Five Favorite Films for Father’s Day

Happy Father's DayI copied the Mad Hatter on Mother’s Day, and now I’m copying him on Father’s Day (here’s his original post).  In honor of Father’s Day, I sent my Dad an email asking him about his five favorite films.  He’s kind of hard core (last weekend he was camping, and his Coleman stove blew up in his face, and he didn’t even cut the trip short, he’s got a pain tolerance I didn’t inherit).  He’s a man a few words, so while he didn’t write much about why these are his favorite films, he sent me a list that pretty much sums up his movie/TV preferences.  He did also mention that he’d probably only seen five movies in theatres over the last ten years (which is a damn shame).  Without verbal excess, here’s his list of favorites, and the few comments he provided.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (it’s Father’s Day, he can pick a trilogy as one movie) – The Lord of the Rings is a favorite because good over comes evil and there are some great battle scenes.  Editor’s Note:  When my sister and I were little, my Dad would read us The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as bedtime stories.  I’m still scarred by his Gollum voice.

The Long Riders – It’s just a great western.

Pale Rider

Sudden Impact – Do you see a pattern here?  Three of the five are Clint Eastwood movies. Why are they my favorites? I guess because I really like Eastwood and the bad guys always lose.

I’ve only seen one of these five movies (or three of these eight movies, as it were).  I guess I should give my Father’s favorite five a chance, eh?  Thanks for being so bitchin’, Dad.  Happy Father’s Day.

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3 Responses to “Five Favorite Films for Father’s Day”
  1. Mad Hatter says:

    My dad used to read to me too, but I never got anything as badass as Tolkien. Your dad is awesome!

    Oh, and he has good taste too.

  2. Blake says:

    Thanks! And thanks for submitting my review of The Hangover!

  3. Jessica says:

    I love it! I’ve only seen three of the eight, but I love them. (And I remember that Gollum voice – it’s scary.)

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