1- 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