Friday, 26 November 2010

Eleven films I could watch over and over again

Much as I'd love to be sophisticated and cultured, I'm a bit mainstream in my film tastes.

Gregory's Girl - my very favourite movie of all time, it came out just as I was a teenager in a school in Glasgow, it was amazing seeing what my reality was on the big screen.

The English Patient - because Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes are just so in love.

Four Weddings and a Funeral - Hugh Grant, oh I so would

Braveheart - because I'm parochial, we all know that

Love Actually - because it makes me happy and I am a Christmas fanatic.

Sleepless in Seattle - oh the romance thaaang again, my name is auntiegwen and I am a mush junkie

Elf - who could not love Elf?

Cinema Paradiso - so so beautiful

Rocky Horror Picture Show - because I'm just a sweet transvestite (I'm not really)

Grease - more romance but less sickly sweet than some of the others

The Commitments - ooh it makes me laugh out loud, still, even now


Would you like to pop round your aunties and watch a movie? You can bring one or eleven of your own.

18 comments:

scrappysue said...

ok, that makes it final. my top 2 are on that list and i almost pretty much love all the rest too! u have to move here. now!!!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Pop round? Definitely, I'll bring the wine and chocolate :)

Nota Bene said...

Ha ha an excellent collection...may not be the critics choice...but what do they know?!

slommler said...

Love to come over!! One of my favs is Christmas Vacation..a must see for this time of year!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Gigi said...

I'll bring along Steel Magnolias and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

libby said...

Will there be popcorn? I've heard it does'nt have calories so I've decided to eat tons of it...ps
can I nick this idea for my place?

Little Red Hen said...

I enjoy Gregory's Girl, too. It still makes me laugh.

Laura said...

Great choices! And I so agree about Elf, I tried for years to not watch it and I'm not that big on christmas movies but I gave in eventually. Now The silly season is not the same without it.

Troy said...

Well I hardly know you but if you're putting the kettle on....
(just not Braveheart though).

Kelloggsville said...

I'll take at least 5 of them and my guess is it's only 5 becuase I haven't seen the rest!! Sounds like a bottle of wine night.

Olga said...

I love all of them.Do you like Le Petit Nicolas?

Ayak said...

I pretty much like all of those. Films you can watch over and over again...lovely!

Velveteen Rabbit said...

Pinching this list for my blog :) it needs lightening up these days :)and fab list anutiegwen, x

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

Of all those brilliant films, probably 'Love Actually' I enjoyed as just quality, all round British entertainment.
X

Mrs Worthington said...

Love this idea might pinch I might pinch it myself. Can't decide between Hugh Grant in 4weddings or All about the boy. I'd have to have Some like it hot, maybe Monsieur Hulots Holiday n , oh this is really hard, can I have more than 11 we are proper film addicts here.

Curry Queen said...

Gosh Auntie - you're an old romantic at heart! (Not so sure about that Hugh Grant comment tho'!!)

mannanan said...

The Commitments is my favourite film ever. Having lived a while in Dublin, and all my relatives coming from there I can relate to it.Rocky Horror is also okay though I prefer the live version. The last time it came to the island I dressed up as Frankenferter. My wife made me a basque and managed to find me heels. The lloks I got walking down Strand Street in Douglas were amazing and I ws stopped by the police....just for a chat I must add.....Brilliant fun.

auntiegwen said...

Sorry everyone I thought I had commented in reply.

I am a crap auntie, please pop round, I now have a projector thingy and we can watch the film on the wall, it's better than being at the pictures as you can have your feet up on the sofa and be in your jammies with a fleecy blanket.

I have family size tins of quality street and industrial size vats of wine.

And I'll let you pick the film...