National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! You can’t deny how hilariously funny this classic is. From the aunt putting cat food in the jello mold to the carving of the ever so dry turkey. It’s a must watch during the holiday season.
Crooklyn. From the way the film was shot to the diversity. Watching this film I experienced so many emotions. I laughed and I cried. This movie made me wish I’d grown up in Brooklyn. If you hear the song, “1 2 3 the devils after me. 4 5 6 he’s always throwing sticks. 7 8 9 he misses every time. Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah amen” you know exactly where it’s from and can’t help but join in singing.
Coming To America. “The royal penis is clean your highness”. “Sexual chocolate!” “Just let your soul glow”. So many sayings from this movie that are still used today. I think just about everyone is familiar with this film. Still one of my all time faves.
Malcolm X. Whew, where do I begin? I just watched this film yesterday. Denzel Washington embodies the character of Malcolm X so well that I thought I was watching him! Not to mention that I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Nation of Islam. I have an interesting story about this that I’ll share in a future vlog.
(Drumroll please) 📣 THE COLOR PURPLE! I could watch this movie every single day. I remember when this movie made its debut in the 80’s. I was 9 when I snuck and read the book. Now, at 9 I had no business reading this book, but I couldn’t stop reading once it started. I can easily recite every line from this movie. Back in the day I watched the VHS tape so much that it broke. This is another film that can be recognized by some of the now famous sayings. “You told Harpo to beat me” “All my life I had to fight” “I heard she got that nasty women’s disease” “You sholl is ugly ha ha ha” This too will forever be a classic.
What are some of your favorite films? I’m not a huge tv watcher which is probably why my movie list consists of old films, but in my opinion they should be added to your must watch list if you haven’t seen them.
Until next time…💛