And then there are movies that are just sheer fun to watch. And these are the movies that put a smile on my face or remind me of happy things. I love to watch (and re-watch!) them endlessly. Some I have, others I just wish I had.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead - Growing up, this film was definitely one of my favourites. I just love the idea of it - how much fun would it be to have complete freedom and control like these kids do? I found it really fun and funny and my shallow side loves all of the fashion as well as the really cute romance. It's been far too long since I've seen this film, I must rectify that!
The Craft - I can't even put into words how much I love The Craft. I think it's just a brilliant movie which blends friendship and witchcraft and evil gone wrong so well. It came out when I was teenager going through my own embarassing witch phase (don't judge me!) so it was perfect timing. I just love everything about it and I am always in the mood to watch this film. Why do I not own it?!
Empire Records - I'm sure I've mentioned it ten million times already, but there are certain things that will always attract me to a story, whether it be written in books or viewed through television or movies - and that's belonging. I love the idea of finding a place like Empire Records where this mad group of misfits are able to find a place where they belong. How cool is that? And despite their petty (and funny!) arguments, they are all great friends. Who fight against the man and have cool parties and sing on the roof. I love this film.
Big - This one is a definite favourite from my childhood. I just love it so. I always wanted to be big when I was little. I was always too young or too short or too little to do all the cool things my older brother was allowed to do (stay up late, go on scary rollercoasters etc). So of course I love the idea of growing up and living in apartment in NYC filled with toys and trampolines and getting a job playing with toys. How fun would that be?
Crazy/Beautiful - And then there's this film. All the others make me happy in some way, either reminding me of my childhood or filling some hole in my heart. Those other films are very escapist for me and what Crazy/Beautiful does is brings me back to some of the more difficult issues and feelings that I try to hide as best as I can. I don't know about you, but I find it very difficult to express some of my emotions and sometimes I use reading or watching films as an excuse to live through other people's experiences in order to work through my own issues. And I manage to do that very well with this film as it touches on subjects very close to my own heart. Plus, I have a little crush on Jay Hernandez!
So those are my top movies that I love to watch time and time again. What are yours?