Monday, February 18, 2013

Another Sorta Southern Failure

  • Cold Mountain  I didn't even realize this was a southern movie!
  • Driving Miss Daisy  I have seen it, but it's been so long that I don't remember it.  I certainly didn't remember it as being a love story!
  • Forrest Gump Okay, I've seen two and I did love this one!
  • Gone With the Wind Nope. Haven't seen it. ~I know, I KNOW!
  • The Notebook  Haven't read the book or seen the movie. Didn't even realize it took place in The South!
As I was surfing the net one recent weekend, I came across this blog post about emotional Southern movies. I thought I'd know some. I knew I wouldn't have seen all of them, as I still haven't watched Gone with the Wind, but y'all, I was shocked when I realized I had only seen two of the five movies on this list and one I watched so long ago I don't remember it!

Here's what would have been on my list:

Sweet Home Alabama Maybe not so emotional, but it had it's moments and it is definitely a romantic comedy AND one of my all time favorite movies!
 
The Blind Side  Seriously... totally tugs at your heart strings from beginning to end. LOVE this movie!


Steel Magnolias Isn't this right up there with Gone With the Wind in the Southern Movie Bible?

    How about y'all?  Which ones have you seen? What's on your list? Which should I watch first?

    17 comments:

    Angelwithatwist said...

    I have seen all of them but Gone with the Wind.. Another Southern Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood.

    Angelwithatwist said...

    OH and Fried Green tomatoes

    ChiTown Girl said...

    The only ones I've seen out of those are Forest Gump and Steel Magnolias, although I hardly even remember Steel, since I saw it so long ago.

    Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

    Driving miss Daisy was one of my all time favorites! And I really need to see the Blind Side!

    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

    Yep, I've seen the ones you've seen but I'm with on not seeing Gone with the Wind yet. The sad thing is that I should want to watch it,but I honestly don't know if I want to!

    Tricia said...

    The best Southern movie ever is Shag. Watch it, love it, quote it. It's seriously still my favorite movie.

    Heather said...

    I love Gone With the Wind. Not so much the movie, but the book was so awesome. I read it a million times when I was younger.

    I never watch movies anymore so I am not much help. I have seen Forrest Gump and probably Steel Magnolias though I don't remember it.

    I love The Blind Side. It's definitely a family favorite. Did you know that kid was on the Ravens team that won the Super Bowl?

    Sweet Home Alabama I feel like I have seen bits and pieces, but I am not sure if I have seen the whole thing.

    I don't think you are a failure - in fact I think your list is probably better than theirs!

    Mimi B said...

    I love Gone with the Wind. Believe it or not, I haven't seen Blind Side. I've meant to several times. I guess since I'm in the "south" now, I should brush up on some of these movies. lol And The Notebook...it's one of my favorites!

    The Dose of Reality said...

    I've seen every single one of those except Cold Mountain. I don't know how that one escaped me. I've got to correct that!

    Fun post!!

    Andrea B. said...

    Is Cold Mountain based on the book? I think I read it, or had it, and it wasn't a fave/interesting enough.

    But OMG, @Tricia. SHAG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE SHAG!

    Stephanie @ The Blue Zoo said...

    Sweet Home Alabama is my favorite movie!! I just love it.

    And The Notebook, I adore that movie. It is just so sweet.

    Blond Duck said...

    I LOVE The Blind Side!

    Laurie Matherne said...

    A Streetcar Named Desire is more about New Orleans than the south. However, one can relate to the constant imagery about the heat. One understands the poverty of the south better. Plus, it's an unforgettable movie with Marlon Brando. Of course, Gregory Peck is unforgettable in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    Frugal in WV said...

    Okay, I hate Gone With the Wind :) I know that a lot of people love it, but I have read the book and seen the movie and don't like either! I do love Steel Magnolias though :)

    Laurie Matherne said...

    I think you should ignore all of these suggestions, even my first set of films that I suggested. Places of the Heart starring Sally Field is a great movie: strong heroine, Southern setting, great villians, and more!

    Babes Mami said...

    All we need are some snacks and blankets and you and I have an all day movie fest happening!