I wanted to take some time today to share with you my top 10 list of my favourite films ever.
Mr J and I watch a lot of films when we get the chance. Usually we will make a day/night of it and have a kind of indoor picnic, get snuggled under the duvet if it’s a cold day and watch a number of films from our collection. I do know that half of my top 10 list wouldn’t even make it into one of our duvet movie days because Mr J definitely has no interest in them; we usually watch films we both enjoy and as much as I hate to admit it, it’s usually a lot of horror films.
In no particular order because that would just be too hard, here is my list of my top 10 most favourite movies of all time.
I have to be honest, if I did have to order these films in order of my most favourite then I think Grease would definitely be at number 1. It’s been my favourite film since I was young. I love a good musical because a little sing-song really does make me feel somewhat more upbeat. Grease is one of the films on this list that was always something I’d watch at my grandparents or with my Auntie; it was one of her favourites too.
I could watch Dirty Dancing every single day of the week. The story, the songs, the dancing… It’s all iconic to me and will always be a staple in my movie collection. I also love Dirty Dancing 2 but it can’t compare to the original.
Ah, Labyrinth. I love this film. The characters, the music, the story… Everything about it makes this an awesome film and if you haven’t watched it, I suggest you do so. If I had to pick a character that was my favourite, I’d pick Ludo because he’s brilliant but the other characters are great too. Hoggle, the worm, Sir Didymus and even the door knockers.
Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle
I had this on VHS at my grandparents and it was another film that I’d always watch when I was there. It’s about an orphaned girl raised by an African tribe; somewhat similar to being the female version of Tarzan. When it was released in 1984, it didn’t do too well in theatres according to the internet but in all honesty I really liked it and I loved the memories it gave me.
The Little Mermaid
This isn’t the only Disney film to make this top 10 list but it has always been a favourite of mine since I was young. I think one of the things that most little girls would love when they’re young is to be a mermaid and that’s how I always felt when watching The Little Mermaid.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Since watching Nightmare Before Christmas became a Christmas tradition for Mr J and I it’s been on my top 10 list. We always make sure that we watch it at some point on Christmas Eve. I love the characters but I must admit, Zero is definitely a favourite.
The Princess Bride
I love this film. There’s so many notable quotes and I love the story. I tried reading the book a few years back but I just couldn’t fathom how it played out compared to the film. It didn’t seem to have anything to do with it. I couldn’t believe it when I realised that the man who played Wesley was the same one that played the doctor in Saw!
My in-laws got me the Tangled DVD a few Christmases back as an extra gift. I’d never watched it before but I was more than happy with it; it was a Disney film after all. When I finally watched it with Mr J, we were only part of the way through the film and I knew that it was one of my favourites. The songs were good, I liked the story and who couldn’t like Pascal? That little chameleon honestly made me smile with every interaction.
I’m not sure if Calamity Jane is a film that would appear on many people’s top films lists these days but it is on mine and again it’s thanks to my Auntie that I watched it in the first place. It’s a 1953 musical western film starring Doris Day. It’s one of those films that I will happily sing a long to, which gets me a few unusual looks from Mr J.
Lord Of The Rings
This is a series of films that I never imagined would be on my top 10 list when they were released. I didn’t watch them before I knew Mr J. Even though they’re extremely long films as Mr J has the extended editions, I still enjoy watching them.
What would make your top 10 movie list? Would any of my favourites make it onto your list? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to read each and every one. If you’ve also completed a top 10 list, you are welcome to leave a link to that too for me to check out.