20 Films that Will Stick with Me

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Remember those old Facebook “games” that you played via the “Notes” feature back when you couldn’t write long statuses?!?! Well, this was an old one that I dug up!

The Rules?

Name twenty films you’ve seen that will always stick with you. First twenty that you can recall. Don’t take too long to think about it.

Here are mine!!

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird (This was the first time I read a book after seeing the movie – I was in 6th or 7th grade, I think. Also, TKM is Superman’s favorite book! *lol*)
  2.  The Color Purple (I hate to cry and I’m sensitive, so I usually don’t like to watch tearjerkers. When I come across The Color Purple on TV? I watch it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. This movie was sooooo robbed. Every person involved in it should have earned an Oscar.)
  3. Star Wars trilogy (It’s not cheating! It’s just one big three part movie :).)
  4. X-Men 2
  5. Transformers 1
  6. Superman (originals: 1 and 2)
  7. Delirious (Eddie Murphy)
  8. Weird Science (“And she kicked him in the family jewels!” “The family jewels?!?!?”)
  9. Sixteen Candles (Jake Ryan. Need I say more? *le sigh*)
  10. Just One of the Guys (Knew this entire movie VERBATIM. Drove my college friend crazy when we watched it together.)
  11. Little Shop of Horrors (Another one that I knew VERBATIM. I need to buy the soundtrack for this!)
  12. The Toy (first movie I ever saw at a theater. It was drive-thru!)
  13. Purple Rain (Might have been the first movie my family owned on VHS and my one cousin insisted on watching it every time she came over our house! I actually ended up hating it!! LOL!!)
  14. Boomerang (“Ya got ta coORdiNATE!!”)
  15. Beverly Hills Cop 1 (“I ain’t fallin’ for no banana in my tailpipe!”)
  16. The Matrix (Probably my favorite movie of all time. What do you mean the sequels? There aren’t any sequels.)
  17. Blazing Saddles (“You are soooo smart … and they are so dumb.”)
  18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (“You’ve got no arms!!” “‘Tis a flesh wound!”)
  19. The Princess Bride (“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die.”)
  20. The Avengers (“You wanna know my secret? I’m always angry.”)

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Okay! Your turn!!

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31 responses »

  1. This is a great list! The Color Purple is definitely up there for me…in fact, whenever I’m home sick, I pull out my dvd and watch it. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I still uncover something new with each viewing. In fact I watch it so often that when I finally got around to reading the book I didn’t like it because it was too different from the movie. *lol* Others? Boomerang, Coming to America, Shawshank Redemption…many others, but those are the first that come to mind.

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    • Awwww yes!! Shawshank Redemption is an awesome movie!! And, I could totally see watching the movie so many times that the book doesn’t seem as good!!! But, I can also see reading it and seeing a new movie in your head!!

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  2. I love your pick of movie quotes! Yes – too funny!

    Here are my picks in no particular order:

    Working Girl (Melanie Griffith: “I have a head for business and a bod for sin”)

    The Color Purple (Celie: “Until you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna fail!”; “I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I’m here. I’m here1”)

    Lilo and Stich (Stitch: “This is my family. I found it all on my own. Is little and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good”)

    Kill Bill (Vol 1 & 2. Edit out the gross bloody parts and merge it into one heck of a samurai western!)

    Undercover brother (“It delivers a rather liberal spritzing of hot sauce”)

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    • YES!!! You know we all quote that “Until you do right by me …” Color Purple line at some time or the other in our real lives! … and put our fingers in that hex position as we say it! And that ugly line is the best! She reclaims her power!!! Ahhhh, y’all making me want to watch it right now!!

      Lilo and Stitch is one of my FAVE Disney movies. My grown sister and I went to see that in the movie theatre and were hysterical laughing because we did not expect Lilo and Stitch to be so bad!!! OMGosh, when she put the voodoo dolls of her “friends” in the pickle jar and shook it up and looked at her sister, “They’ve been bad.” Or when Stitch builds the city … and proceeds to mow it down like Godzilla and grabs the car and says in a ventriloquist small voice scream, “Eeeeeh, help, help” … LMBO!!!! You know I have my eye on this adorable Stitch iPhone case with flip, right???? I posted it on my FB page a month or so ago!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=460982563943014&set=a.244822025559070.56743.236973279677278&type=3&theater

      Kill Bill another fave. My favorite part is at the end when Bill is telling her who he thinks she is:

      Bill: As you know, l’m quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Superman. Not a great comic book. Not particularly well-drawn. But the mythology… The mythology is not only great, it’s unique. Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.

      Ahhh …. good stuff. Good stuff.

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  3. Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    Harlem Knights
    Raw
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Loverboy
    Sex and The City
    The Burning Bed
    Norbit
    Transformers
    Finding Nemo
    Somethings Gotta Give
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Despicable Me
    Friday
    Clash of the Titans
    The Lion King
    The Jungle Book
    Coffy
    Beetlejuice
    The Witches of Eastwick
    Moonstruck

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    • Holy crap Loverboy, I haven’t seen that movie in ages

      Nurse Darlene: Multiple fractures. Internal hemorrhaging. We need immediate x-rays.
      Reed Palmer: Too late for that. We’ve got to open him right up.
      Nurse Darlene: Whatever you say, Dr. Palmer.
      Randy Bodek: Doctor…? Dr. Pa… Dr. Reed Palmer?
      Reed Palmer: That’s right, Randy. I believe you know my wife.
      Reed Palmer: [restraining anesthesiologist] No anesthetic!

      Another funny movie

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  4. I have so many it isn’t even funny but I am going to narrow it down to the top 5.
    1 is Color Purple
    2 is Their eyes are watching God
    3 is Boyz in the hood
    4 is GI Jane
    5 is Love Jones

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  5. I dont know if i can do 20 but here are some of my favs:

    Imitation of Life
    The Color Purple
    Shawshank Redemption
    A Little Princess – both versions
    The Incredibles – BEST CARTOON MOVIE EVER!
    Tombstone
    Primal Fear – ed norton was excellent in this movie
    A Time to Kill
    The Count Of Monte Cristo
    The Avengers
    the third Harry Potter movie
    The Breakfast Club

    ..that’s all i got..

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    • This is why you have to do it fast … because you named six more AWESOME movies to (in addition to the ones that I already mentioned in reply to the comments above)!!

      The Incredibles was awesome … But Anastasia and Beauty and the Beast probably tie for my fave animated movies of all time.

      Tombstone is AMAZING!! Love it!

      Primal Fear?!?!? I lost my MIND at the end of it and that’s when I fell in love with Ed Norton!!! Just knew he was the next Robert DeNiro!!

      The Count of Monte Cristo …. I’ve posted about that on here. I KNEW that Jim Caviezel should be cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne after that!! I don’t own many DVDs and the ones I own, I don’t watch often. I’ve watched the Count at least 6-7 times!! LOVE that movie!!

      The Avengers. C’mon. One of the best Superhero movies of ALL time!!!

      Breakfast Club … right up there with Sixteen Candles. Did you ever see the ep of Victorious where they spoof it?!?! I posted the two part videos on here, but they got ripped off of YouTube for copyright infringement, I guess. It was HYSTERICAL!!! “You’re so conceited Tory. You’re so conceited.” LMBO!!!

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  6. In no particular order:
    -The Fugitive
    -Man on Fire
    -Pretty Woman
    -Love & Basketball
    -Gone With the Wind….. Yes, really!
    -Heat
    -The Notebook
    -The Little Mermaid
    -The Color Purple
    -Sixteen Candles
    -Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
    -Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
    -Aladin
    -Just One of The Guys
    -The Devil Wears Prada (This is the shopper in me!!)
    -This Christmas
    -Poetic Justice
    -Sister Act
    -The Untouchables
    -Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

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  7. Finding Nemo is my fav movie like ever… I can watch it for eons to come!
    Tangled
    LOTR Trilogy
    Love Actually
    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    A Beautiful Mind (Ugly cry… but I love that movie)
    A Bug’s Life
    Monster’s Inc
    Despicable Me (Papoy)

    Literally all Pixar movies (and shorts)
    And Every disney animated movie…

    Twenty is not enough!

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  8. I’m going retro and adding some old gems: Uptown Saturday Night (the original Biggie Smalls), Claudine and Superfly (the best soundtracks EVER- RIP Curtis Mayfield), Which Way Is Up (cop this if you want to choke from laughing so hard), Shaft (shut yo mouth – my Dad, all 6’2 of him, had the full length leather trench coat and was the fly Dad on my block) and To Sir With Love (Sidney Poitier dancing at the prom to some Blue Eye Soul is so smooth – I love that song!).

    You guys reminded me of some great movies – I need to cop some of these for the holiday season!

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  9. ..and I wanna add to this:
    -anime: Myazaki’s Totoro,
    -80’s oldies goldies; The Dream Team (with Micheal Keaton),
    -adult camp-fire-scary-story; The Sixth Sense,
    -modern oldtime western; Open Range (Costner and Duval, I LOVE that movie, it SO worht seeing -if you havent already!),
    -the native american must see; Dances With Wolves,
    -the Finnish must see; Man Without a Past (it’s so funny with it’s subtle ironic scandinavian -manimalist humor and SUPER-sloooooow pace: you’ve been warned!!)
    -and as an odd ball with lots of blood and guts; 300.

    I loved Transformers, but that one women is always in the way of all the cool autobots!! The Avengers RULES, Iron Man rocks! Btw Shelli, your analysis on Superman was really interesting – I’ve never thought of him from that perspective (yes, I’m black and nerdy!) and think it’s a wonderful concept! Some people are just born that good :)!

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    • The sixth sense scene when that ring drops and rolls across the floor – that’s when it came to me! OMG -started bawling right there in the theater. No tissue, just my sleeves! LOL!

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  10. LOL at Boomerang. I remember the first time I saw that movie I loved it so much I watched it a zillion times. “You are the no pussy-getting-est talking- the- shittinest cat I know.”

    “Girlfriend! Girlfriend! HEEYYYY! YOOO HOOOOO!”

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  11. OMG Shelli, I love Just One of the Guys! My favorite part is when Terry’s younger brother is helping her dress up/act as a guy. He tells her to scratch her balls and she’s like, “Well what if my balls don’t itch?” Then he’s like “All balls itch, it’s a fact.” I die every time. LOL

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  12. Here are a couple of my faves: Sleepless in Seattle, Top Gun(love the music), Coming to America, Spaceballs, Stardust; Love Actually, Star Wars, Comando( guilty pleasure 80’s action movie), the devil’s arithmetic and chocolat( johnny Depp)

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  13. I would have to say

    Roots
    Steele Magnolias( I still cry when I see this movie)
    To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar (Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and
    John Leguizamo in drag! So damn funny)
    The Lord of the Rings
    Rocky Horror Picture Show (” I’m just a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania” I can sing every damn song in this jam)
    Teen Witch( Gotta have my 80s movie throwback)
    Army of Darkness ( “Hail to the King baby”)
    Ninja Assassin ( because my love of violent action Asian films is strong)
    Painted Skin The Resurrection ( I love subtitled Asian films and this one is about a fox demon to wants to become human GREAT Film, a good introduction to the beauty of Asian films)
    The Man from Nowhere
    Asian Subtitles Films ( try some I really recommend it, reading ain’t never hurt nobody LOL)

    This is by no means it but these are the movies that came right into my head when I read your post.

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  14. Omg…when I read this post I just had to comment! Everyone mentioned at least one of my favourites, so here are mine (in no particular order…)
    1.The Color Purple
    2.Star Wars trilogy
    3.The Matrix
    4.The Princess Bride (one of my all time favs!)
    5.The Never Ending Story(“say my name!!)
    6.Working Girl
    7.Lilo and Stich
    8.Kill Bill
    9.The Witches of Eastwick
    10.Boyz in the Hood
    11.Lord of the Rings trilogy
    12.Breakfast Club
    13.Sixteen Candles
    14.Pretty Woman
    15.Ferris Bueller’s Day off
    16.To Sir With Love
    17.Sixth Sense
    18.The Green Mile (Stephen King is my HERO!!)
    19.When Harry Met Sally
    20.HellBoy(Love it!!)
    There are some movies that you can never get tired of…whenever these come on tv, I can watch them over and over…lol 🙂

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