Monday, August 26, 2013

Favorite Movies Tag

Hello, everyone! I've been tagged by Hannah from The Writer's Window. For this one, I'm supposed to list my favorite movies. Because I love a lot of movies, I'm going to stick with my top six.

The Lord of the Rings
 If I had to pick one and only one movie to watch for the rest of my life, I would chose The Lord of the Rings. The word "epic" is often used flippantly, and I confess that I'm guilty of doing so myself, but when it comes to The Lord of the Rings, "epic" is anything but an understatement. I could go on and on about it, but that would take a while, so we'd better move on.

 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Yes, they changed and added a lot. Yes, it was a long movie. But YES, it's still only one step down from the top on my list of favorite movies. One of the things I loved best about An Unexpected Journey was how the dwarves came to life. When you read The Hobbit, you don't really think about many of the thirteen dwarves and how they may very well have their own smaller stories within the bigger one, but in the movie, you're reminded that they each have their own personality, their own story.
These next two are pretty much tied for third place:

In case no one's noticed, I love fairy tales, fairy tale remakes, and stories that remind me of fairy tales or fairy tale remakes. So, it should come as no surprise that these two would make it onto my favorite movies list. Tangled is ridiculously hilarious and awesome. I love the character growth you see in both Flynn and Rapunzel, all the hilarious lines, and also the fact that they're using a skillet as a weapon. It's probably my favorite Disney movie. (Rapunzel also happens to be my second favorite Disney princess, loosing by an incredibly tiny margin to, guess who . . .)

Yep. Merida of Brave. While a bit more scary and a bit less funny than Tangled, I still love it. I like the whole true love/happily-ever-after dynamic for fairy tales, but it is nice to see something that has a fairy tale feel without romance. Also, I love the way Merida's relationship with her mother develops, and let's face it, Merida's whole family is pretty awesome. Add onto that the fact that, as I mentioned, Merida's my favorite Disney princess (awesome hair+awesome accent+mad skills with a bow and sword+great personality and character development=Sarah's favorite) and it's really no wonder that this is one of my favorite Disney movies.

I want to not go overboard with this, so I'll just do two more movies.

 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I go back and forth on which Narnia movie I like best quite a bit, but I keep coming back to The Lion, the Witch, an the Wardrobe. I think it's because, of the three Narnia movies, this one stays most accurate to the book. Also, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is one of my top three favorite Narnia books.

The Princess Bride
 Probably the most quoted movie of all time, not to mention one of the funniest. Also, it fits into the fairy-tale genre quite nicely while still turning some of the usual cliches upside down. (So, it should be no surprise that I like it!) And did I mention that it's incredibly funny?

Well, I hope you enjoyed this tag. Thanks for reading! And sorry for taking so long on this post, Hannah!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)


  1. Great movies! Some of my favorites as well!!!

    1. Thanks! And yes, I did notice that some of the ones on your page were my faves too- guess those movies are just that awesome.

  2. The Lord of the Rings is my favourite movie too, and The Hobbit comes second. Tangled is the only Disney Princesses movie that I like. Yes…we have very similar taste in movies.

    That cover for The Princess Bride is…crazy. It reads the same upside down, even with the same font…that's amazing.

    1. Cool! (You like Tangled? I didn't expect that, but awesome!)

      Isn't it awesome? My friends have a version with that cover.

  3. Almost all of these would be my top movies also! :D Tangled is my favorite Disney movie/princess and LOTR/HOBBIT/NARNIA are freaking amazing and my favorite stories ever! :) Awesome!

  4. I think the Hobbit is probably my favorite movie, then the LOTR trilogy (although, I prefer Two Towers over Fellowship of the Ring - 'cause I'm weird).
    I was so happy when they gave all the dwarves in the Hobbit different personalities - that was probably my favorite thing in the whole movie, and, of course, Radagast made it all the more awesome. I'm glad they added him. XD

    I watched Brave just a couple days ago for the first time. I thought it was pretty good, but the three little brothers just annoyed me. DX

    1. Really? That's interesting; I think it's the other way around for most people.
      I agree, as you might've been able to guess. Radagast was pretty funny too.

      They annoyed you? Really? I thought they were hilarious.

    2. Yeah. Like I said, it's because I'm weird. XD
      I hadn't originally viewed Radagast as quite that... odd? But his giant rabbits, forgetful personality, and bird nest hair eventually won me over. XD

      Eh. I don't know. I just didn't really like them. Brave was definitely emotionally charged in the mother/daughter relationship. I felt like the little brothers were just there to distract me.

    3. I think most writers are. xD
      The giant rabbits were ridiculously awesome. (The forgetfulness and hair were funny too, but I liked the rabbits best.)

      Hmm, I suppose I can understand that.

  5. I love all these movies. XD Especially Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and the Princess Bride. Good choices!


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