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Sixteen Candles - Of all the classics that I watched, this one deserved the title the least. The characters lacked something, they seemed fake. I think it was directed towards a slightly younger clientele, too :) I did love that two actors/actresses from The Breakfast Club were also in this. It felt like some secret that only I knew (except obviously anyone who has seen those movies does). It's funny because they both play the same type of character. Interesting.
Meet the Parents - I just wasn't a fan. It was meh. I suppose my sense of humor didn't quite match up.
The Graduate - The Graduate made this list because it is often referenced in other places (hello, Mrs. Robinson is everywhere). I think it is even discussed in the modern classic, The Holiday. Yes, that movie is definitely a modern classic! But back to The Graduate. It is a weird movie, and definitely not created like modern movies. It was also slightly discomforting. There isn't a happy ending (from what I could tell) and it's clear that the main character, Ben, has some serious issues with graduating and makes some weird choices because of it. I hope it's not foreshadowing! I am glad I watched this movie, if only to say that I've experienced it firsthand.
Father of the Bride - I always love Steve Martin. I find him hilarious and I loved this wedding/romance movie because it was such a different perspective. It's a comedy about romance, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a rom-com. I like that. It definitely didn't stick with me like some of the other movies on this list though.
Pretty Woman - Along the same lines, this movie is definitely a romance, but it isn't gooey (at least, not until the end) and it's from a completely different perspective.
When Harry Met Sally - Call me a fan. I found this movie funny and weird and hysterically 90's. I loved Harry and Sally's strange, on-again off-again relationship. While I've never called myself a true Meg Ryan fan, this movie made me a convert. So endearing.
Dirty Dancing - This one is a straight up romantic comedy. I really, really loved it. In general, I love dancing movies and I love teen flicks. I love movies that feel like summer, and this one definitely did all of those things. Who actually goes by the name 'baby' anyway?!
Say Anything - I actually watched this one three times because I really did love it. It might be one of the cheesier romance movies on this list. It is so unrealistic (which I think is why I loved it). I mean, what guy just cold calls a girl these days? It definitely reassured the nerd in me that someone is out there. Hopefully. Also, I think I fell in love with John Cusack here. Like, woah.
Forrest Gump - This classic was funny, heartfelt and moving - all packed into a couple hours. With both a message that hit home (choose your own destiny) and some hilarious screenwriting, I was hooked. I don't know why I hadn't seen this movie before, but I guess that was the point of this challenge of mine!
The Breakfast Club - Forever a favorite now. I did not want this movie to end. I loved every second of it. Every. Second. So good. There is no way to adequately describe the relationships that form between the characters, the amazing characters themselves, the humor. Nothing I say will do it justice!
What classics am I missing? Did you feel the same way about these 10 flicks?