I am a movie buff…the craziest kind there is. I love all sorts of movies and I am not partial to any particular genre. Romance, comedies, thrillers, action, drama, horror, and period movies – bring them all on and you shall hear no complaints from me at all. However, no matter how much I might look forward to new movies, they cannot match the passion with which I watch some of my all-time favorite movies. These are the movies that I can watch again and again, without tiring of them. Wanna join my enthusiasm? Read on…
1. The Sound of Music
What is there not to love about this beautiful movie? The songs are ageless and the storyline is simple yet touching. Julie Andrews in the role of Maria is fresh and vibrant, not to mention absolutely stunning, while Christopher Plummer, as the handsome yet strict Captain Vonn Trapp, held my heart captive for many a years. Truly a classic that I can sit back and watch any day!
2. Pretty Woman
What happens when a vibrant hooker with a smile that can light up the entire Hilton Plaza meets a rich wealthy businessman who talks less, eats frugally, and rarely sleeps. You get a romantic classic, the likes of which Hollywood has been unable to create till date. For me, romance was defined by the relationship of Vivian and Edward – one of the most beautiful couples ever to have appeared on screen.
Never before was an alien shown in such a heartwarming, endearing light and never again since E.T. has there been any movie that could capture the charm of a friendship that crossed inter-galactic borders. Young Henry Thomas in the role of Elliott was at his stunning best and even baby Drew Barrymore was quite angelic – not a term you’d use for her now. I am sure I am not the only person to include E.T. in my list of all-time favorite movies. There are others whose entire childhood was based around this children’s classic. Mine was no different either.