Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Blogfest




Alex J Cavenaugh  is hosting a Top Ten Movies Blogfest, and the rules are simple. Post your top ten favourite movies. One rule. I broke it… Only a little. I only added three mini-series and one four movie series. It’s not so bad… Anyway, cheating aside, here are my top ten favourite movies in ascending order.



At place number ten we have Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton version. I wasn’t so sure I’d like this movie when I first heard of it. But after I actually saw it, I loved it. Cats that can turn into smoke? Shrinking and growing? The Mad Hatter? What more could I want from a movie?



In ninth place is Little Dorrit. Yes, I know this is a mini-series and therefore technically doesn’t count, but I never was very good with sticking to the rules. Little Dorrit is one of the only Charles Dickens I’ve seen so far, and it’s fantastic. Rags to riches to rags again. Old houses and cranky old ladies. It’s got some of everything.


Eighth is North and South, the mini-series adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s book. True the heroine has an annoying hat, but the other characters more than make up for that. The supporting cast is great. Some of my favourite characters are just the side ones.



Seventh place comes yet another mini-series, the last, I promise you. Pride and Prejudice. I’m an Austen girl at heart, and this has my sort of witty banter and the right touch of romance that isn’t too much. Sadly romance and I don’t get on very well unless it’s Jane Austen’s kind.



Sixth is The Avengers. Apart from loving period dramas, I’m also a big fan of superhero movies. There’s something about a bunch of people having a bunch of amazing powers that is just awesome. There’s some great lines and lots of action. My only bone to pick with this one is the way they did Thor and Loki, but apart from that, it was a great movie and one I don’t mind watching over and over again.




Fifth is the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Which again is technically a cheat, but it is the last time I cheat in this list. It has pirates, and a mad captain. Who could fail to like Captain Jack Sparrows, who’s plans always seem to be made up on the spot and always end up working in the strangest of ways?



Fourth is Tangled. I never much liked the actual fairy tale of Rapunzel. A girl named after a radish wasn’t my sort of thing. But a girl with a hundred feet of hair going to see lanterns and having crazy adventures is much better. Not to mention a small green reptile who happens to be one of the best characters…



At place number three is Thor. This is how a Norse god should be done. Hammers, hitting Thor with a bus, and Loki’s evil schemes. Frost giants, the rainbow bridge and Asgard just make things even better. Amazing movie.



Number two is How to Train Your Dragon. Dragons. Need I say more? Toothless is so cute. In fact he reminds me of my cat… And the rest of the dragon cast is amazing to. Wait, there were people in this movie I was supposed to like? I must have gotten distracted by the dragons.



And at last, at place number one is Megamind. A criminal genius with a giant blue head who thinks he’s the villain but is actually the hero? Way to turn the superhero clich√© on its head. A hero who’s the bad guy? Plus all the awesomely quotable lines? It’s no wonder I’ve watched it so many times I can quote half the movie.

Hmm, I’m seeing a pattern here. Superheros, regency dramas, and animated movies. What are your top ten favourite movies?

34 comments:

  1. Yes, I do think you have a pattern going on! lol
    I have seen everyone of those. Great list.

    ~Naila Moon
    http://yaknowstuff.blogspot.com/2013/03/mondays-music-moves-me-and-top-10-movies.html#comment-form

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    1. Maybe I should branch out into some other sorts of movies, if my top ten is anything to go by. Thanks for sharing your link. I'l hop over and see what your top ten list is. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. i laughed more than i thought i would in megamind... i am not a fan of animated films... okay i lied i am a fan of super hero types.

    Jeremy [Retro-Z]
    Howlin' Wolf

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    1. It is certainly a unique take on the super hero movie, isn't it? Maybe that's why it's made it all the way to the top of my top ten. And super hero types always seem well worth reading and watching. It's a great thing to be a fan of.

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  3. Megamind is awesome :) Also love the rest of your list, although I have to admit I have never seen North and South or Little Dorrit. Pride and Prejudice is wonderful and our family has to watch it on DVD on my mother's birthday every year because it is her favourite. You get loads of points from me for having Avengers and Thor on the list too (bit of a Loki fan here) :D

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    1. Loki is pretty awesome. So sneaky, and he makes such a great villain. I love how logical his reason was for his plans in Thor. We sound like we have a fair amount in common in our movie tastes.

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  4. We absolutely loved Little Dorrit. So glad to see Dragon getting the love it deserves, too. :)

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    1. My dad really liked Little Dorrit too, despite what he first thought. It's a surprisingly great mini-series. And the dragons...I couldn't fail to love them. Thanks for stopping by David.

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  5. Following from the Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest.

    I'm scrolling through your list going, "Oh, that's a good one! And that one, too!...." My kids and I saw Tangled the first time at the local library. Even my boys liked it.

    And what can I say about Megamind? Take the best possible answer you can think of...and multiply it by SIX!

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    1. That would be a great answer to that question then. You know it's all about PRESENTATION! Most of thd movies on my list are also my family's favourite too. Especially Tangled. Thank you for follow me. It's lovely to meet you.

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  6. Oh, I see you enjoy a hunk or two! Thor - hubba, and Darcy - bring it on! :P Yummy list!

    Shah X

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    1. There are certainly some very handsome men in these movies. And they're not all just pretty faces either. Thanks for stopping by Shah. It's nice to meet you.

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  7. You like a variety! Very cool to see Avengers and Thor on your list. And Tangled was a cute film.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. I think I've seen the Avengers on quite a few people's lists actually. It was definitely a great movie. I almost forgot to participate in this to tell the truth. Only signed up on the day but I'm glad I didn't miss it. Blogfests are fun. Thanks for hosting it Alex.

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  8. Why does nobody like Margaret's hat?

    As for my top ten....North & South is my absolute favorite, then Sense & Sensibility (the newer one), then The Scarlet and the Black, then every other Jane Austen adaptation....hm. I have yet to see Little Dorrit because I'm trying to finish the book first, and though I love it, it's an ebook on my computer and I just don't get to it as often as I'd like. It's easier to just pick up a paperback and stick it in your pocket than it is to have to start up the computer every time you want to read. :p I suppose I'm a bit lazy...

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    1. Real books are definutely easier to read than ebooks. I have a kindle and I never remember to open it and read unless I have an exciting new book, or I'm not at home and I really want to read.

      I don't think I've seen the newer Sense and Sensibility yet. In fact there are a few Jane Austen adaptation I haven't seen yet. I feel so behind now! I shall have to fix that.

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  9. The Avengers made my list and pirates is also a favorite as well.

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    1. The Avengers is a movie I reckon will be on lots of people's top ten lists. It's a great movie. My sister and I watch it over and over again. Nice to meet you Pat.

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  10. Oh my gosh! North and South is beyond the best period piece EVER! The end kiss scene is to die for. I'm glad you added that to this list. It is a keeper for sure.

    Great list!

    PS: One of my character's names is Imogen. I love her. :)

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    1. It really is a keeper. I couldn't believe how good it was when I first watched it. And as far as kiss scenes go, the end kiss scene is the best I've seen.

      Wow, what a coincidence! I so rarely find people or characters with my name.

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  11. Hi, nice to meet you!
    What a fun mix of movies. Thor was pretty close to making my list too =) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Nice to meet you too Emilyann. Thor is such a great movie, isn't it? Thor seems to be one of the more popular movies on my list.

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  12. Looks like an interesting list. I have not seen any of the movies you picked.
    Rhonda
    Laugh-Quotes.com

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    1. Well, I hope I've given you some ideas as to some new movies to watch then. I highly recommend them all. Thanks for stopping by Rhonda

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  13. oh wow! I love your picks. I haven't watched North and South though, guess i'll have to check that out.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. You should check North and South out. As far as period dramas go, it's one of the best I've seen. Nice to meet you Nutschell.

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  14. You've got some nice picks. I loved How to Train Your Dragon.

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    1. It's a great movie isn't it? I love books with dragons in them, so of course it would make sense that I would love movies with dragons in them too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Nice list! I'm curious though. What was it about the way they did Thor and Loki that you didn't like in the Avengers?

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    1. Well, I doubt I'd have many people agree with me here, but I felt that Thor just wasn't as well rounded as he was in 'Thor'. He seemed to me to be more of a chivalrous knight type, missing a lot of the fun quirks that made him special in his own movie. maybe that's because he couldn't have enough screen time, or maybe I'm just being too picky, but that's how I felt he was. it was still good to me, but it just wasn't as good as it was in 'Thor'.

      And Loki felt a little off to me in that he'd lost a lot of the smooth charm and easy cunning that really stood out to me in 'Thor'. I know he was supposed to be different from the last time we saw him, but he didn't feel like the same, smooth gentleman we saw in the other movie.

      Well, at least that's how this all felt to me. I'm pretty sure that there aren't that many people as picky as me on this subject, and they probably had different writers, which would definitely be a factor. It was still a great movie though, and it seems to be a firm favourite among people.

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  16. Just dropping by from the blog hop. Great list! I have much love for "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "How to train your dragon" even though the latter didn't make it to my top 10

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    1. I think it was the dragons in 'How to Train Your Dragon' that pushed it up there for me. I'm a big fan of dragons. Plus one of my cats looks a lot like Toothless. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Some great choices! I'd never heard of Little Dorrit before, as a book or as a movie.

    Stopping by to welcome you to the A-to-Z!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I hadn't really heard much about it either, until a friend recommended it to me. It's a great movie, and in my opinion well worth watching. And reading too. It's great to meet you Shannon.

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