Apologies for the double negative, but it’s really the best way to talk about this subject. Over the weekend, I saw a two tweets from two different people about movies they have to watch whenever they see that it’s on television. Even though it’s been a couple of months since Erik and I had cable, I thought it would be fun to make a little list of movies I can’t not watch when I see that they’re on.
By far one of the most defining movies of our generation, there is absolutely nothing to hate about Clueless. It’s funny, it’s charming, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The acting is pretty good and it actually proves to have a message despite its teen flickness.
I also find it a bit strange that none of the actors have aged. Like at all. It’s creepy.
I have probably watched this movie at least once — probably more — every Halloween since it came out in — wait for it — 1993! Yes, Hocus Pocus is officially 20 years old. I read somewhere that Hocus Pocus is Bette Midler’s favorite role and I love that. Makes me feel justified in watching it over and over and over again.
Oh, and fun fact: Max (Omri Katz) is now a hairdresser.
Tom Hanks + Meg Ryan 4Eva, am I right? God, these two are so cute together and the movie is just so sweet and touching and yet very witty with some snappy dialogue. I cannot help but shed a little tear every time I see Meg close The Shop Around the Corner for the last time. Sigh.
Another fun: I use to live in the same neighborhood where it was filmed! (although obviously way after they were there).
It’s hard to avoid any Reese Witherspoon movie when it comes on, but Legally Blonde definitely takes the cake as my favorite of hers. Elle is just so adorable, despite the totally ridiculous premise. It’s hard not to root for the whole team! I wasn’t as big of a fan of the second movie as the first (typical of sequels), but even that one is pretty cute.
I am pro-Anne Hathaway and can’t really understand why anyone hates her, but even if you do, I think it’s pretty hard to hate this movie because hello, Julie Andrews! Hector Elizondo! Heather Matarazzo! The movie is so cute and who doesn’t fantasize about becoming a Princess? And this is probably one time where I think the movie is better than the book.
However, feel free to skip Princess Diaries 2.
My mom and I always stop and watch this movie whenever it’s on, no matter how far into the movie it is. And despite being an otherwise hilarious movie, it has some really intense moments! It is such a quotable movie (“April 25 – it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket!”) and clearly the supporting cast is awesome too.
I know. It doesn’t really fit into the overall theme of girly romantic comedies, does it? But it’s true! I’m a die-hard Star Trek girl and I’m not afraid to admit it. Whether it’s Kirk or Picard, if it’s on, I’m going to watch it. (Although I do have a slight preference for Star Trek: First Contact… I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it).
What are your can’t not watch?