January 18, 2013

What Are Top 6 Favourite Movies of All Time?

Well, I'll admit it. I am embarrassingly addicted to watching movies. Yep! I am a little crazy about movies and anything that has to do with them. Would you judge me if I tell you that I love to watch movies...almost all the film genres and types!

Watching movies has been my hobby since I was a child. I can get lost in a good story.
While I don't use movies as an escape from my life, somehow the music, the characters, the scenes seem to have a great effect on me; I feel like I am being transported to a magical place full of fantasy and mystique. In other words, I let the movies carry me away...pure bliss!
Also, watching classic old movies it's a great opportunity to have a historic trip through time, or see life and lifestyles from a different perspective, which I do cherish a lot.

Apart from entertainment, movies can be pretty inspiring as well. Some films I just watch to take a break from the world around me, which is always nice. Because for a certain amount of time I can concentrate on someplace else, faraway lands and peoples, and be far away from where I am at.

There's nothing I enjoy more than sitting on the sofa and watching a good movie, especially on Saturday nights...snacking away. Totally normal.

Here are some of my favourite films, in no particular order:

The Godfather
The Silence of the Lambs
Back to the Future
Gone with the Wind
The Matrix (I like The Matrix because of its intriguing concept-reality, illusion and philosophy. The film is  considered to be far-ahead of its time as well.)

The Lives of Others. Such a great movie! I would highly recommend it. (Okay, I cheated! There are far too many to choose from.)

What about you?

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing (long) weekend! xx

P.S. Grab a nice big bowl of hot buttery popcorn and enjoy your movie!

(Photos of Marlon Brando courtesy of Google images)


Tina´s PicStory said...

great pics! :)

Teresa Coltrin said...

ME TOOOO! I am a lover of movies. Lately, I've been watching movies from the 50's and 60's. So awesome.

My favs:
Somethings' gotta give
Please don't eat the Daisies
The Holiday
Max Dugan Returns
Grapes of Wrath
And many more.


ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

In general my favourite movies are those that have social lessons both happy and sad.I also like some classical plays.Some of my most favourite films in cinema are:

1.Kramer versus Kramer
3.The miserables
4.Christmas fairytale

....Petty Witter said...

Great choices though I can't agree with you on The Matrix.

My top choices would have to include Robin William's The Birdcage for its humour and The Sixth Sense for its wow factor but best of all I love Edward Scissorhands which never fails to move me.

Sylvia K said...

I do love all the old movies, but I rarely go to see them anymore and I don't rent them anymore -- movies today just don't impress me much and they're way to expensive!!! Your favorites are pretty much mine, too. Hope you have a great weekend, Betty!!

AmyLK said...

Oh, definitely Gone with the Wind! I love the costumes.

Let's see....

The Abyss
Operation Petticoat (the movie, not the TV show)
the first 3 Harry Potter movies
The American President
The Italian Job

There are so many! Have a wonderful weekend watching all these wonderful movies!

Ms. A said...

Gosh, that's a tough question. I have many, but a some that come to mind are: One True Thing, Titanic, City of Angels, The Sixth Sense and To Kill A Mockingbird.

Have a beautiful weekend, Betty!

TexWisGirl said...

i like movies that draw you in and you forget your own life for 2 hours. :)

i do like gone with the wind. i like a good western, too (like silverado or 3:10 to yuma)

anilkurup said...

A tough ask but nevertheless,
not in the order of liking-
God Father
Inherit the Wind
Summer of 42
Out of Africa
Deer Hunter
Citizen Kane

I'm afraid this may be an injustice to the many I left out because you said six.

Sandra said...

I am addicted to stories, reading them or watching them in movies. I love stories. I started at about 10 years old reading Tarzan and Bomba and all books Western, Louis Lamour, Zane Gray... I love action, lots of action, but i do love a well told story that carries me into it.
you said best movies... these are the ones i have watched 6 or more times.

Pretty Woman
Lethal Weapon and all the rest
The American President
Roadhouse 10 times or more
K-9 all three of them
Sabrina the old and the new version
anything with Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis... I think this gives you an idea of what i Like... either bombs and action or silly sweet love stories. i could go on but blogger might kick me out

one more thing. i like the older movies best of all, the newer ones not as much.... do your remember from the 50's or are you to young? i wish i had 10 dollars for every viewing of Thunder Road with Robert Mitchum.... forgot my best friend Clint Eastwood, Say Misty For Me... loved it.

marijke said...

Gone with the wind is still in my mind. But I have to admid I have not the rest in me to sit and watch for a long time, haha. I want to thank you for your warm and lovely comment.
Have a wonderful weekend Betty.

Lynn said...

Some of my favorites:

To Kill a Mockingbird
All About Eve
Across the Universe
Love Actually
The Philadelphia Story

There are more, but these are some favorites - I love the old black and white films. I do like Gone With the Wind, but it romanticizes the old south a little too much for my liking.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, I thought Titanic was exceptionally well done (except Di Caprio), and Back to the Future was a lot of fun. My all-time favorite movie is Ordinary People.


Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

É muito interessante assistir a um bom filme!
Bom fim de semana!

tinajo said...

Oh, I love so many - but some of my favourites are:

Lord of the rings (all of them)
The sixth sense
The usual suspects
Big Fish
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (original title, maybe it´s called Amélie in America?)
Hugo Cabret
The Godfather

Love a good movie! :-)

Georgia said...

My list: To kill a Mockingbird, Shining, Pride and Prejudice..oh they are far too many to mention.

Have a great weekend!!

Cloudia said...

world of henry orient
trouble with angels
once upon a time in america
bell book & candle
the one they will make from my Hawaii novel

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Chatty Crone said...

Gone with the Wind
It's A Wonderful Life
Wizard of Oz
are just a few ...

sky-blu-pink said...

Oh what a nice list! I think mine would be:
Dead men don't wear plaid.
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
The fifth element

Betty Manousos said...

oh, amelie...i haven't seen it but would like to! :)

Kelly said...

Good choices! I did a "favorite five" entry on this once, but can't remember now what movies I included...there are just so many good ones!

A couple I will add here are "Signs" (love how it all ties together in the end) and "The Fifth Element" (sci-fi/comedy at its best).

Hope you have a great weekend, Betty!

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

I love to watch movies over the weekend.
My favorite: The First Knight with Sean Conery and Richard Gere, The Money Pit, Innerspace...
A hug.

DIMI said...

Καλησπέρα Μπέττη!Ταιριάζουμε σέ πολλά!!Καί εγώ προτιμώ τίς ίδιες ταινίες πού ανέφερες!Περισσότερο όμως τό Gone with the Wind!!Μού άρεσαν πολύ μικρή στήν Αυστραλία,οι ταινίες μέ τόν Ντάνη Κέη καί τόν Μπόμπ Χόουπ!!Καλό καί ξεκούραστο Σ/Κ σού εύχομαι φίλη μου!Φιλάκια!!

imac said...

All time fav. The Green Mile.

Mari-Pi-R said...

Yo también soy muy amante de las películas, aunque también muy exigente con ellas, actualmente encuentro muy pocas buenas, con lo que estoy adoptando al cine clásico y películas antiguas.
Que tengas una buena velada con una buena película

eileeninmd said...

I love to watch movies, especially on cold rainy days when there is nothing else to do. I have to think about my favorites. I did love Titanic. Betty, I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) by and with Roberto Benigni,

Il Postino: The Postman, by Michael Radford, with Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret.

Romeo and Juliet, because of the language,

Fried Green Tomatoes and most certainly

Les Amants du Pont-Neuf with Juliette Binoche

Leovi said...

Yes, I love movies, at age 20 I thought about being a director but had no money for school, then I found photography.

Betty Manousos said...

anilkurup, yes, out of africa is one of my all-time favourites as well.
an exceptional movie!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I do enjoy movies as well! My husband and I love to watch movies together on the weekends. I'd have to say my favorites are (kind of an eclectic bunch!) - Zoolander, It's Complicated, Father of the Bride, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail :)

Riot Kitty said...

Hmm, tough to narrow down. I like everything from comic book movies to Woody Allen.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My..... This is a hard question... I guess my favorite OLD movies are It's a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity. My favorite musicals were Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and South Pacific and The Sound of Music --and Oliver.... I love musicals. Other favorites are Gone with the Wind, Fried Green Tomatoes, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Titantic, anything with Harrison Ford, Dirty Harry series, etc. etc. etc.....

Haven't seen any movies in several years ---so my choices are all older movies...


Bob Bushell said...

On the road
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Born Free

Christa Mavropoulou said...

και εμένα μου αρΈσεουν οι συγκεκριμένες ταινίες Μπέτυ μου.ΛατρεύΩ επίσης όσες έχουν αληθινή ιστορία,και τα θριλερ,όχι με τσεκούρια και τέτοια,αλλά αυτά που μέχρι το τε΄λος δεν ξέρεις τον ένοχο-)))
πολλά φιλιά και καλό ΣΒΚ-)

Nancy Claeys said...

My hubby loves movies and since he controls the remote...

Here are some recent and not so recent favs:

1. Open Range
2. Sabrina (The original)
3. Anchorman
4. Sylvia
5. 3:10 to Yuma

Great topic Betty. :)

Magia da Inês said...


Beijinhos do Brasil.!
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diane b said...

A nice past time. mine are:
Calndar Girls
The exotic Marigold hotel
Shirly Valentine
Bran Neu Dae

Nevine Sultan said...

Just off the top of my head...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Immortal Beloved
Love Actually
Cinema Paradiso

In fact, tonight, I plan to make some fresh popcorn and unwind with a new movie. :-)

I hope you're enjoying a relaxing weekend, my dear!


Betty Manousos said...

sandra,i too love the older movies...classic ones. i so enjoy seeing what was important topics, and music and fashion of the era.

no, i don't remember them from the 50's. but as i am a movie lover i dig up classic movies-even b&w ones when i need a mood boost! i have to say that old movies have sustained appeal to me.

rainfield61 said...

I am so lucky to have watched four of your favorites.

misssrobin said...

How on earth to pick six?
* Gone with the Wind
* Pride and Prejudice (A&E version)
* Galaxy Quest and/or What About Bob? - because they make me laugh
* The Village and/or Lady in the Water because Bryce Dallas Howard is amazing and I love M. Night Shyamalan's work
* Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
* What Dreams May Come - because it's gorgeous and incredibly thought provoking

Okay, I cheated. There are just too many to choose from.

Fun post! Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

anotherjennifer said...

I'm a sucker for a good mobster movie. The Godfather, of course, is great. My favorite move is Goodfellas though!

Hilary said...

Far too many to narrow down to six best but I can indeed come up with my all time favourite is The Princess Bride.

sergio celle said...

Hello Betty, I possess a library of about 1500 films. When I watch them devour the noiccioline. My six favorites are: Amadeus, Blade Runner, Beyond the Garden, Meet Joe Black, the series of The Godfather and the Immortal Beloved .... a hug.

Rick said...

Unfortunately I lack the patience to sit down and get into a movie (which I attribute to a self-diagnosed case of ADD). However, over the years I do recall a few favourites - My Fair Lady, Twelve Angry Men, Dr. Zhivago, Cool Hand Luke, Goldfinger, The Princess Bride, Mrs Doubtfire ...

Have a great weekend Betty.

Dennis Evans said...

My list of favorites varies as to what I need at the time. One of the most powerful movies I have ever seen is "Saving Private Ryan" but I have only seen it once."Godfather" is another movie like that. I own and occasionally watch and love "Master and Commander". After "Master and Commander" a composite list would include: "Harry Potter";"Sound of Music"; "Three Little Words"; "Luther"; "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; "Dreams".

Unknown Mami said...

I'm not going to think about it too much and just answer off the top of my head...

Wings of Desire
A Lion in Winter
Waiting for Guffman
Harold and Maude
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Lost in Translation

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the first picture!

Pat Tillett said...

I like your list and several of them are also on mine.

I add, subtract and alter my list all the time, but here is the current version:

Godfather Part 2
Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction
Silence of the Lambs
Apocalypse Now
Forrest Gump
Full Metal Jacket
The Big Lebowski

Vicki M. Taylor said...

I could never narrow my favorite movie list down to 6 but I do like the following, in no particular order:

A Perfect Murder
The Thomas Crowne Affair
The Wizard of Oz
Lady & the Tramp
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Oh, that's more than 6, sorry!

Anonymous said...

Blade Runner
City Lights
Citizen Kane

Diane AZ said...

I like the Matrix too. My boys watched Back to the Future over and over, but I never watched to whole thing. We all like Planes, Trains and Automobiles because it's so silly.

✿ chica said...

Lindo!Adorei!!1 Estou na praia, curtindo o lindo mar!! beijos praianos,chica( por isso estou mais sumida,rs)

*ELENA* said...

I love the first picture!
Thanks for visiting!
A beautiful day you want!
Stop hug and hold!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh my gosh, that's so hard to decide upon! My favorite movie is Terms of Endearment though.

Blond Duck said...

Legally Blond. :)

ritsa said...

Love Marlo Brando.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Khloé Belle Gadson said...

Great post!!

Mine are
- Shawshank Redemption
- The AMtric
- Superman
- Fools Rush in
- Ghost
- Dirty Dancing

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ritsa said...

I love all Marlon Brando's movies, of course!:D