benny and joon
dead poet's society
life is beautiful
i am sam
the princess bride
ma vie en rose
the triplets of belleville
i could go on and on :) i like movies that make me cry, scare the crap out of me, and make me laugh so hard i snort. i like movies that make me think beyond my little world. i like subtitles. i like just sitting back and ignoring the outside world for a while.
movies can evoke so many different feelings. they can also hold memories about certain times of my life. when i was a kid, we would have sleepovers at my house. the girls and i had three movies we watched a lot: newsies (because of the cute boys, haha), arachnophobia, and it. the last two fall under the "scare the crap out of me" category. those spiders, that clown. yeesh. i still get creeped out watching those.
i am sam made me cry virtually the whole time. i remember sitting in my college apartment right next to the tv. my roommates mom and sister were on the couch. i don't now if i was pms'ing or what, but, man, i bawled like a baby. i'm sure my roommates family thought i was crazy :) it is such a sweet movie. it rips at you heart.
the princess bride and young frankenstein are family favorites. i grew up watching those two movies numerous times. i own young frankenstein on vhs :) god knows what i'm going to do with it since i have no way of watching it in that format. but i'm not tossing it, no sir-ee.
i've brought arden to two movies at our local theatre. it has cry baby tuesdays. the first movie we saw was how to train your dragon. that was a sweet animated movie. good to bring a little baby to that just wanted to nurse and sleep at the time. the second movie, anna came along. it was... ummm, darn i can't remember now. but i remember it was the first time arden really bit me while nursing. she was a real wiggle worm. we ended up just letting her crawl around on the floor in front of us (we were in the front row, it's a small theatre).
i love the whole cry baby movie thing. i like going to the theatre. i love the popcorn at our place. and it's another way to try to meet other parents.
what's your favorite movie? have you taken your kid(s) to see anything?