the Roof (Topol, Norma Crane, 1971):  Tevye, I used to laugh at you, now I cry with you.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Poster
3 Dead Poets Society(Robin Williams, 1989): Conform your child to your own mould, or help them grow into their own?
Dead Poets Society (1989) Poster
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Luke and Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc, 1991): How to be a jerk of a father, in case you wanted lessons.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Poster

1 Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997): There’s the dad I wish I could be.
Life Is Beautiful (1997) Poster

My regular list would likely include numbers 1-3 above along with Citizen Kane, The Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, It’s a Wonderful Life, Toy Story, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Vertigo, High Noon, 12 Angry Men, Modern Times, O Brother Where Art Thou…how many is that…oh and anything else with Jimmy Stewart (like Rear Window or Mr Smith Goes to Washington or Harvey or…)


Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I've seen almost all of those movies and I would have to say they're stellar choices for moms, too!!!

David P. King said...

So many great classics on here. I've seen them all, and I'd see them again. It's good to meet you! :)

Ghadeer said...

Finding Nemo! Great film for a dad to watch with his kids IMO :)

Pat Hatt said...

Great list, many of them I've seen, but have sen all the ones at the bottom your mentioned, forgot about High Noon, very good one.

D.G. Hudson said...

Citizen Kane is a fave, and not many have mentioned it. Orson Wells was a talented director. Of course, I forgot it too.

Richard Hughes said...

I watched Dead Poet's Society just last week. Your sentence seems appropriate.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Finding Nemo has been on several lists today.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Marta Szemik said...

Some great choices in there! I still enjoy Finding Nemo.

Arlee Bird said...

I like the way you approached this with the theme appropriate to your blog. I've been meaning to watch The Royal Tannenbaums again. My wife didn't watch it with me when I watched it and I think she might enjoy seeing it.

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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've seen most of those movies. My kids love finding Nemo.

nutschell said...

Great picks! Finding Nemo made my list too. :)

Jaime said...

I love anything with Jimmy Stewart, too.

Anonymous said...

Just dropping in from the blog hop. Sadly, our lists don't overlap at all and I havent' seen most of the movies.

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Susan Oloier said...

I seriously have not seen many of these on the list. I better get busy. However, I do so love Finding Nemo!

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