Friday, August 30, 2013

Favorite Movies

A looong time ago, Vellvin tagged me in a favorite movies tag that James started!

The rules:
1: List favorite movies (in any format that you like and the movies do not have to be in order).
2: Post my video tribute (above) somewhere in your post.
3: "Tag" other bloggers (optional). (I won't tag anyone but take this if you want to do a similar post!)

Here is James' fantastic video tribute:

And my favorite movies...
 The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit 
Rather obvious if you look at my blog, The Lord of the Rings films are pretty much my all-time favorites. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (and likely the others) included. Fellowship of the Ring is first, probably followed by The Two Towers, then Return of the King. Hard to compare The Hobbit to those, so I'll just say that I loved that too. The Lord of the Rings books and movies just...I don't know, they mean a lot and it's something I can always go back to. Lovable, heroic characters, magnificent places, beautiful music, just everything.

Star Wars
If you've followed me for any length of time this is probably just as obvious. A bit harder to pick favorites here - for the original trilogy it's Return of the Jedi and prequels it's The Phantom Menace or Revenge of the Sith. Again, great characters, stories, and a amazing, extensive universe.

Pirates of the Caribbean
I was super obsessed with PotC for a while and still love these movies. At World's End might be my favorite, but I do love the first two as well (four was okay and though it wasn't my favorite it's still nice to have more movies). One of my favorite PotC related memories is the evening the AWE trailer was going to come out. It would be released at midnight which at the time was too late for us, but this scene from the movie was posted earlier in the evening. We proceeded to watch it maybe 13 times and memorize it. It's probably my favorite scene in all four movies.

The Sound of Music
This is a great feel-good movie for me. I love musicals and this is one of my favorites. Julie Andrews wins all the awards and the story and setting is just so awesome. I mean, Catholics, singing, and just before World War II? Not sure it can get much better.

Those are probably my top choices for movies. Others I've enjoyed a lot include a few Marvel movies, several Disney movies, Indiana Jones, what I've seen of Harry Potter (if anyone is interested, here is a great essay on Harry Potter and Christianity!) and a few others.

So there you go! Thanks again Vellvin, and thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks for participating in my movie tag! Star Wars and Middle Earth films are the best, I love those films so much, although you already know that. The first POTC movie is one of my favorites as well; Johnny Depp was hilarious in it.


  2. I'm so glad you did this! :)
    LOTR, Star Wars, and POTC are awesome! :D
    And I love the Sound of Music. The end is so tense, and exciting, and I love it how the nuns sabotage the car that the Germans were using. :)

    God Bless,

  3. Great movie choices! I love all of these, especially Star Wars and Pirates!

  4. I loved doing this tag; I liked seeing your answers! I'm actually really glad to find someone else who liked At Worlds End; I really really enjoyed that one myself.


  5. James - Sure, it's a cool idea! :) Haha, well it's pretty obvious that I feel the same way! Yes, he is awesome.

    Vellvin - Oh yes it is! What an awesome movie. :)

    Stilwater - That's great! Thanks for the comment!

    Jamie - Thanks! You like it too? :D Seems like everyone loves the first and not as much the rest. And thank you for following! :)

  6. I love LOTR (as you know :P) and The Sound of Music. :) Haven't watched the others.

  7. I love the Hobbit too!
    And star wars is awesome, not the Luke ones as much as the Anakin ones :).
    TTFN Rogan

  8. Sorry for not commenting sooner, it only just appeared on my dash!
    This is an awesome post!! :D I agree, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings(The Hobbit) are the best!! :D And The Sound of Music is really good as well, very lovely musical :)
    and of course, Marvel, Disney, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean are awesome as well! :D

  9. Alyianna - You do??? :P Yay! Well that can be fixed. ;) Kidding! :) Thanks for commenting!

    Rogan - The Hobbit is awesome! Ooh, so you prefer the prequels? That's great!

    Shena - No worries, I always take forever on your blog anyway. Thanks!! :D Yes to all of those! :D