Sunday, November 04, 2007

October 2007: Family's Top 10 Movies Growing Up

It really has been fun to have Jesse home and all be together again. Our family loves movies and playing games, so I decided to combine the 2 while we were all home before Jesse and Liz went back up to BYU. I sent out surveys to each family member requesting their Top 10 Favorite Movies from growing up along with favorite movie lines, scenes, and songs. I had soooo much fun just laughing at their responses. Yes, we are one of those families - annoying some may say - that have movies memorized - lines, songs, choreography, etc. But we love it! They have been incorporated into our own Family Language.

From my family members' responses I compiled a Dix Family Top 10 Movie List and created a 3 round game: #1 Family Feud - to reveal the Top 10, #2 Jeopardy - asking questions regarding characters, locations, scenes, etc., and #3 Lightning Round - had to identify movie title from as many movie lines as possible in 40 seconds. I have to say it was sooo much fun. It probably would have been hilarious to watch as an outsider, since pretty much we are one of the most competitive families alive. (Its a tough call between mine and Mike's family).

Our family has our own sense of humor, finding comedy in movies probably most people haven't heard of or passed over. These are movies we watched over and over in the years of our family growing up.

Here is our Top 10:
  1. Willow

  2. Princess Bride

  3. What About Bob?

  4. The 'Burbs

  5. Three Amigos

  6. Christmas Vacation

  7. Newsies

  8. Pure Luck

  9. The Man Who Knew Too Little

  10. a 2-way tie between Oscar and Groundhog Day
Others on our favorites list:
Only You, Clue, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Money Pit, Troop Beverly Hills, Father of the Bride 2, Goonies, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Disney's Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, The Chipmunk Adventure, The Great Muppet Caper, Tommy Boy, Ghostbusters, Home Alone, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Back to the Future, Maverick, The Sound of Music, Hook, Star Wars, Dennis the Menace, Dick Tracy
Tell me what movie from our Top 10 would be in yours by taking my poll in the right column!!

1 comment:

  1. So many good movies! What about Ladyhawke?! Remember that one? Mike will confirm it was a fave for our family!



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