What the movies I love say about me…

We all have them.  The top 10 movies that define who we are.  Those few movies that, even after years of watching them, STILL give us goosebumps.  Today, I’ll give you five of mine.  The other 5 will come soon.


For years I’ve tried to narrow this list down in order of importance, but that’s just not possible.  They all mean something different to me depending on when I saw it. They ALL define who I am, good, bad, and embarrassing.


So, here are five in no particular order.

The Breakfast Club

If you grew up in the 80’s this movie is in your top ten.  It just is.  We all understood this movie.  We all got it.  And we all wanted to be Judd Nelson.  Okay, maybe that was just me.


Best opening of a movie ever. Period.

Contact hits that balance between God and science with so much drama and honesty that it gives me pause.  I love a movie that can do that.


The Princess Bride

’nuff said

Good Will Hunting

Best screenplay ever.  A freaking-mazing.   It KILLS me that they wrote this when they were so young.  How did they have the wisdom to write these scenes.  Gah!

Sliding Doors

This movie is right up my alley.  It’s a thinking drama about second chances and fate, all at the same time.  Just beautifully written.  Makes me mad I didn’t think of it first.  Like crazy mad.

The other 5 will come soon, but I’m curious to hear what other people have listed for their top movies…If you dare, leave them in the comments.

Danielle Bannister

Author of Pulled


3 thoughts on “What the movies I love say about me…”

  1. I never saw Sliding doors, but the others are definitely on my list…and I would also inccude The Color Purple.

  2. I agree with Good Will Hunting. Forgot I even saw Sliding Doors. I’d have to say two of my favorites are The Bridges of Madison County and Shawshank Redemption. I like movies that make you think about different situations.

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