I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane today and talk about my favorite movies growing up. There are few things that make me more nostalgic than my favorite movies, do you feel the same way? I’ll talk about two movies each decade of my life, from ages 0-10, 10,-20, and 20-30. I’d love to invite some friends over and watch some of these again! I hope you join in too and tell me about your favorite movies growing up- you know, the ones you can recite every line of?
Decade 1: Ages 1-10
Annie- When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4, I was obsessed with this movie. I’d sit on the stairs in our house and belt out songs, just like Annie does in the movie, and I remember desperately wanting that red dress! It might have had something to do with the uncontrollable curly mane I had just like her!
The Parent Trap- Pretty much anything Hayley Mills stars in makes it to my top ten list for this decade. My favorite part is when they’re lying in their bunks at camp and figure out they’re sisters! I always wished I had a secret twin sister living in California too! Also, it made me super jealous of all the cool kids whose parents sent them to sleep away camp in the summer.
Keep reading to the rest of my favorite movies growing up!
Decade 2: Ages 10-20
Troop Beverly Hills- Shelly Long is so fabulous in this movie! My favorite part is when they go camping, “Are you ready to rough it??”, for the first time and of course Shelly shows up with her whole outrageous wardrobe. Love her! Or maybe it’s the part where she refashions the leader uniform into a fabulous getup with a silk cape! I only wished my girl scout leaders were that cool! Please tell me you’ve seen this movie! It’s one of my very very favorites. I think I need to watch it tonight.
Clueless- I was in love with every one of Cher’s outfits in this movie! I think I can recite the entire thing, beginning to end including all the hilarious one-liners. Love it! I remember wishing I had that amazing computer program that picked out outfits for me. Wha?? Plus, Paul Rudd makes his debut as the cute boy next door and is just adorable of course. Huge crush! Apparently I was obsessed with Beverly Hills in this decade?
Keep reading to see my favorites from my third decade!
Decade 3: Ages 20-30
Reality Bites- I really need to watch this movie again. It’s been way too long! This is probably from really early in my third decade when I was graduating college and a little bit cynical, like them in the movie, but it’s a must watch! This was a cult classic for our generation x (love this article about it here). I wanted to be exactly like Winona Ryder (most adorable hair cut!), and bad boy Ethan Hawke! Swoon! The soundtrack alone is awesome.
You’ve Got Mail- My favorite romantic comedy ever! It’s the perfect movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon, curled up under a blanket with your girlfriends or lover. It’s the sweetest and makes me happy just thinking about it! Watching it always makes me miss New York in the fall like crazy. Norah..
I’d love to hear your favorite movies growing up, are there some you still love to watch? Recite by heart? Do you ever have a flashback movie nights with your girlfriends?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>