40 Weeks to 40: 40 Movies in 40 Weeks, A Birthday Project

40 Movies in 40 Weeks A Birthday Project - mostlyfitmom.comI love watching movies. I’m not a movie nerd, but certain movies have become part of my life. Jaws ensures I will always be afraid to swim in deep water, whether it’s in the ocean or in a lake. When I tell my husband, “I love you,” and his response is, “I know,” I don’t take that as an insult but as a nod to our shared adoration of Star Wars. When I hear Jump by The Pointer Sisters, I start to giggle inwardly at the memory of the scene in Love Actually where Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister is dancing around his house and caught by a one of his staff.

I try hard not to spend too much time glued to screens, but I do spend some time watching TV and so I figured I could make my screen time a little more meaningful over the next forty weeks by watching forty movies, one for each year starting in the year of my birth. Some are favourites, some I’ve never watched but are on my “to watch” list, and some just bring up special memories because of what was going on in my life when I saw it or who I saw it with. The movies are listed by year because I thought that was the best way to provide some sort of organization to the list.

Jaws 1975
Rocky 1976
Star Wars IV 1977
Grease 1978
Rocky II 1979
The Empire Strikes Back 1980
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
ET 1982
Return of the Jedi 1983
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984
The Breakfast Club 1985
Top Gun 1986
Dirty Dancing 1987
Die Hard 1988
When Harry Met Sally 1989
Pretty Woman 1990
Silence of the Lambs 1991
Unforgiven 1992
Jurassic Park 1993
Forrest Gump 1994
Toy Story 1995
Scream 1996
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
Blade 1998
The Matrix 1999
Gladiator 2000
Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone 2001
City of God 2002
Love Actually 2003
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Serenity 2005
Cars 2006
Gone Baby Gone 2007
The Reader 2008
Star Trek 2009
Blue Valentine 2010
Warrior 2011
Pitch Perfect 2012
The Dallas Buyers Club 2013
Unbroken 2014

Are you a movie lover? Do you have favourites from your childhood? What movie is your current fave?


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