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Movie night! Movie night!

I was catching up on blogs last night when I stumbled upon Cupcakes and Cashmere and her list of  top ten favorite movies. Since this weekend is Joel's bachelor party and I have the entire house - and weekend - to myself my plan is to indulge in long workouts, long movies, Thai food, and wine.

When it comes to movies, and books, and tv, I like it light and enjoyable. I spend those two hours of my time to be entertained and I want to leave a movie happier than when it started. Yes, it's a fluffy way to live, maybe a bit naive, and most likely ignorant, but it is what it is and it's what I like. #donthate

Which leaves me to my all time, top ten MOST favorite movies ever (tonight) ((in no particular order))

1. Father of the Bride
2. Pretty in Pink
3. You've Got Mail
4. Nine Months
5. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
6. The Breakfast Club
7. Pretty Woman
8. The American President
9. The Devil Wears Prada
10.Mean Girls

I'm pretty sure none of these movies were nominated for Academy Awards, but I still love them, and they always, always, make me feel good so they will stay on my short list forever. I sometimes think about sitting my future daughter down and watching these movies with her - just the way my mom did with Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and The American President. In fact, I still remember the car trip to Florida (all 16 hours of it)  when my mom bought VHS videos of  Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club for my sisters and I to watch on the drive. At first we thought they were "old", "vintage" movies, but after the first ten minutes, I quickly realized that I loved Ducky and would forever love these movies.

What are your favorites? Any that I should add to my weekend viewing party?
Oh yes, it's time for this. . .


  1. I feel like I can't even contain my answer in a comment. I may have to reply to this post with one of my own. I'm going to be brainstorming all day.

  2. Your weekend sounds DIVINE! I'd have to add Shag and the Man in the Moon as old movies that I love :)

  3. Father of the Bride, You've Got Mail, Mean Girls & the American President are all in my top ten. And now I'm craving a movie night!

  4. Father of the Bride and Mean Girls are in my top ten also! Some other favorites, in no particular order: Something's Gotta Give, Notting Hill, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Holiday, Ocean's Eleven, Prime, and Role Models. I though Role Models was going to be dumb but I laugh so hard every time I watch it. Happy movie watching!

  5. Oh my goodness...Your weekend sounds amazing!! I just might do that, too!!!

  6. Aw Father of the Bride is such a feel good movie! I love it! And your weekend sounds perfect. I'm jealous.

  7. I could never narrow down my list to a top 10 in order but these are all favorites of mine too. I have always wanted to name my kids after John Hughes characters (could a boy pull off Blane today?)

    Also the actor that played Bryan MacKenzie lives on my mom's street. I must look up the address for you because it's super close to where you run. You could just swing by and happen to see him ;)

  8. Ooh I forgot to mention my favorite: Lars and the Real Girl. It looks weird but it is such a feel good movie. I always feel happy at the end!

  9. Father of the Bride is my all time favorite movie. I love when it's on tv. Great list of movies!

  10. Legally Blonde! 100% should be on your viewing list.