Monday, May 4, 2009
This week's Monday Movie Meme is all about those furry, non-speaking creatures that capture our hearts on the silver screen. The Bumbles were inspired this week by their two kittens that raise hell and destroy every thing in sight every time Molly and Andy leave the house (I know where you're coming from on this one!). As Andy so appropriate said "cats don't follow orders". What are your favorite movies that feature amazing animals that make the film that much more special? Granted, there are some BAD ones out there (Hotel for Dogs? Please!) Here are some of my favorites:
Lassie - Lassie was the daddy of all animals movies in my mind. Never mind all the sequels, but the original changed us as kids. And made us all want collies.
Homeward Bound - You gotta love a movie where the cat orders the dogs around. This one brings tears to my eyes every time the kids watch it. I'm such a sap.
Old Yeller - Dare ya not to cry. Damn movie.
Because of Winn Dixie - My husband accuses me of liking this one because Dave Matthews is in it. I think he's right.
Two Brothers - this movie makes you want to take a couple of tiger cubs in as pets, against your common sense. It may have been a bit contrived, but I did really love this movie. I mean, tigers and Guy Pierce? What's not to love?
Babe - I've watched this one at least a couple of dozen times myself. Many times without the kids. It is possibly one of the sweetest movies ever made, which is an accomplishment considering it's about a pig!
Best in Show - I will bring up this movie at any chance I have. Since it's a spoof about the Westminister Dog Show, and has lots of animals in it (lest we forget the weimereiner who can't perform without her busy bee), I must include it, even though The Bumbles had it on their list too!
What animals movies are your favorites? Don't by shy, I won't make fun!