Favorite Movies

If you are looking for a good movie to watch while staying at home during the pandemic, here’s a long list of some great ones. These are in no particular order.


Doctor Zhivago

Lawrence of Arabia

Chariots of Fire

The Revenant


The Great Escape

Toy Story 1 and 2


Black Panther

Mission Impossible

Top Gun

The Sound of Music

The Last Emperor

Easy Rider

Mad Max


The Passion of the Christ




Fight Club


Gone with the Wind

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Shining

The Lord of the Rings series

The Godfather series



The Star Wars series


King Kong

The Incredibles

The Matrix



Planet of the Apes series


A Streetcar Named Desire

12 Angry Men

Roman Holiday

Shakespeare in Love

Dazed and Confused

Chasing Amy

Shawshank Redemption

Schindler’s List


Forrest Gump

The Silence of the Lambs

Moulin Rouge


The Greatest Showman

Saving Private Ryan


The Indiana Jones series

My Fair Lady


The Phantom of the Opera

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Dances with Wolves

Jurassic Park

Bonnie and Clyde

Rain Man

Annie Hall

The Grapes of Wraith

Of Mice and Men

Norma Rae

The Green Mile


Wuthering Heights

Taxi Driver

The Lion King

Back to the Future

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Breakfast Club

Iron Man

The Goonies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


The Bourne series

Gran Torino

A Few Good Men

Far and Away


The Terminator

Total Recall

Full Metal Jacket

Home Alone


Pirates of the Caribbean series

The Departed

Die Hard


Monty Python, Life of Bryan

Monty Python, Quest for the Holy Grail


Blazing Saddles

The Usual Suspects


The Truman Show

Trading Spaces


Beauty and the Beast


The Sting


Black Hawk Down

Harry Potter series

Pretty Woman

Edward Scissorhands


Uncle Buck

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The National Lampoon’s series

Animal House

Oh Brother, Where Are Thou?


The Last of the Mohicans

The Superman series

The Lost Boys

The Outsiders

A League of Their Own


Dirty Dancing

Office Space


The Big Lebowski



Clash of the Titans

Gangs of New York

The Hunt for Red October

Coming to America

Napoleon Dynamite

There’s Something About Mary

Meet the Parents

How to Train Your Dragon

8 Mile

School of Rock

Shallow Hal

The Dark Crystal

The Neverending Story

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Jeremiah Johnson

Boyz n the Hood

Straight Outta Compton

The Jerk

Austin Powers

Dumb and Dumber

Wayne’s World

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Legends of the Fall


Man on Fire

The Book of Eli

Romancing the Stone

The Great Outdoors

My Girl

Grumpy Old Men

The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Mummy

The Full Monty

9 to 5

Love Actually

Das Boot

It Happened One Night

Raising Arizona

Bruce Almighty

Young Guns

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves

This is Spinal Tap

The Sherlock Holmes series


Author: J. Speer

I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire. I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature. My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude. I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s. My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?" I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.

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