I love going to the movies. I don’t go as often as I like because, well, I’m a writer, so I spend a lot of my time writing. So, often I end up watching a movie on Netflix or Amazon. But I still enjoy seeing them. I have some old favorites, ones that I’m always ready to watch, and I have a few newer movies I love. I thought I’d share my favorites with you.
Here are a few older movies I love:
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancé of a coma patient.
This is such a great movie. Some of you younger readers probably haven’t seen it, but if you’re a romantic, you MUST watch this movie. Sandra Bullock is adorable! Get your tissues ready.
An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.
This is another romantic movie, but with a lot of action. I love Goldie Hawn (for you youngster, that’s Kate Hudson’s mom). She and Mel Gibson are great on screen together.
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Another Mel Gibson movie with loads of action, but a lot of laughs, too.
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
This is more of an action movie than a love story, but I enjoy how McClane will stop at nothing to save his estranged wife. An added bonus is seeing the talented Alan Rickman play a bad guy. He’s amazing!
And yes, I do like some newer movies, too. Here are a few:
Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
This is a movie with a message. Wil Smith shows another side to his acting in this movie as he struggles with a loss.
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Another movie with a message, especially for women. I feel really great every time I watch this movie. All women really should take the time to see this one!
Okay, so most of my favorite movies have a romantic theme. What did you expect? I write romance into all my books. My Christie Craig books are all romantic suspense, and my YA novels have a romance and some danger, too.
So, what are some of your favorite movies? And why?