15 Movies

Posted on 09/08/2014 in misc

I don't normally do memes, but I got tagged for this one on FB and I was curious what movies would bubble up as I thought about it for a few minutes. The instructions are to pick 15 movies that will always stick with you (good or bad). Then tag a bunch of friends, including the friend who tagged me. Obviously, the tagging will happen on FB.

The Princess Bride - Quite possibly one of the most perfect movies ever made, and maybe the most re-watchable movie ever.

Animal House - In college, we thought this was a documentary on how to run a fraternity. Our grades may have suffered for it, but we had some killer parties.

This is Spinal Tap - As a classic 80s metal head I'm pretty much required to love this flick. And I do.

Star Wars Episode 4 - I first saw this at the drive-in with my parents in Peru, Indiana.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Another highly re-watchable movie.

Casablanca - Simply my favorite movie ever.

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring - Having read the books at least a dozen times, seeing the story brought to life on the big screen was a big deal. It still is.

Saving Private Ryan - In the summer of 98 I was living in a corporate apartment in Herndon VA while Michelle was back in GA selling the house. One Saturday I went to the Holocaust Museum, then went to Saving Private Ryan that night. It was several weeks before I recovered from the funk that day put me in.

Back To The Future - Another flick I can watch over and over.

Ferris Bueller - Ferris was the guy I wanted to be in high school, but in reality I was like...

Better Off Dead - However I never had French girlfriend. Or a Camaro.

Monty Python & The Holy Grail - My vocabulary would be reduced significantly if I couldn't quote this movie.

Wall Street - I saw this at a time in college when being a big time corporate executive and driving expensive cars was my goal in life. I'm not proud of it.

The Graduate - I have no idea why people like this movie. I lasted long enough to hear the plastics and are you seducing me lines, but never could make it to the end of the movie.

Top Gun - I taped this off of HBO when I was in college, and can't even count the number of times we watched it. Then add the fact that I had a roommate / fraternity brother who looked like he could be Tom Cruise's stunt double (seriously), and well, let's just say shenanigans occurred.

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