Monday, April 23, 2012

The Girls With Glasses Movie Picks


Whether you watch your movies on Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster, iTunes or Red Box, we have a few of our favorite films for you to check out. Some are classics, some are family favorites and some are hidden gems.

Summer's Picks:
Penelope
Amelie
West Side Story
To Catch A Thief
Charade

Brooke's Picks:
The Wedding Singer
That Thing You Do
Hook
The Parent Trap
Mary Poppins

What's your favorite movie of all time? We want to check them out.

45 comments:

  1. Grease 2. I'm not kidding, I promise. It really is amazing as hard as it is to believe, I could watch it overandoverandover.

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  2. Two movies that I think are highly under-appreciated are: Chaos Theory (ryan reynolds, hellloo???) and A Good Year (russell crowe). SO good! And yes yes yes to Penelope. It's $5 online at Target right now. : )

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  3. HOOK. Oh, Wow. Hello childhood.
    ha. newest follower :)
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  4. oh my gosh, hook is one of my all time favorites, but you can also never go wrong with dumb and dumber, pretty in pink, definitely maybe, and so many more. :)
    xo TJ

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  5. Brooke you have the best picks!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  6. I think I have to agree with every movie choice you guys gave! Although, I would have to add every Wes Anderson film (LOVE!), The newsies, Little women and Disneys Robin Hood.

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  7. I used to think my dad was Dick van Dyke, too. Such a cute man!
    Gotta love Dan in Real Life, though. If you haven't seen it, it's a MUST! Fantastic soundtrack by Sondre Lerche.

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  8. oOoOo Mary Poppins--such a goodie!!! A couple favorites of mine are Fly Away Home and Down to You! =)
    Char xo
    www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

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  9. My favorite is Edward Scissorhands, but both of your picks rock! LOVE LOVE all of them.

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  10. Remember The Titans and Baby Mama

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  11. All time favorite-Sound of Music. Every time I went over to my grandma's house we would sit and eat jolly ranchers in her living room and watch it, nothing better!

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  12. OMG, so many of my fave films here! I haven't seen That Thing You Do in so long!

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  13. I just love all of Summer's picks. So much greatness!

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  14. Ok... A Philadelphia Story (that's Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, 'nough said), It Happened One Night (young Clark Gable and a fabulous hitch hiking scene), and of course, My Fair Lady!

    I could go on, but I better stop now ;)

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  15. LOVELOVE penelope! but amelie will always forever be my one true love!

    livi

    ps you should check out my blog, thebrightbit.com - daily giveaways going on right now - lovely stuff!

    thebrightbit.com

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  16. Love all of your picks...I have to add Some Like It Hot...such a great movie!

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  17. I agree that Mary Poppins is a practically perfect pick, but probably my most favorite movie is The Gods Must Be Crazy. It holds together a few different stories all at the same time. It deals with some pretty serious issues and deep concepts, all the while, slapstick comedy is splashed all over the place, keepin' it light. I walk away with the message that humility, simplicity and love are key ingredients to happiness. Anything contrary to those 3 things will ruin the whole confection all together. It's the sweetest movie! Watch it if you haven't seen it. -Andrea :)

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  18. Ok, you two are adorable!! I love seeing you get excited about your favorite movies! I'm a movie girl too! I've seen all but one of your faves (Amelie) and I will totally have to rectify that soon. To Catch a Thief, Charade, and That Thing You Do are all on my faves list. I have to give mention to The Princess Bride, North By Northwest, and Casablanca. All awesome movies! Oh, and I agree with some of the other commenters about Dan in Real Life, The Philadelphia Story - two more great flicks!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Wani
    www.wanibug.blogspot.com

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  19. Great picks! If you like Mary Poppins, you should see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The music is so catchy, it's "truly scrumptious". My go-to funny movie is When in Rome. It's kind of corny but in a laugh-every-single-time-I-watch-it kind of way, and the cast couldn't be more perfect. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a good one too, touching but fun. Oh and the best overlooked kid's movie: Curious George. It's one of the few kid movies I can watch over and over and over and over again and not get sick of it. I mean...an awesome soundtrack (Jack Johnson) and very quotable dialogue (Will Ferrell as the man in the yellow hat) it can't get better than that. :)

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  20. Love all of your choices! Here are my suggestions:
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers- grew up watching this musical with my grandma (RIP).
    Much Ado About Nothing- there's nothing like a well adapted Shakespeare play.
    Swing Kids- a tearjerker about WWII but starring a young Robert Sean Leonard & Christian Bale = excellent.
    How to Steal a Million- probably one of my favorite classic comedy caper films.
    Easy A- new favorite; I mean, who doesn't love Emma Stone?

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  21. Auntie Mame (1958) - best movie EVER.

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  22. I just found your blog, and I love it! It's so refreshing and fun! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next!

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  23. Ooooh, I love me some That Thing You Do! (...and The Wedding Singer! And Amelie!)

    Other faves:

    My Girl (KILLS ME DEAD)
    Father of the Bride (Steve Martin/90s version)
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    Pretty Woman
    A Time to Kill
    The Notebook
    The Goonies
    Home Alone 2 (...I know, I know. Sentimental, childhood reasons!)
    The Godfather
    Gone With the Wind
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Life is Beautiful / La Vita e Bella
    The Wizard of Oz
    When a Man Loves a Woman
    Sleepless in Seattle
    You've Got Mail
    While You Were Sleeping
    Clueless
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Dumb and Dumber
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ...aaaaaand there's probably plenty more where THAT came from, but can't remember them now off the top of my head.

    Also, confession time...

    ::clears throat::

    ...I have yet to watch Schindler's List (::gasp::), Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and...Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. I AM A LOST CAUSE, Y'ALL.

    Don't ask me how I haven't seen these...it just sort of happened! I had the best intentions and then...kablammo! In my defence, though, I grew up in the former Yugoslavia so once the war started in 1991 it didn't leave a lot of time for movie watching, hahah...though I did manage to squeeze in The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family and My Girl, so...there's THAT. Once we migrated to Australia July 1994 there was all that assimilation stuff to go through so, again, not a lot of time for movies (though the first time our relatives took us to the movies we watched that lame-ass Ted Danson/Macaulay Culkin vehicle, "Getting Even With Dad"...ack!).

    Finally, I discovered you guys last week (via Nat the Fat Rat) and think you're fabulous and adorable! And love your header, so utterly chic and glam!

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  24. If you love Audrey Hepburn, you must watch "How to Steal a Million". Peter O'Toole is so cute with Audrey. You'll love it with it's funny quotes and Audrey's cute clothes.

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    1. Yes, that's one of my favorites, I have seen every single movie Audrey has ever been in, even Lavender Hill Mob, where she only says a few lines.

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  25. I wholeheartedly agree with ALL FIVE of Brooke's favorites, and I too love "West Side Story" and anything with Audrey. I would have to add "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "Steel Magnolias." I could add probably twenty more, but I'll stop there :)

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  26. Believe it or not- I like some randoms:

    Alice in Wonderland
    Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
    Empire Records
    The Breakfast Club
    V for Vendetta
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Crow

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  27. Yup, who can deny HOOK. Come on--childhood classic right there. Speaking of which, I was at bar once, and I turned to the right of me and who was standing RIGHT THERE ordering a drink RIGHT NEXT TO ME than RUFIO HIMSELF. I was definitely drunk and started chanting Ru-fi-o, Ru-fi-o, followed by," I love you." He graciously smiled and said, "thank you, baby doll. I love you too." And then I nearly died. LIFE MOMENT.

    West Side Story, duh as well. SO good.

    And then I agree with jenloveskev--the films of Wes Anderson have a very huge spot in my heart. Love that man and the way his little mind works. And that he puts Bill Murray in all of his films. What's not to love there.

    Also Big Fish--great film & never gets old. One of the most beautiful I've ever seen!

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  28. I love movies that make me laugh and think and love:
    Hook
    The Thin Man
    While You Were Sleeping
    Pride and Prejudice
    Meet Me in St. Louis

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  29. Am I like the only guy posting on here? What? Oh, well, I don't care...

    Here's my TOP FIVE:

    The Parent Trap (I'm Serious, I LOVE that movie...I am a twin, afterall)
    Charade (no JOKE, LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie)

    Now to verge away from you two jokers...

    People Will Talk (Cary Grant Again!)
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Just awesome!)
    Nodding Hill (My favorite romantic comedy ever but, American President comes VERY close...)

    I really feel like going to 10, but I could probably go on and on and on...

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  30. What About Bob
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Also Brooke's pick "That Thing You Do"

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  31. You've Got Mail, It's a Wonderful Life, and Little Women (the 1994 version)!

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  32. I love The Seven Year Itch and Roman Hokiday!

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  33. 2 of my favorites made your lists!

    charade! When she goes "how do you shave in there?"
    the original parent trap. so good

    then
    Rocky (the original. Sweetest love story ever)
    Annie Hall
    Something to Talk About
    Return to Me

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  34. I'm with Summer - I love every movie of Audrey Hepburn's! My favourite film of all time is Plesantville, starring Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire. I also love musicals (Singin' In The Rain, Across the Universe, Hairspray) and the classics (Some Like It Hot, Funny Face), etc!

    Of the more recent films that have been released, The Artist and Midnight in Paris are tops. :)

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  35. Love all of your picks. My favorite movie is Singin' in the Rain. I think my brother and sister and I watched it about once a week when we were kids.

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  36. Favorite movie that I will watch everytime..... Princess Bride. Love it.
    Other than that...my top picks are
    Dirty Dancing (nobody puts baby in a corner)
    The Piano.....hauntingly beautiful and the music is so powerful
    The Sound of Music...my voice teacher was the guy who played Rolf...
    Now that I have kids...love the Pixar and Dreamworks films....totally LOVE Tangled....I cry everytime at the lantern release scene and Maximux the horse just kills me!!!!
    And....by all means....STRICTLY BALLROOM...the movie is funny, romantic, sexy and full of great dance moves. I will watch it over and over again!

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  37. Love your favorites. Hmm I love movies so much that it's hard to choose but I think I'll list 5 that I love...

    Breakfast At Tiffany's. Because of course.
    The 1985 made for TV, Alice In Wonderland film. It will amaze and scare you.
    Wish Upon a Star. This is a big movie for me and my sister. Cheesy and silly but still so good. And it has Katherine Heigl from way back in the day.
    Back to the Future. So good!
    Anastasia. You know the cartoon? Dimitri was the hottest cartoon ever.
    Oh! and Toy Story 1, 2 & 3. And A Goofy movie.
    I love cartoons obviously.

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  38. Really great movies! My all time favorite movies are It's a Wonderful Life and Amelie.

    A few other movies I love and I don't think have been mentioned yet are:
    The Fall (It's kind of sad, but so beautiful and fantastical. Stars Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies!)
    The Brothers Bloom (A cute con movie with Adrien Brody and Rachel Weiss)
    The Darjeeling Limited (or The Life Aquatic or The Royal Tenenbaums. I'm a fan of Wes Anderson.)

    Also, if you like You've Got Mail, you should see The Shop Around the Corner. The story is similar and stars James Stewart.

    What a lovely blog! I love it. Enjoy the movies!

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  39. Oh, i'm so delighted to see Penelope in there; i think it's a real gem! My latest favorite might be Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in "Holiday", featuring Katherine as an eccentric heiress -- shades of Penelope in Brother's Bloom, Lola!

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  40. 1. Enchanted April --- it's breathtakingly beautiful.
    2. Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont - just love the look and feel of this movie.
    3. Under the Tuscan Sun --- I seem to have a theme going here... maybe I just yearn for a real vacation.....
    4. Unfaithful --- WOW
    5. You've Got Mail or Sleepless in Seattle.... make it a double feature nite.

    Enjoy!!

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  41. waking ned divine is my fave. gives me sooooo many giggles and is highly quotable:)

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