Saturday, September 8, 2012

Top Ten Movies: Forrest Gump

Saturday is movie day!  Our top ten so far in no particular order:

Coming to America
The Fifth Element
Joe Versus The Volcano
Lady Hawke
The Princess Bride
Stand By Me
Enemy Mine

Today I am adding:

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field. Wikipedia
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Robin Wright (Jenny Curran)
Robin Wright
Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise (Lieutenant Dan Taylor)
Gary Sinise
Lieutenant Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson (Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue)
Mykelti Williamson
Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Bl...
Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump Jr.)
Haley Joel Osment
Forrest Gump Jr.
Photo Courtesy:
This movie is a no brainer top ten.  I think Forrest Gump is such a part of popular culture that people forget how good a movie it really is.  Funny, moving, full of adventure, inspiration and a little sadness; Forrest Gump is a timeless classic.  I have seen it several times, and my children have seen it and we all love it.
Forrest Gump is one of those movies I carry in my heart.
I watched it again recently and it still holds up against any movie put out today.

Photo Courtesy:

Photo Courtesy:
Two words-Tom Hanks.  Yea.  My favorite male actor of all time.  Think about some of his other movies:  Big, Turner and Hooch, Philadelphia, Toy Story(s), Saving Private Ryan, Joe Versus The Volcano, The Green Mile, You've Got Mail, A League of Their Own, Apollo 13, The DaVinci Code and Cast Away.  I know I am leaving a few out but, wow.  I actually watched Busom Buddies and am so glad he got a chance to make all of those great movies.  I love that he continues to be involved in making movies and champions important causes.

Photo Courtesy:
Can you believe Forrest Gump was made 18 years ago?  Shocking.
Photo Courtesy:
I read somewhere that Forrest Gump is one of the top five most quoted movies of all time.  There are a number of great quotes, here are the one's I remember:

"Run Forrest, Run."

"My Mamma always said life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get."

"I am not a smart man but I know what love it."

"Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere." 

"Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here? "
" I'm here to try out my sea legs." 
"But you ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan."

"Stupid is as stupid does."

"Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money 'cause I still haven't seen a nickel of that million dollars."

 "I'm sorry I had to fight in the middle of your Black Panther party." 

"My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on."

"Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing."

" I'll always be your girl."
Photo Courtesy:
There are so many funny moments, so many sweet ones too.  Lately what I take from the movie is that each of us has the ability to decide how we handle the challenges in our lives.  I want to be like Forrest.  I want to take tough moments with a hopeful smile and always remember the proud place I came from.  It is something I think about every day.

Photo Courtesy:

Another cool movie day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great rest of the weekend.


  1. I love Forrest Gump....had a great weekend. Hope yours was great too. Syl

  2. You are such a sweet bird...I get it , Im Forrest .


Tell it like it is! I appreciate your comment.