If my dad isn't out working on the yard, you can find him slouched on the couch (its a very particular posture--you have to sink down until your butt hangs off the bottom, and your head is awkwardly touching the place where your back should go. It sounds so wrong, but feels so right. Try it. You'll see.), snoozing away to one of his favorite movies.
In honor of Father's Day, I've compiled a list of the movies you can expect to be playing while he
Here they are, in the order they popped into my head:
The Shakiest Gun in the West
This movie has a drunken Don Knotts threatening to "spread dental hygiene across the west like a plague." Oh yes, its good. It was on Netflix Instant play a while back, and we definitely hit that up. Also the right answer to any question you don't know the answer to is "Waatay?"
The Music Man
This is an amazing musical. And you haven't really lived until you've heard my Dad implore, "Play to me!! Play to me!!"
Singin' in the Rain
I know I've talked about my family's love for this movie before, but, I'm going to talk about it some more because, really. It's that good. Ever since Cory saw it if he hears a french sounding word he'll say "Oh Peirre, You shouldn't have come!" except he substitutes the french sounding word in there. The other day while I was telling him we need to buy an armoire he says, "Oh Armoire! You shouldn't have come!" And of course I reply with "Yes, Yes, Yes. NO. NO. NO!"
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery go all black ops on you. It's never gets old.
My Fair Lady
My mom hates the ending of this movie. It makes her really angry that Eliza changes so drastically, and Dr. Higgins is all "Where the devil are my slippers?" Other than that one little thing though, we're all on board with this movie.
Pride and Prejudice
The new one. My dad can't stand the BBC version, and if it is ever playing will mock it. I think Mr. Collins is my dad's favorite character. He definitely laughs the most anytime he's on the screen (and for good reason).
Drew Barrymore's best work, by far. Who doesn't love a good Cinderella story though, really?
The Princess Bride
I can remember the day my dad picked this movie up at a Hastings Rental Store. We were expecting a serious, "Ever After-esque" movie. We got...well, The Princess Bride. We've overcome the initial disappointment, and now the movie has made it on to this list, so yea. We like it a lot.
The Count of Monte Cristo
Who doesn't love this epic movie? Seriously, so good.
The Man from Snowy River
If you've heard of this one, marry me. Right. Now. It's got Australian accents, tight jeans, and rogue stallions.
The Return to Snowy River
The sequel to The Man from Snowy River. More accents, jeans, and stallions. Also, it ties up a lot of loose ends from the first one, so thats a bonus. I hear there was even a third one made, but thats not something we talk about here.
The Mask of Zorro
Action, romance, Spanish accents. There's something there for the whole family.
I can't watch ANY of these movies without thinking about my Dad. He's got pretty good movie taste, don't you think?
Now, I'm going to close with a million pictures of my Dad mostly because I can. And I really couldn't choose. They are all amazing, if you ask me. The non-ironic 'stash is so Ron Swanson. Holy cow, I just realized that if Ron Swanson were a real person, he and my Dad would pretty much be best friends.
I love my Dad. And I think I'm going to add all of those movies to my cart on Amazon. Because I need them in my life for always.