1. Jurassic Park
No brainer that this is pure genius, right? If you disagree, it’s unlikely we can be friends. I don’t know what it is, but this movie never, ever, ever gets old. It’s my go-to chill day movie because I’ve seen it 1800 times. (And that doesn’t count how many times I’ve put it on to fall asleep to.) I laugh at Jeff Goldblum’s antics every. time.
2. Pride & Prejudice
I’m not a huge fan of chick flicks, generally. I’d like to think this is an intelligent chick flick. ;) Jane Austen brilliance merged with the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard…it’s just a winner. Excellent acting, cinematography, and story. And I think it’s obvious the world could use a little more Mr. Darcy.
Daniel Craig as James Bond. I don’t even think I need to explain myself, but I will add that the acting, story, scenery, and adventures are fab. Creepiest villain ever award goes to this film, as well as best male wardrobe award.
4. While You Were Sleeping
Alright, this can be considered a chick flick, but it’s an old one that doesn’t make me want to puke from cheese and immorality. Who would’ve ever thought to pair Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman!? Hats off to the casting director, because it’s magic. It’s a hysterical movie that moves me every time I watch it.
5. Count of Monte Cristo
I know. It’s not the same as the book, but you know what? It’s way better. I find a little too much joy from revenge movies, but there’s a wonderful Christian element running through the whole movie that makes me feel better. ;) It’s good stuff.
6. Ocean’s 11
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and wildly hilarious and clever adventure. That is all.
I love every single minute of this movie. Every single person does a great job in it (except Robin from HIMYM…sorry, I think she’s terrible). Tom Hiddleston is the most likable villain of all time, and you just can’t go wrong when a bunch of good-looking actors save the world.
8. Homeward Bound
If you watch the ending where Shadow runs across the field to Peter and don’t weep like a baby, then I think it’s clear I can’t trust you. I don’t even mind that there’s a cat in this movie because she’s sassy. (See what I did there?)
9. Iron Will
So few people respond with “yes” when I ask if they’ve seen this movie. It is GOLD. Sled dog adventure meets underdog. The beginning is sad, but most beginnings of underdog victory movies are. It is an inspiring film that you should watch in warm pajamas and a blanket because you’ll get cold just seeing the frozen tundra.
10. The Fugitive
Harrison Ford is one of my favorite actors, and sometimes I stare at the screen with my jaw to the floor at how good he is. This movie is sad, chilling, and stressful. Truthfully, it doesn’t fit the mold to most of my favorite movies because it has so much conflict, but IT IS SO GOOD. Tommy Lee Jones is brilliant in it too.
(And just FYI, Santa Clause & Elf would totally make this favorite list too, but weren’t included because they’re technically seasonal movies. A case could be made for Independence Day as well. And you should also know that Finding Nemo is my favorite animated movie.)
What are your favorite movies?? Tell me, tell me, tell me!
Happy Friday loves! Also – send up a prayer for Jackers if you think of it today. He has some weird scabby spots in one of his ears, and we’ll be making a trip to the vet this afternoon. On second thought, send the prayer up for us. ;)