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I love movies!  I like to watch the latest movies, as well as catching up with classics every so often.  Some of my favorite genres are psychological thrillers, comedy, romance, and a little futuristic sci-fi.  I really can’t pick just one favorite, so I’ve compiled a list of my top 6 favorites with descriptions from IMDb.

Princess Bride (1987)
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: William Goldman (book)
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Andre The Giant
Synopsis: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Cast Away (2000)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez
Synopsis: A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

A Lot Like Love (2005)
Director: Nigel Cole
Writer: Colin Patrick Lynch
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning
Synopsis: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to … lovers?

American Beauty (1999)
Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Alan Ball
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Synopsis: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter’s attractive friend.

The Matrix (1999)
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Synopsis: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

The East (2013)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Zal Batmanglij (screenplay), Brit Marling (screenplay)
Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page
Synopsis: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

**Edit Nov. 24, 2013** I missed a few that deserve mentioning.  Look them up if you haven’t already seen them: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Girl Interrupted, The Neverending Story, The Point (1971), Great Expectations (1998), Children Of Men, A.I., Fight Club, A Walk In The Clouds, Little Monsters, Chasing Amy, Y Tu Mamá También, Pan’s Labyrinth, Avatar (2009), Juno, Almost Famous, and so many more!!!

I told you I love movies!  How am I supposed to choose just one when there are so many good ones out there!

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Day 19 – My Favorite Movie
*written for the 30-Day Blogging Challenge.
*Movie information provided by IMDb.com

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