Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest




Last year I abstained from participating in Alex's previous version of this blogfest, primarily because I didn't think there was any way I could narrow down all of the movies I adore to just ten. I still have that opinion, but I decided to go ahead and list my top ten at the exact moment of this posts writing. Ask me again a few hours later and you'd probably get a different list. :)

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As of right now, here are my top ten movies (based mostly on re-watchability).

1) Aliens - James Cameron is one of my favorite writer/directors (he has two movies on this list and could have many more). "Get away from her you bitch!" is one of the best lines ever.

2) Love Actually - For some reason I have an affinity for British dramadies (Comedy/Drama), and this one is planted firmly at the top of the list. "Just in cases".

3) Titanic - Another Cameron accomplishment. The music totally seals the deal here. "Do you want to hear this Mr. Bodine, or not?"

4) The Sting - A classic that is partly responsible for me wanting to become a writer.   "Sit down and shut up, will ya? Try not to live up to all my expectations."

5) The Fifth Element - Just the right amount of quirkiness. "Muli-pass!"

6) The Cowboys - I'm a huge John Wayne fan and if I'm asked to recommend one of his movies...this is it. "I'm thirty years older than you are. I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you."

7) Field of Dreams - The perfect merging of baseball fanaticism and heart. "Do you wanna have a catch?"

8) A Few Good Men - Aaron Sorkin is a genius and the showdown between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson is irresistible. This is one of those movies where if you're walking through a room where it's on, YOU MUST sit down and watch the rest of it. "He really does think better with that bat."

9) Forest Gump - If a movie gives my emotions whiplash, then it deserves to be on this list. "Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks."

10) Tangled - I love everything about this movie, and it's one where 3D actually wow'd me. When the princess lights lift away from the city over the lake. *sigh* "Frying pans... who knew, right?"

Special Mention /The Matrix - The action and special effects in this movie were so groundbreaking that it had to be included in some way. "Whoa."

63 comments

  1. I am with you on "Love Actually" it was just a fun movie.. I mean "Field of Dreams"... man it up... though "Dreams" is such a great male bonding film.

    Jeremy [Retro-Z]
    Howlin' Wolf

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  2. It is hard to narrow down. You have all great choices that I really enjoyed watching, too.

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  3. Ooh, Field of Dreams is a great one. Great list!

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  4. Ah, 'Love Actually' and 'The Fifth Element' two of my favorites that got left off my list. Some interesting choices. Thanks!

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  5. The Fifth Element! How could I forget that one!!!!
    Great list DL. (:

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  6. Loved the Fifth Element and Love, Actually! Great movies on your list!

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  7. Field of Dreams! (I forgot that one!) EVERYtime hubby watches it he get's misty-eyed at the end.

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  8. Multipass! Definitely one of my favourite lines of all time, and the one I use most often. Tangled is slowly taking over from Aladdin as my favourite Disney movie, my daughter and I know most of the lines. My favourite song of course, 'Mother knows best!'

    Great list!

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  9. Great list. Writing down all the movies I have never seen, like The Cowboy. Getting lots of good ideas!

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  10. It was hard to narrow down the field to ten.

    And Aaron Sorkin is a genius. I love A Few Good Men.

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  11. Tangled! Love that one. I've seen most of these, but the others I'll have to check out!

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  12. I loved Love Actually too. It was funny and touching at the same time.

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  13. Oh, Field of Dreams is such a great movie, I wish I owned it!

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  14. HAHAHA! I say "just in cases" all the time and it's from that movie!

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  15. Love Actually and Field of Dreams - oh these could have made my list as well.
    Karen

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  16. I dunno, I think I expected on your list more thriller or mystery. Just saying. :) However, Aliens is quite thrilling.

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  17. I'm with you on A Few Good Men.

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  18. At least half of yours could have made my list it we were allowed to stretch it a little. Love Actually, especially.

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  19. Aliens is near the top of my list. A Few Good Men is somewhere in the top twenty.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  20. With a couple of noticeable exceptions, this is a mighty feel-good list. Haven't seen the Fifth Element, however. Something to watch this weekend. :)

    ~VR Barkowski


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  21. I loved Fifth Element, (Big Bada Boom!) it had everything in it. Another excellent Bruce Willis movie. You did name a few I like, DL. I loved Titanic, as well, just not the end. Frozen bodies made me want to cry. . .

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  22. The Sting is a classic...love that one. I also really enjoyed the Fifth Element, especially the fact that they had Tiny "Zeus" Lister playing the President. Good stuff :)

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  23. Field of Dreams nearly made my list. It is a cherished movie for many reasons. Good to see it here!

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  24. I laughed out loud at your frying pan quote. Love that line.

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  25. Yey! Love Actually is in my list too. Great picks!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  26. I love this list! It's awesome that Tangled made the cut. Such a great movie. :)

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  27. Oh, YES! The Sting is just AWESOME, and of course, Forrest Gump is regularly quoted around my house. And I've watched Tangled with the girls too many times to count... LOVE this list and fest! :D <3

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  28. I once purchased a used DVD set of your #3 pick for $35...yes, that's how much I love Titanic! Great choices with A Few Good Men and Love Actually. You caught me off guard with Tangled tho, lol.

    ~Nicole

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  29. Hi, DL. You've got some great picks on your top ten movie list. Titanic would be one of the movies on my top ten list.

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  30. Excellent choices. I too loved Tangled, and I find it interesting that wherever Aliens shows up, Fifth Element is not far behind. Awesome list, sir. :)

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  31. Aliens, Titanic, The Sting, A Few Good Men-classics all!

    Larry

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  32. You've certainly written a list I can relate to...Field of Dreams and The Sting are among a few of my favorites here.

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  33. Alright, I can respect that Tremors got knocked off the list, because it's a good one, and because Aliens is here! Love the Fifth Element, too! "ChickAn good." My kids will some day see the movie and understand why I am known to say, "Negative. I am a meat popsicle."

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  34. Tangled is awesome! I love that it has Zachary Levi from Chuck in it :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  35. I would have to include The Shawshank Redemption and the Lord of the Rings movies. Maybe American Graffiti and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But I agree with you on Field of Dreams, The Sting, and A Few Good Men. Excellent, all of them.

    I've never seen Tangled or Alien.

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  36. Oh no! I forgot to put the Fifth Element on my list! But Aliens and Titanic I got! Nice list.

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  37. I really have to watch Love Actually! It's shown up on a few lists today and I've never seen it! Or Tangled... I have to keep up!

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  39. Field of Dreams is on tv a lot, I like watching it. I started reading Shoeless Joe at a friend's house last year - but she lives overseas! Now the book's on my wishlist...

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  40. Aw, I love Tangled! Great list all around=)

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  41. Woo hoo! You picked Tangled. I loved Tangled. :D

    I didn't know about this blogfest. I would have totally done if I had known.

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  42. I haven't seen The Cowboys, but based on the other movies on your favorites list, I'll have to check it out. Love Actually is a holiday favorite in our household.

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  43. um you just made my day and made my heart sing with TANGLED!!

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  44. Like your list Don! I couldn't get into Forrest Gump. It was a take or leave it movie for me, altho I can quote you dialog. Field of Dreams was a great movie!

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  45. I love that Tangled is on this list. Great quote from it too :D

    Titanic's music really is great. Adds such drama to the film.

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  46. Oh, you have lots of good ones on your list! I'm more of a Spielberg fan, but Cameron is great, too. I love The Duke, but don't remember "The Cowboys," but anything he was in was excellent.
    Awesome list! :-)

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  47. The first time Alex did this blogfest, it was 12 movies, and The Fifth Element was one of them.

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  48. Some of your movie picks are surprisingly romantic and sentimental. I like a guy who's in touch w/ his chick side & not afraid to admit it. ;)

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  49. Cool list! There are a few I haven't seen.

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  50. Forrest Gump fistbump, brother. Love Actually is a fave too--so swoonworthy!

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  51. "Forest Gump" and "A Few Good Men" have some of the best lines in all the movies I've seen! Checking out the hosts of the A to Z Challenge and looking forward to participating--THANKS for hosting!

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  52. Yep, some great movies. In my house, we also can't resist Shawshank Redemption.

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  53. I LOVE Tangled - such a beautiful movie :) Some great movies in this list.

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  54. Greetings human, D.L. Hammons,

    Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! I really like your choice of movies. I watched "Field of Dreams" with my human. He liked it, but I got a bit confused. Living in England, I thought it was some weird kinda' cricket match.

    Be well, human.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

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  55. Honestly, I loved the Aliens and Cowboys movie. :) Such fun!

    Great choices and I love that you enjoy romance too!

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  56. Trying again...hit publish but it just froze. (sigh)

    Some good ones on there. I remember being enchanted with Forrest Gump after I saw it in the theaters. Also loved Field of Dreams...and not just because it's filmed in Iowa. LOL.

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  57. if you build it...they will come. and yes, you delivered a great list. my girls will be happy to see tangled on a man's list!! :D

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  58. I LOVED Fifth Element. It's one of those movies I can watch over and over.

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  59. I couldn't wait to see Prometheus, hoping it would be a modern day Alien or even a bit like Aliens. Probably my all time favorite Bill Paxton role is him freaking out in Aliens.

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  60. OOOHHH! The Fifth Element!
    Great movie.
    Great list!
    Heather

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  61. A great diverse list, good stuff. You don't often hear Aliens and Love Actually mentioned in the same breath!

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  62. Oh, I totally forgot to mention THE GOONIES. That would definitely be in my top ten!

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