This time of year is always about new things, new beginnings and then focusing on all that's happened. There are usually shows on about the best movies, songs, artists, etc - I thought I'd make a list of my favorite movies over the years. Yes, boring for you to read, I'm sure - but maybe you'll see something here that you'd like to watch and it'll give you something to do one cold wintery night when there's nothing on television!!
The 80's were a good time for movies!! I've picked movies that I remember either watching at my Nanny's (she had cable and a VCR!) or going to the movies to see.
1980 - Nine to Five
1982 - ET
1983 - War Games
1984 - a very good year - Footloose, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Purple Rain (even though I got grounded for watching it)
1985 - Back to the Future, Rocky 4, The Breakfast Club, White Knights, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Real Genius
1986 - Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stand By Me, Short Circuit, Pretty in Pink
1987 - Fatal Attraction, Dirty Dancing, Manniquin, Secret of my Success
1988 - Rain Man, Cocktail, Beetlejuice, Young Guns, Bull Durham, Tequila Sunrise, Hair Spray
1989 - Look Who's Talking, Steel Magnolias, Field of Dreams, Turner and Hooch, Christmas Vacation
The 90's were almost as good as the 80's.
1990 - Home Alone, Ghost, Flatliners, Pump up the Volume
1991 - Silence of the Lambs, Sleeping with the Enemy, Back Draft
1992 - A Few Good Men, The Bodyguard, A League of their Own, Scent of a Woman
1993 - Groundhog Day
1994 - Forrest Gump, The Santa Clause, Speed, The Mask, Little Women, When a Man Loves a Woman, Blown Away
1995 - American President, A Walk in the Clouds
1996 - Independence Day, Twister, Jerry McGuire, One Fine Day
1997 - Titanic, Best Friend's Wedding, Austin Powers
1998 - You've Got Mail, Step Mom, The Wedding Singer
1999 - Big Daddy, She's All That, Varsity Blues
I've realized I like a lot of cheesy movies!!
2000 - The Grinch, What Women Want, The Perfect Storm, Gone in 60 Seconds, Bring It On, Coyote Ugly
2001 - Harry Potter, Oceans Eleven, Save the Last Dance, The Wedding Planner, Serendipity
2002 - Sweet Home Alabama, Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Harry Potter
2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean, How to Loose a Guy in Ten Days, Harry Potter
2004 - Harry Potter, The Polar Express, National Treasure
2005 - Narnia, Harry Potter, Wedding Crashers, Walk the Line
2006 - Pirates 2, Cars, The Break Up, Step Up
2007 - Pirates 3, Transformers, Harry Potter, National Treasure 2, Knocked Up, Hairspray,
2008 - The Dark Knight, Four Christmases
2009 - Harry Potter, New Moon, The Proposal, The Ugly Truth
2010 - Eclipse, Harry Potter, Toy Story 3
So - that's a lot of Harry Potter up there!! But, dang - those movies are outstanding!!
2011 - Harry Potter (again), Cars 2 (really loved seeing this), Friends with Benefits
There's a-whole-nother list of movies I haven't seen in 2011 that I'd like to see. But really, do you need to know all that? Probably not! My Netflix queue is awfully full!