I’m a definite list person.
I have lists for jobs that need doing, blog posts that need writing, places I want to travel to, things I want but cannot afford (pretty much everything), food I want to eat…the list is endless (see what I did there?). Yes, I really do love a good list.
So when I saw the Listography from the very funny Kate Takes 5 I realised I had to join in. If you’re new to this, it’s quite simple. Every week Kate posts a subject for us and we go ahead and list away. This week it’s Top 5 movies. So here goes…
1. Dirty Dancing
Because “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” is the greatest line in any film. Ever. Because it has the best soundtrack of any film. Ever. And because it has the best ending of any film. Ever.
2. Life is Beautiful
Because this film will make you laugh hysterically and sob uncontrollably. It would be my Number One if Patrick Swayze wasn’t so damn good. I haven’t watched it since Frog was born though, because I am now a gibbering wreck at the faintest whiff of anything sad.
3. Anchor Man
Because I am a journalist and every journalist has to appreciate this film. And the one-liners are brilliant.
Because it is the greatest Christmas film ever made. And again, the one-liners are hard to beat.
OK, I’ll be honest, I ummm’d and ahhh’d a bit about putting this one in here. I could have lied and said something witty and intelligent, or funny and thought-provoking. But the truth is I bloody love this film. Yes, it is manipulative and cringey. Yes, the acting probably isn’t great. But I don’t care. I still love it. Now don’t judge me.
**Disclaimer from the (self proclaimed) Northern Love Machine: “I do not know this woman and will have no part in her poor taste in films.”