My Top 3 Movies of all Time

I see the Internet full of lists:Top 10, Top 5, even Top 50 things of one sort or another. I have a short list I will send up with a brief statement of why I feel the way I do.
It’s, of course, movies (you did read the title?). I am a big fan of movies of nearly all types. I have watched documentaries, animated, horror, comedy, action, martial arts, drama…you name the type and I have watched at least one.

But some movies stand out to me more than others. In my top 50, there are these (in no order, but not the top 3):
1) Superman Returns
2) Benny and Joon
3) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
4) The Sound of Music
5) Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown (not quite a movie)
6) Hush Sweet Charlotte
7) Avatar
The list goes on and on…
But, I think after all these years, there are 3 that stand out with exceptional reason and, in reverse order:

3) Little Mermaid – I have watched/listened to this one 83 times. I put it on for background when I worked at a video store. Also, (hard to admit this one) once there was a celebration for work and champagne was involved. I didn’t know better and downed 3 glasses in about 10 minutes, and passed out (not a big drinker, even then). When I woke up on the couch, The Little Mermaid was on and I remember thinking how bright the colors were and how beautiful the music was. Wonder why?

One of the Best Trailers I have ever watched!

2) The Matrix Reloaded (2) – This was the very first DVD I ever watched on my own set. My children chipped in and bought me a DVD player and this one DVD. I watched it 2 or 3 times and all the extras in one weekend (about 24 hours). It still remains one of my very favorites.
And, (drum roll please)

1) Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley). This movie, I admit, I only watched because my daughter loves it and Keira was in it! Now, after the first time, I have to say I have watched it several times a year (plus a few) since I bought it. I love the language (English Major, sorry); I love the plot; and, I love the dialogue. It took me a couple of times to get it all, but it was well worth it. I have even shown it at school for my English students. Some of them were fascinated by it; one would watch the last 10 minutes over and over, oblivious to all else.
In your comments, how about listing your top 3 movies? Not, necessarily, the reasons, just the names. I look forward to sharing.

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  • blackwatertown  On May 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Good top two – not sure about the mermaid. Here’s my top one.
    The Battle of Algiers – powerful, heart-rending, sad, stirring.


    • kindredspirit23  On May 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      I have not heard of that one – I will have to look it up on Amazon and see what it is.


  • magsx2  On May 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Very hard to name 3 movies that I really liked. I enjoyed all the Matrix movies, I have them all on DVD. I love watching sci-fi, horror, dramas. I enjoyed a movie called Super 8 produced by Steven Spielberg, brilliant.

    I own a lot of series, my favorite is a series called “Taken” it was made in 2002. Steven Spielberg of course. 🙂 I didn’t watch this at all on TV, I waited till I could buy the series. I was not disappointed, I’m pretty sure I know the dialogue well. There is 10 episodes and each disc has 2 episodes each. It starts off in 1947 with a UFO crash, and goes through different generations of a couple of families, brilliant series, it goes for about 15 hours.


    • kindredspirit23  On May 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      I have not seen “Super 8”; will have to look into it.
      I have not seen “Taken”, but will have to find out more, as it sounds interesting.


  • Truth and Cake  On May 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Oh man, I watched “The Little Mermaid” until the tape broke. I can still sing all of the words to the songs (and sometimes do, in my car). And I LOVE “Benny and Joon.” Hmm, top 3 is tough. But, without overthinking it, I’ll say: “Amelie,” “Chocolat” and “High Fidelity.” These are the movies that I can watch over and over again and that make the world appear a little bit brighter to me after a viewing. Nice post, Scott!


    • kindredspirit23  On May 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      Good movie choices. I have not seen Amelie or Chocolat, but hear high praise about both! I would like to see Amelie someday. Yes, I sing along with TLM whenever I watch it, if I am alone, of course! 🙂
      Benny and Joon is, probably, number 4 on my list, but after that it gets confusing. I have a small cabinet that contains around 50 or so movies. If I have visitors who wish to watch something, I point and say, “Any of those I will be glad to watch!” I need to sit down and watch about 10 of them soon. Problem is I still have a lot I haven’t watched yet.


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