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The Movie Meme


I sat down to put together this little meme for purely selfish motives.  I found myself in the library (ALONE) on Friday, and wanted to check out a DVD to watch.  A DVD in the ADULT section.  Well, that just came out all wrong. What I mean is, THE NON-CHILDREN section.

And I stood there, along with a couple dozen elderly library patrons and there assorted walking apparatuses, staring at the shelves.  Hoping for inspiration.  I recognized nothing.

I dearly love movies.  But I am clearly out of touch.  The last movie I actually sat in a theater and watched, was “Up.”  And after purchasing the 3-D glasses, tickets, and small popcorn, the sticker shock was more than I could handle.

I vowed that from now on, verily I say, I will only borrow movies from the library system.

But I need a little guidance.  Hence the Movie Meme.

I’m simply tagging everyone in the blogosphere.  If you do this Movie Meme on your own blog, please let me know in the comments so that I can come by and take copious notes.

And of course, if you don’t have a blog, you can participate in the comments.

The Movie Meme:

(please list up to 3 per genre)

Favorite Comedy Film:

  • Best Friends (with Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds)
  • Ace Ventura – Pet Detective
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite Romance Film:

  • The Notebook
  • The Princess Bride
  • When Harry Met Sally

Favorite Sci-Fi Movie:

  • Independence Day
  • Terminator 2
  • Men in Black

Favorite Animated Movie:

  • Wall-E
  • Cars
  • Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Disaster Movie: (A favorite genre)

  • Towering Inferno
  • Armageddon
  • Deep Impact

Favorite Christmas Movie:

  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
  • The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

Favorite Horror Movie:

  • Poltergeist
  • The Blair Witch Project (I STILL have nightmares)
  • The Sixth Sense

Movies With Music:

  • Grease
  • Carousel
  • The Sound of Music

Favorite Book to Movie:

  • The Notebook
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Jane Eyre (book was FAR superior, but Orson Welles…mercy)

Favorite Classic:

  • Gone With the Wind
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Romeo and Juliet

Favorite Chick Flick:

  • Terms of Endearment
  • Somewhere in Time
  • Always

Movie You Could Watch Ad Nauseam:

  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Yours, Mine, and Ours (original)
  • Raising Arizona

Worst Movie of All Time:

  • The English Patient (there, I said it)

I cannot wait to see what y’all come up with!


14 Responses to The Movie Meme

  • I love Raising Arizona too! I first watched it in college with a group of friends… and was hooked. When he holds up the mini mart so he can get diapers. A hilarious mess!

  • Ah…the Nightmare movies. Those were from a different era of my life–the era where it was cool to watch them, so you gave up nights, weeks of sleep in order to be cool.

    But…I could ask you the same thing about the Poltergeist movies!! And I heard rumors that many of the actors of the Poltergeist movies died mysterious, untimely deaths after filming. Since you’re the Hollywood person, do you know if those rumors are true?

  • HEY…there is nothing ad nauseam about “your’s mine and our’s the original” LOL
    I love love love that movie. They just don’t make em like Lucille Ball anymore.:)

    AMEN TO THAT SISTER! And what I meant by “ad nauseam” is that I can watch it over and over and over and over….thusly driving everyone else in the house insane….(my master plan, btw) 🙂

  • So, I don’t follow the rules very well, but maybe some of my faves would be movies you could enjoy… 🙂


  • I saw The Proposal in the theater lately, and this has prompted me to watch some of my old Sandra Bullock movies – Miss Congeniality and While You Were Sleeping. They are classics. I also like Hitch with Will Smith. It is very funny and my husband will watch it with me. Personally, I’ve been watching TV series checked out from the library. I am currently on Season 2 of Bones ….

  • I didn’t really follow the rules too well, either, but I had fun with it! Check it out: http://huckabeehuckabyehuckleberryfinn.blogspot.com/2009/08/movie-madness.html

  • I just love Drew Barrymore . .by the by, daughter Diana got me hooked on you . . .sooooo having mentioned Drew, you must now know that THE WEDDING SINGER is one of my faves . . . along with Blues Brothers and Uncle Buck . . .have you already guessed my age? lol


    I know this daughter that you speak of. 🙂 And I just love her!!!!!


  • I REALLY want to see Sixth Sense. Is it any good?

    Do things jump out?


    YEAH! YOUR HEART! It’s a wonderfully suspenseful movie. Loved it! (Don’t watch it alone…)


  • Favorite animated – Surf’s Up – HILARIOUS

  • Listed it on my blog. Thanks for the meme!
    My worse choice will surprise you.

  • comedy:
    ~Much Ado About nothing (Emma & Kenneth version)
    ~Cheaper by the Dozen (Steve Martin)
    ~ANYTHING Doris Day

    ~Pride & Prejudice (A&E)
    ~The Notebook
    ~Alice Adams (Katheryn Hepburn)

    ~War of the Worlds

    ~A Christmas story
    ~A Childs Christmas in Whales
    ~A Charlie Brown Christmas

    ~Meet Me in St. Louis
    ~My Fair Lady

    ~anything Jane Austin
    ~The Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood
    ~The ENTIRE Anne of Green Gables series

    ~North & South
    ~Gone with the Wind
    ~Little Women

    CHICK FLICK & watch over and over…….
    ~ Steel Magnolias!!!
    ~Fried Green Tomatoes
    ~Under the Tuscan Sun
    ~The notebook

    The Blair Witch Project! (my eyeballs could not keep up!)

    MOVIE WORTH THE $$$$ at the Theatre
    ~Julie and Julia
    cannot walk out in a bad mood
    you will want to cook!!!!

  • Favorite Comedy Film:

    ■Foul Play (with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase)
    ■City Slickers
    Favorite Romance Film:

    ■Bull Durham
    ■The Princess Bride
    ■Sleepless in Seattle
    Favorite Sci-Fi Movie:

    ■Star Trek The Wrath of Kahn (Not really a Star Trek fan, but I liked this one for some reason.
    ■Men in Black
    Favorite Animated Movie:

    ■Shrek the Third
    ■Beauty and the Beast
    Favorite Disaster Movie: (A favorite genre)

    Not really a fan
    Favorite Christmas Movie:

    ■Christmas Vacation
    ■How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
    ■The Polar Express
    Favorite Horror Movie

    I don’t watch these anymore.
    Movies With Music:

    ■The Music Man
    Favorite Book to Movie

    ■Bridgett Jones Diary
    ■The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
    ■Apollo 13
    Favorite Classic:

    ■On Golden Pond
    ■Butch Cassady and the Sundance Kid
    ■Barefoot in the Park

    Favorite Chick Flick:

    ■Pretty Woman
    ■Sweet Home Alabama
    Movie You Could Watch Ad Nauseam:

    ■You’ve got mail
    ■Father of the Bride
    ■Seems like old times
    Worst Movie of All Time:

    ■The Piano

  • Did it!

    I really have to do dishes, otherwise I would add an action catergory and documentries.

    Fun, fun.