Monday, October 09, 2006

This Week: As Promised

Sideways. Wonderful movie you should enjoy with a glass of red wine.

Love this movie! Lasse Hallström's best.

My beloved Mike Myers as Austin Powers

My favorite of the favorites

Last week I promised you guys a post about good movies. It can always be interesting to see if we have any movie favorites in common.
I cannot say that Peter and I are off to the movies too often these days. When we have a "date" nowadays we actually prefer going to a new restaurant we have not visited before instead of running off to the movies.
But movies are movies and there are always DVDs.
I will list some of my favorite movies of all times here. See if you agree, or dis-agree with me.

Every time I get the question: what is your favorite movie? I'll always answer:
¤ When Harry met Sally. I LOVE this movie. I think it is the ultimate movie in so many ways. It is hard to say how many times I've seen it. Countless.

¤ I am Sam. Fantastic movie, touching and lovely. Sean Penn is truly great playing the Autistic Sam, and Dakota Fanning is nothing but great playing his little daughter.

¤ Gone with the Wind. Nothing more needs to be said about the master piece.

¤ Once Around. My favorite Lasse Hallström movie! Also the movie from which Peter and I got the idea to use "Fly me to the moon" as our first dance at our wedding 13 years ago.

¤ Fried Green Tomatoes. Girl power movie! Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson kick butt.

¤ Love Actually. Such a feel-good movie! Lovely to watch this movie around Christmas, or anytime for that matter.

¤ The French Lietunant's woman. A movie I have loved since I was a teen-ager. Meryl Streep and Jeromy Iron's are nothing but magnificent.

¤ Room with a view. Romantic and so beautiful.

¤ Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn so darn cute!

¤ Sideways. A new classic for Peter and me. Love it!!! You've gotta enjoy it with your favorite glass if red wine, but do stay clear of Merlot:-)

¤ Austin Powers. All three of them. I am a total Mike Myers fan! I have seen these movies countless times.

I know I have forgotten so, so many good movies here. If you have any favorites I would love to hear about them. I also have Swedish favorite movies, but those I'll write about in another post.

Roman Holiday

Sean Penn at his best!

A favorite movie from my teen-age years


Keith said...

We do have some favorite movies in common, and no not "Roman Holiday" or "Fried Green Tomatoes." I do like all the Austin Powers movies and "When Harry Met Sally," though I don't have any of them on DVD. Like you I haven't been to the movies much lately either. I'm not jazzed about what's been out there lately. However, one movie I'd like to see is "Flags of Our Fathers" about the battle of Iwo Jima and directed by Clint Eastwood. Looks like a good war flick, if you can call anything about war good. My favorite movies that I have on DVD are sci-fi like Spider-Man, The Mummy, and The Matrix. I also have some sports flix like Chariots of Fire and Prefontaine. Of course, I always enjoy a good comedy such as Office Space, Anchorman, or The 40 Year Old Virgin. I'm sure I can add to that list, but that's a good start.

Anonymous said...

Hi love,
I like your list. You know I love lists and of course, I have already started my own favorite movie list. Below are some of my favorites.
Animal House
Groundhog Day
Raising Arizona
Risky Business
Say Anything
Sixteen Candles
Blazing Saddles

Apocalypse Now
Guns of Navarone
Saving Private Ryan
The Great Escape
The Killing Fields
The Patriot

Bull Durham
Chariots of Fire
Field of Dreams
The Natural

Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
Raiders of the Lost Ark
All Star Wars
The Godfather
The Right Stuff
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

Annika said...

Keith: No, I did not think that you and I would have a lot of movies in common. But, alas, we do have a few that we both like.

PeBo: That is an IMPRESSIVE list!!! wow!!! Groundhog Day I LOVE! I know, you're the list man!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys seem like real movie buffs! I have not seen many of what you lists. But without thinking too long about it - my top two must be "Legends of the Fall" and "The Shawshank Redemption". Talk about great movies!!! SB

Annika said...

SB: I do remember legends of the fall...It was beautiful! Aidan quinn was so good-looking. I am not at Brad fan, he doesn't do much for me...
I actually borrowed "Shawshank redemption" from SS but I haven't watched it yet. I hear it is really good!

Anonymous said...

Good list from PeBo...I agree on the godfather, for sure.
Annika I so agree on Austin Powers! Yeah, baby, yeah!!!


Annika said...

Swede-gal: Yeah, baby, yeah! He rules!

Melinda said...

I also love "When Harry Met Sally" --it is one of my favorites. Here are some of my other favorites:
Groundhog Day - (my #1 movie)
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Joy Luck Club
Forrest Gump
Love Actually
One True Thing
A Beautiful Mind
You've Got Mail

And a million others....

Annika said...

Melinda: 4 weddings is an excellent movie. Love! And so is Forrest Gump! I don't think i've seen "one true thing".
Thanks for your list!

Lilla B said...

Utvandrarna av Troell och
Änglagård av Nutley är inte heller så dumma. Men det är kanske lite provinsiellt att välja ett par svenskspråkiga filmer...

Annika said...

Lilla B: Utvandrarna och hela den serien är fantastisk! Jag tänkte faktiskt på dem filmerna när jag skrev inlägget ovan. Jag ska absolut skriva om svenska filmer vid ett senare tillfälle. Änglagård tyckte jag MYCKET om också!

Suzanne said...

Most of the movies listed in the comments are among my favorites but I do love a couple others:

Pride and Prejudice (any version true to the story)
Sense and Sensibility (loved Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson in this film)
Young Frankenstein
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones

Annika - This was fun, you should a book one too sometime!

Annika said...

Suz: Guess what? I must be one of the few persons in the western world that have never seen "Pride and Prejudice"...Can you believe it!!!??? I can't...
I've seen "Shadowlands", man was that SAD!!!

I will do a book list and a TV-series list too...Stay tuned!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay. I've had a few days to think about this. I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice ( I really love the new one). I can't help it. I'm a sucker for a period piece. I also love almost anything with Tom Hanks. One of my fav's is The Terminal. It's a slow-moving but very sweet,funny movie. I highly recommend it. I really like Owen Wilson too. For a good belly laugh the movie Shanghai Nights is fantastic. Very Goofy! Love Actually is also one of my favorites. We watch it every couple of months cuz we like it so much. There have been so many good movies over the years I don't know how you keep track. Fun post Annika!

Annika said...

Sara: My GOD!!! I have got to get my act together and watch "Pride and prejudice". I cannot believe that I've never seen it. Bad of me!
Owen Wilson IS funny! I agree...
So is Will Ferell. Anchor man, ha, ha...
So many good movies out there!

Anonymous said...

If you ever do want to watch it let me know. I'll be happy to keep you compnay.

Annika said...

Let's do it, sara!!