FILMS I (TEND TO) WATCH EVERY YEAR

Inspired by @bookishclaire
  1. 1.
    The Holiday
    One of my all-time favorite Rom-Coms! Not sure why I skipped it in theaters, but a friend suggested the video and I was hooked.
  2. 2.
    The Love Letter
    Here's another one I kinda stumbled upon. Makes small town life seem realistic and charming, rather than ideal or perfect. I love Loblolly by the sea!
  3. 3.
    13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benhgazi
    Can't begin to explain why or how much I love this movie! The story, the cast, the special effects- everything just worked in this movie! When they respond to the diplomatic outpost, then return to defend their annex, it's an e ticket ride (that's an OLD Disneyland reference 😊)!
  4. 4.
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Though I'm not a big fan of the franchise, this movie is pure comedy gold. The uptight Yuppie neighbors, the hard of hearing aunt & the crispy old uncle with the toupee (that catches on fire at some point, unbeknownst to him), and when they discover the squirrel in the Christmas tree...too funny!
  5. 5.
    The Siege
    The movie poster is a tell tale sign of when this movie came out, pre-September 11th. Yet it so eerily maps out how & why something like that terrorist attack on American soil was unavoidable. It's plot is so similar it will give you chills.
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    True Lies
    I didn't vote for him for Governor of California, but I seem to enjoy his movies. This one is my fav (Kindergarten Cop is a close second). Sure I believe a horse could keep up with a motorcycle on the streets of Washington DC and how Arnold CONVENIENTLY knows how to fly a fighter jet!
  7. 7.
    You've Got Mail
    Such a clever, sweet little movie. This captures the beginning of our modern obsession/distraction with the Internet. Plenty of fun characters in addition to Ryan & Hanks (like Steve Zahn, Jean Stapleton, Dabney Coleman, AND Parker Posie)!
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    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    If you like action adventure movies this one is pure indulgence. There are plot twist that keep it interesting. Genna Davis is a bad ass and Samuel L. Jackson is a hoot.
  9. 9.
    The Family Stone
    Such a wonderful cast, and heartwarming tearjerker (you will need tissue). I wanted to be a member of this family by the end of this movie.
  10. 10.
    Sex and The City
    This tv show was and is EVERYTHING to me! Most definitely in my top 5 favorite shows OF ALL TIME! It ended too soon for me so I NEEDED these movies, well maybe not so much the second one, but I watch it as well! Love my girls!