Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week I'm talking about movies. Specifically, movies from my childhood. If I were to make a list of all the movies that I watched and loved as a child, it could easily have been a top 100 list. Instead, I want to focus on the select few that really defined my childhood, and that had an impact on me even in the adult life. Needless to say, I still love all these movies, and they have more than just a nostalgic value to me. For the sake of simplicity, the list will only feature Hollywood productions.
1. The Naked Gun
Probably one of the first American movies I ever saw. And one of the funniest.
2. Some Like it Hot
What can I saw about this movie? It's perfect. It also taught me everything I know about the Prohibition.
Because what would my childhood be without strong female protagonists?
4. Peter Pan
This is one of the few Disney movies I liked. Plus, I had such a crush on Peter.
5. Home Alone
It took me years to realise that one of the imbecile burglars was Joe Pesci.
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the good one)
The fight scene on the roof, where Raphael gets his shell handed to him (sorry for the pun) gave me a bad case of the feels. Who knew a TMNT movie could be both emotional and fun?
7. Planet of the Apes
My first exposure to classic sci fi? Perhaps. This movie was difficult to watch, partly because I hated the way the apes treated Taylor, but also because the maniacs blew it up.
The first two comic book movies I ever saw were the original Superman and Tim Burton's Batman. I thought Superman was okay, but I've been a Batman fan ever since.
Another Tim Burton movie. It was so unusual and weird.