I 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.
|Star Wars IV||1977|
|The Empire Strikes Back||1980|
|Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark||1981|
|Return of the Jedi||1983|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984|
|The Breakfast Club||1985|
|When Harry Met Sally||1989|
|Silence of the Lambs||1991|
|The Lost World: Jurassic Park||1997|
|Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone||2001|
|City of God||2002|
|Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind||2004|
|Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|The Dallas Buyers Club||2013|
Are you a movie lover? Do you have favourites from your childhood? What movie is your current fave?