86. Author! Author!
Unconventional families and flawed characters who ever strive to do something memorable, favorite elements in a favorite movie of mine. Also, a story about a writer, which is always top on my list, as well. An underrated film with a great performance by Al Pacino.
The story line is now a classic romantic comedy trope, yet it never gets old to me. Perhaps that is due to the wonderful cast, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden are all so fantastic in this. The set-up of boy meets girl, boy and girl clash, girl leaves and boy comes after her in the end is such a familiar set-up, but somehow it still gets me with every subsequent watch, hitting on the hopeless romantic in me.
La Vie En Rose :: Edith Piaf
88. The Notebook
Say what you want, I know it is Nicolas Sparks, I know it is the butt of all romantic comedy jokes, I know that a lot of film fans make a mockery of it, hell, I even know it has the stereotypical kissing in the rain scene. I don’t care, I love it regardless, and not in a guilty pleasure way. The movie hits that “one that got away” nerve, which I tend to be drawn to in film, and music, alike.
“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”
I’ll Be Seeing You :: Billie Holiday
Drew Barrymore is one of those actors who more often than not makes me smile, she brings a lightness and humor, mixed with a sense of realness, that always leaves me with a soft spot for her characters. Josie Geller is one of those characters that I just adore. I also love the relationship/friendship she has with her brother.
Never You Mind :: Semisonic
At My Most Beautiful :: R.E.M.
Heaven Tonight :: Hole
Until You Loved Me :: The Moffats
90. The Iron Giant
There are a handful of movies that will always, without fail, make me cry – The Iron Giant is one of those movies. This is a movie about a giant robot who teaches those close to him about being human. Beautiful animation and great voice over work by Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr. and Vin Diesel.
Searchin’ :: The Coasters
I Got a Rocket In My Pocket :: Jimmy Lloyd