Monday, April 12, 2010

Movies that Suck You In

I acknowledge the fact that I read less and am less productive as a result of having Direct TV. Sad, but true. I love HGTV and DIY and have been caught watching reality TV on Bravo too. Those channels are sure to have something entertaining. But there are a few favorite movies that I cannot pass by if they are on. And the pathetic thing is I own most of these movies already, so there's no reason for me to watch them on TV when I can shave off 20 minutes by watching them on DVD. Anyway, this is my list of movies that always suck me in:
  • Pride and Prejudice - Kiera Knightly version (I love the music and the scenery. I especially love the tender awkwardness of how Mr. Darcy shows Elizabeth how he loves her)

  • Sleepless in Seattle - The part where Tom Hanks describes his sweet, dead wife makes me tear up every time.

  • You've Got Mail - Meg Ryan is utterly adorable in this movie

  • Bridget Jones - Goodness, Renee Zwellenger is such a hilarious mess. And who doesn't love Collin Firth?

  • Shrek 2 - my favorite of the Shrek movies. I can't help but find Puss n' Boots comical.

  • The Devil Wears Prada - I like watching Anne Hathaway's transformation. And she has some killer clothes.

So I think to summarize ... I like chick flicks. Interesting and totally predictable. How about you? What's on your list of movies you can pass up?


Rose said...

I always get sucked into watching Forrest Gump when it is on TV, which is like all the time.

Also two times this summer, I got sucked into watching Dances with Wolves on TV and I couldn't stop watching it until all 3+ hours of it were over. That is like a whole day!

*carrie* said...


You've Got Mail is at the top of my favorites list. I've never seen Shrek 2, and admit I don't care to. =) I love P+P, and am more partial to the looong version (containing the aforementioned Colin!)