John and I have a large - and eclectic - movie collection. Mine is probably more eclectic than his, since I have chick flicks, comedies, period pieces (e.g. Persuasion and Twelfth Night), etc. along with sci-fi, horror and blow-em-ups (e.g. Rush Hour). It was during an early conversation, not long after we met, that John says he knew I was the one for him, based on a couple of things: I had guns (and went shooting with them) and had Buckaroo Banzai, Night of the Comet and Logan's Run in my movie collection.
Just for fun, here's a list of my favorites (in no particular order; links to Internet Movie Database (IMDB)). This is akin to my "desert island" list; although if there is a DVD player and power to run it, there's probably a video store, too:
- Harold and Maude
- Buckakoo Banzai (officially: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) -- the version with the "pop up" commentary is best.
- House of the Long Shadows (someday this wonderfully awful movie will be on DVD)
- Logan's Run
- I Was a Male War Bride
- People Will Talk (needed on DVD!)
- Twelfth Night
- Dawn of the Dead & Day of the Dead (originals, please); oh heck, I'll take the entire "Dead" oeuvre from Romero!
- House on Haunted Hill (Vincent Price version) - also wouldn't say no to 13 Ghosts and The Haunting.
- The Village (I know, but I like it!)
- The Birds
- The Lady Vanishes
- The Muppet Christmas Movie
- Night of the Comet
What are your favorites?
Movie-going tip: If your theater has moved to the self-serve "butter topping," and you're annoyed by how hard it is to get the "butter" to the middle of the popcorn, ask them if they have paper lunch bags. Our usual movie spot has a stack of them behind the counter, originally for people that want to buy a large bag and split it, but they come in really handy for separating the popcorn so you can get the topping distributed more evenly.