Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday Countdown: Day Twenty-two

Bethany asked: "What is your favorite movie, or genre of movies?
(special music selected specifically for today's question!)

I had absolutely no idea what this movie was about when I watched it a month or two ago. I was just scrolling through all the old movies available for instant play on Netflix. When I saw it had Clark Gable and was highly rated, and I had heard of it before, I decided to give it a try.

It instantly became one of my all time favorites! It has a fun (even though it is kind of predictable) storyline and I just plain enjoyed it! It is, however, as impossible to pick a favorite movie as it is to pick a favorite book (BETHANY!) but here are some more of my favorites.....


This is probably my favorite watch it anytime movie. Wonderful movie. Pretty closely follows the book as much as a movie can and doesn't change things too tremendously from the awesome book. LOVE love LOVE Winona Ryder as Jo. Every actress chosen was just perfect as the way I always pictured them when reading the book!

Gone with the Wind, 1939

Then there are the blockbuster classics....gotta love this one. Not just because it is a classic, but because it is a GREAT classic! It is just a bit long to pop in any old time. ha. I actually like the book and movie equally well....even though they are VERY different. Pretty rare thing.

I am SO not a Will Farrel fan, but I actually laughed so hard the first time I saw this movie that I know. It was so funny! Sometimes I like a really good funny movie, like this one, or Get Smart.

Winner for all time favorite series of movies.....

Anne of Green Gables series, 1985

Great books,great story, great movies...a great time!

This movie is on my "to see soon" list. I read the book in high school (not sure if I should re-read it before I see the movie or wait until after I see it). I remember loving the book and I have randomly seen that this is among several people's "top five" movies on facebook, so I really really want to watch it soon. Hopefully it will be another favorite.

As you can see, I don't really have one favorite movie or genre, but, in general...I don't like to be stressed out when I go to a movie! ha ha!

In other birthday
movie news....
what was the number one movie in 1981?

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Not too shabby!

Tune in tomorrow when I will finally answer Chris's question:
How/where did Corey propose?

1 comment:

Andy's Bethy said...

Sounds like some good ones. I have never seen A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, nor have I read the book. Maybe we can watch it together sometime soon...
I'v never even heard of It Happened One Night, but it looks like something you would expect from that era. I love old movies, so I would probably like it too.
All of your others are on my fav list too, except for Stranger than Fiction. Not that I have anything against it... it just isn't a favorite.
You're missing one of my favorites though... Fiddler on the Roof. That one takes the cake in my book.
However, I am a huge fan of some non-romance themed movies too - ones that I am sure would never make your list!