I wanted to make a list of my favorite movies, but that was proving difficult. So I just stuck with some favorite movie moments.
I had a hard time narrowing this list down, so in my mind it is far from complete. I've seen so many movies, some of which haven't been added to the list. (Yes, there is a list)
In no particular order (fair warning...here be spoilers)
I love sports movies and Rocky tops the list. But I don't love it just for the underdog story line of winning against the odds. What makes the story great is the love behind it all. The relationship that develops between Rocky and Adrian is one of the best on screen! I love the way Rocky pursues Adrian.
Of course the ultimate scene is when he calls for her after the fight, but I couldn't find a video that would embed. Click here to see it.
Here is a montage of their first date. I love it!
Pride and Prejudice (2005 version)
Not much needs to be said. :) The early morning walk through the field is probably the best, but this scene is equally amazing.
Again, one of my favorite sports movies. You know they win going into the movie, but the journey they took getting there is what makes the end great. I love Coach Herb Brooks' reaction to winning. Ecstatic joy in such a quiet way.
Shaun of the Dead
This was hard to pick just one scene from this movie. The whole thing is great. One of the best zombie movies. Not for the faint of heart if your squeamish, though. I love this trio: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright. They need to make more movies together, because when they stray, the movie tends to suck (i.e. Paul).
I recommend watching the whole thing!
One of the greatest suspense movies ever! I love the whole thing. Love Hitchcock movie! One aspect that I love and makes this movie one of his best is the elaborate nature of the set. It's like he built an entire apartment complex and peopled it with so many story lines. Here's a clip of the set and it ends with one of the best actors and actresses of that generation. I highly recommend this movie if you can find it on DVD. Hitchcock truly was the master of suspense.
Arsenic and Old Lace
How can you not love this movie? Cary Grant is simply amazing and the story is terrific. One of the best dark comedies.
Spoilers in this clip, so if you haven't seen the movie and want to, I suggest waiting. I love the feel of this movie. It takes cop drama a whole different direction. It's a smart movie and it has some of my favorite actors in it. Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey (not in the clip).
Here is the thrilling final scene.
Band of Brothers
Possibly my favorite movie ever. I know it was a mini-series, but I see it as a nine hour long movie. I know it front to back, close to memorizing all the lines, read the book and have four other accounts waiting to be read. I admire these men. Their bravery, camaraderie, ambition, courage, and dedication. My favorite scene comes from the battle of Carentan, a small village in northwestern France just off the Normandy beach. It was held by German forces and this is the account of the 101st Airborne's attempts to take back the town.
The reason the scene is so amazing is Lt. Dick Winters, played by Damian Lewis. He became their leader simply by being the big brother. Plus he kicks butt.
There are many more movies I love and if I get around to it, I'll post those too. Hope you enjoy watching these and then watching the movie!!