meme/poll

Movie meme

via deadlybride/zmediaoutlet: Name 6 movies you could watch anytime

Which is kind of a tricky question for me, since I'm really not a movie gal. But I do have some favorites (as with all these sorts of lists, in order by of which they came to mind, nothing more):

1. Robin Hood

Guys, I love this movie so much. The banter between Robin and Little John, the truly righteous anger of Friar Tuck, Sir Hiss always saying just the wrong thing, the music.... (Also, a story where there's no conflict between friendship and romantic love.) Watching this movie is like wrapping myself in a warm fuzzy blanket of happiness.

2. Muppet Treasure Island

Confession: this might be my favorite Muppets movie. My sister and I got it out from the library so many times that our parents finally caved and bought it, and when we started swapping out our VHS for DVDs, this was one of the first to get the upgrade. I can sing along to all of the songs, I can quote most of the dialog, and my family has so many in-jokes based on this movie it's a little nuts. Picking out just one scene to share here was really hard because there's so many that to this day make me giggle like a little girl.

3. Princess Bride

Guys, I don't think I can explain how important this movie is. It's foundational. This is the movie I bought a copy of specifically so I could take it to college with me, even though I was a penniless student carefully scraping together funds in preparation to pay off various loans. For long years, my sister and I could upon demand reenact this entire movie, scene by scene. We could probably still manage large pieces of it if prompted.

4. Clue

I have very fond memories of watching this with my mom when we both had terrible cases of the flu and managing to forget for an hour and a half just how miserable we felt. It actually hurt a little to laugh so much.

5. Tangled

I went into this movie dubious and came out with my socks charmed off by it. There are fewer songs than most Disney movies, but they're all good ones, and Max vs. Flynn is a thing of joy to watch. Also, the main villain has actual motive for her actions besides just "I'm the villian".

6. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Man, this is just a fabulous movie. Musically, visually, character-wise--not to mention all the references to the Odyssey, which make it even more fun than it would've already been on its own. (Also, definitely a movie that's worth getting the soundtrack for.)

Bonus: The Phantom

Very silly? Yes. Fun? Also yes. "Your dog's a wolf!" "I know." This is the other movie where my parents broke down and bought a copy because we just kept borrowing and reborrowing it from the library.
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MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND. <3333 My favorite Muppet movie by far, as well! And possibly the only Muppet movie I would actually choose to watch. It's one of those movies that my family regularly quotes. And the SOUNDTRACK. <3 I have the whole thing on my laptop, because sometimes you just need some Muppet Treasure Island. <33333
The music is so great--I fell in love with the movie right from the opening "Shiver My Timbers" credit sequence. And I always hear the title the way the rat tour guide says it. :P "Muppet Treasure Island". Such a quotable movie. :D

Captain Smollett: Your finger hired the crew?

Trelawney: No, that's silly. The man who lives in my finger hired the crew - Mr. Bimble. What? Ah. He relied heavily on the advice of our excellent cook, Long John Silver.

Captain Smollett: Our cook, and a guy who lives in a bear's finger?

Trelawney: Exactly!

Captain Smollett: I'm starting to worry about this voyage.
Man, now I really want to watch Muppet Treasure Island. I have some housework to do, but I really might put it on in the background... <3 "Shiver My Timbers" was definitely an instant favorite. And GOD, Kermit as Smollett was so great.

"YOU KILLED DEAD TOM. D:"

"Dead Tom was always dead! That's why he's called Dead Tom!"
:D

Seriously, the casting--uh, 'casting' really was perfect.

You can clean along to "there's gotta be something better", sympathize with Jim dreaming about a world beyond his chores. :P
It's like we're the same person. ..

Although I'm torn between Treasure Island and Christmas Carol when it comes to my favorite Muppet movie. :P
I think Treasure Island is just a notch above because its music is so good (I can and do sing along to every single song), and it has a better story for channeling the Muppets' true strength, which is wacky ensemble comedy. That being said, we watch Christmas Carol every Christmas now; there's great a joy and generosity of spirit to it, and the comedy duo of Gonzo and Rizzo is delicious. :D