Monday, February 23

Movies... and a Lot More Movies

The Oscars just went by, and I love the movies they have presented, some of which I have not had the chance to watch yet, but will do soon, very very soon.

This post is not a tag, but I just want to share to you the many movies I have loved and will love watching repeatedly.

Of different genre, different stars, offering different modes of comfort to the watcher, but I love them all. These are just some on my LOVE list, some of which are movie titles I have already forgotten but when re-played over HBO, I can only stop and stay in front of the TV to finish it off, no matter how busy I am.

These movies have captured my heart in a different level for me to be featuring them here, some of you may agree but some may find the movie too low a quality or too sappy to have made me cry or laugh, but hey, to each his own. ;-)

So here goes my list, in no particular order.

I was in college when I saw this film and this made cry. Today, we celebrate our Independence Day! Whoa, and goosebumps started growing in my arms.

Madagascar made me laugh on the first movie, and truly made me teary-eyed (not really cry, because I was with the kids) on the second movie, it's about three friends and their adventures and misadventures in the jungle. Click here to read my review on the movie.

This my kids and I love to watch over and over again. I am just sure that you too would agree, this is just so HILARIOUS, Ice Age sequels are. watch out for Ice Age 3!

Of course, who wouldn't love the Panda who is just so big to become part of the Five? My kids were enjoying this over their popcorn and soda, and so did we. Haha.

City of Angels makes me teary-eyed even if I watch it over and over again. I don't know why this movie tugs at my heartstring so much. I just love Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage together.
"Why is my Reflection someone I don't know?"... Goes the song in Mulan, a song truly piercing the heart, sang by Lea Salonga, and truly speaking for Mulan, who wants to do whatever she can just to save the place she and her family has been defending for.

I was in the ending part of my high school when this movie got the best of me. Nice storyline, very cool actors and actresses, very timely also for my graduation in high school.

I cannot help but share this to you, but this one is a classic but I tell you, you will love this film.

Q:Why did you do it?
A: Because I love you.

That is how it happened at the ending part, the Cutting Edge is one love story I will never forget, it's one of those movies that give you the kilig factor, and makes you fall in love all over again. Sigh...

This one is a favorite of mine! Patch Adams is a doctor-comedian who loves to make people laugh and cures the sick through laughing, um, not really laughing, but making you feel positive despite the illness you have. A lovely story. I particularly love the part when Patch recites a sonnet (Sonnet XVII) written by Pablo Neruda....

I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

I love Brave heart, we should. It's a classic novel turned into a movie and portrayed the brave heart of one trying to defend a country to the grave.

Air Force One is a film we didn't have plans of watching but we did, way back in college. Me and my two boardmates were just planning of doing "pamalengke" but ended up going downhill to the city to make "pamalengke" because the stores near us were all closed. Sadly, we realized we were the only ones doing the pamalengke because it was a "holiday". We decided to do "pamalengke" sa grocery store at Gaisano, and ended up watching this film instead. And if I may add, we went home with nothing but "balut" (cook fertilized duck egg) in our hands.

Oh, who doesn't love Stinky and Stretchy and Fatso! And Casper, the Friendly ghost! I love Christinna Ricci here and the movie is just lovely that I cried...
Forrest Gump, life is like a box of chocolates. True, I love this movie. Very nice storyline and the lesson you learn from it is just valuable.

The romantic tragedy, Titanic is a movie filled with so much love "at first sight" portrayed by Leonardo di Caprio and the newly crowned best actress in the Oscars KDate Winslet.

Oh, read the book first in order to understand Bridges of Madison County. I just love this film.

The Laugh of my entire life, Go Big Green! Remember the goat-kissing? Haha. This movie spells

And this one is a treasure. You have to watch this baseball game film. I assure you, this is a must-see.

Well, aside from these movies, I also love a lot lot more, You've Got Mail, IQ, Waterworld, The Oceans 11,12, 13, The Godfather, The Harry Potter Series, Music and Lyrics, High School Musical, The Nutty Professor, and a lot more.

Oh movies, I wish I have all the time in the world just to watch, watch and watch!

Now, what's your favorite? Do share!


Anonymous said...

i also love most of these movies sheng!

additional ones:

toy soldiers (not the cartoon one; the one with the hostaged school)

while you were sleeping

remember the titans

shawshank redemption

princess_dyanie said...

hi sheng!

i also love some of the movies you have stated! waaah! kung fu panda and ice age! fave mg mga bagets sa min!

titanic - classic! jack and rose! woohoo!

i don't know w/ honors. since you mentioned it, i will try to check it.

mulan! weee! love for family and for his man hehe ;)

i love love:

the serendipity
sleepless in seattle

Kayni said...

Oh I remember Casper when he becomes that cut boy. I always smile every time I watch this movie. I love Independence Day, and I still watch to this day. For my other lists -
Ever After, Music and Lyrics, While You Were Sleeping, You've Got Mail, Never Been Kissed, and more.

Eds said...

i love most of these movies sheng. hay, sana we all have enough time para mapanood lahat to.

iluvgreen said...

i love those in your list like kung fu panda, mulan, madagascar, airforce 1, city of angels and my all time fave, forest gump

i also love p.s. ilove u, most of drew barrymore movies like 50 first dates, never been kiss. i love armagedon too and a lot more marathon girl ako eh..

RedLan said...

Isa lang ang napanood ko dun sa List ko, Titanic. Lol. I can't forget ghost, the ever first movie na i love kaya nakatatak pa rin sa utak ko. Tapos yung, jurassic Park, A walk to remember, yung kay hugh grant na love story na kasama niya si .. nakalimutan ko. yung the day after tomorrow. marami pa hindi ko na matandaan. yung sa pinoy, one more chance lang ang naalala ko.

Anonymous said...

Your post is a big reminder for me about With Honors. I saw this during a film showing when I was a freshman in college. I liked Casper for the longest time. I even collected some statios, notebooks and posters. Forrest Gump will always be meaningful to me.

I have a lot of favorite flicks to include Facing the Giants, Love Story (by Erich Segal), Never Been Kissed, You've Got Mail, My Bestfriend's Wedding, etc.

Unknown said...

Lovely movies are indeed the ultimate way of relieving stress. I love your list!

Here are some of my fave watch film (kahit paulit ulit, okay lang)

Gone in 60 seconds
The Family Man
-(I heart Nicolas Cage)
Transporter 1,2,3
The Bank Job
-(I heart Jason Statham)
Star Wars
-(I heart Hayden Christensen)

Brave Heart
Harry Potter
Underworld 1,2,3

Pride and Prejudice
Sense and sensibility

oo nga movie marathon ito ;)

Rosilie said...

I have seen all these movies and more except madison stuff and the big green. I just love movies, they seem to make you forget everything and feel the story too. I cant forget how many times I cried watching movies.ahhahahahahh!

Sheng, can you add my other two blogs here?

thanks a lot!mwa

Rosilie said...

I have seen all these movies and more except madison stuff and the big green. I just love movies, they seem to make you forget everything and feel the story too. I cant forget how many times I cried watching movies.ahhahahahahh!

Sheng, can you add my other two blogs here?

thanks a lot!mwa

Anonymous said...

my all-time favourites: 'shawshank redemption' and 'like water for chocolate'.

Alice said...

Ooooh... I love most of the movies you've listed! Madagascar made laughed my pants off and cried at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Great list from everyone.
I'm a Bruce Willis fan (somehow), so I like his Die Hard series and Armageddon.
I also like all Batman movies and the Harry Potter and LOTR series.
Basta sci-fi with aliens and spaceship gusto ko. :)
Yung The Mummy series din and all Indiana Jones movies.
And syempre Star Wars.

pamatayhomesick said...

jurasic park,yun ang favorite ko,dun kasi ang una kong date!

Perky said...

My love most of the movies you've listed too. Except for With Honors... I haven't watched that one.

But my all time favorite will have to be Braveheart, Last of the Mohicans, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Transformers.I just love epic and action movies.

Anonymous said...

I've seen must of it. For me, except for sci-fi, animated and action films I love, I consider these as my favorite:
1. An Affair To Remember
2. Casablanca
3. The Sound of Music
4. The Green Mile
5. 12 Angry Men
6. Shawshank Redemption
7. Forest Gump and a lot more I can't remember the title.

Reena said...

i like sonnet 17 too!! :)

i like a lot of movies. parang i need a new blog to post everything. hehe...

i do enjoy the movies adapted from jane austen's works, i.e. pride and prejudice, sense and sensibility, etc.. i enjoy period films like far and away, the duchess, etc.

and i enjoy chick best friends wedding, when harry met sally, sleepless in seattle, legally blonde, etc. :)

naku, ndi ako matatapos nito. haha. sige, i'll dedicate a post on this na nga. lol.

Gilbert Yap Tan said...

Hi Sheng,
my top 10 faves ever are: The Sound of Music, Somewhere in Time, Lost Horizon, Little Prince, Mary Poppins, Forrest Gump, Casa Blanca, West Side Story, Godfather trilogy, Harry Potter series.

Seeing your list gave me an idea on what book to give you on Mother's Day. :)

Unknown said...

luv the movies you liked too, sheng. . .

Included in my best films list are: Into the West, Kate & Leopold, The Devil Wears Prada and believe it or not, the Die Hard Series of Bruce Willis. .

SASSY MOM said...

I love movies too.'

I the list that you have, I love Cutting Edge, Air Force One, Patch Adams, Mulan, Titanic, Forrest Gump, City of Angels and of course, Kung Fu Panda.

escape said...

dami din dito ang hindi ko pa napapanood. i am a scifi fan so expect my list to be transformers, star wars, matrix, minority report, fifth element, and more sci fi movies. next to it are epic movies and horror.

i remember cutting edge. beautiful movie!

Anonymous said...

i love your selection sheng! the only one i haven't seen is the second to the last one. loved independence day. was in college too when i saw it ;-) so many memories!

Dee said...


I haven't seen some of these but of those that I have, I love Air Force One, For Love Of The Game Braveheart and Cutting Edge. Another movie I love that really moved me was The Notebook. I'm quite addicted to romantic movies kasi.

Oh, I'm passing a tag to you. It's the "Passionate Bloggers Award" tag. Hope you don't mind. Please get it at my blog. Thank you. Have a nice day! :D

Anonymous said...

we have the same taste in movies! :) but my favorites are Fearless and La Vita e Bella. They deeply touched my humanity. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of cartoons, really, so I love the once you mentioned. Add in Finding Nemo. I also love The Big Green,and it's been a long time since I last saw that!

I also love Patch Adams and because of that I memorized Pablo Neruda's Sonnet XVII. I also have a compilation of all of his love sonnets.

Anyway, here's my list of Never Get Tired of Em Movies:

While You Were Sleeping
Air Force One
Casper (Can I keep you?)
The Day After Tomorrow (I love disaster movies)
The Phantom of the Opera
Forrest Gump
Remember the Titans
Notting Hill
The Green Mile

Heart of Rachel said...

Great list. I also like many of those movies you mentioned.

Here's my list of faves:

Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
Pretty Woman
Meet Joe Black
An Affair to Remember
Love Affair
A Walk in the Clouds

Anonymous said...

hi! i discovered your blog through bloghopping. nice site.

i must say i also love most of the movies you listed esp. with honors, cutting edge, for the love of the game, independence day, forrest gump, titanic, and of course, the animated films you mentioned plus the add'l ones you listed at the end.

too add, i also love matrix (1-3), a walk in the clouds, some kind of wonderful, mr&mrs smith, italian job, equilibrium, robert downey films, and a lot lot lot lot more... :)

Garando said...

Great list, Sheng! I have a few recommendations for you:

1) Gran Torino
2) Two Days in Paris
3) The Awakening (You'll love this if you liked Patch Adams)
4) Amelie

Hope you get to watch them soon if you haven't yet. :)

The Girl With A Curl said...

Hi Sheng!

I LOVE With Honors. Buhay pa ang cassette tape ko na soundtrack nun! Haha. How have you been! I hope you're well!

Anonymous said...

ako din love ko ang kung fu panda, ice age at mulan! mas gusto ko ang animations kesa pag tao ang bida - mas may effect. LOL.

Anonymous said...


have you seen the "One Night With the King" ?

that movie is so lovely!


e[k]stranghero said...

hey, i also made a list similar to this. just now. i like your list. :-)

Anonymous said...

I left you a comment the other day about your movies and listed some of my favorites but I messed up and the comment didn't go through. Anyway I've seen "Independence Day" so many times. I just love Will Smith. I love science fiction movies.

Anonymous said...

i thought i posted a comment here kagabi. anyway, here's mine:

{kahit paulit-ulit}
executive decision
independence day
pursuit of happYness
speed 1
a walk to remember
the day after tom
air force one
enemy of the state
a few good men
crimson tide
august rush
courage under fire
the american president
million dollar baby

die hard
harry potter
charlie's angels
star wars
back to the future

Toni said...

Oh yeah, those movies you listed are awesome. I was a big fan of The Cutting Edge!

My all-time faves are The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poets Society, Lost in Translation, Amelie, Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, Serendipity... :)

Jan said...

I smiled to myself when you wrote Independence Day made you cry. Really. I don't understand this at all. Of course, I don't have to.

But you love Bridges of Madison County. And this reassures me. And then you mentioned Braveheart. Well, I almost forgot Independence Day made you cry. I so love that film. It's got two of my favorite actors: Streep and Clint.

I'm just pulling your leg. :) Saw you on Dee's page by the way.

sunny said...

weee! am a movie addict! heheheh! adds on, hehehe! the constant gardener, the english patient, toy story, I AM SAM, saving private ryan! and more more more! hehehehehehehe!

BTW, independence day genre is not my cup of tea,hehehehe! but with the rest, thumbs up! hehehehehe!

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