Yaaaay, I’m here. I’m writing. I’m participating in the book blogging community again! Seriously the last time I posted was September something. It’s now Mid-November, so it’s time to return. It’s just been busy. I’m hoping to write a post about what I’ve been up to. But for now? Let’s talk classic movies.
Movies. They’re the best, right? I always try to discuss movies on here if I have enough to say. And sometimes . . . I have quite a lot to say. And I go to see movies fairly often. I love the movie theater and the experience of watching it on a screen taller than your house and, let’s be honest, the popcorn is pretty dang awesome too. But I also feel like I have so many movies that I need to watch.
My family was never a let’s-watch-all-the-classics family. My teenage years were filled with rom-coms. And now, at 21, I want to fill the big, gaping hole in my brain/heart where the classic movies should go. I’ve crossed some of my list in the last year or so. I’ve seen a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock. I just watched 10 Things I Hate About You earlier today. And Jurassic Park. And I feel like there were some others, but my brain is blanking. So let’s just move on, shall we?
[Sidenote: I just accidentally typed “Let’s just movie on, shall we?” And I almost left it because that’s a marvelous typo for this post.]
Today’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is very open-ended: Movie Freebie. And I think you know where I’m going with this, don’t you? I hope by now you do. Today I’m going to talk about 10 Classic Movies That I Still Need to Watch.
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind is one of those that I’d know I’d love . . . but that I need to read the book first. I just need to. Even though the book is 1,200+ pages long. I just need to. Need to. Need to. I’m hoping that I’ll get to it once I graduate in April and actually have time for anything.
West Side Story
I’m pretty sure I’d also love this one. Musicals are basically my jam, and a modernish-day Romeo and Juliet? Yes, please. It’ll also probably definitely make me want to reread Romeo and Juliet.
Singin’ in the Rain
Again, a musical that is cherised and loved by many, and that I’m sure I’ll cherish and love. It’s interesting with these musicals because they’ve become so iconic that I could probably recognize and sing most of the songs without actually having seen the movie.
LOTR: Return of the King
I know, I know. But listen. I’ve read the first two LOTR books. I’ve seen the Extended Edition of the Fellowship. And I’ve seen half of The Two Towers. And I’ve read the Hobbit and seen all three movies. Eep. I know. I’ve heard that The Return of the King is a favorite of many people, so I need to get to it soon probably.
Any of the Indiana Jones movies except the first one and the Shia LaBeouf one
So the Shia Labeouf Indiana Jones was my first experience with the series back in high school. And to be honest I watched it solely for Shia Labeouf. Because this was in his prime before he went crazy. But it just wasn’t good, lol. I watched the first Indiana Jones a few years ago, and I’ve seen that one twice now, but I think I need to continue on with the story!
The Dead Poets’ Society
As an English major, I’m sure that I’d love this one too. I don’t know why I haven’t taken the time to sit down and watch it. I should do that—especially as a tribute to Robin Williams.
The BBC Pride and Prejudice
*Gasp* I know. I just grew up watching the Kiera Knightley version, and I love the Kiera Knightley version. I’m kind of weird in that I feel pretty loyal to things that I really have no reason to feel loyal to, and that movie is one of them. If I watch the BBC version, and if I like it better, I’m going to feel like I’m cheating on the movie that introduced me to Austen. But I’ll watch it. Someday.
My Neighbor Totoro (or any of the Miyazaki films)
I actually hadn’t heard of these films until I got to college. Especially because I work with the movies in my school’s library and these are frequently checked out. I’ve heard they’re all amazing, and I just need to get to them and watch them. I don’t think I’ve ever watched movies in these genres before, so maybe that’s why I’ve been a little hesitant. I don’t know. But soon!
The Princess Bride
This one is kind of cheating because I think I might have seen it when I was pretty young. Or at least parts of it. But I remember almost nothing, so I don’t really count myself as having seen it. And I need to watch it again. I also kind of want to read the book first though.
This is another one that I hadn’t really heard of until I got to college, but everyone is always shocked that I haven’t seen it. I know the basic premise of the movie, but I just need to get around to it and watch it.
Have you seen any of these movies? Any I should move up to the top of my To-Be-Watched list? What are some classic movies that you still need to watch? Let me know in the comments! And link me to your TTT!