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Friday Night Movies
I love Friday nights! Its the one night of the week when we don't have to worry about work, school, or church in the morning and I can keep my husband up as late as he'll let me. My ideal Friday night is staying up late with my hubby and a bowl of popcorn and watching a good movie.

Some of my favorite Friday night movies aren't big blockbusters, but quirky, lesser-knowns we've discovered. I'll share a few of my picks, and I'd love it if you'd do your own "Friday Night Movies" post and come back here and link it, too.

I'm including the MPAA rating for each movie, and a link to its Netflix listing. I apologize in advance for objectionable content, which unfortunately can be found even in Disney movies nowadays.

Here goes:
  1. Legend of 1900 (R) - This movie is about an amazing pianist (Tim Roth) who lives his whole life aboard an ocean liner. The music is fantastic! There is a piano duel scene which I could watch over and over again.
  2. The Manchurian Candidate (original 1962 version, PG-13) - Forget the remake. It doesn't matter how many times I watch it, this is still one of the most powerful and suspenseful movies I've ever seen.
  3. Waking Ned Devine (PG) - Ned Devine is an Irishman who dies of shock when he wins the lottery. His pals concoct a scheme to collect his winnings.
  4. Every Girl Should be Married (unrated) - This is a lesser-known movie from my favorite leading man, Cary Grant. I'll tell you upfront: if you're a feminist, this movie is not for you (see the title). It features Betsy Drake, who would become a future Mrs. Cary Grant (one of four, if memory serves me), trying to hook the man of my her dreams. Unfortunately, I don't think this movie has ever been released on DVD, so you would have to find it VHS. It's worth the effort.
  5. Moonstruck (PG) - It's hard to call a movie obscure which won three Academy Awards and was nominated for three more, but I just love it. This sweet romantic comedy features Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, and Danny Aiello.
There's a handful of Friday night movies for you. Please play and share some of your own!


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I had forgotten all about "Ned Devine" .. that's a movie that just makes me smile from start to finish, so I'll have to get in again in DVD .. thanks for the reminder!

Blogger Vicki Caruana said...

Moonstruck is one of my all time favorites...another is Sweet Liberty with Alan Alda. Friday Night Movies is something we do as a whole family. We do Netflix as well and it has made Friday nights so much more fun with my husband and two teenage sons.

Blogger Barb said...

I'm sure glad I'm not the only one not lounging around a beach on the Outer Banks this holiday weekend!

What fun, Dawn. Thank you for giving me something so fun to do.

You have such a beautiful blog. I wonder who your designer is?


Seriously, thank you so much. I really needed something to just relax and have fun with tonight and this was perfect. I'll be back. Can't wait to see everyone else's favorite movies. The movies we love really do say a lot about us.

Brilliant idea!

Blogger Lisa said...

Dawn - Thanks for a fun chain.. lots of ideas for those cold, dark months to come!

Blogger on the Rock said...

I loved Moonstruck! Cher with one of her most best performances, and Nick Cage also great in his role! Wheeeeen the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie that's amore!

Blogger on the Rock said...

I loved Moonstruck! Cher with one of her most best performances, and Nick Cage also great in his role! Wheeeeen the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie that's amore!

Blogger Susanne said...

What a fun idea! Couldn't stick to 5, though, had to do 7. I'm weird that way.

Blogger Dianne said...

Great idea. I listed six, and am so enjoying the recommendations from everyone else. I can't wait to put together my new must-see list!

Anonymous Kirsten said...

Those are some great movies. Just started my blog and have posted my favorites so have a look. This was my first visit to HSH, I will certainly be back.

Blogger Jennifer said...

Dianne pointed me over here. I am going to think of some of my favorites as well, and I'll link when/if I post them.

Blogger Melissa Mae said...

I love Waking Ned Devine!!! It was the last movie my grandmother - who is now in the nursing home - went to see at the theatre together! She in her 70's and me in my 20's laughed hysterically side by side. . .

Blogger Crew Mom said...

YES! My hubby and I LOVE to do the same!!!!! Maybe we should have a "date night" together!!!! yay!

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