Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bookmark Dragon's Top Ten Favorite Films

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Top Ten Films

This may shock you, but I do more than read books.  One of the things I like to do is watch films.  Here are my top ten favorite movies!

10. Chocolat
The setting, the music, the themes of acceptance and forgiveness... this film kills it.

9. Hamlet
I've always loved Mel Gibson's constantly simmering portrayal of Hamlet.

8. Amelie
This one makes the list for pure quirk factor.

7. Newsies
My 10-year-old self would never forgive me if I didn't include this one.

6. La Vita e Bella
This is actually my husband's favorite film, but I love it too.

5. Stranger Than Fiction
"Who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?"
"Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes."

4. Up
Seriously, you will feel every emotional known to humankind within the first ten minutes.

3. Water
You'll never forget this story.

2. Singing in the Rain
A fail-safe pick-me-up.

1. The Village
M. Night Shyamalan sometimes gets a bad rap, and I don't know very many others who adore this film like I do, but I maintain that it has one of the best scripts ever written, and one of the greatest love stories ever depicted on screen.

What are your favorite films?  I'm looking for recommendations!


  1. Chocolat! Seriously just drooling thinking about that movie. I remember watching it in high school...I actually really want to watch it again. Great picks! :)

    1. Haha I know! It's impossible to watch that movie without snacks. :)

  2. Singin' in the Rain is one of my favorites too! I'm a sucker for musicals. The Village is so good! I haven't seen Chocolat yet, and I'm a Johnny Depp fan!

    1. Aaahhhh!!! I'm so glad to find another fan of The Village!! I definitely recommend Chocolate, it's so much fun. Especially if you're a fan of Johnny Depp. :)

  3. Thank you for helping me love "The Villiage" as much as I love it. Good heck.

    I wish so badly that I had wrote the screen play for "Stranger Than Fiction" because it is sort of mind-blowing. "Aren't you relieved to know you're not a Golem?" And fiction or not, I'm dying to go to Dr. Hilbert's seminar on "Little Did He Know."

    My sis-in-law has a theory about "Up"- she says that pixar writers must have been out of ideas and gathered a bunch of 6 year olds together to talk to them about what they wanted in a movie. "My Grandpa." "A talking dog." "Boy scouts." "Balloons." "Chocolate." "Big Bird." "A flying house."

    Please watch "Monuments Men." Some people hated it. I LOVED it. I want to read the book. I

  4. I love what you say about Up. Probably true, and yet IT'S SUCH A GOOD MOVIE.

    I actually have seen Monuments Men. I liked it, but didn't love it. We'll have to discuss soon. How about over lunch next week?


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