My Cinematic Alphabet

When I saw Andy Buckle‘s Cinematic Alphabet earlier this week, I couldn’t help wanting to do one for myself. I’ve also seen Lesya’s list yesterday, and though there are some movies I haven’t seen, I just really enjoyed looking at her photo choices.

It’s a simple concept, just attach a movie I like to every single alphabet. So here we go:

A is for Atonement


B is for Batman Begins


C is for Casino Royale

D is for Dear Frankie


E is for [The] English Patient


F is for Finding Nemo


G is for Gladiator


H is for Heat

I is for Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade


J is for Jurassic Park


K is for King Kong


L is for L.A. Confidential


M is for Mansfield Park


N is for Notting Hill


O is for One Fine Day


P is for Pride & Prejudice


Q is for The Queen


R is for Return to Me


S is for Sense & Sensibility

T is for Tangled


U is for Unbreakable


V is for V for Vendetta


W is for Wall-E


X is for X-Men

Y is for You’ve Got Mail

Z is for Zombieland
(I actually haven’t seen it, just the Bill Murray part on Youtube,
which was hilarious!)


Well, even if you don’t agree w/ my picks, hope you enjoy looking at the pictures πŸ˜€ Happy Friday, folks!

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67 thoughts on “My Cinematic Alphabet

  1. My thought: Ooh. I hope she has Gladiator for G …

    Win! And bonus L.A. Confidential. I was maybe a little sad that Iron Man was not I … but maybe I should just do this myself, eh? πŸ™‚ Another fun idea!!

    1. Ha..ha.. well of course I’m gonna put Gladiator in there! Well actually I was considering Gone with the Wind as well, but in the end Maximum won πŸ™‚

      I like Iron Man, too, but Indiana Jones is one I grew up with and Harrison + Sean Connery > RDJ, sorry.

      Yes, you absolutely should do one, too!

  2. Awesome list and idea! I’m working on my list now, but I probably won’t post it until tomorrow or Sunday. We’ll be sharing Atonement and possible Wall-E. Also there’s A LOT of AMAZING movies that begin with B. My “shortlist” for B is like 7 films. Heh.

    1. Finished my list! I stole your J and Z answers as well, but really there were no other choices. I’m going to sleep on my list and then post it tomorrow. S is also a difficult letter to narrow down.

      1. Yay, glad you’re doing one, too, looking fwd to it. This is such a fun post to be spread all over the blogosphere isn’t it?

        Yeah, there are a few B in contention, I was so close to put Ben-Hur up there as I LOVE that film with all my heart, but for watchability factor, the superhero geek in me won over πŸ™‚ I also like Bride & Prejudice, it’s such a cute British/Bollywood Austen adaptation, and Martin Henderson… [swoon]

  3. I love this one!! I have seen a few going around the blogs. I thought to myself then that it is all about the images selected rather than the actual list.

    I would love to one of my own but I think I would bring nothing new to the table. Maybe just maybe

    No surprise on your S there Ruth!!!

    C

    1. Hey, I think everyone is gonna have a unique Cinematic Alphabet, so by all means do one, Custard. I still owe you the Stylish Blogger one too, sorry haven’t got time to do it yet.

      Speaking of the ‘S’ on the list… you’re still gonna watch that one, right? he..he..

    1. Ahah, my girliest post, I take that as a compliment. Even with Batman, Gladiator & X-Men up there, I do have a bunch of romantic ones in here, don’t I?

  4. I haven’t seen some films from your list either. Love many of your choices though. V for Vendetta was the runner-up in my alphabet. And… cool, this meme is taking over the film blog world!

  5. Ted S.

    Cool post, it’ll probably take me a while to come up with my own list since I have so many favorite films.

  6. Many movies I would have put in my own cinematic alphabet (Batman Begins, Gladiator, LA Confidential…) and then the rest are quite predictable given your taste for those English period drama πŸ˜‰

  7. Ooh, this is a cool idea. I think I might have to do my own, too. Love some of your selections, Ruth. I can see what Vanessa means about this being your girliest post ever, lol. πŸ™‚

    I imagine X-Men gets picked a lot. Not much choice is there? πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes you should do your own list, Rich, I’ll be sure to read it. Glad you like some of my picks. Well, for X, you could go w/ Xanadu or X-Files, he..he.. neither of which I haven’t seen.

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  9. Funk

    Pretty nice list, have seen about 13 of those so far.
    I’m working on my listing and it’s harder than it seems..

    1. Cool that you’ve seen half of my list, I’m assuming a lot of the girly ones you haven’t seen? πŸ˜€ Let me know when you have your list done, Funk.

  10. Nice list! A few of these were so close to appearing on my list. Some letters have an abundance of great titles, so its difficult to pick just one. It’s a great opportunity to group many great films together!

    1. Hey thanks for the inspiration, Andy. Yeah, for most of the alphabet, I could easily list 2-3 movies. Whoever came up w/ this ‘meme’ idea is just brilliant!

  11. What a very neat idea! Love the list! I’ve seen 17 of your list! I will definitely be doing a list like this in the very near future! What a cool post!

    P.S. Bill Murray’s part was so funny in Zombieland!

    1. Thanks Scarlet, how’s your vacay so far? Yes, do your own list, I couldn’t wait to do this right away, it was so much fun to do.

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    1. Yes I do πŸ˜€ But not just Austen, I love Bronte and other period writers as well, it’s just not all the screen adaptations have been that good.

      1. Irina

        Picture of Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle pleeeeaaassseee! it is so so so so much better! πŸ™‚

  14. I just saw your comment on The Kid In The Front Rows post so I thought I’d have a look at your list.
    I love You’ve Got Mail and Heat but I’m delighted to find another admirer of One Fine Day, I never get tired of watching that film.

    1. Hi Paul, welcome to FC! Ooh, glad to hear you like those movies as well. One Fine Day is delightful, even the kids are so cute. Have you seen Return to Me? If not, I highly recommend that one if you like a heartwarming rom-com.

    1. Oh, glad to hear someone has seen Dear Frankie!!! Isn’t that just a lovely film… I love the subtle and tentative romance, and that doorway kiss, oh my!

    1. he..he.. I hope you don’t like me less the fact that I only saw the Bill Murray scene, but it’s worth a mention because it’s hilarious!

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    1. Hi Magnolia, I’m not going to take credit for this idea, but yes it is fantastic. Hope you do one too and I’ll be sure to check it out.

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  18. Gladiator seemed too obvious a choice for my G so I thought I’d shake it up a little with Godzilla (a unique choice I think πŸ™‚ Great list Ruth, I think you and I must be kindred movie spirits, One Fine Day is such a sweet film, underrated in my book. Strange as it may seem I actually don’t really enjoy watching Wall-E as much as the other PIX-flix. I know there is no reason why I shouldn’t enjoy it; great characters, sweet storyline, timeless themes of love and long but it honestly leaves me cold, I don’t know why, I usually like those films a lot. Maybe my motherboard is faulty. Love the character of Wall-E though, he is a one off for sure πŸ™‚ Unbreakable seems to be one of films you just watch and forget, but know that you’ve reminded me of it I want to watch it again, it is truly original and so unusual. A great alternative comic book movie. Thanks for the great list Ruth.

  19. Great list again Ruth. L.A. Confidential and the last Crusade would definitely make my cut. Heat should have made it onto my recent list but I went with Harold & Maude. Great to see you flying the flag for Dear Frankie again as well. πŸ˜‰

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