There are a few movies I have seen that never get old. I can watch them over and over again and never seem to get tired of them. If I get lucky, I might catch them on T.V, but if I’m in the mood to watch one of these movies without having to wait, I search the DVD shelves at the library. These are some of the movies I’ve found at the library that I can’t seem to get enough of!
Ironically, I could watch this movie over and over. Cue Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe...
When I think of a good horror movie, this is it. The Shining includes the most memorable scene that I think tops all other scary flicks. Jack's son riding through the long hallway on his bike until he is stopped by two young, seemingly normal "undead" girls. He then sees flashes of them on the ground in pools of blood. Come play with us, Danny...This vision is hard to forget and it's also the scene that pops in my head when I think "horror movie".
What can I say about this movie to do it justice? Maybe I'll just let Red explain how great this movie is from my favorite scene:
"I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free."
This movie is about Paul, a man who is returning from WWII and meets Victoria, a pregnant Mexican woman returning from college to help her father in his grape fields. Afraid that her father would "kill" her for becoming pregnant, Paul agrees to travel with Victoria to face her father. The father, who respects old Mexican tradion, is not happy about the situation and so the trouble begins.
This is a sentimental love story that I enjoy watching over and over again. It's a feel good movie that keeps me entertained each time I watch it. In my opinion, Victoria's harsh yet comical father makes this movie worth watching. I also enjoy seeing Pauls attempt to stay true to his ethics, morals, and belief in destiny throughout the movie.
The Notebook. I know I know, but it's a seriously GOOD movie. I think this is the best film adaptation of any book I've read and no one can deny the chemistry between Noah and Allie on screen. I put this movie on the same emotional level as "Ghost" which has to be my favorite romance of all time. While watching the notebook, it is easy to feel involved in the lives of the characters and it is a movie anyone can watch. Here is a final quote from Noah to wrap up my go to movies.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”