While exploring people’s blogs & entering lots of different weekly photo challenge posts, I’ve discovered many people whose pages are really interesting & whose ‘about me‘s’ have caught my attention. When I read somebody’s blog and I see that they seem to have a similar philosophy of life to me, I often follow them.

One such blogger was Jo @ Chronicles of Illusions (I especially like people who use their own names). She added subsections to her ‘about me’ page telling us 100 things about herself. She then added 3 more pages with 20 more things each! I thought they were a brilliant idea, and a really good way to get a snapshot diary of Jo’s life. I could almost imagine the fading Polaroid photos of the different events in her life. Some of them were quite harrowing, others funny, but after the first 100 I was left wanting even more, so was relieved to have noticed that there were another 60 to come…

Once I finished her next 60, I thought I would read a bit more about Jo and chanced upon a post entitled ‘Another update about me‘ so happily I jumped in πŸ™‚ The subtitle was ‘My 25 favourite movies of all time’ so far so good…. but then my heart dropped. Her number 1, all time favourite movie, was Dirty Dancing!!

Dirty Dancing is possibly my LEAST favourite movie of all time, and Patrick Swazye was probably one of my all time least favourite actors!

How can someone who has written such beautiful blogs & posts about herself have such terrible taste in films!! We only agree on two: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Secondhand Lions, and neither of those would be on my list of my top 25, although I do watch the Rocky Horror on a regular basis with my children πŸ™‚

So, of course, Jo has thrown down the gauntlet! ‘Well missy, what are your top 25 all time favourite films?’

Oh help. I’m never good at picking favourites!!

Luckily my youngest daughter is planning on taking ‘Film Studies’ in College & has spent this summer watching a collection of ‘everyone’s all time favourite movies’ or everyone’s ‘You MUST watch films…. and she has written them all down! Lots of the suggestions were from me….. so I should be able to come up with 25……

So here they are; in no particular order, and almost definitely subject to revision at some later date!

  1. Magnolia
  2. Angel Heart
  3. Blue Velvet
  4. Brazil
  5. A Life Less Ordinary
  6. Underground
  7. Michael
  8. Wild at Heart
  9. Life is Beautiful (La Vita Γ¨ Bella)
  10. Meet Joe Black
  11. Seven Years in Tibet
  12. Silkwood
  13. The Shining
  14. The Sixth Sense
  15. The Deer Hunter
  16. Apocalypse Now
  17. Fried Green Tomatoes
  18. The Green Mile
  19. American Beauty
  20. True Romance
  21. Sea of Love
  22. Nill By Mouth
  23. Midnight Cowboy
  24. Pulp Fiction
  25. The Commitments
  26. Reservoir Dogs
  27. K-PAX
  28. The Usual Suspects
  29. Vanilla Sky
  30. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  31. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  32. Se7en
  33. LΓ©on
  34. Scarface
  35. Saving Private Ryan
  36. The Princess Bride


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6 Responses to Films

  1. Al says:

    I like all your choices. Do you and Peter go to movies a lot?


    • Barbara says:

      Sometimes we go regularly, sometimes we don’t go for ages, but we have got recordable TV & we record movies on that a lot


      • Al says:

        So do we. The popcorn’s not as good, but we never have to shush anyone.


        • Barbara says:

          And we can pause it to have a pee break!

          We went to see Skyfall in the cinema really recently, we wanted to see it in the cinema and were so late going there was only one cinema in central London showing it, so we had a special day out for it πŸ™‚


  2. Howard says:

    Sky fall should have had Sean Connery as the old Ghillie


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