Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30 Days of Me: The Movie List...

Day 28 of "30 Days of Me"
Your favorite movie.


How can there be just one favorite movie? It's practically not possible! Even for a person like me, who's not a movie buff! So, a slight edit to today's topic too: I'm going to list some of my all-time favorite movies in this post... movies that usually make me forget whatever I was doing and glue my eyes to the screen... movies that I can watch again and again and again.


Let me start with English movies first, because I usually prefer those as they're shorter. They're not listed in any order, by the way.

True Lies - Pure action.

Oceans Series - The scheming, the attitude of all the characters, the crazy group dynamics.

Bourne Series - Awesomely fast paced.

Die Hard Series (All except the 3rd one) - The character of John McClane.

Lethal Weapon Series - Action is there, of course, but, the blast scenes are just surreal. Plus the character of Riggs.

Harry Potter Series - The first one of the series is always a definite mood-lifter, no matter how depressed I may be.

Back To The Future - Just liked the whole concept of time travel, and the way it was presented in the series. Good out-of-the-box thinking.

Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 - Sandra Bullock's acting... although it never looks like acting!

Princess Diaries 1 & 2 - Anne Hathaway is just soooo spontaneous! Her timing is simply perfect.

Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts... always makes me go "Ooooooooh!" in this movie! :P

Baby's Day Out - Pure unadulterated comedy.

Men In Black (I)- Fantastic concept. Fantastic Will Smith. Best scene of the movie: when he goes to give the "aptitude test", breaks his pencil, tears his answer sheet, and then drags the heavy center table right up to his chair, AND has the nerve to offer it to his neighbor too!

Terminator 2 - Arnold is real cute in this movie. "Cute... and Arnold?" I know, but really.... he is. Funny... in a very cute sort of way. Read this...

John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me." And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby."
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
John Connor:
Yeah but later, dickwad. And if someone gets upset you say, "chill out"! Or you can do combinations.
The Terminator: Chill out, dickwad.
John Connor:
Great! See, you're getting it!
The Terminator: No problemo.

Titanic - One movie that always makes me cry, but I love it, mostly for the beautiful portrayal of love.


And coming to some Hindi movies now... I don't watch them as often as the English favorites, primarily because I can't sit in one place for so long. But these are some of the ones that I enjoy watching...

Chak De India - Love the spirit of sport portrayed in it. Love the thrill when Team India wins the finals... even if it's a fictional win. LOL! :P

3 Idiots - Story. Screenplay. Dialogues. Acting. Songs. Everything.

Satte Pe Satta - Amitabh Bachchan... ooooooooooooooh! :P

Sholay - Dialogues. It's absolute fun reciting ALL the dialogues along with the scenes happening on the screen.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - Reminds me of the school days... inter-house athletics meet, inter-house music competitions, compulsory P.T. sessions... nostalgia. Plus of course, there's Aamir Khan, in his prime, looking his best.

Pyar To Hona Hi Tha - No specific reason that I can highlight here, but I still love watching this one any time. Sort of a "feel-good" movie.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi - The character played by Shahrukh Khan! Uffff! Hilarious! Best scene of the movie: When he proudly carries his shiny new oh-so-yellow tiffin-box to office!

Masoom (Old) - Don't have enough words to describe the beauty of this movie... and the sentiments it portrays. It just touches somewhere... every single time.

Munna Bhai MBBS - A blockbuster. Perfect in every sense. Perhaps it wouldn't be too much to say that "it's *the* Sholay of our generation."


Well, there are many other movies too that I enjoyed watching, but I may not like to watch re-runs of them as frequently as the ones listed above. It's also possible that I may have missed a few. So if I remember any more, I will update this list.


This is my 28th post for NaBloPoMo September 2011.
Link to the previous post: 30 Days of Me: The Past Year...

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2 comments:

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

"Movies that make me Stop Flipping Channels!!" -
Alternative title? :-)
Thumbs up @ Sholay.
Question: What happened to the younger girl in Masoom? Did she do any more movies?

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

The title must begin with "The"...

No idea about the younger one... I've often wondered about her too.

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