Both my husband and my sister tagged me for this on Facebook, but they know I'm answering it here instead (although my posts do feed over there too, so maybe they'll let it count).
These movies are in no particular order of preference (except for the first one), and they may seem like an odd mix, but they're all movies that have stuck in my memory - and mostly for good reasons.
- The Princess Bride 1 (and if you didn't already know where this movie would be on my list...clearly, we have never met before)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring/The Return of the King (slight cheat, but not as much as if I'd listed all three of them!) (Besides, The Two Towers honestly isn't as "sticky" for me, so it wouldn't be fair to include it)
- Star Wars (or, as we are forced to refer to it today, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - but having seen it in a theater during its original release when I was 13, it will always be "the first one" to me)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (because I still want to name a dog Indiana - and because this should have stayed "the last one")
- The Blues Brothers1
- A Christmas Story1, 2
- The Wizard of Oz (to be honest, I haven't watched it in years - but I watched it so many times as a kid that it's ingrained, and I'm not sure I have to see it again)
- Casablanca (my favorite "classic" movie, and my husband's all-time favorite movie, period; we watched it again earlier this summer, and they really don't make 'em like that any more)
- Some Like It Hot (and I like it very funny)
- Little Shop of Horrors (the musical version)1
- Almost Famous (if I have to choose a top-favorite film of the last ten years, it's this one - great story, great music, great heart)
- Titanic (everyone should get to include a "don't judge me" item on a list like this - this one's mine)
- Breaking Away (this one's for my sister - it was on her list too)
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail1
1Regularly and excessively quoted by myself and various family members - occasionally, the source of an entire conversation
2Does it count as a "holiday tradition" if it's only four years old? When the family itself is only that old, then yes.The first two movies on the list were even part of Tall Paul's and my wedding reception:
All of the tables had names instead of numbers, and the names were those of famous movie and TV couples. We kept this one for our own table.
Bilbo and Frodo couldn't make it to the ceremony, but they sent their sword Sting to help us cut the cake (and didn't even ask us to save them a slice! Too bad - it was an excellent cake.)
Consider yourself tagged, and play along!