Here are 5 movies from the past that I love.

images1- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Fantasy/Sci-Fi

How can you not love this movie?!

It’s got an adorable creature, a cute little boy who loves it dearly while everyone else freaks out about it and oh yeah, that Spielberg guy directs.

As an animal lover this movie is one of my favorites and Drew Barrymore almost steals the show from E.T.

“E.T. phone hooomme!” – E.T.

2- ALIENS – Sci-Fi/Horror

I know I mentioned this in a later post but I love this movie! It is just so awesome. The storyline, the action, the suspense, the horror of the aliens, the awesomeness of the aliens’ physical characteristics, the sound effects, the visuals and especially Sigourney Weaver’s acting.

I mean she’s acting to green screen a lot and you really believe these big, horrid creatures are after her, the crew and Newt. I watch this every time I come across it on TV. Always. To the end, saying all of Newt’s lines as I go.

“They mostly come at night, mostly.” – Newt

3- THE NOTEBOOK – Romance

Ok, I mostly just love Ryan Gosling’s and Rachel McAdams’ performances in this. Their chemistry is great. Ryan is just perfection in this. I love love stories! The lake scene is to die for.

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” – Noah

4- LADY SINGS THE BLUES – Drama/Musical

This is the movie that inspired me to act. Diana Ross is just amazing in this role as Billie Holiday. And Billy Dee Williams? Well, let’s just say- sigh. He is so handsome and charming and just well, delicious in this.

“Give it to me! Give it-” – Billie Holiday

5- THE WAY WE WERE – Romance

Barbra Streisand! Need I say more? Another love story. I love this movie and I love Babs!

“She’s beautiful, Hubbell.” – Katie

Bonus movie- Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Action/Sci-Fi

I first saw this in the second row with THX sound blasting on a gigantic screen at the Cinerama Dome/Arclight Theatre.

The scene where they are being chased in the big truck was overwhelming and so fantastic. All of the special effects, especially with T-1000, were awe inspiring! Linda Hamilton and Joe Morton and S. Epatha Merkerson were so good in this! This is another movie I always watch to the end no matter when I come across it on TV. I just saw this again this past week.

“I’ll be back.”- The Terminator

2 thoughts on “Here are 5 movies from the past that I love.”

  1. Hello Allison,

    These are my top 5 favorite films as well as older films from my past that I liked then, and still do now.

    1. CASABLANCA (1943)
    For me, it’s a film that started my love of film as an art form and not just entertainment. This movie encompasses every genre into a neat package: action, romance, comedy, drama, thriller. It surprised me at how the themes of the film stayed relevant even after almost 50 years later when I first saw it. It’s also immediately quotable.

    “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”- Rick Blaine

    2. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) Sci-fi

    This movie turned me into a Star Trek fan and still remains the best film in the series. Strong themes and ideas with a dose of action and sacrifice. Ricardo Maltoban remains the best Trek villain of all time. This also makes sci-fi my favorite film genre.

    “I have been and always shall be your friend.”- Spock

    3. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1980) Action/Adventure

    The best action movie ever made. It moves from incredible action scene to another while giving smaller scenes of romance and comedy in between in perfect balance. When I was younger it made me dream of becoming an archaeologist.

    “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”- Indiana Jones

    4. SINGING IN THE RAIN(1952) Musical

    Best musical ever made despite using old song standards. Great dancing from Kelly, humor from O’Conner, and a romantic foil in Reynolds. Jean Hagen almost steals the show as the no-talent villain and Cyd Charisse makes a wonderful dancing cameo near the end of the film. What’s not to love.

    “Lina. She can’t act, she can’t sing, she can’t dance. A triple threat.”- Cosmo Brown

    5. JAWS (1975) Horror/Thriller

    Another Spielberg film. Scared me from going to the beach, and that was just the commercials. Great chemistry between the three male leads and an animatronic shark that still looks good enough for me to suspend my belief.

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”- Chief Brody

    Hope you enjoy the list.

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