Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Movies guaranteed to distract me from books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc.)

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I decided to go with what basically amounts to my all time favorite movies.  I adore the movies on this list so much that no matter what I’m in the middle of, including my beloved reading, I will immediately stop whatever I’m doing to watch them if someone else in my house is watching them.  As you’ll notice, my favorites are heavy on classics by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.  I think Spielberg and Lucas are two of the most brilliant filmmakers of all time, and their movies really shaped my childhood and young adult years.

The Star Wars films, the original trilogy, are probably my all time favorite movies. I hardcore shipped Han and Leia for years, loved the Han/Chewy bromance, and really wanted my very own R2-D2 droid.  That said, just like my tastes in reading, my tastes in films are also very eclectic.  I love comedies, dramas, musicals, fantasies, animated films, sports films, and even some science fiction. You’ll also notice that no horror films appear on my list. I’m a big chicken and truly hate to be scared, haha. 🙂

So, anywho, here’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Ten Movies Guaranteed to Distract Me from Books


1. Star Wars – The Original Trilogy


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2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial




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3. The Princess Bride


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4. Dead Poet’s Society


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5. Remember the Titans


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6. Grease


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7. Raiders of the Lost Ark


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8. The Breakfast Club


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9. Pitch Perfect


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10. Beauty and the Beast


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Question:  Are any of these favorites of yours?

24 replies
  1. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    So many iconic classics! I love your list – Star Wars, ET, Grease and Indiana Jones will never get old! I’m also super addicted to the Breakfast Club, I must have seen that movie about a hundred times 🙂 Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies and I also just adore Pitch Perfect!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, I could watch The Breakfast Club over and over and over again and never get tired of it. Amazing story and such an incredible soundtrack!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! That scene when all of the kids stand up on the desks at the end for Keating is just so brilliant. Yay for more Harrison Ford love!

  2. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    Ah, I love your choices! Though, I have to admit that E.T. terrified me as a kid and I still manage to get freaked out by looking at him. It’s a bit odd, considering it’s a movie often beloved by young and old, but for some reason I had nightmares, haha. The Indiana Jones movies are some of my all-time favorites. 🙂 And Dead Poet’s Society will always hold a special place in my heart, it’s wonderful.

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Star Wars is definitely awesome and probably my favorite too. The Princess Bride is amazing (most quotable movie ever?) and yes to Dead Poets society as well. Great film. Grease is amazing especially for the music, and I always like Olivia Newton- John. Raiders is one of my favorites too, it’s so watchable it’s not one of those movies that ever gets boring- and The Breakfast Club! Love it. 2nd most quotable movie of all time?

  4. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance
    Let's Get Beyond Tolerance says:

    Oh, The Breakfast Club is such a classic. I love that movie. I also really love Pitch Perfect because I’m a huge musical fan, and it’s great to see movies (and TV shows) where the characters sing a lot.


  5. Resh Susan
    Resh Susan says:

    I LOVE Dead poet’s society and Beauty and the Beast. I can’t wait for the new adaptation of Beauty. I must watch Princess Bride. It has been on my list for so long

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh gosh, same here on Beauty and the Beast. I think it’s going to be so amazing. The trailers give me goosebumps every time I watch them. Oh I hope you’ll enjoy The Princess Bride. It’s so much fun and one of those rare cases where I think the movie is better than the book.

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