It’s no secret that I love lists and Audrey Hepburn, so I considered it a real accomplishment when I was able to walk by this book on a few different bookstore visits without buying it. But, then I had a weak moment and snatched it up. I had a blast going through this fun book with its beautiful movie stills and information. The movies are broken into 10 different genres and I have watched a total if 188. For as many movies as I watch I was surprised the number wasn’t higher. Here’s my take on each of the categories.
Action/Adventure-I watched 20 from this category. My top rated movie, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (A+). The one I most want to see, The Mission (1986). 5 are on my Top 100 list.
Comedy– I’ve watched 18 here. A tie for my top rated comedy, There’s Something About Mary (A+) and Meet the Parents (A+). The ones I most want to see, Harold & Maude (1971) and Born Yesterday (1950). 7 are on my Top 100 list.
Drama– I’ve watched 28 dramas. There is a 5 way tie, all with A grades, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Shawshank Redemption.. The ones I most want to see, Sweet Smell of Success (1957) & The Player (1992). 11 are on my Top 100 List.
Horror– I’ve watched 16. A 3 way tie, all with A’s, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Silence of the Lambs. The one I most want to see, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). Only the 3 listed are on my Top 100 List.
Musical– I’ve watched 16 of these. My favorite, The Sound of Music (A+). The one I’d most like to see, New York, New York (1977). 5 of these are on my Top 100 List.
Romance– I’ve watched 22 romances. My two favorites, The Philadelphia Story (A+) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (A+). The ones I’d most like to see, Adam’s Rib (1949) and The Long, Hot Summer (1958). 9 of these are on my Top 100 List.
Science Fiction & Fantasy– I’ve watched 26 of these. The only F’s I gave in the entire book came in this category and I gave 3. My favorite was Alien (A). The one I’d most like to see is Brazil (1985). Only 2 made it on my Top 100 List.
Mystery & Thriller– I’ve watched 23 of these. My favorites are The Godfather & Se7en. The ones I’d most like to see, Strangers on a Train (1951) and The Sting (1973). Only 3 are on my Top 100 List.
War– I’ve seen 11 of these movies. I gave 3 A’s in this category. The Bridge on the River Kwai, Platoon, Schindler’s List. The one I’d most like to see, Catch-22. 2 of these are on my Top 100 List.
Western– I’ve only seen 8 westerns, obviously my least favorite category. My favorite was High Noon (A). The one I’d most like to see, The Magnificent Seven (1960).
If you are a movie lover this is a fun book. Now I have a great resource for times when I need some movies for my Netflix queue. This is from my personal library.