I am planning on publishing blog posts three days a week going forward until this quarantine of massive proportions is lifted. I have new and old content I will be sharing on Wednesdays in addition to the reblogs on Fridays. This is from November and has so many movies listed that I thought it would be a perfect post for today.
First published November 25, 2019
I blame Buzzfeed for this post. I was innocently taking a quiz about how what movies I loved would tell me what Thanksgiving side dish best represents my personality (stuffing but this isn’t surprising) when I saw a list of movies (by year) from 2000-2009 that I loved.
Recently, our family was out to lunch with another family we are friends with when we talked about movies Anna really needs to watch. It all began back in October when Mike and I noticed a poster of John Belushi from Animal House on her college apartment wall. We remarked how we LOVED that she had it on the wall and that it was such a great movie and she was like, what do you mean?
She had never even realized it was from a movie; a movie she had never seen. Immediately Mike and I thought our parent cards should be revoked.
HOW COULD THIS BE?
So I started making a list of movies on my phone that she (and eventually Ellie) should watch. Feel-good movies, not just blockbuster or award-winning movies. Movies that hit ya right in the feels.
I should also mention that I hate going to the movie theater. So out of almost 50 years of movies I am listing, I have probably only seen 18 in an actual theater.
Originally I tried to stick to only one favorite movie per year it was released but as I made this list it became evident that I wouldn’t be able to stick to that. Some years there were soooo many movies I loved and other years there just weren’t.
So here are my feel good, get a tissue (or not), sit on the edge of your seat, guilty pleasure, drop the remote, movies by year, since the year of my birth.
*Also, I should state that just because I love the movies of each year, doesn’t mean that was the year I first saw them. Case in point- my parents did not take me to see American Grafitti when I was three years old. That I know of.
**Also, also– there is not one affiliate link in this post. I do, however, link to either Wikipedia or IMDB so you can check out fun facts about all of the movies listed for those who are taking a long car (or plane/bus/train) ride this Thanksgiving.
***Also, also, also– Don’t tell me that I have a lot of time on my hands in the comments. I don’t. But posts like these are super fun to write and it literally took me less than two hours to write this. I am a freakishly fast typer and let’s just say Grammarly is my BFF right now.
****Also, also, also, also– It was pointed out to me in the Favorite Things post that I didn’t have links that opened in a new window. I have since corrected it but this is a post that you will have to manually open a new window (right-click on the link) because I am for damn sure not going back through over 100 links and editing them. Because I actually don’t have a lot of time on my hands. See what I did there? Are you even still reading at this point?
By the way, this is Pippi now:
1972– Snoopy Come Home
1973– American Grafitti
1979– The Muppet Movie
1985– The Breakfast Club (duh, part two)/ The Color Purple (all-time favorite movie ever)/ The Goonies/ Back to the Future/ Cocoon/ Better off Dead/ Teen Wolf/ Mask/ Witness/ Fletch/ Girls Just Want To Have Fun/ The Legend of Billie Jean
Watch The Color Purple. please. Especially so we can sob together over this scene:
The symbolism of Celie walking past the characters of her life toward her sister and the children that were stolen from her at their birth? I mean COME THE HELL ON.
2019– A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (in theaters, so I won’t see it until next year when it’s on Demand)
Lord, I am tired.
Think I’ll go watch a movie.