Monday, May 18, 2009

The one hundred

They said it couldn't be done, but I finally made it to my one-hundredth post! I had intended to bore all of you to tears by listing one hundred things about meme, but I didn't want to lose all my readers this early in the game. Anyway, even I couldn't think of 100 boring or non-boring meaningless items pertaining to my life. Soooo, when I clicked on Sandy's Movie Monday MeMe, I knew I had my subject. Who doesn't love movies?

No one, and I mean no one, cries more at movies than I do. Well, maybe Aimee, my daughter. Or David, who has been known to weep buckets at certain tearjerkers. No, I'm the reigning champ at movie hiccuping, snotty, salt-encrusted eyelids, red-faced sobbing. This also happens when I read emotion-inducing books. I'm a sap, what can I say? Nobody loves me any less for my shortcomings; in fact, some might say it's slightly endearing.

So, without further ado, here is one hundred of the movies that have caused me to cry. Yes, you heard right, there are more.

In no particular order:

Sophie's Choice
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Terms of Endearment
The Joy Luck Club
Fried Green Tomatoes
The Spitfire Grill
Million Dollar Baby
To Kill a Mockingbird
Bridge to Terabithia
Breakfast at Tiffany's
We Are Marshall (David and I both sobbed for the entire movie)
Bridges of Madison County
A River Runs Through It
On Golden Pond
Lonesome Dove (I know, not technically a movie, but it coulda been)
Sweet Dreams
Empire of the Sun
Cold Mountain
Little Women (all of them)
The Green Mile
Thelma & Louise
Shawshank Redemption
Legends of the Fall
City of Angels
Field of Dreams
The Sound of Music
Hope Floats
Old Yeller (or pretty much any old Disney movie involving animals)
Sleepless in Seattle
An Affair to Remember
The Right Stuff
It's a Wonderful Life
The Perfect Storm
Ordinary People
The Cowboys
Love Story (shut up!)
Gone With the Wind
Black Hawk Down
What Dreams May Come
Message in a Bottle
Kramer vs. Kramer
Coyote Ugly
Life as a House
Brian's Song
Dr. Zhivago (original)
Imitation of Life (Lana Turner)
A Summer Place
Gosford Park
Breaking the Waves
Cider House Rules
Edward Scissorhands
This Property is Condemned
While You Were Sleeping
Norma Rae
Lonely Are the Brave
A Perfect World
Charly (Flowers for Algernon)(Cliff Robertson)
Dances With Wolves
Howard's End
Dawn Anna
Lone Star
Lorenzo's Oil
Dead Man Walking
One True Thing
Music of the Heart
Out of Africa
Pay It Forward
The Sand Pebbles
The Deer Hunter
The Burning Bed
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Yearling
The Pianist
Remember the Titans
The Great Debaters
Sometimes a Great Notion
Come Back, Little Sheba (Shirley Booth)
The Champ
Midnight Cowboy
Angela's Ashes
The Last Picture Show
Meet Joe Black


Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh, man, you've got a mean list there! (BTW, congrats on the big 100...just hit mine not long ago!). I forgot about Out of Africa, with the lions...and Bridges of Madison County, well I cried like a baby with the book. I even woke up my husband to try to get sympathy from him when I'd finished, but as usual, he looked at me like I three heads! I'm glad I could be of some inspiration!

Char said...

there are a lot of my favorites on your list. and I suppose I'm one of the few women I know that really dislike the Bridges book.

Susan said...

Sandy, my husband often looks at me like I have three heads!

Congrats to you, too!

Susan said...

Char, I loved the movie, but didn't care for the book at all. Meryl Streep lifted it into a masterpiece (as she always does). My mother-in-law however, thinks the book is wonderful.

Ruth said...

I just re-watched Bridges of Madison County and loved loved loved the weeping it induced - it's a very satisfying kind.

This is quite a list, and I wonder how you remembered them?? Maybe you were working with other lists? I would never be able to remember. People ask what my favorite anything is and I look at them with a confused look.

This was a tres bon idee for your 100th post, m'dear. Congratulations 100 times.

Ladybug said...

Susan, congratulations on your 100th. For the life of me, I don't know how you remember all of those movies! They were all great; a few I haven't seen but many I'd love to see over again. LBx

P.S. My Word Verification is 'rentive', perhaps telling me to go to the video shop?

Susan said...

Ruth, I have to confess, I had a little help from my friend, Mr. Internet! Of course, I couldn't remember all those. That would make me a robot, hehe! But once I saw a few listed, I could see them in my mind. And then, sometimes when I thought of one movie, that led to another one from the same actor.

I tend to serial-watch movies just like I read books. If I like an actor (or author), I'll watch or read everything they've done.

Merci, mon cher!

Susan said...

Thank you, Ladybug! It's been a fun learning experience. And see above comment to Ruth about the fantastic memory (not!). I probably could have listed a hundred more, except for lack of time and space.

I do believe your veri word is telling you to go quickly to your local rental place and get to viewing!

tipper said...

Congrats on the milestone!! I get teary eyed easily too-I'v been known to cry over commercials :)

VioletSky said...

I always seem to suddenly become intensely allergic to something when I'm in a movie theatre - dust, pollen, perfume, wool, my shampoo, the dark, anything to explain away the red, blotchy, tear-stained face that does not mean I am actually crying. Unless it's Old Yeller. I cry just hearing those words. Hated Bridges of Madison County - book and movie, and yes I tried to get through both.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

100 posts! You Rock!

Weeping at Coyote Ugly, I um, did not. Old Yeller was the ultimate for me!!! I'm still crying.

Can you include the Hallmark commercials in things that start the waterworks moving and then continue on through the movie?

Cindy said...

what a great post! Yep, I'm right there with you. And to think I used to wear mascara!

you're right, I don't love you any less!

Susan said...

Tipper, don't even get me started on the commercials!

Susan said...

Sanna, I tried all those tricks, too. Yep, I was the Queen of Denial! Finally decided life is too short to deny your emotional reactions, so bawl away I did!

Did you ever watch the "Friends" episode in which Phoebe finds out that her mom kept her from watching all the sad movie endings? And she is watching 'Old Yeller' with her pals? It's priceless!

Susan said...

Jackee, of course you can include Hallmark commercials! They're like little movies.

Then there's 'Coyote Ugly'. Don't you remember that touching scene between daughter and dad? Well, all I can say is I'm easily moved! :)

Susan said...

Cindy, raccoon eyes are the reason I prefer watching movies in the privacy of my own home! And waterproof mascara is too hard to remove!

Aww, thanks! I love you, too!

VaNeSsA said...

More proof we are kindred spirits, Susan - all of the movies on your list that I have seen (and THANK YOU for reminding me that I have to watch some of these before I die), make me cry as well. I am so glad to see my favorite movie of all time (and my husband thinks I am wierd because I have literally seen it at least 40 times) the masterpiece movie about friendship Shawshank Redemption. (I love it so much that literally if it is on television in any form - edited, with commercials, half-over - I do not care and I watch it. Even if my husband is doing the clicking around, if it pops up, he says "Uh-oh, I know what we're watching!" and just leaves it on. (OK, now I sound slightly crazy, but it I love it.)
Also, a suggestion which you may have seen but just forgot on your list (because I cannot imagine it not making you cry), and I have to admit I didn't watch until very recently because I thought it was going to be sappy but was instead wonderful: The Notebook.
:) Keep it up, girl! Next goal: 200!

Diane said...

What a beautiful blog you have; love the photos.

Susan said...

Diane, thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment! Come and visit often!

Susan said...

Vanessa! I don't know how I missed your comment before!

Yes, it does seem as if we are kindred spirits! Your 'Shawshank Redemption' addiction sounds like my 'French Kiss' addiction! I can say the same exact thing about it. If I see it listed or just catch a glimpse of it, I have to watch it! I just love watching Meg Ryan say, "You mean, like zeees?" when she shows him the necklace. I don't know why I don't buy a copy of it. I guess that would take all the fun of "discovering" out of it. Yep, I'm weird, too!

Well, now that I know what I'm going to do for my 200th post, I'd better start my list now!

CottageGirl said...

Wow, Susan Congrats on the 100th blog! You are a such a natural at it, I'm surprised that it's "only" 100!

I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE Old movies, too...Paraphrasing Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfayden, 2005)

One movie/mini series I've just watched is John Adams with Paul Giamatti. It has been a long time since a movie has touched me so. Superb acting, so realistic in every possible way, amazinglingly true! I boo-hood at the end and about an hour later and dare I say, even the next day. You've probably seen it, but if you haven't, you must!

CottageGirl said...

"amazinglingly"??? (Chinese origin?)
Do I not pay attention to the red line under misspelled, non-words that I inadvertently make up ... Like I just did with inadvertently (AGAIN!)?

Sorry for the error!