It’s cheesy, Burt Reynolds is singing in it, but so is Dolly Parton who performs the original (and superior, in my opinion) I Will Always Love You in it. I am a sucker for musicals, a love of mine that started when I was a young girl and grew exponentially when I was in musical theater in High School and College. Includes some great scene stealing moments from both Charles Durning and Dom DeLuise.
I Will Always Love You scene
Hard Candy Christmas scene
This was one of my “stumbled upon movies by accident” gems that I ended up falling in love with. I love stories of friendship, of coming of age, and of breaking away from expectations to follow one’s dream. Great performances from Breckin Meyer and Ethan Embrey.
118. The Fisher King
Quite possibly my favorite Terry Gilliam film, The Fisher King is fantastical, compassionate, witty at times, heartbreaking at other times, and visually stunning. Tremendous performances by Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges and Amanda Plummer. The modern day mythical/fairy tale storytelling is done brilliantly here.
“The greatest thing since spice racks” scene
Holiday movies are a weakness of mine, the more feel good and heartfelt the better, too (though I do have a few edgy, jaded favorites, as well). Elf is one of those holiday movies that I have watched with my kids so many times I have long ago lost count, yet it never gets old to me. I especially love Zooey Deschanel in this, and her friendship-to-love relationship with Will Farrell’s Buddy (no one could have played Buddy except Will Farrell, in my opinion).
“You sit on a throne of lies” clip
Baby It’s Cold Outside :: Will Farrell and Zooey Deschanel
120. A Walk to Remember
Definitely on the list of movies that always make me cry. This may be a typical tragic love story on paper, but it is presented in such a heartfelt, beautiful way that, in my opinion, elevate the film from its “genre”. I love Mandy Moore in this.
“The truth” scene
Only Hope :: Mandy Moore