Memorized Movies

I like new movies as much as the next guy…though that guy is becoming increasingly skeptical of the garbage being made.

However, most of the time I prefer to watch movies that I’ve already seen. Ha. If I know what mood a particular movie will put me in, I seek it out…like medicine. In that spirit, here’s a ranked list of movies I’ve seen enough to memorize each line. This doesn’t at all mean these are my favorites or the best. They’ve just been burned into my eyes continually.

NUMBER 5
Brokeback Mountain. I was fascinated by this, so I kept watching. Plus there aren’t a whole lot of lines, so its easy to memorize.

NUMBER 4
The Lion King. I don’t know how Disney did it, but they somehow got everyone on the planet to watch each of their movies endlessly.

NUMBER 3
Braveheart. Its long. But you see people’s limbs get cut off every 15 seconds…that was enough for me.

NUMBER 2
Dumb & Dumber. Every guy my age memorized this movie. It was a requirement in school.

NUMBER 1
Beauty and the Beast. I have no idea why. For some reason I watched it every day for a year straight when I was 8 years old. Mostly for this scene…

What movies can you recite backwards and forwards?

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7 comments

  1. In the Disney vein: Lady & the Tramp, to this day, is tattooed onto my brain. More recent, though: Ferris Beuhler’s Day Off, Groundhog Day, and Eurotrip.

  2. MR? Al, Moulin Rouge does NOT deserve an acronym yet. Ha. Though it is top-notch.

    I’m surprised with Lady & the Tramp….of all Disney movies, that one also seemed to be a little less known. You always have to be original, don’t you? 🙂 And AMEN for mentioning Groundhog Day. Now that I think about it, it is a movie that has your name all over it. Whatever that means.

  3. The list of movies I can recite forwards and backwards is embarrassingly long, so I’ll just put some of the highlights:

    Some Like it Hot, FWC, The Princess Bride, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Waiting for Guffman, A League of Their Own, and Empire Records

    And of course: Office Space, She’s the Man, 10 Things I Hate About You, Die Hard, The Fugitive, and Mean Girls…

    I want to put more, but I’ll restrain myself.

  4. JK I assumed that you would be the Queen of this question. And I’m particularly pleased that FWC is on your list. I was going to include it on my own list instead of BBM.

  5. This question is fantastic, if we’re strictly talking about lines, I’ve got Spinal Tap, Some Like It Hot, Holiday Inn, Lord of the Rings, Zoolander… these are just off the top of my head. But if we’re goin movie lines and choreography, I could perform Newsies, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Phantom of the Opera, and Pretty in Pink for you all without missin’ a beat. If you’re gonna learn the lines to a movie, you might as well go ahead and learn the rest of it. God I love movies.
    Paul, you ask too many questions that make me all excited. I think you should go with your top 5 music albums that you would bring with you on a desert island to only listen to for the rest of your life. Now THAT’S a tough one.

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