Autumn’s Mom had a conversation the other night that triggered this meme in my mind. Her post included the following film preference tidbits:
Jaws – #1 movie of all time
You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle – #1 (tied) Chick Flicks
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility – #1 (tied) Period Movie
Halloween – #1 Horror flick
16 Candles – #1 80’s flick
From which, I decided to make a Thursday 13 of my favorite films in 13 genres. Are there 13 genres? Let’s find out!
- Period Movie
Out of Africa. LOVED this film. Loved the gorgeous scenery, the music, the story, the acting, everything. Loved it.
- Romantic Comedy
Before Sunset. Is that a romantic comedy? It’s not screwball argue type romantic comedy, it’s more just romance. But it’s a great movie.
- War Film
The Thin Red Line. I thought this film kicked Saving Private Ryan‘s ass. SPR was all glory and over the top in your face action, and yes, it was a great film. But it didn’t let you forget that it was a great film. The Thin Red Line was internal and quiet and gave you a real sense of the horrors of war. Kinda reminded me of The Red Badge of Courage, which I’ve only read, not seen any film adaptations. If you haven’t seen The Thin Red Line, I highly recommend it.
I like this genre a lot. I could probably do another Thursday 13 with my favorite Indie films. Hmmm. This IS NaBloPoMo, which means a girl is always looking for blog fodder. Perhaps next Thursday. Anyway, for right this minute, I’m going to say my favorite Indie film is Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
- 80s Flick that’s not John Hughes
Princess Bride. Inconceivable? I do not think you know what that word means.
- John Hughes flick
He kind of became synonymous with the 80s teen thing, so I thought he could have his own genre here on my list. My favorite is Pretty In Pink, even though Ducky was pathetic and annoying.
- Action Movie
- Animated Feature
Spirited Away. I was totally blown away by this film. LOVED it. More than anything else he put out, better than any Disney film ever, best best best.
- Horror Movie
The Blair Witch Project. It was either this or The Fly. I was devastated when Gina Davis had to blow Jeff Goldblum’s head off at the end of The Fly, and it’s probably more re-watchable than Blair Witch. But Blair Witch creeped me out way more than any other film ever has in that first viewing.
- Foreign Film
Water. I cried so hard I thought I might barf, but it was a great movie. It truly broke my heart. Wonderful.
Bladerunner. Ted will be shocked to read this, because he’s dragged me to see this film so many dang times, and I’ve never really understood what the hell was going on, or appreciated it, and I always fall asleep, which contributes to the not understanding or appreciating of it. But we went to see the real Director’s Cut this year, and you know what? It was great! I totally loved it.
- Old Film
It’s a Wonderful Life. I wasn’t sure how to categorize this, but gosh, I loved the hell out of this movie. I saw it for the first time on a very early date with Ted, and we’ve seen it every year since. It never fails to get to me. A tie would be The Philadelphia Story. Awesome.
The Fugitive. My mom used to go on and on about the TV Series, about how good it was and how much she loved it. Whatever, yawn, before my time, all of that. But this was a really, really good movie. Everyone in it was excellent, plenty of eye-popping action, suspense, drama, and overall good fun.
~DoSoEvAyMo – Today is Thursday, which means Yoga after work. Other than that, no big plans.