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Top Ten Tuesday: Movies

by Megan
Linking up at Mom2MemphisAndRuby again!
Today I’m listing some of my favorite embarrassing totally awesome movies!
Saving Silverman: One of the funniest, most underrated movies ever. Actually I don’t know how underrated it is because I just happened to find it in a movie store years ago. It is hysterical. See it.
Forrest Gump: Not really an embarrassing pick- what’s not to love about this movie?!
Head: A movie the Monkees made which is totally unlike their television show. It’s really tripped-out, but somehow manages to come full circle and make total sense…kind of.
There’s No Business Like Show Business: This has been repackaged as a “Marilyn Monroe” movie, but it also stars Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, and Mitzy Gaynor, and it’s great. A must see for musical theatre fans.
The Shining: Nope, not even the Jack Nicholson version. The made-for-tv version includes some horrifying displays…of acting. But it’s truer to the book.
Tommy Boy: “Did I catch a ‘niner’ in there? Were you calling from a walkie-talkie?”
Swing Kids: Fans of Christian Bale have probably seen this, but other people probably haven’t. It’s over-the-top dramatic, but there’s some cool dancing scenes.
Scary Movie 3: This one I always need to defend because I didn’t find either of the first two Scary Movies very good, but this was directed by the same guy who directed Airplane, and it is hilarious. It parodies The Ring, Signs, 8 Mile, and The Matrix, among others. “Look. What happens. To the taco… You mean, down the middle?”
Billy Madison: Yeah, I am from the “Chris Farley, David Spade, Adam Sandler, etc” generation. And it was awesome. And you can’t go wrong when giant penguins are involved.
Josie and the Pussycats: This came out the summer I was 17, and I cut my hair like Josie’s. The movie is actually really fun, and it’s worth watching for the unabashed product placement (which is overdone on purpose) and the star-studded cast. The soundtrack is pretty great too.
Now I want to go watch all these movies! Someone get me some popcorn!
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Sarah Fontenot April 17, 2012 - 9:21pm

OH I LOVE Swing Kids. Saw it in the theaters a few times. Had an “official” movie poster hanging in my college dorm room. Have the VHS tape somewhere in my closet. Loved it!

Megan10e April 17, 2012 - 9:27pm

Nice! I have the vhs too. I was swing dance crazy in high school.

fort mcdowell April 17, 2012 - 9:42pm

Will you hate me if I say I haven’t seen any of the above, nor do I ever want to? Well maybe Show Business. Or Swing Kids. Maybe, if I have time. But Billy Madison? Really? Am I related to you?

Good thing I like you anyway.

Megan10e April 17, 2012 - 9:45pm

I won’t hate you, but remember that it’s not my top ten list- it’s my top ten embarrassing movie list! ;) Show Business is good. Hold on, does that mean you haven’t seen Forrest Gump?! That is a must-see.

fort mcdowell April 17, 2012 - 10:12pm

Embarrassing or not, you just admitted that you liked them. In public. That’s all I heard.

Forrest Gump – meh. Read it, didn’t like it, overwhelmed by the movie hype, not interested. Go ahead, shoot me.

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby April 17, 2012 - 11:03pm

Haha! I love that you put Josie & the Pussycats on your list!
Thanks for linking up!

Megan10e April 19, 2012 - 5:11am

Desiree, I feel the need to point out that your husband’s email signature used to be a quote from Billy Madison. And you CHOSE to be related to him! ;)