Five to rewind

My sister recently asked me what five movies I would take with me if I were stranded on an island for the rest of my life.
I would have clothes and other necessities, but only five movies. I could only stare at Carla in dismay and said I would have to think about it. This is a tough life question for me and one that is easier to work out in written form.
I just like too many movies and appreciate at least something about all the other ones. I’ve written about what I would watch if the world were to end and my picks for a weekend here and there, but never only five titles to see over and over.
It makes sense to pick films that mark memories and traditions in my life and bring more joy than living on a sunny island. Here we go, in no particular order:

5. “The Royal Tenenbaums
This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so much that I have been searching for the perfect Margot Tenenbaum Halloween costume two years in a row. Hopefully I will accomplish that before I am whisked away to an island, but when I am there I will always been in the mood for regular visits with the Tenenbaums.

4. “You’ve Got Mail”
I know, I know, but I’ve secretly always liked this movie. It’s cheesy, predictable and it makes me happy.
I know there are other classic romances that are better and more worth hanging on to for the rest of my life, but this is the era of the rom com, embrace it. I have a soft spot for many titles on the rom com cheese wheel, but my choice for eternity is the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan pseudo sequel to “Sleepless in Seattle.”

The monkeys on this island don’t judge, right?
3. “A Christmas Story” (Did you know the house from the movie is now a museum? I need to go.)
I’ve always liked watching this on Christmas Eve and only on Christmas Eve. This is one to remind me of my childhood and winter, which hopefully will never happen on the island. I like four seasons of weather, but would much rather have to watch a movie from the winter times on repeat than commute in the snow. Just sayin’. 
2. “Fletch”
This is what I consider a classic. Chevy Chase, Gummy, Sammy, Larry, Provo, Dr. Rosen Rosen, I love it all! “Fletch” is on my end of the world list as well. I have yet to accomplish memorizing all the lines in the movie, so I have to take it to the island. Hopefully my cat can make the trip too. 
1. “Good Will Hunting.”
Oh my, this is really my last choice? Can’t I throw in “Lost in Translation,” “The Labyrinth” and the eye candy in “Magic Mike?”
I chose “Good Will Hunting” because it is one of the many titles I associate with why I love film and I am okay with watching it over and over.
This choice probably sounds silly and insignificant among all the other accomplishments in film, but I’ve admired and respected Matt Damon’s career from the beginning.
This is my list and I am sticking to it. Now, when I actually have the time, I am going to watch “Good Will Hunting” again.
See you on the beach bitches!


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