MY FAVORITE MOVIES

I've been a big fan of movies all my life. Here's a list of some of my all-time favorites which covers about 60 years of eating popcorn👻. Hooray for Hollywood🎉
  1. GREASE. My favorite musical💕A 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures.[2] It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway.
  2. CHRISTMAS VACATION. Oh, I love this movie.💗A modern Christmas classic with Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, and Beverly D'Angelo. It was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and released in 1989.
  3. CHINATOWN is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley.
  4. GRAPES OF WRATH starring Henry Fonda. 1940. The film tells the story of the Joads, an Oklahoma family, who, after losing their farm during the Great Depression in the 1930s, become migrant workers and end up in California. The motion picture details their arduous journey across the United States as they travel to California in search of work.
  5. WIZARD OF OZ. A Classic. Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score and unusual characters, over the years it has become an icon of American popular culture. This 1939 American musical starred Judy Garland and features her singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
  6. THE LONG LONG TRAILER. A 1954 Anscocolor movie about a couple who buy a new travel trailer home and spend a year traveling across the United States. The novel was made into a movie starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It also featured Marjorie Main and Keenan Wynn. Anyone who drives an RV will love watching this movie.
  7. DUCK SOUP. A 1933 Pre-Code Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Now considered by critics as a masterpiece and the best of the Marx Brothers' films. Prepare for zany.
  8. ANNIE HALL. Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars the director as Alvy "Max" Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film's eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton. Chosen as funniest screenplay.
  9. SOUTH PACIFIC is a 1958 musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. In addition to having a magical score, it tackled the issue of racism. It won an Oscar for Best Sound.
  10. THE SEARCHERS. A 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, set during the Texas–Indian Wars, and starring John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood). Considered to be one of the greatest westerns ever made.
  11. METROPOLIS. A 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, wrote the silent film, which starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. An amazing film whose restoration now includes a sound track. You've never seen a movie like this one.
  12. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-American epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922. It won 5 Oscars and was filmed in Spain. Julie💗Christie was magnificent as Lara. Loved the music.
  13. THE TRIPLETTS OF BELLVILLE. 2003. The Triplets of Belleville (French: Les Triplettes de Belleville) is a 2003 animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. Nominated for 2 Oscars.
  14. NORMA RAE is a 1979 American drama film about a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works after the health of her and her co-workers is compromised. Dally Field won an Academy Award for her role. Great pro-Union flick.💗
  15. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. A 1977 American science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with a UFO. Love the scene where they communicate with the UFO💗
  16. BRIDESMAIDS. Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. This was Jill Clayburgh's final role and the introduction of Melissa McCarthy.
  17. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. 1993. A feel-good love story starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan at their absolute cutest. I wish they had made many more movies together.
  18. THELMA AND LOUISE. 1991. A women's warrior flick with one of the most dramatic endings ever.
  19. CHILDREN OF HEAVEN. 1998. Iran (Persian: بچه‌های آسمان‎‎, Bacheha-ye Aseman) is a 1997 Iranian family drama film written and directed by Majid Majidi. It deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998. A wonderful movie.
  20. THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY. 2007. The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
  21. DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US.