Top Ten Tuesday: The Movie Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 
This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is a movie freebie so I'm keeping it pretty basic and going with ten of my all-time faves. Narrowing it down to ten is kind of impossible and I was tempted to add about twenty "honorable mentions" but I'm playing by the rules this week (gasp!) and leaving it at these ten.

THE MUSICALS


The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Chicago (2002)
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Grease (1978)

THE NON-MUSICALS


Peter's Friends (1992)
Love Actually (2003)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)


Have you seen any of these movies? 
What's your favorite movie?

34 comments

  1. I love Grease and 10 Things I Hate About You is a classic in my opinion. Great list!

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    1. 10 Things About You is definitely what I consider a "modern classic." I know everyone raves about his role as The Joker but for me that was Heath Ledger at his best. :)

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  2. Grease is such a classic. We always watched it in our house. Some Kind of Wonderful is awesome and I think an eighties movie that doesn't get enough love. Great list!

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    1. Some Kind of Wonderful ended up overlooked somehow and I don't know why. I enjoyed Sixteen Candle and The Breakfast Club (and all the others) but for me Some Kind of Wonderful was always my favorite.

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  3. Great Top Ten! :D I remember watching 10 Things I Hate About You, over and OVER again! My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks Giovanna! I never get tired of watching 10 Things. :)

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  4. 10 Things I Hate About You is one of my favourite movies too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/top-ten-tuesday-83/

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    1. I can watch 10 Things over and over. Heath Ledger was just divine.

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  5. I liked Mamma Mia, and of course grease! Awesome. Love actually was quite good, and oh my- Some Kid of Wonderful. Haven't seen that in ages. I think I had a crush on Mary Stuart Masterson for a while there in my teens lol.

    Great list.

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    1. LOL over the crush on Mary Stuart Masterson. Wonder what she'd doing these days? :) Maybe you should watch Some Kind of Wonderful again and see if the spark is still there. LOL

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  6. Looooooooooooooove Bride & Prejudice and 10 Things I Hate About You !! ♥

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    1. I think you're the first person I've come across who even know Bride and Prejudice! Love that one so much!

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  7. Hi! I can't believe I forgot about Some Kind of Wonderful. I think it has one of the best movie kisses ever :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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    1. Oh my gosh, Leslie, you are so right! That kiss in the garage where Keith worked... ack! Truly one of the best movie kisses ever.

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  8. I love all those musicals! I actually prefer the 25th anniversary dvd of the Phantom of the Opera! It's my favourite musical of all time! And I have actually seen both The Phantom and Mamma Mia performed live as well! It was great!

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    1. Nothing beats the live stage performances (I've seen both Phantom and Mamma Mia on stage) but I really enjoyed the movies, too.

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  9. I love 10 Things and Love Actually! I really love the structure of Love Actually. The same thing with Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, though those weren't as great as Love Actually. The only musical out of this list I've watched is the Phantom of the Opera. It was great :)

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    1. Same here, Jamie. The way Love Actually was done with all the separate (but connected) stories was so great! Valentine's Day was cute but nowhere near as good as Love Actually. And I never saw New Year's Eve.

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  10. I love love love Chicago and 10 Things I Hate About You. Brings back my teenage nostalgia. Thanks for sharing your lst. ~Aleen

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    1. Now I'm wanting to watch Chicago again... it's been a long while. And 10 Things.., I never get tired of that one. :)

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  11. Love Actually!! I really need to have a girl's night and watch it this year. It's great. I'm a BIG fan of musicals, so I love that you included some of those - Chicago is great.

    -Lauren

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    1. It's definitely time for a Love Actually re-watch! :)

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  12. Ohh, fun choices! I really liked Mamma Mia! and 10 Things I Hate About You. I saw Grease but like, so long ago. I feel like it would be not hard for you to guess my favorite movie (or, movie franchise)? Hahahah. I really only ever go to bookish movies anyway, I have never gotten along very well with movies, as a rule ;) Great list!

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    1. I'm such a sucker for musicals and Mamma Mia was so much fun. Abba was so big in the mid/late 70's and the music is definitely tied to my childhood so there's a big nostalgia factor. So do I only get one guess as to your fave movie? LOL

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  13. Having to pick favorite is the worst. I really like Musicals; but prefer the older ones, so Grease is the only one of these I've seen (it's a classic, of course).

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    1. Grease is a total classic. I never get tired of that one. :)

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  14. It has been a long time since I've seen Love Actually, but that's the only one I have really seen on your list. I did watch Phantom of the Opera, but in French. Then I loved it so much I bought the book, which I had a hard time getting into. Have you read it before Tanya?
    My all time favorite movie is The Last Song. I want to name my first girl Ronnie and I LOVE Miley Cyrus in that film. I also adore the book, mostly because I related so much to everything Ronnie was going through and her personality was/is a lot like my own.
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Wow, did you finish Phantom (the book)? I've never read it. I've seen the stage production several times. One of my favorite memories *ever* was seeing Phantom in London at Her Majesty's Theatre. It was like, Life. Made. :)
      It is so interesting to see you compare your personality to Ronnie's in The Last Song! Because now I'm totally wondering if it was early in the movie Ronnie who was pretty prickly and stand-offish (say it isn't so!) or later in the movie Ronnie who was more open and accepting and cared for her dad.
      Isn't it funny how we seem to get a sense of what people are like without ever having really met them in real life? :)

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  15. I love musicals too. One of my favorites is actually from when I was a kid---Oliver. I still know most of the songs from a lot of the musicals from my childhood.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Confession time: I've never seen Oliver! I need to change that - I know it's totally beloved by so many people.

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  16. I love so many of these! Ive never seen/ heard of Peter's Friends, though! I'll keep an eye out for it! I love good movies from the 90s.

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    1. I can't even remember how I came across Peter's Friends. I don't think I saw it in the theater but I know it was still fairly new(ish) when I first saw it. It's been a longtime favorite. Awesome ensemble cast and such witty dialogue. :)

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  17. I love seeing all these older movies on here. These were some of the best times for films!

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    1. I agree, Jazmen! I very rarely hit the theater these days. There's a lot less that I'm excited to see.

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