Movie Mania

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 56 Comments

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I love movies. My very most favorites would have to be Gone with the Wind, 16 Candles, Breakfast Club...etc.
BUT...
I figure you've all heard of them, so I dug to the back and bottom of my movie shelves (I own almost as many movies as I do books!) and I found what I consider some real gems that you may have overlooked or even forgotten.

So...in alphabetical order...here are ten movies well worth watching!!




The Bachelor
Jimmy has twenty-four hours to find a wife of he loses $100,000. 
Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zelwegger star in this hilarious search for love and riches.



Cool Runnings
What could be more natural than a Jamaican bob sled team entering the Olympics? A movie about it starring the fabulous John Candy!



Envy
When his best bud, Nick, gets rich from an idiotic idea Tim passed up...Tim has to deal with one of the deadliest sins: coveting his neighbor's stuff. Starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black.



It's a Guy Thing
A romantic comedy about finding the right one...at your bachelor party! 
Starring Jason Leigh, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair





                                                             Love Potion #9

Can a body ever get enough romance? Especially when it comes with a dash of hilarity! Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan star in this modern day Pygmalion in which science and magic combine to help some geeks find true love.


Saving Silverman

Silverman is a lucky man...he has the um, love of an uber controlling female and two of the craziest best buds to save him from her.
Starring Jack Black, Jason Biggs, and Steve Zahn



Screwed

Loyal butler, Willard, is tired of being abused by his crotchety lady boss, so he plans a kidnapping. Sadly, his kidnapping skills aren't any better than his ability to stand up to his boss.
Starring Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle, and Danny DeVito




So I Married an Axe Murderer

I totally love this movie. From Charlie's dad's Scottish wall of fame to the story of love vs. psychopathic tendencies, this movie always makes me giggle as it warms my heart.
Starring Michael Myers and Nancy Travis 



Sugar and Spice

When the head cheerleader and the captain of the football team express their love for each other and wind up facing parenthood as teens, it's the besties on the cheer squad who show the truest dedication and turn to bank robbery to help their fellow pom pom pal.




Tomcats

This naughty comedy is all about NOT finding love. Friends make a pact to remain single...last man standing wins a ton of cash.  Down to two confirmed bachelors, the stakes jump when Michael loses big in Vegas owing cash or flesh to some bad people. Self-preservation has Michael playing Cupid.
Starring Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth 







56 comments:

  1. Cool Runnings!!!!!

    I came across this movie on cable the other day and I had to drop everything I was doing so I could watch it.

    Seriously awesome.

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    1. I caught a bit of it on cable, then had to order the movie so I could watch it all. Seriously excellent movie.

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  2. So I Married An Ax Murderer!! High Fives and fist bumps. i love this one even more than Austin Powers..."We have piper down"

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    1. Way better than Austin Powers baby! The way he plays the dad leaves me rolling.

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  3. Loved tom cats!! Dang girl, you totally took it old school. I hope your kids weren't too embarrassed while they tweeted about it on their cooler than mom's phone!! Hehehe... me love you long time!

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    1. LOL. The kids might make fun of my push button phone, but they totally think I'm a cool movie picker :)

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  4. I love old 80s movies! It totally takes me back! Cool Runnings was brilliant, of course, and all the others too. Especially Love Potion... Sandra Bullock is one of my all time favourites actresses :D
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    1. They say she is as sweet as she seems in real life as on screen. Love Potion #9 is my favorite movie of hers.

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    2. I can totally see that about her. If my life was made into a movie (!), I'd so want her to play me :D

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  5. These are all great choices Elizabeth. I've seen almost all of these and love them.

    Gone With The Wind made my list too!!

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    1. So much to love about Gone with the Wind. No other movie compares (okay, so Star Wars does, but that's an apples and oranges kind of comparison.)

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  6. mike myers!! forgot about axe murderer =)
    you are such a rom com girl! great picks!

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    1. I am a sucker for a good laugh and a happy ending!!

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  7. You did dig up some unknowns. So I Married an Axe Murderer was funny. Yeah, I'm a closet romantic movie fan.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  8. I think I saw Love Potion number 9, or the end of it. I always caught the end of the movies when the cave had cable. It was a good end. :)

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    1. My husband is notorious about catching movies in the middle/ end. Drives me nuts!

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  9. Cool Running! I haven't watched that movie in forever. Netflix!

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  10. I don't think I've seen any of these! Now you have me curious. Fun list. :)

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  11. Great list! I used to have the biggest crush on Chris O'Donnell, so I love the Bachelor. Love Potion #9 is one of my all time faves. Doesn't Sandra look great with those bushy eyebrows? Ha! And Envy, I wish we could invent some Vapoorize, but without all the harmful effects. Until then, I guess people will just have to keep scooping. :P

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    1. Vapoorize would be great. Nothing like carrying a bag of poo while out on a relaxing stroll!

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  12. I actually haven't seen any of those yet - I feel like such a loser right now :P Going to have to fix that soon!

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    1. No! Not a loser. That's why I picked them...I wanted to find off the beaten path movies that are worth watching.

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  13. Cool Runnings was a great film. I still enjoy John Candy movies.

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    1. Uncle Buck is one of my favorites...love it. Love and miss him.

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  14. You really like comedies. Is it bad that I have no Jamaican related movies in my top ten?

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    1. I love comedies! But I like all sorts of movies, so many I had to come up with a "theme" for my list...great movies you may never have heard of.

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  15. ahhhh!!! Its A Guy Thing!! Islands in the stream that is what we are...lol my hubs and I love that movie. hilarious.
    Great list.

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    1. That was a great scene...off key singing in public has to say, "I love you" best.

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  16. I absolutely love 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club!! I haven't see all the movies you posted with trailers. What a cool idea.

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    1. Those two movies are in my top 10 of all time. I would take them with me if I was shipped off to the deserted island.

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  17. The Breakfast Club is a classic. And I enjoyed Cool Running.

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  18. Loved the start of your list, and then you made it even sweeter by sharing your gems. Some brought back memories, and others I need to check out. I loved Love Potion #9. ;-)

    Great list!

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    1. Thanks! I have so many favorites, I have to categorize them.

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  19. You put a huge smile on my face with the clip from Cool Runnings. "I am feeling very Olympic today. How about you?" xD

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    1. ...totally going to watch that movie again this week.
      :D

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    2. Love that movie. It is so inspirational. I bought it for Christmas...for my husband. I know he appreciates getting my favorite movies as gifts. :)

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    3. Oh, and I'm not feeling totally Olympic, so I am going to re-watch clip for inspiration!

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  20. You would pick the funniest movies ever. :)

    Great picks, Elizabeth. Oh, and I love your new header! Another of Tara's beauties.

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    1. Tara is so very talented!! I just love it.

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  21. Yeah, I love your new header!!! Super cute!

    I was surprised I've only seen about half of those movies. I might have to have a movie night with the hubs :)

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    1. It is amazing!! I picked the movies because they weren't super popular. I know I am always looking for something good to watch and these are some oldies but goodies.

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  22. Oh wow forgot all about So I Married an Axe Murderer! That's classic! Liek The Man with Two Brains! Love that one too. And of course anything with John Candy or Jack Black always makes me laugh.

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    1. I really miss John Candy. He was funny on screen and seemed like a sweetheart in life too.

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  23. I haven't seen any of these. Where have I been?

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    1. Well...considering how you meet deadlines and stay on task, I'd say you've been busy working!!

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  24. The only two I've seen from this list are So I Married an Axe Murderer and Cool Runnings. Both are classics of my younger years. Definitely love Axe Murderer a lot :)

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    1. Now you'll have to watch the rest of them. :)

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  25. I LOVE Cool Runnings! And So I Married an Axe Murderer is one of my hubby's favorite movies. He always quotes it. Ha ha ha. :)

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  27. "Cool Runnings" has been one of the few comedies I've really enjoyed. Great pick! :3

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