Movie Mix of the Month: JULY
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LET’S HEAR FROM THE MOVIE BUFFS

This month we introduce you to some movie buffs to see what films they and their fans love to watch. Find ideas to consider for curating films for the upcoming months.

The Favorite Movies of Famous People

Have you ever wondered what your favorite movie stars rate as their number 1 film of all time? We found the top 30 list at Mentalfloss and highlight some here.

VIN DIESEL

VIN DIESEL

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

In 2006, ELLE asked Diesel, “Have you ever watched a movie and identified with a character romantically?” The actor replied, “Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind.

HEATH LEDGER

HEATH LEDGER

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

“It was the only film my parents allowed me to see as a kid.”

TOM HANKS

TOM HANKS

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

“You can look at it over and over and ponder its meaning,” According to a Tom Hanks fan site, he’s watched 2001 approximately 40 times.

SALMA HAYEK

SALMA HAYEK

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)

The “Times Topics” page for Hayek at The New York Times website reported: “At 6, she was smitten with acting after seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

OWEN WILSON

OWEN WILSON

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002) AND THE INSIDER (1999)

“I loved Punch-Drunk Love. It revved me up to write something. It’s a simple story, but it proves it’s all in the details.”

CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON

I COULD GO ON SINGING (1963)

For You Gotta See This, Theron told Pearlman that I Could Go On Singing is “the best movie I’ve ever seen,” and then said—twice—”It’s my favorite film of all time.” …do you know this movie? We didn’t, but now we do. Thanks Charlize.

UMA THURMAN

UMA THURMAN

PILLOW TALK (1959)

For Pearlman’s You Gotta See This, Thurman revealed her favorite, explaining: “All my life I wanted to be Doris Day. One of my favorites is Pillow Talk. It’s a light, breezy romp of a film that’s so much fun to watch. I love that Doris didn’t play anyone but herself in her movies.”

You can see the full list at Mentalfloss’ Favorite Movies of 30 Famous People

BEST CAR MOVIES

The Drive-in has made a comeback like never before.

Let’s celebrate cinema’s fondest bygone era and take a spin with Film Junkie’s excellent car movie suggestions like Ford v. Ferrari, Fast and the Furious (F9), Mad Max and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Check them out on Facebook – there’s always something new.

FOR FUN

We couldn’t leave out the FILM CHALLENGE by Angry Video Guy who has been running the #Bales2021FilmChallenge on Twitter this year.

“I watch way too many movies and always up for some good banter. My movie opinions are my own.”

For filmgoers and fans on Twitter, we highly recommend you check it out and play along – it’s a lot of fun! See you there!

Special thanks to our Facebook and Twitter fans, the filmlover blogs, social media pages and groups for keeping film trivia alive and well – and also to IMDb for the images.

Remember to support the industry and artists by always securing your licenses – read our blog post explaining how.

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