My top 5 movies

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As part of the Blogtember challenge, today Katie, Hannah and I are talking movies. The suggestion was top 5 Disney titles, but I honestly couldn’t think of 5 films that I knew were Disney and I loved, so I’ve just gone for a generic top 5.

Until the middle of last year we watched a film every week, but so,show we got out of the habit, must get round to restarting. 

So, in no particular order:

Running on Empty. (Buy at Amazon affiliate) I know I’ve talked about this film before. It just ticks all of my boxes. Coming of age, family relationships, young River Phoenix, talented teen, living on the run from the authorities, music, first love, it’s got it all. And it’s been ages since I watched it, and now I want to sit down and watch it all over again.

Hidden Figures. Can’t wait to find this on a streaming service so we can watch it with the whole family. Such an eye opener of a film about the realities of life in the beginning of the space age. Computers only just coming in, and yet the way women, particularly Black women were treated was unbelievable. The women in this film are utterly incredible, and it even has a corridor marching scene (Buffy fans should know what I’m talking about here.)

Back to the Future. For a fun film that had all the family engrossed this one was a hit. It’s quite difficult to find films that everyone enjoys, given the big age gap we’ve got, but this one did it. Don’t bother with the sequels though, sometimes one *is* enough.

Mary Poppins. This was Big’s favourite film for ages. It’s just lots of fun, has songs, dancing and cartoon magic, what else can you ask for?

Can I sneak in a film I’m looking forward to? A Wrinkle in Time is one of my all time favourite books. I can’t wait to see it interpreted on screen – what I’ve read about it sounds absolutely magical, as it absolutely should be.

Don’t forget to check out Katie and Hannah’s choices!

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  1. We also love Mary Poppins. Now you’e got me thinking of my favourtie movies.

  2. I can’t wait to see A Wrinkle in Time. The trailer looks fab. My all time favourite is Practical Magic and my favourite book too. x

  3. Now Disney owns Star Wars, that makes it slightly easier to pick a Disney one! Other than Fantasia which we watched on a loop when the Large Boy was small.
    I would add Labyrinth, the Lost Boys, Aliens, the LOTR and Hobbit trilogies for sheer epicness!

  4. I haven’t watched Mary Poppins in ages! Super excited for the new one with Emily Blunt!
    You are the third person this week to mention Hidden Figures this week! I think I’m going to have to watch t sometime soon ?

  5. *think think think*

    The Imitation Game
    The Help
    Shawshank Redemption
    and….a few really old horror films, Psycho, etc!

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