I love the cinema and snuggling down and watching movies at home. So since it’s date night and we are off to the cinema, I thought I would share my ‘Top 10’ films.
I am not saying these films are top rated, the best ever made nor might they be ones you like. This ‘Top 10’ are films which I can have been known to watch over, and over again. They are not in any order, that would be too much of a challenge.
Please don’t judge me on my list. They are my guilty pleasures!
- Twister – I wanted to start with this film, because I have loved it for as long as I can remember. This is the 1996 film (so a little dated) with Helen Hunt & Bill Paxton. After watching this, I wanted to become a tornado chaser and own a beaten up truck. I can say, proudly, that I have re-watched this as soon as the credits rolled.
- Rock star – This is a Marmite film. You’re either going to love it, or hate it. It’s a 2001 film about a singer, played byMark Wahlberg who is obsessed with a band called Steel Dragon, he manages to get into the band and then you see his journey into his rock n roll life with his girlfriend who is played by Jennifer Aniston. I love rock & metal music so the soundtrack is very much-loved by me. I know the words of by heart, I know all the songs, and this is by far my most loved film.
- Apollo 13 – I am sure you know this film. It’s a 1995 film with Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise & Ed Harris. It’s obviously about the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. If you haven’t seen this, how? It’s a classic & based on the true story. Go watch. Even is space isn’t your thing. It’s a good watch.
- Philadelphia – Sticking with Tom Hanks, I move on to this film. I don’t watch this as much (I have still seen it at least 15 times) as it makes me cry. But this is a 1993 film about a guy named Andrew Beckett, played by Tom Hanks and his lawyer, played by Denzel Washington. “This was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality & Homophobia” – Wikipedia. It astonishes me as a 30-year-old that this behaviour towards the gay community existed and – still does. It’s definitely a film that people should watch at least once and educate themselves.
- Addams Family – On a completely different note. The Addams Family (1991). I am obsessed with them. I want to be a part of their family. I think Anjelica Huston plays Morticia Addams so well. I literally know every line. I love love love it. However, I don’t enjoy the second film, Addams family values half as much.
- Hocus Pocus – This 1993 film gets watched not only at Halloween, but all year round. I’m sure you’ve seen this film. It has Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy & Sarah Jessica Parker all playing the Sanderson Sisters. I adore Bette Midler. It would be a dream to meet her. It’s just so light-hearted and a bit of fun.
- The First Wives Club – This 1996 film has a cracking cast. Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn & the wonderful Maggie Smith. It’s exactly about the title. They are the first wives, all traded in for younger women, so they come together to get their revenge. It’s brilliant. It’s funny. I love it.
- Sense and Sensibility – This 1995 classic has Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet & Hugh Grant. I haven’t read the book, I don’t think I’d enjoy it. But I just love the outfits and how they all speak so – posh! I think this could be a Marmite film to some people. But I find it quite an easy watch.
- Notting Hill – I adore this 1999 film. It’s such an easy watch. It (obviously) stars Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. I am pretty partial to a 90’s film with Hugh Grant.
- Pretty Woman – I hope you have watched this Julia Roberts & Richard Gere 1990 classic. Does this really need a description? No – just go and watch it, or re-watch it!
There was a few that nearly made it, but didn’t quite. There’s my festive favourite A Muppets Christmas Carol, and another Hugh Grant classic Four Weddings and a Funeral. Films like Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Devil Wears Prada & P.S I love you are well watched, but I wanted to share with you films you may not know as well or have forgotten.
What’s your favourite film? Have you seen any of my top 10?