Movie_tickets_300.gif There are many pros to being an avid participant in the Netflix system. Oh, the convenience! This weekend Jon and I watched Top Gun, Born Yesterday and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. All excellent movies! On DVD. And the best part is that, had we not watched them this weekend, had we waited until next weekend or the weekend after... nobody would be calling our house leaving obnoxious messages like:

Hello. This is your neighborhood Blockbuster. We are calling to inform Audrey Pancoast that her most recent rental is overdue.

Blah. Blah. Blah. Who's Audrey Pancoast? Anyway, we enjoy the freedom of Netflix. But beyond that, I get to rate all the movies that I've ever seen. Quite a few. And I have excellent taste in movies (don't bother arguing...). Because I have some time, and because Netflix allows me the luxury of extensive browsing and rating and recommending, I've come up with some Top 10 lists. Hope you have your popcorn ready.

romanholiday.jpg Classics
1. Roman Holiday
2. Best Years of Our Lives
3. It's a Wonderful Life
4. The Philadelphia Story
5. Mrs. Miniver
6. The Women
7. Born Yesterday
8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9. Breakfast at Tiffany's
10. Adam's Rib
(and there are so many more than this!)

Romantic Comedies
1. Notting Hill
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. Sleepless in Seattle
4. Runaway Bride
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
6. Barefoot in the Park
7. Miss Congeniality
8. That Thing You Do!
9. Dave
10. My Best Friend's Wedding

rememberthetitans_1.jpg Sports/Coaching
1. Hoosiers
2. Remember the Titans
3. Miracle
4. A League of Their Own
5. *61
6. Pride of the Yankees
7. Field of Dreams
8. The Natural
9. Bend it Like Beckham
10. Pat and Mike

1. A Few Good Men
2. A Beautiful Mind
3. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
4. Erin Brokovich
5. All the President's Men
6. Steel Magnolias
7. Les Miserables
8. Awakenings
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
10. Runaway Jury

deadpoetssociety.jpg Teaching/Writing
1. The Emporer's Club
2. Anne of Green Gables (and Anne of Avonlea)
3. Dead Poets Society
4. Under the Tuscan Sun
5. Forrest Gump
6. Mona Lisa Smile
7. Finding Neverland
8. The Diary of Anne Frank
9. A River Runs Through It
10. The Miracle Worker

1. Indiana Jones: Lost Arc
2. The Matrix
3. The Right Stuff
4. Jurassic Park I
5. Mission: Impossible
6. The Patriot
7. Air Force One
8. The Recruit
9. Underworld
10. Independence Day

dirtydancing.jpg 80s Movies
1. The Big Chill
2. The Breakfast Club
3. Rain Man
4. Dirty Dancing
5. On Golden Pond
6. The Princess Bride
7. Fried Green Tomatos
8. Little Darlings
9. Moonstruck
10. Crocodile Dundee I

Originals and Almost-as-Good Remakes
1. Father of the Bride (1950 and 1991)
2. Father's Little Dividend (1951)/Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
3. Pride and Prejudice (1940 and 2005)
4. The Lady Vanishes (1938)/Flightplan (2005)
5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962 and 2004)
6. Ocean's Eleven (1960 and 2001) ((Remake is better))

audreyhepburn12.jpg Audrey Hepburn
1. Roman Holiday
2. Sabrina
3. My Fair Lady
4. How to Steal a Million
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's
6. Wait Until Dark
7. Funny Face
8. Two For the Road
9. War and Peace
10. Love in the Afternoon

Alfred Hitchcock
1. Dial M For Murder (1954)
2. Rear Window (1954)
3. Lifeboat (1944)
4. Saboteur (1942)
5. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
6. North by Northwest (1959)
7. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
8. Rebecca (1940)
9. To Catch a Thief (1955)
10. The Wrong Man (1956)

bobhope.jpg Bob Hope
1. The Ghost Breakers
2. Road to Morocco
3. Road to Singapore
4. Road to Utopia
5. Casanova's Big Night
6. My Favorite Blonde
7. The Princess and the Pirate
8. Seven Little Foys
9. The Big Broadcast of 1938
10. Road to Zanzibar