Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Movies to re-watch sometime – Part VIII

The Sound of Music – 1965 - I know we’ve all seen it dozens of times but it is an iconic movie.  Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn both turned down the Maria role.  Movie made from a Broadway show – and it shows.  A guilty pleasure.  Makes you want to visit Salzburg.

The Sting – 1973 – Paul Newman, Robert Redford – nuff said.  Elaborate plot.  Won scads of Oscars.  Perfect period detail and music.

Thelma and Louise – 1991 – the real deal girls’ road movie.  Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.

Top Gun – 1986 – a recruitment film for the US airforce but still a good watch.  Entertaining no-brainer.

Whale Rider – 2002 – a great Kiwi movie.  Much better than “Boy” in my view.  Beautifully filmed and culturally sensitive without being “politically correct”.

When Harry Met Sally – 1989 – Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.  Enjoyable vignettes by elderly couples and then that scene in the diner – you know when she is so picky over her order…

Here are links to the other parts in this series:


  1. When Harry Met Sally is a great movie.

    1. Yeah, I love the elderly couples vignettes. Thanks for the comment


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