Holly posed a great fun question on her blog:
What are the top three to five movies you never miss when they are on tv, or wherever, BUT would not readily share with the general public the degree of your affection for?
Here's my list of those movies I just can't resist...
1. Men In Black and Men in Black II
It's the combination of clever quirky humour, ridiculous aliens and the marvelous paring of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, two actors I love. I must confess that even after way too many viewings I crack up every time I see the tiny furry aliens worshipping Tommy Lee's wristwatch in his locker. :-D
2. A Christmas Carol
Either the 1951 version with Alastair Sim or the more recent TV movie with Patrick Stewart. My favourite festive movie.
3. As Good As it Gets
My most favourite romance. Some surprisingly beautiful scenes and lines hidden amongst the humour. Jack Nicholson at his best being crass and sensitive at the same time, Helen Hunt is excellent, as always, but it's Verdell the dog who makes the movie for me. The scene where Melvin realises Verdell won't walk on cracks and the part where he chooses Melvin over Simon are just so cute and funny.
I never tire of seeing the awesome special effects in this one and the romance between Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton adds interest.
5. Steel Magnolias
One of the best "strong women" movies ever made. An awesome line up of wonderful actresses and delightful bitter-sweet humour.
So what are your favourite "watch over and over" movies? ;-)