I love lists. And while I don’t believe that a top ten list can accurately convey what it takes to be happy, I do embrace the idea of lowering the bar and having a little fun on a Friday.
Also, spending time on self discovery and paying attention to what you like are two very useful tools for figuring out what makes you happy.
And that shall stand as my perfectly valid excuse for writing about movies on a personal development blog.
5 Movies That Define Me
There are movies that you like, movies that you love, and movies that your friends and family have to watch if they hope to deeply and truly understand who you are.
1. Dirty Dancing
This has been my favorite movie since the third grade. It has only recently occurred to me that I must have been a very strange, poorly supervised third grader. But the damage is done: dancing and sex will forever be synonymous for me, and Baby is my spirit animal.
2. The Wedding Singer
Jared and I love this movie for exactly the same reasons, which makes it Our Movie and a constant reminder that we get each other.
My mom and I used to watch this movie together every year at Christmas. My dad and brothers would huddle in the kitchen horrified that we would purposely invest two hours in something guaranteed to make us cry.
There is a scene in this cartoon that perfectly captures what it feels like to have a dream come true. It makes me cry every time I see it, which is probably why my daughter will no longer watch it with me. She doesn’t understand the joy of crying either.
5. Purple Rain
This is really just the world’s longest Prince video – and I’m the world’s biggest Prince fan.
What five movies define you? Play along with me in the comments!