Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What's Your Favorite Movie?

My dear blogger pal from Buffalo, Kelly Sedinger, AKA "Jaquandor" of Byzantium's Shores has written a hearty recommendation of the movie Across the Universe. I was delighted to see this, because I don't see all that many movies. I have a personal policy of not watching anything that is rated R, which seriously cuts down on the available pool of things I COULD watch.

Then of the ones that are left, I just don't find that many good films to see. So I am now looking forward to picking up this one to find out if I like it half as much as he does.

That got me to thinking...what makes a good movie?

Sometimes I like movie that entertains, sometimes I want one that makes me think. It's a real bonus when I find one that can do both.

I'm not big on blood and guts or explosions and chase scenes.

In no particular order, some of the movies I have especially enjoyed include:
Ever After
What Dreams May Come
Hotel Rwanda
The Saint
Fried Green Tomatoes
When Harry Met Sally
Man In the Iron Mask
Dead Poet Society

There are plenty of others, but those come to mind right now.

I need something sort of like Pandora...a service that would analyze what I have already liked and then suggest others I am likely too...I've heard Netflix does something of that sort, but I have not tried them yet.

What are your favorite movies? What appeals to you most in a film?


Mimi said...

I'm not a huge movie watcher (I'd much rather read) but I agree, Across the Universe was quite good.

I like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Princess Bride, Big Fat Greek Wedding, and um, more. Sound of Music.

Jaquandor said...

Awww, thanks for the link! But who's the goofy guy pictured? :)

Jaquandor said...

Uh-oh...I just saw "Nell" on your list, and I have a post drafted in which I say less-than-complementary things about that movie....

Belladonna said...


I know what you mean about prefering to read - but sometimes I just love to get captivated in a good flick.

Jaquandor - No Uh Oh necessary. Hey, you like ABBA for crying out loud. If I can still be friends with you with THAT sort of taste, it really won't matter if we don't like the same movies!

Dan said...

Gattaca was excellent- I am personally right now just looking for movies that stand out from other movies. I am willing to forgive a lit of flaws in a film if it gives me something different. Recently saw "A Scanner Darkly." Very original...

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