Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.
Woah, it has been a minute since I’ve done a Top 10 Tuesday. I’m still trying to get back into the blogging groove and have a consistent schedule so please bare with me!
When I saw the topic for this week’s meme, I knew I immediately had to do it. I love movies and I love talking about my favorite movies. Just a warning, most (if not all) of the movies I’m going to list are from the 80’s and 90’s. I am a very proud 90’s kid and I feel like those two decades had some of the best damn movies of all time. Hope ya’ll enjoy!
Released 1985. Directed by Richard Donner.
When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.
The Goonies is my absolute favorite movie of all time. It was my favorite movie as a kid and it has stayed my favorite through my young adult life. It is my go-to movie when I’m not feeling well, when I’m sad, pissed, etc. My husband has even gotten into the habit of already having it ready to play when he knows I’m not feeling well. The adventure is awesome. I mean, who doesn’t love treasure hunts?! Mouth (played by Corey Feldman) is my favorite character in the movie. He’s so sassy and has the best one-liners. If you haven’t seen this movie, please please go see it! I’m sure you can get the DVD at Walmart for like $5. It’s so worth it.
Back to the Future
Released 1985. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back
into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd)
goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.
This is one of the most iconic movies ever. It’s so damn good, I can’t even explain why I love it so much. Also..who has a huge crush on Marty McFly? Cause I know I do.
Released 1995. Directed by Amy Heckerling.
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him.
My faaaaavorite chick flick. The script is amazing! I love Cher’s character and how she develops during the film. She really is a sweet person at heart who only wants the best for everyone. Also, Paul Rudd. ’nuff said.
Released 1995. Directed by Brad Silberling.
Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.
If you tell me you didn’t have a crush on this damn ghost when you were a kid THEN YOU’RE A LIAR. I’m not even kidding when I say that human Casper (played by the babe Devon Sawa) was my sexual awakening when I was younger. I was so in love with him. I just want someone to whisper “Can I keep you?” to me. DO IT AND I’M YOURS.
Beauty and the Beast
Released in 1991. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O’Hara) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
A favorite movies list isn’t complete with out a Disney movie, right? I loved this movie so much when I was a kid, but I really appreciate it more now. I envied Belle and that humongous, beautiful library. If I can only live up to those bookshelf goals…
Dead Poet’s Society
Released 1989. Directed by Peter Weir.
A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating’s help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” I fully believe that this one of a movie that you have to see in your lifetime. It’s so inspiring and heartbreaking. Robin Williams was one of the most talented actors in history. I miss the hell out of you, man.
O captain, my captain.
Released 1997. Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman.
The evil wizard Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd) puts a hex on the royal Romanovs and young Anastasia (Meg Ryan) disappears when their palace is overrun. Years later, the Grand Duchess (Angela Lansbury) offers a reward for Anastasia’s return. Two scheming Russians (John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer), planning to pawn off a phony, hold auditions and choose an orphan girl with a remarkable resemblance to the missing princess. They bring her to Paris for the reward, not knowing she’s the real Anastasia.
Another one of my favorite childhood movies that is still a favorite as an adult. Again, if you say you didn’t have a crush on Dimitri then, YOU’RE LYING. Hell, I still have a crush on him. Who wouldn’t wanna find out their a long, lost princess?! HELLO!? Also, this movie started my love for John Cusack.
Released 1993. Directed by David Anspaugh.
Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school’s fabled football team.
As you can see, I have a thing for Sean Astin. This movie is just so inspiring! It just shows that no matter how many times you fail, just keep trying and you’re time will come. Plus FOOTBALL!
Bring It On
Released 2000. Directed by Peyton Reed.
The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.
I knew every cheer from this. Honestly, I still know every cheer from this. I can recite this movie from beginning to end. I can’t even call this a guilty pleasure because guess what? I’M NOT GUILTY. This was the bomb when I was a kid and it still is to this day.
She’s All That
Released 1999. Directed by Robert Iscove.
High school hotshot Zach Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson (Matthew Lillard). Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly impossible challenge. He has six weeks to gain the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) — and help her to become the school’s next prom queen.
Aaand another one of my favorite chick flicks. It just makes me so happy. Plus it has the beautiful late Paul Walker.
So there are my favorite movies! It was actually getting kind of hard to choose movies towards the end of the list, which is why the reasons I love them are so much shorter lol. I think it’s hilarious that I would have absolutely no issue telling you what my top 10 favorite books are, but when it comes to movies, I completely forget about every movie I’ve ever seen. Besides The Goonies–if you knew me in real life, you would know that answer immediately. I make sure that if we become friends, I will lone you my extra copy of The Goonies if you’ve never seen it before.
Funny story: I actually made my now husband watch The Goonies once I found he never saw it. I wouldn’t hang out with him again until he watched it ha. He texted me the entire time he was watching, telling me what scenes he was at. I was telling him the lines before he even got to the parts. I told ya, I’m a Goonies freak.
If you’ve seen this movie and they’re your favorites, too, please let me know in the comments below! Again, if you’ve never seen The Goonies…whatcha waiting for?