Movies Watched, 2010



That’s it.

Only 2 movies seen at theaters for the whole year.

That seemed a little light (shall we say), so I checked the screenit list for 2010, and believe-it-or-no, that’s it.

We used to go 2-3 times a month.

Is Hollywood getting the message? I seriously doubt that we’re the only ones that have given up paying for garbage and insulting garbage, at that. Surely the theater owners are getting nervous. High backed rocking seats and cup holders can only go so far. And it’s not even the cost (which is getting ridiculous), it’s the movies themselves.

Then again, here are the movies we watched on video this year. We don’t have cable; in fact, we don’t even have broadcast (you can read about that here if you’re interested). Most of these we own, some were checked out from the library. In fact, this week, I was able to buy Anne of Green Gables: the Sequel , Anne of Green Gables: the Continuing Story, The Sound of Music, Cool Runnings, and Pollyanna at the thrift store (Graceful Buys) in Grapevine, Texas for $1.00. That’s right. 5 vhs tapes for $1.00.

(We do have lots of old television programs on dvd and vhs. I’ll post something about that soon.


Adventure and/or Mystery
Cloak and Dagger, 1984
Hatari, 1962
Manchurian Candidate (Classic), 1962
Miracle at Midnight, 1998
The Net, 1995
The River Wild, 1994
The Sundowners, 1960
The Village, 2004

Human Interest
The Blind Side, 2009
Harvey also Comedy, 1950
The Kid, 2000
The Story Lady, 1991
The Trip to Bountiful, 1985

Kit Kittredge, 2008
Lt. Robin Crusoe, 1966
The Rocketeer, 1991
The Wizard of Oz,1939
Yours, Mine and Ours also Comedy also Romantic Comedy, 1968

World War II

Force of Arms, 1951
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, 1957
The Stranger (Classic), 1946
Since You Went Away (Classic) also Romantic Drama, 1944
Steal a Pencil for Me (Documentary), 2007

In the Heat of the Night, 1967
Shadow of a Doubt, 1943

Romantic Comedy/Drama
The African Queen (Classic), 1951
The Awful Truth (Classic), 1937
The Bishop’s Wife (Classic), 1947
The Cutting Edge, 1992
It Happened One Night (Classic), 1934
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
My Favorite Wife (Classic), 1940
Sabrina (Classic), 1954
While You Were Sleeping, 1995

The Glenn Miller Story also World War II, 1954
Oliver!, 1968
Scrooge, 1970
Showboat, 1951


A Christmas Story, 1983
Groundhog Day, 1993
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 1963
My Summer Story, 1994
Napoleon Dynamite, 2004
Uncle Buck, 1989
What About Bob?, 1991

Citizen Kane (Classic), 1941
Tomorrow is Forever (Classic), 1946
The Whole Wide World, 1996

Destry Rides Again, 1939
Silverado, 1985


Filed under 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960's, Entertainment, Movies

5 responses to “Movies Watched, 2010

  1. Hi, Carla — I totally agree about recent movies. Although we just saw one within the last month that I really liked, Unstoppable. It was based on a true story about a run-away train that two railroad employees were trying to stop. It starred Denzel Washington. It was just a great old-fashioned movie with lots of tension and controversy. Unfortunately, even though it was a week-day afternoon, we were surprised that the four of us were the only ones in the theater. We talked to the manager on the way out and told him how much we enjoyed it, but he said it had not been well-attended. That makes me sad, because it doesn’t encourage theater managers to book more movies like that.

    We loved Secretariat and The Blind Side. Also, you mentioned a movie I really liked but one that didn’t get much attention — The Kid. I thought that was such a sweet story.

    Best wishes for the new year, friend! And may the movie-makers decide to make more of the kind of movies we like this year — and may they be well-attended, so that they will make MORE!! 🙂

  2. Wasn’t The Blind Side wonderful! After all the hype, I expected not to like it so much, but I did.

    Even after reading the really snarky review in Texas Monthly.

    As to Secretariat, I’ll place my (virtual) bet on Diane Lane for the Best Actress Oscar this year. At least, she SHOULD win.

  3. Oh, and we did enjoy The Kid, too. I don’t remember hearing anything about it when it came out.

  4. We don’t go to the movies much either. The only movies I see now are ones my children want to watch. My favorite movie I saw in the theaters last year was Toy Story 3.

    Here’s to better movies in the New Year!

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