Because you asked so nicely. 😉 This isn’t my usual night to post but since someone requested this, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it, here’s my personal top ten cars and movies. Of course, these are my favorites for my own reasons. I can’t wait to read some of your responses and see how many agree or not.
Top 10 Vehicles:
9.) Pontiac GTO – Couldn’t find a good picture but you know, it’s just one of those good muscle cars. Grrr…
8.) 1971 Barracuda – My dad used to have a ‘Cuda, complete with the chain link steering wheel too.
6.) 1970 Chevelle – Grrr…x2
5.) 1969 Camaro – Such a classic… Grrr…
4.) 1967 Mustang – Not the Shelby Cobra, but the more boxy looking one. All black, white racing stripes, soft, buttery leather bucket seats…oh yeah.
3.) Mazda3 – ‘cuz it’s mine. I just love my little Zoom, Zoom. And it does go zoom, zoom, probably more often than it should. 🙂 I can’t help it. I like to go fast. Hahaha!
2.) 2010 Camaro SS – Bumblebee!!
1.) ’36 Chevy Half-Ton – My late uncle used to build old GMCs and Chevys from scratch. Well, he’d take the skeleton of a classic truck and start to find all the parts to go with it. The real parts, not modern knockoffs. He and my aunt frequented auto swap meets all across the country until he could find all that he needed to get one all back together. This ’36 Chevy was awesome. He taught me to drive it the last time I was out there. We cruised up and down his lanes – he owned farmland just on the outskirts of Winnipeg, MB – and we even tootled out onto the highway for a stretch. It’s one of my favorite, lasting memories of my uncle. He passed away in 2009 and every time I see a classic like this one, I think of him.
Top 10 Movies:
10.) Gosford Park – This is such a great movie, with all the different characters and the different storylines within the main storyline. Plus, I love costume dramas and Stephen Fry is awesome, as always, never mind the fact that he’s only in the movie for about fifteen minutes.
9.) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – I’m a closet nerd. Well. OK, maybe not so closeted. 😉
8.) Batman Begins – I just love Christian Bale and when I heard he was going to be the new Batman, I was super excited. I remember seeing this movie in the theater. It’s the only movie I can ever remember people clapping at the end of. I loved the return to the darker, more earthy Batman and the new-old Alfred was just fantastic. 😀 (& The Dark Knight – Again, I love Christian Bale and this movie, the whole Joker character, just blew me away.)
7.) Constantine – I’m not a huge Keanu Reeves fan but I loved the story of this movie. I’m a big fan of religious movies, or rather, movies that challenge the belief structures of religions and not just Catholicism, though those do seem to be more prevalent. Anyway, I loved this movie for the story and the detail it contained without being too bogged down. (While on the topic of religious movies, I also loved “Dogma,” “Stigmata,” “Gabriel” and “The Da Vinci Code” – though the book was way better!)
6.) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – I’ve always loved the books and this movie was a stunning visual of the story. Loved it.
5.) Transformers – Oh, those sexy transforming cars and trucks. This movie literally took my breath away the first time I watched it. Unbelievable special effects, as if the robots were real.
4.) Labyrinth – I do not remember a point in my life when I did not have this movie. I remember the goblins scaring the bejeezus out of me the first few times I watched it and I couldn’t go to bed without my mom or dad checking under the bed for me. I still love the movie but different things make me smile, like those tights and that acting… *shudder* But it’s still one of the most entertaining movies I’ve ever seen.
3.) Remember the Titans – I’m a big football fan, as well as a hockey fan, since I grew up watching games with my dad and brother, and I remember watching my brother play in high school. This movie is one of my favorite sports dramas and IMO, one of the better sports dramas out there. Plus, Denzel Washington is one of my all-time fav actors.
2.) Pride and Prejudice – The BBC miniseries, not the abrupt and annotated Keira Knightley version. Just…ick. Anyway, I know the miniseries isn’t a movie, but I’m including it anyway. 😉
1.) Anna and the King – There’s no grand reason why I love this one so much. I loved “The King and I” growing up, as I had a thing for all musicals as a kid. More than that, I just loved the idea of two people from such different worlds finding enough common ground to fall in love. Or maybe it was that they were so different that they fell in love. Who knows? Either way, this movie is visually appealing (the scenery is amazing!) and I always, always get choked up at the end when Anna and the King dance on the balcony. *sigh*
So there you have it. Love? Hate? Agree? Disagree? Don’t give a damn? 🙂 Lemme have it!
This was fun, either way. Next time, I might do top ten books. Although, that might have to be more like top 20, since I have so many…
As always, take care and happy reading!
P.S. Y’all should check out the latest chapter of “Breaking Through the Ice” on Lit now!