Sunday, February 11, 2007

Money Bloggers & Their Favorite Movies

Warning: This post has nothing to do with money, really. Only money bloggers.

Lately I've found myself wondering what other money-bloggers regard as their favorite films. I'm not sure why I'm so curious about this, but I really am. So, at the risk of public ridicule from other bloggers and Film Snobs alike, I'll throw out my five favorite films — not necessarily money-related. They'd go like this, in alphabetical order only:

American Beauty
You either loved this film or hated it. Guess which camp I fall into?

Just too grandiose for me to leave out. Especially since I'm a literature dork and love all that symbolism and stuff.

Return of the Jedi (or just throw all the Star Wars movies in here)
A huge chunk of my kid-hood revolved around Star Wars. Heck, I even ducked out of work to go see the last episode. What can I say? I still consider Darth Vader to be the coolest villain of all time ... and 24+ years later, that final confrontation between Vader, Luke, and the Emperor still gives me chills. Like that Mencius guy said: "The great man is he that does not lose his child's-heart."

The Shawshank Redemption
You know it's a powerful ending when the actors don't say a word, and yet you're still in tears.

Exciting. Hysterical. Riveting. Larger than life. And that's just the first ten minutes. Nudged out Pulp Fiction and Usual Suspects only because it made me laugh so hard, so often.

If you're a money blogger, and feel like divulging your five favorite movies, blog an entry and let me know about it via email:

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... and I'll add a link to your post right here! And readers — feel free to leave comments with your favorite films ... or tell me why my favorites are the equivalent of cinematic trash.

(Aside: I wonder what Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey, and David Bach would answer to this little query?)


— Posted by Michael @ 8:28 PM


Hmm... Tough.

I'd have to go with Hotel Rwanda, Memento, What Dreams May Come, The Matrix, and Star Trek II.



I'll go with:
1. The Red Violin
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Vanilla Sky


And oops, you wanted 5! Hmmm...

4. Moulin Rouge
5. Enemy at the Gates


Matthew! You're making me cry. What Dreams May Come is in my bottom five list. Seriously. I am not joking.

My top five, huh? It may depend on my mood. Two that are sure to make it into every list include Alien (the first one) and Crouching Tiger. These are two films I can watch over and over again.

The other three spots, as I say, are mood-dependent. Star Wars (the original film) will always be a favorite. I really like Seven Samurai and Ran (from Kurosawa). Also, In the Mood For Love (though I haven't seen 2049 yet, which is its sequel).

In another mood, I might say West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Or maybe 12 Angry Men or All About Eve or It Happened One Night. And what about Rebecca?

It's tough to say, but Alien and Crouching Tiger will always be in the list...


Interesting. I thought Crouching Tiger was quite good, but not great. Hmmm.

Matrix took a few viewings, but I can appreciate it now. Good stuff.


my favorite is

"Great Expectations" with Ethan Hawk,
just watched "Before Sunset" which was also really good.


My list:

1. Forest Gump
2. Matrix
3. Family Man
4. Incredibles (do cartoons count? ;-) )
5. Cast Away


Interesting lists.

-Saving Private Ryan
-Good Will Hunting


I'm always amazed by peoples top 5 lists. Seems like every time there are movies I thought were terrible in the top positions, and other times I see someone has similar tastes and a movie I haven't seen yet on the list that I'll try to check out.

Too many great movies to really pick but heres what I'll go with:

1. The Godfather
2. Empire Strikes Back (how can you pick Jedi as your favorite film from he trilogy?!?!)
3. Chinatown
4. Return of the King (to throw a recent movie in there)
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (to throw a comedy in the mix)


1 Fight Club
2 Gattaca
3 GroungHog Day
4 Shawshank
5 X-Men 3


Favorite action: Matrix
Favorite comedy: Monty Python's Holy Grail
Favorite drama: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite family: Wizard of Oz
Favorite romance: Princess Bride

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