16 September 2011

List #27: Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

This is not an all-inclusive list, and it is in no particular order.

1.  The Karate Kid.  I didn't realise this until I watched it about four times in the past week alone.  The mystical meaning of "wax on, wax off" holds up after all these years, as does Mr. Miyagi's wisdom.

2.  Titanic.  It's a difficult one to pass up when one has crushes on both Kate and Leo.  And no matter how many times I watch it, I still cry every time when Rose jumps off the life boat and Jack tells her how stupid she is when they find each other.

3.  Notting Hill.  "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."  EW once named that line as one of the most romantic movie lines, and I think they're right.  For those who don't know, it's a movie about a celeb (Julia Roberts) and a "commoner" (Hugh Grant) who try to make a go of it together.

4.  The Shawshank Redemption.  Any movie with Morgan Freeman in it is bound to be damned good.  And some of you know I have an obsession with prisons.  Put them together, and you have a movie I'll watch over and over.

5.  Kissing Jessica Stein.  A movie written and produced by two friends.  It's about what happens when a woman (Jessica) just happens to answer a personal ad written by a woman.  It's adorable, funny, and stars some amazing people who have gone on to some pretty awesome careers.

6.  Mambo Italiano.  Childhood friends renew their friendship, which becomes more than a friendship when they start a relationship -- a gay male relationship.  One is a cop and the other works at a travel agency.  They have radically different ways of dealing with the relationship.  Set in Little Italy in Montréal, Canada, this is a hysterically funny movie.

7.  Any Mae West movie.  She was glam trailblazer who didn't take shit from anybody.  She was accepting of black people and gay people WAY before it was acceptable.  Plus, she's just gorgeous and wicked smart.

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