Kari’s Picks

If you’re trying to decide what to rent or put on your Netflix Queue (or whatever movie streaming/mailing service you use) and need a few hints here are some (a lot) of Kari’s favorite films in no particular order.

Comedy:

  • Date Night
  • Uncle Buck
  • Zoolander
  • Talladega Nights
  • Wayne’s World
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Dodgeball
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Cedar Rapids
  • The Hangover
  • Out Cold

Romantic Comedy:

  • The Proposal
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Wedding Date
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Notting Hill
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Love Actually 
  • Something New

Dance Movies:

  • Step Up 2: The Streets
  • Center Stage
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Footloose
  • Footloose (2011)
  • Hairspray (2007)

Drama:

  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Almost Famous
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Sweet Land
  • The Departed
  • Jane Eyre (2011)
  • In Bruges
  • The Goonies

Will Make You Cry:

  • Moulin Rouge
  • A Walk to Remember (My one concession to Nicholas Sparks)
  • Life as a House
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Saving Private Ryan

Inspirational Sports Movies (a lot of these will also guarantee some tears):

  • Remember the Titans
  • Miracle
  • The Cutting Edge (Okay, I agree, not exactly inspirational… but definitely awesome.)
  • The Blind Side
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Warrior
  • We Are Marshall
  • Win Win
  • Forever Strong
  • The Express
  • Invincible
  • A League of Their Own
  • Bend it Like Beckham

Animated:

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Lion King
  • Finding Nemo
  • Tangled
  • Mulan
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Action Packed:

  • 300
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bad Boys II
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Ninja Assassin

SciFi/Zombies/Vampires/Werewolves:

  • 28 Days Later
  • Super 8
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Minority Report
  • Avatar
  • Pitch Black
  • Zombieland
  • The Twilight Saga

All Time Favorites:

  • The Princess Bride
  • E.T.
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Last Samurai
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Clueless
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
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