The prompt asks for movies I never grow tired of watching. That’s an easy Ten Things Tuesday. (Please note that these are in no particular order)
1. The Last Samurai. This is the only film I have loaded on my iPad. There’s something about the themes of this film – friendship, redemption, honor and trust – that resonate with me.
2. The Hunt for Red October. I can pretty much quote the entire film from opening credits to closing credits.
3. I, Robot. I love Will Smith on general principle, but this film shows, I think, that he’s capable of being contemplative and edgy without having to resort to wise-ass.
4. Glory. I haven’t watched this film in a while, but it remains one of my all-time favorites. I didn’t think I’d be able to get past Matthew Broderick, but I did, and there are a couple of scenes in this movie that rock me every time I see them, no matter how many times I’ve seen them before.
5. Mississippi Burning. It’s not a happy film by any stretch of the imagination, but Gene Hackman’s performance is stunning – maybe even his masterpiece.
6. Apollo 13. My husband is an engineer, and this scene gets him every time.
7. Dances with Wolves. I am the proud owner of the 3+hour director’s cut. I am not a huge fan of Kevin Costner in general, but this film is important to me.
8. I just realized I’m pretty light on comedies. I will always stop on My Cousin Vinny whenever I’m channel surfing. Fred Gwynne cracked me up.
9. I’m also always up to watch So I Married an Axe Murderer.
10. My favorite Pixar joint is, without a doubt, Finding Nemo, but I really do love them all (even Cars, which I was sure I was going to hate).