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Ten On Tuesday

The Oscars are coming! In fact, they are now only 19 days away! I’m working on my goal of seeing all 10 Best Picture nominees before the big event but in the meantime, let’s talk about my 10 Favorite Oscar Winning Films.

  1. Gone With the Wind, 1939. I’ve watched it since I was a little girl and I never get tired of it.
  2. Rebecca, 1940. Nobody is as chilling as Mrs. Danvers.
  3. Casablanca, 1943. This one has everything, romance, war, irony, and the oh-so-charming Humphrey Bogart.
  4. All About Eve, 1950. I have a dear friend who made it her mission to make sure I saw some really great classics. This is one of my all time favorites that she made me watch.
  5. The Sound of Music, 1965. It came out the year I was born and is my favorite musical of all time.
  6. The Godfather, 1972. Every time I watch this I see something new. What a masterpiece!
  7. Dances with Wolves, 1990. I never saw this when it was new but Dale made me watch it when we were dating. I’m so glad because I would have hated to miss out on this one.
  8. Schindler’s List, 1993. Certainly not easy to watch but still a fantastic movie.
  9. Forrest Gump, 1994. If I’m flipping channels and it’s one I can’t resist it. Life is like a box of chocolates.
  10. Crash, 2005.  I love the message of this movie – everyone is prejudiced against someone. Some day I hope that changes.

I probably could have listed another 10. I had to eliminate Gigi and Rain Man and Shakespeare in Love and some other really awesome movies. Honestly, I just love the movies!

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  1. I’m impressed with your list, but am not much on movies or paying attention to them. The only Oscar contender this year that I want to see is “The King’s Speech” and it’s a rarity that I want to see any of them. I forget about the old winners;-D

  2. Wow, we did pick different movies! It was very surprising to me that most of my most loved movies didn’t win Best Picture, though many were nominated.

    I’m looking forward to seeing “The King’s Speech”, too. Many of my friends have seen it multiple times.

  3. I need to see some of the movies on your list again! We see so few movies…it’s very sad, but I’m putting your list in my queue.

  4. Great list! My 13 year old daughter had a summer reading project where read a book and then watch the movie…imagine my delight when she chose Gone With The Wind. I loved watching it with her.

    It is so hard to pick the good ones…I just looked at the list and could add ten more too.

  5. great list! motivates me to watch some of the classics. forrest gump is my all time favorite! i do enjoy your 10 on tuesdays – thanks!

  6. I have a lot of winning movies I still need to see. And I want to see The King’s Speech soon. I think it’s still in at least one theater around here.

  7. I’ve at least seen half the movies on your list, a great accomplishment for me (as you know)! I’m not sure I’ve seen *any* on this year’s nominee list … so sadly lacking in the movie-going area!

  8. Great List! You have a couple on there that I love too but didn’t put on mine because I don’t own them (Dobby took them when she moved out) and couldn’t include them in the photo!

  9. Last year we did just that saw almost every Oscar contender. This year we’ve seen only one , Social Network, on the plane back from Costa Rica 🙂 Maybe we’ll catch a movie this weekend! Great list!

  10. Loved your list. There are a couple on it that I haven’t seen but I’m going to pop them into the Netflix queue.

    I get choked up just thinking about Schindler’s List. Awesome, wonderful movie.

  11. I love movies. I love the Oscars. And I LOVE the red carpet hoopla that precedes the big event. Sadly, I have yet to see a single one of the nominees. I’m always a day late and a dollar short!

  12. Have you read the Jasper Fforde “Thursday Next” books? As a librarian, you may appreciate their humor. For example, in one of the books, there is a whole army of Mrs. Danvers-es.

    The first book was titled “The Eyre Affair” and you might like it. Very strange, but fun for anyone who likes to read.

  13. ooohhh love the mix of classic and contemporary and yay for Dale making you watch Dances with Wolves – that’s a great movie!) (and what about those yummy cookies? are those oscar faves by chance? 🙂

  14. This was my first Ten on Tuesday. One of my favorite movies, Glory, was on TCM last night! I enjoyed compiling my list and and look forward to next week.

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