When Titanic is on TV, I have to watch it. It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen it a million times. I still own it on VHS, although I don’t think I have a working VCR anymore. Some movies you just never get tired of. Some movies never lose their magic. Here’s a look back at some of the most iconic movies that shaped the bulk of my childhood.
1. Titanic—I’ll never let go…of my love for this movie. Jack and Rose remain one of the most iconic and memorable couples in film history, next to Scarlett and Rhett, and Harry and Sally. You always know how it ends, and it’s still always gut wrenching and heartbreaking, watching all those people fighting for their lives or preparing to die. And then when the lifeboats go back and mostly everyone is frozen dead...it gets me every time.
2. Forrest Gump—one of the most important life lessons comes from this movie: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
3. Clueless—I remember even my older MALE cousin loving this movie. Although, he probably loved it more because of Alicia Silverstone rather than the great cultural influence Cher bestowed on millions of little girls like me. She was a classy lady with a good heart. Actually, she was a lot like the Emma of the 90’s if you think about it…you know, Jane Austen’s Emma.
4. Spice World—girl power and world domination never get old. Posh Spice may have been the most underrated Spice Girl, but when you watch the movie, she is the funniest one. Everyone loved Baby Spice. Sporty Spice was for all the cool sporty girls. Scary and Ginger are loud and in your face funny, but Posh is so couthly hilarious. She has the best lines in the movie. Obviously, she was and still is my favorite. You know, I’d really love to have tea with Victoria Beckham.
5. Beauty and the Beast—I remember I couldn’t wait for this film to come out on VHS. I never asked anyone for anything as a kid, but I remember asking my aunt if she’d buy it for me, if my mom didn’t. That’s how badly I wanted it. One Halloween, I had the most beautiful Belle costume, and it was wretchedly itchy, but I loved it anyway. Before the Oscars had a Best Animated Film category, Beauty and the Beast was the only animated film to receive a Best Picture nod. BOOM. Heck yes. It also was the first film to score three nominations for Best Original Song. And it is also the reason why to this day I dream of having an extraordinary library in my house…one day. A library with a sliding ladder.
BIG LOVE & HUGS