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Movies

My Favorite Movies

Do you have a list of your own?? No matter how big or how small, please share it in the comments below!

1.   Love Actually

Perfect for the holidays! The ultimate “feel good” movie. But it also has some tear-triggers as well. Great cast. My idea of a “perfect” movie.

2.    Mr. Brooks

If we’re friends, I’ve probably invited you to watch this movie. Practically no one has seen it and I love being the person to introduce it. Kevin Costner as you’ve never seen him–a BRILLIANT performance. And totally disturbing, FYI. Hats off to Demi Moore too. I love her in this (and pretty much nothing else).

3.    The Talented Mr. Ripley

OMG OMG OMG. What can I say without ruining this?? Just watch it..and go with it. Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and the uber-creepy Philip Seymour Hoffman. I saw this performed as a play and, if possible, it was ever MORE disturbing!!

4.    French Kiss

Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline are absolutely adorable in this. My favorite lines from any movie come from this. “Fester, fester, fester…rot, rot, rot.” Just watch it. You’ll be delighted. It’s my lazy Sunday movie and I never get bored with it.

5.    The Prestige

This one kept me guessing until the end, and that’s why I loved it. Oh, and Christian Bale. And Hugh Jackman. What? Is that so wrong??

6.    American Psycho

Based on the book from one of my favorite writers, Bret Easton Ellis, this movie was pretty much a perfect adaptation. The business card scene is one I refer to often in life. If you catch it, you’re automatically on my “win” list.

7.    Igby Goes Down

Is it wrong to love a movie for its soundtrack?? No, I take it back. This movie is better than that. It’s weird but very, very entertaining. And the music is GREAT.

8.    127 Hours

This movie makes me want to jump out of my skin and, at the same time, go on a wonderful adventure. James Franco is brilliant but the direction on this makes it special. The “story” could have been problematic. But it feels uplifting, inspiring and energizing.

9.    Sweeny Todd

Oh, Johnny Depp. Can you do no wrong?? (Let’s not talk about the Pirates movies…) This is so fun, and dark, and interesting. I love dancing around the house singing these songs. Warning: Not for the kids. Lots of blood. But the good kind.

10.    Elizabethtown

I must admit, I’m surprised this made the list. But then, it’s funny and real and very well-written, so not THAT surprising, I guess. It’s written by Cameron Crowe (the same guy who wrote Jerry Maguire, Say Anything and Almost Famous) so it almost HAS to be awesome, right?