I'm sitting in my house ALONE, watching Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and drinking a Coke.
I seriously didn't think life could get any better, but I just found out that it is in fact a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory MARATHON (on ABC Family).
I'm not a big fan of the newer one because Johnny Depp was just weird ass Johnny Depp once again (I love him, but come on already) and it totally took away from the whole thing for me. I don't know. I also wasn't a fan of the new Oompa Loompa situation. And nothing compares to the original. Nothing.
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of the best movies ever. That and Pulp Fiction. I'll watch them ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. I'll probably watch the old one twice tonight if Mr. Ashley will let me get away with it, just because I can.
Mr. Ashley is this way about Forrest Gump and Goodfellas. I love them too, but having seen them 3 trillion times in one lifetime is almost enough for me. Not him though. He's always up for 3 trillion and one. He confessed to almost borrowing Forrest Gump from a friend the other day, but he knew I would be less than thrilled. I'll usually let it slide if it's on television and he finds it but I think both of us can recite the lines from those two movies.
I've got to get back to Charlie and the silence of the Ashley household right now, but what are your ANYTIME, ANYWHERE movies that you'll watch no matter how many times you've seen them?
You are going to think that I am totally riding your coattails but Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is my all time feel good movie. If I am depressed or need uplifting to Charlie I go.
I also like Pulp Fiction but I think my next pick would be The Long Kiss Goodnight. I love the idea of Mommy turning into hard ass kick butt killer. You gotta love the veggie chopping scene!
It's got to be a lot of people's favorite, it is just an awesome movie.
I haven't seen The Long Kiss Goodnight, I'm going to add it to my Blockbuster list right now.
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
A League of their Own
and this isn't a feel good movie, but I always am captivated by that Mel Gibson movie We Were Soilders. I'm not sure what it is about it.
Bridget Jones's Diary!
Anything with Reese Witherspoon
Fried Green Tomatoes
Anne of Green Gables
I hated Willy Wonka (both versions). It always freaked me out when I was a kid when the girl blew up lol.
2nd Bridget Jones, Clueless, and an oldie called Top Hat :)
Billy Eliott! and the soundtrack is the best best ever.
The Long Kiss Goodnight is one of my all time favorites. Also Steel Magnolias, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Without a Paddle.
Johnny Depp totally freaked me out as Willy Wonka and as a huge fan of the original movie, the oompa loompas annoyed me!
any of the Lord of the Rings movies
You've Got Mail
HOLY Shit! I just got done watching Wonka too! Had to turn off the new version though. Too weird for me.
My go to faves are Stand By Me and Breakfast at Tiffany's. You can never go wrong with a good ol' Audrey Hepburn movie.
I have several...
Original Sin (mock if you must)
There are more than I care to admit, and I'd never think of them all anyway. Top of mind today, after my Great Fall that I had to blog but that has probably given me brain damage, The Birdcage (Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, the latter being the funniest man on the planet). I know every line. I can recite the whole movie.
And Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. Greatest Catholic movie ever. (You know - purgatory and all.)
Where the Heart is. Every time that it is on Oxygen I sit down, ignore my kids and watch it.
Defending your Life, Dirty Dancing and Groundhog Day. But I have a million.
When Harry Met Sally
War of the Roses
The Way We Were
It's a Wonderful Life (during the holidays only)
Elf (again, holidays)
Lost In Translation
Bridget Jones's Diary (the 1st one)
You've Got Mail
Sleepless In Seattle
The Wizard of Oz
Gone With The Wind
forgot When Harry Met Sally
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days
Fun with Dick and Jane (watched that on TBS twice, last night and the day before!!)
I'm sure there are more but those are the ones right off the top of my head.
Have fun watchin Charlie! Today was me and hubbies anniversary so we are kidless too. Just until 9pm tho.
The Sound of Music
.... and Risky Business
I totally agree with Migraine Mom, I was just going to say When Harry Met Sally. My all time favorite for sure! I also love "Singing in the Rain" and "Pleasantville".
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is great too but I'm afraid I cannot agree with you about "Pulp Fiction", I hated that one!
1. Hope Floats - geez I get giddy just hearing the soundtrack.
2. The Notebook - I watch it once a month. Usually so I can get a good cry and not make an idiot out of myself crying when I'm hormonal at work. Plus, it makes me think that Mr. AFRo and I will survive until we're old.
3. I saw someone else said it, but it's an AWESOME movie... The Princess Bride. I'll never forget watching it twice a day when I was a kid staying home babysitting myself and my brudder and sister. :-)
the princess bride!!
and grease, singing in the rain, and hairspray, although I like the original slightly better.
the nightmare before christmas and breakfast at tiffany's
Stand By Me
Life Is Beautiful
Austin Powers (all of them)
The Wedding Singer
...and we always seem to run across Legally Blonde and get sucked into that one, too.
That Thing you do, it may be campy but its so good.
Hope Floats, Harry Connick Jr just looks better and better through out the movie.
I like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also! The Boat ride is freaky as anything I have ever seen!
When a Man Loves a Woman
The Replacements (no clue why but I can always watch this movie)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Another vote for Office Space, Princess Bride and Dirty Dancing. Also, I have to include Real Genius with Val Kilmer. And Remember the Titans.
Willie Wonka is on my all time favs list! I could watch Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Grease, Dirty Dancing and The Notebook over and over too!
Gonna have to go check out ABC family.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
The Wedding Date
V for Vendetta
Give me any of these, some chex mix and a vanilla diet coke and I am in HEAVEN!
oh, I have so many. But When a Mand Loves a Woman is one that no one has mentioned yet. My husband has a thing for the 5th Element.
10 things I hate about you
My hubands are:
Remember the titans
Tere is almost too many to list!
I'm watching the 2nd Willie right now. I'll watch both but the first is my favorite...I usually have to eat some candy though.
I also always watch Dirty Dancing, Matilda, and Usual Suspects (my tastes vary greatly) every time they're on. I even own 2 of those but when they're on tv, I have to watch.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
And anything with Jason Statham in it.
Oh come on - if "nothing compares to the original" then how come no one ever spells it right? It's Willy, not Willie! If it's so special, one would think you all would remember how it's spelled.
(FYI, I prefer Johnny Depp version. Old version Charlie is a wimp. New version Charlie is a cute kid. And I also think the newer version is hilarious, even if Violet does irritate the freaking crud out of me.)
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, the amazing chocolateer.....
okay, just picked up the kids and they told me THEY were watching CHarlie and the Chocolate Factory!!!
There are many, but:
Dirty Dancing (number 1, any day)
Father of the Bride
Silence of the Lambs
Boys and Girls
And so many more, I just can't think of off the top of my head.
Oh - anything with Freddie Prinze, Jr. - LOVE him!
When A Christmas Story is on for 24 hours on Christmas day, I watch like 6 of them. You can turn it off, come back a few hours later and it will be in the same spot :) It was always a tradition with me and my dad, now I make my kids and my hubby suffer.
The Godfather I/The Godfather II
The Little Princess (Shirley Temple version)
She's Having a Baby
I never saw the Johnny Dep version, it seemed disloyal somehow.
The Last Unicorn
...and no I'm not joking.
First, any movie is better with a Coke. (Which I usually stash in the freezer for a bit so that I can have a slushy Coke, which makes even movies I dread bearable)
In no order:
For the Love of the Game (muting all Kelly Preston lines)
My Best Friends Wedding
Star Wars (The old ones)
I wish David Sedaris books were made into a movie, because that is my FAVORITE thing to whittle away the time with when I have moments to myself.
Divine Secrets of The Ya Ya Sisterhood
JAWS (all of them)
Gone With the Wind
My favs are Dirty Dancing, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and The Lakehouse...My hubby LOVES all the Godfather movies. He can see two seconds and tell you which one that it's from....
Ann in Alabama
Forest Gump (I own the VSH tape-LOL)
When a Man Loves a Woman
I loved reading everyone's comments!
Here are mine:
Silence of the Lambs
Kinda dark and dreary, huh?
Okay, here we go...
The Princess Bride
Fried Green Tomatoes
When Harry Met Sally
Sleepless In Seattle
Pretty in Pink
The Nightmare Before Christmas
and I can't believe no one else has said Say Anything! I LOVE John Cusack (and Lloyd Dobbler!)
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (shut up) is my all-time favorite-stop-whatever-I'm-doing-when-it-comes-on-USA-channel movie.
But I also love (and I don't think anyone has mentioned)
Dazed and Confused
I was born 15 years too late....
Sweet Home Alabama is my go to movie. I just love it.
Lily's of the Field(Sidney Poitier)
Bridget Jones Diary
A Star is Born (Kris Kristofferson)
Most of my favorites have already been listed!! I LOVE Legends of the Fall. That movie started my love of bad/messed up guys. LOL We love ANY movie with Jay and Silent Bob including Clerks, Clerks 2, Mall Rats, Dogma, etc...For "kid" movies my favorites are Annie and Mary Poppins. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables too!! Someone mentioned that one but it bears mentioning again because Anne ROCKS! She taught me it was ok to be a little bitch. LOL Forest Gump, Dirty Dancing, Grease (both of them! I LOVE how dirty Grease 2 is! LOL), 16 Candles, Pulp Fiction (my first rated R movie), if I feel like crying my ass off-Fried Green Tomatoes or Steel Magnolias, Princess Bride, The Christmas Story, Wedding Singer-just about any Adam Sandler movie really. Oh and I have to watch Waynes World if I see it on!
Longtime lurker, but I had to comment on this post!
Wizard of Oz
You can tell this place is dominated by women.
Movies that I always watch if they are on tv.....
The Godfather I
The Quiet Man
Gone with the Wind
National Lampoons Vacation
Far and Away
Godfather is the best gangsta movie ever. The Quiet Man is just a classic. Gone with the Wind is probably the best story ever. NL Vacation is just hilarious....no matter how many times you watch it. Far and Away is a love story both men and women can enjoy.
I have to add some more! one more vote for the princess bride and a christmas story, and when we were kids we drove my mom crazy renting adventures in babysitting and ferris bueller's day off every chance we got.
ps - the ya-ya's live in my town!!!!(yep, they are a real group of women, all around 80 now) i'm related to the author of the books, and all the stories are somewhat true and take place here, they just slightly changed some names, but you still know what they are talking about. yeah, we don't get much excitement here.
50 First Dates (and it's my husband's go-to movie, too...isn't that perfect)!
Dirty Dancing. Number one, hands down. Saw it yesterday when avoiding the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory marathon....
Heart and Souls
Grease (and Grease 2!! mmmaxwell!!)
fried green tomatoes
I love City of Angels and Napoleon Dynamite (don't laugh!). My best friend and I watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off every day the summer between 7th and 8th grade, not sure why, but we did. I could live without ever seeing it again.
I have been adding the movies others listed (that I haven't seen) to my Netflix Queue, thanks for all the suggestions!
Groundhog Day! I would love to elaborate, but my own groundhog day consists of someone screaming bloody murder each time I touch the keyboard. Still love ya, though!
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