20 Movies

20 Movies I've Watched

Planning to watch a movie this weekend? Need some help sorting through your Netflix, Amazon Prime, and On Demand options? As luck would have it, I have an opinion or two on this very topic. Here you go.

8 Movies that Made Me Cry

  1. Driving Ms. Daisy (1989): The scene in the nursing home when he feeds her? Gets me every time.
  2. Nell (1994): Saw it once. Will let you know when I stop crying. The scene with the shrine? Yeah. That one.
  3. On Golden Pond (1981): An older couple growing old together. What’s not to cry about here?
  4. Steel Magnolias (1989): One of the funniest movies ever. But then there’s the whole “I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful . . .” Have mercy.
  5. Spirit (2002): It gets to me.
  6. Terms of Endearment (1983): Don’t watch it. Too sad. Way.
  7. Toy Story 3 (2010): Boy grows up, moves, gives toys away. Makes me tear up just writing that.
  8. Up (2009): Sure, it ends well. But within the first five minutes I was sobbing. Took me half the movie to get it together.

12 Romantic Comedies that Made Me Say, "Awwwww . . ."

  1. 50 First Dates (2004): My favorite romantic comedy of all time. The premise is that Adam Sandler’s character has to get Drew Barrymore’s character to fall in love with him every single day. What woman wouldn’t love that? It’s adorable.
  2. About Time (2013): This one is a fantasy/romantic comedy which is typically not my fave. But this movie is absolutely dear. Don’t miss it.
  3. Fever Pitch (2005): I really like Drew Barrymore. And Fallon is hilarious. Loved it.
  4. Guess Who (2005): Love this twist on the classic. Plus Bernie Mac.
  5. Hitch (2005): Will Smith and Kevin James seem like an odd pairing. Watch it for the dancing if nothing else. Kevin James nails it.
  6. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003): Kate Hudson is comic genius in this one. The plant. The dog. The whole shtick made me laugh.
  7. Legally Blond (2001): She plays a caricature, but Reese Witherspoon does it perfectly.
  8. Miss Congeniality (2000): Yeah, the water glasses talent? The only person who could pull that off is Sandra Bullock.
  9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): We quote it regularly around here. This one--“You no eat meat? You NO eat MEAT? Is okay. I make lamb”—and many more.
  10. Something’s Got to Give (2003): Diane Keaton. Jack Nicholson. What more do you need?
  11. Sweet Home Alabama (2002): The South rises again. And it’s classic.
  12. Two Weeks Notice (2002): Sandra Bullock never disappoints, but in this one with Hugh Grant she is at her finest.

What are some of your favorites? Comment below to share your thoughts.

About the Author Aileen Lawrimore

Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore is a mother x 3, wife x 28 (years not men), minister, speaker, writer, retreat leader, and lover of beagles and books. She has a lot to say.

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kathymfindley says March 12, 2016

I love "The Way" with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez.

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    Aileen Lawrimore says March 12, 2016

    Will check that out Kathy. Love Martin Sheen and Emilio Esteves! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Cathy Lawdanski says March 12, 2016

Looks like we like a lot of the same movies, Aileen! Terms of Endearment, Driving Miss Daisy, On Golden Pond (tearing up just thinking of that one), How to Lose A Guy (good memories watching that with my daughters). I'll check out some that I haven't seen!

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    Aileen Lawrimore says March 12, 2016

    I love watching movies with my kids Cathy! One of my favorite things in the world. (Thanks for reading!)

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Traci says March 13, 2016

Although it really doesn't fit in either of your categories, Finding Nemo is always a good idea. Can't wait for Finding Dory...coming soon to a theater near you (6/17/16)!!

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    Aileen Lawrimore says March 13, 2016

    Going to do a list of animated ones soon and this will be at the top of the list. Favorite animated movie ever!

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Jill Webster says March 14, 2016

"The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, also starring Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, and Craig T. Nelson. "27 Dresses", "When in Rome"

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    Aileen Lawrimore says March 14, 2016

    Oh I love The Proposal! And 27 dresses was so great. Don't remember When in Rome but will have to look it up. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

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