Do you read Too Many Mornings?
Well, you should.
Mike from Too Many Mornings is the
best writer in the blogosphere.
I'm serious. He's damn good.
What does Mike have to do with
"Movies With Malisa"?
Mike recently completed a series of posts
on his pick of Top 21 Movies of all time.
Sounds like an easy task, doesn't it?
It isn't. Try it. Try to pick your top 21.
I couldn't do it.
So I picked my Top 26.
I was a little surprised to review my list
and find two reoccurring themes...
LUST and DESPAIR .
What can I say?
I was also struck by the fact that certain
movies made such impressions on me
because of what was going on in my life
that particular year.
So I decided to put my favorite movies
in chronological order.
There are some definite patterns here,
but only I will know what those patterns are!
What? Did you think I was gonna tell
you about my illustrious past?
However, for the right amount...
So here we go...
my Top 26 Movies:
1. The Bad Seed…1956
3. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet…1968
4. The Last Picture Show…1971
5. Young Frankenstein…1974
6. An Unmarried Woman…1978
7. Elephant Man…1980
8. The French Lieutenant’s Woman…1981
9. Body Heat…1981
10. Sophie’s Choice…1982
11. The World According to Garp…1982
12. The Big Chill…1983
13. Terms of Endearment…1983
15. Belizaire the Cajun…1986
16. The Unbearable Lightness of Being…1988
17. The Milagro Beanfield War…1988
18. Prince of Tides…1991
19. Dazed and Confused…1993
20. The Piano…1993
22. Forrest Gump…1994
24. Shakespeare in Love…1998
26. Crazy Heart…2009
No, I don't remember watching
the first two movies in 1956,
thank you very much...
but I was alive...
and I have watched both movies
many times since then.
Looks like the 80's movies made
the biggest impact on me.
See the big gap between 1998-2008?
I was a campus principal those ten years.
I wasn't easily impressed.
I guess I cheated a bit by not ranking
the movies in my "favorite order",
but I will give you the top five in order.
1. Body Heat
3. The Last Picture Show
4. The Milagro Beanfield War
5. Belizaire The Cajun
So how about you?
What are your favorite movies?
Want to read Mike's favorite movies?
Just go to Too Many Mornings!
He's damn good.