09 August, 2009

Top Ten Movie Lists

Ages ago, I decided to do a bunch of top ten movie lists. And then never completed it. If you've noticed my wedding theme at all, you might have spotted that, well, I like movies. So it's pretty hard for me to narrow stuff down into a list of favourites. Therefore, thus and ergo, the only way to do it is have a ton of categories! I present you with Ruby Slippers' Top Ten movies (times many, many lots, etc):

  1. The Mirror Has Two Faces
  2. Just Like Heaven
  3. Love Actually
  4. Return to Me
  5. Down With Love
  6. Sleepless in Seattle
  7. Bridget Jones' Diary
  8. Wimbledon
  9. My Best Friend's Wedding
  10. Notting Hill

  1. What's Up, Doc?
  2. Foul Play
  3. Snatch
  4. Ruthless People
  5. Clue
  6. Much Ado About Nothing (bit of a stretch but it is a comedy of sorts)
  7. Dogma
  8. The Addams Family
  9. Clueless
  10. Junior

  1. Sense & Sensibility
  2. Stranger Than Fiction
  3. American Beauty
  4. The Truman Show
  5. The Prestige
  6. Dead Poet's Society
  7. Fight Club
  8. The Majestic
  9. Being John Malkovich
  10. V For Vendetta

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Back to the Future
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (ignore the 2 crap sequels)
  4. Peter Pan (2003)
  5. Hook
  6. Stardust
  7. Galaxy Quest
  8. Jumanji
  9. Mirrormask
  10. Catch me if you Can (another stretch but it is adventure-ISH)

  1. Singin' in the Rain
  2. Moulin Rouge!
  3. My Fair Lady
  4. Chicago
  5. In the Good Old Summertime
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. Mary Poppins
  8. The Sound of Music
  9. Hairspray
  10. Top Hat

  1. Beauty & The Beast
  2. Team America: World Police
  3. Wall-E
  4. The Little Mermaid
  5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
  6. Ratatouille
  7. Shrek
  8. Aladdin
  9. Hoodwinked
  10. 101 Dalmatians

  1. It Happened One Night
  2. Bringing Up Baby
  3. Rebecca
  4. Some Like it Hot
  5. Pillow Talk
  6. Stage Door
  7. Monkey Business
  8. Jezebel
  9. Sunset Blvd
  10. Witness for the Prosecution

  1. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  2. The Parent Trap (1998)
  3. Three Men & a Little Lady
  4. Father of the Bride
  5. Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events
  6. The Butterfly Effect
  7. Centre Stage
  8. Frequency
  9. Se7en
  10. Pride & Prejudice (1995)
I guess most of these would be "family comedies", perhaps? Pride & Prejudice is technically a miniseries, not a movie. And is Frequency a drama with a sci-fi twist? Ditto The Butterfly Effect? And I couldn't leave Se7en on a list of serial-killer cop dramas all by itself...

I have to warn you this is just the tip of the iceberg of movies I own.


  1. Embarrassing fact - Clue used to freak me out as a child and I couldn't sleep for nights after watching it.

  2. Well, it does have a lot of dead bodies and a creepy house! I don't blame you - luckily I only saw it when I was mostly grown-up!

  3. Pretty decent lists. But I feel the categories can be even more specialized. Like westerns, Sci-fi, Thrillers etc.

  4. Ah, but you see, I don't like Westerns, and Back to the Future and Frequency are about as Sci-Fi as I go. So this is really just "categories I like", not all categories!

  5. Hmm. I just watched Jezebel the other night for the heck of it. I enjoyed it.

  6. Thank you for giving Jezebel some love! What a gloriously melodramatic romp. And young Henry Fonda, what a dish.

  7. You have a lot of my favorites over there, but those four I mentioned above are on my Top Ten. I am big on Jane Austen (books and films), but Rebecca has got to be my favorite book-taken-to-film production ever! I mean, it's Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Oliver and Joan Fontaine together, for pete's sake!

    Anyway, great blog. I just discovered it by perusing old wedding cakes in Cake Wrecks. I can hear you whisper: "Darn! Another one? Will this ever end?" ;-) Your wedding was amazing, by the way.

    See you around!

    Girl from Shangri-La.

  8. Woman, you have a fine taste. I love your lists. What sort of blew me away is that an admittedly movie geek you, who has probably seen every good movie there is, still has room in her heart for Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Clueless, and Rebecca! I like you much, MUCH better now.

  9. Heehee, thank you, GirlfromShangrila. My movie geek confession is that nearly all my favourite movies are not the renowned "good" movies, but the lovely, happy little ones. And Sense & Sensibility IS a "good movie"! :P So there! It won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar!

    It's in my Top Ten ever (which I find impossible to make, but I know it's in there), so I have to defend it :-)


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