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2 weeks ago, I shared a list of 9 of my favorite movies to watch over and over again. After I posted that list, my mind kept spinning and I kept thinking of more and more movies that should have been added to that original list. So, I thought I’d just go ahead and create a part 2.
3 Men and a Baby
(1987) This one has (obviously) been a long-time favorite as it was made while I was still in high school! We owned this movie on VHS tape and watched it over and over again. To this day, we find ourselves quoting lines from it – ones like “It doesn’t matter what you read. It’s the tone you use.”
This movie is just good, old-fashioned comedy relief! We’ve since introduced it to our kids, who also think it’s funny. And, while the “ghost boy” thing is nothing more than legend, it’s still fun to try to spot him while watching the movie. 😉
NOTE: The follow-up, 3 Men and a Little Lady is also a really cute movie.
Father of the Bride
(1991) Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love this movie? If so, we need to end our friendship right here and now! (I’m kidding; but, truly I can’t imagine anyone not loving this one.). I mean, what’s not to love? Steve Martin is his usual hilarious self – only better!
When this movie came out, I was planning a wedding. Now, all these years later, as the mother of a 21 year old daughter, I can so relate to their seeing a little girl sitting at the table, saying “I met a man, and we’re getting married!” Oh dear.
Martin Short as Franck. . . another keeper! Couldn’t be any funnier!
(1998) OK, I have to preface this one by saying that I HATE the beginning of this movie. I mean, it’s just SO sad. Can you imagine finding out your husband is having a fair with your best friend? And, if that’s not bad enough, Birdie finds out on a TV talk show! Poor thing.
She takes her daughter Bernice home to her very eccentric mother. She’s not welcomed by the townspeople at all. Except, of course, for Justin.
Awww . . . this movie is just a sweet story of romance. You’ll laugh – and you’ll cry.
Sweet Home Alabama
(2002) We watch this movie pretty often. I don’t know why, but when we want to sit down and watch a movie and we can’t seem to pick anything else, this one gets popped into the blu-ray player every time. Reese Witherspoon is so adorable as Melanie Smooter, and Patrick Dempsey is the sweetest fiance ever; but there’s just something really special about first love and Josh Lucas is the perfect person to play Jake.
The cast of supporting characters in this movie is great too. Bobby Ray is a big favorite of mine.
I just love so much about this movie. It’s one of the best chick flicks ever made!
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
(2009) I will almost always pick a drama over a comedy. ALMOST ALWAYS. But, in the case of Mall Cop . . . well, I can’t help it. This is one of the most hilarious movies that I’ve ever seen and I could watch it over and over again without tiring of it.
Kevin James is so awesome in this movie. He’s believable, while being hilarious at the same time. At times I want to cry for him. Other times, I laugh so hard my sides hurt! Like the scene where he’s riding the segway and hits the dog, or when he’s scooting through the mall saying, “Don’t pee! Don’t pee!” (That’s so me!)
I haven’t seen the 2nd installment yet – but, I can’t wait! I hope I love it just as much!
The Blind Side
(2009) This movie gets me every time. I watch it, I cry. I want to go out and adopt a teenage boy! I’m such a sucker for adoption, and there have been a few young men who have crossed our paths over the years that I would have gladly taken in if the situation would have presented itself.
This story is just so near and dear to my heart. I just love it! Sandra Bullock plays the part of Leigh Anne Touhy so well. And Big Mike is just the sweetest guy.
I’m so glad this is based on a true story and that the story has a happy ending!
(2010) I think Ashley picked this movie up in the $5 bin at Wal-mart once. We weren’t even 100% sure what it was about, but we have loved it from the first time we watched it. The truth is that we’re both big suckers when it comes to accents, and the Irish character, Declan, stole our hearts. I think the love-hate relationship between Declan and Amy Adams’ Anna character is just too fun.
Makes me want to go to Ireland, what can I say? Also makes me want to punch out Anna’s fiance. (What a jerk!) But, of course, there’s a happy ending!
And, maybe, just a little bit, I can relate since I got married on Leap Day! 😉
Letters to Juliet
(2010) Another great love story that plays out in such a sweet, sweet way. Much like Anna in Leap Year, Sophie has a fiance who is also too caught up in his work to really pay her the attention she deserves.
The neat story that plays out in Letter to Juliet, tying the past into the present, just really tugged at my heartstrings. And, yes, this is often our go-to chick flick when the guys aren’t around!
We Bought a Zoo
(2011) I had no idea when I picked up this movie at Wal-mart that I was going to love it as much as I do. It was on a sale rack, and I thought it looked good, but really didn’t know much about it. We brought it home and watched it that night, and it has quickly risen to the top of my favorites list.
Another heart-warming and very mild romance/family drama that will have you laughing and crying all within the 1 1/2 hours it takes to watch it. Matt Damon is fabulous in the father role in this movie, and the little girl who plays Rosie is just the cutest thing.
Such a neat story of family healing. We just watched it the other day, and I could watch again today.