Movies that Move Me
If you want to know a little about me and my taste in movies, then all you have to do is take a look at the films I’ve deemed as my fave five of all time. I’m a mom of two who will forever be trapped in the eighties and nineties. And I’m not ashamed to admit it!
At the top of my all-time favorite movie list is a film near and dear to my heart...Working Girl. The reason? Sigourney Weaver bears a striking resemblance to my first boss. Need I say more?
1. Get Your Bony Ass Out of My Sight
2. Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
I remember seeing this film when I was in high school and all I wanted to do was buy Baby’s denim roll-up shorts, tie my t-shirt in a knot and find a guy who could dance like Patrick Swayze.
3. It Was Like Magic
When I became engaged, my friends actually bought me the Sleepless in Seattle poster because they knew I was hooked on this Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan classic. I love a movie that can make you laugh and cry in the same moment.
4. You Had Me at Hello
Who didn’t love Jerry Maguire when it first came out? This is Tom Cruise at his best - romantic, funny, self assured and oh so cute! Cuba Gooding Jr. is also a trip with his infamous “Show Me the Money” line. And let’s not forget the adorable Jonathan Lipnicki (“Did you know that the human head weighs eight pounds”) along wtih my personal favorite leading lady, Renee Zelweger who uttered the memorable phrase, “You had me at hello.” Put it all together and you have the perfect chick flick. Actually, you had me at Tom Cruise.
5. I Can Jog All the Way to Texas and Back, But My Daughter Can't!
I can watch “Steel Magnolias” every day for a month and never get tired of it. This is by far one of the all time great female feature films that touches several generations. With Julia Roberts, Shirley Maclaine, Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah and my personal fave, Sally Field, I remember how I wish I had tissues when I became a crumpled mush after Shelby passed away. (okay if you haven’t seen it yet...shame on you!!!)