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So, I am sitting here watching The Great Outdoors, and it makes me wonder. What is your favorite cabin movie? We love Cheaper By The Dozen 2, and A River Runs Through It. What are your favorites?
My favorite Cabin Movies....,
Without question my all time favorite is On Golden Pond with Henry Fonda , Kathryn Hepburn and Jane Fonda. Next is What About Bob? and then The Great Outdoors and Cheaper By The Dozen 2.
Each of these movies have great scenery which make you dream of owning a Cabin, Lake Home or Cottage. What more can I say with the exception that each of these movies helped inspired my dream of owning a Lake Front Home. Fortunatey for me I realised this dream in 2000, and continue to feel blessed each and every day.
Good selection with On Golden Pond. I have not seen What About Bob. I will have to check that one out.
"A River Runs Through It" is a great movie -- haven't seen that in years. Thanks for reminding me of it!
The Great Outdoors is required viewing for each new guest that comes to our cabin. The guys really like "The Edge" with Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins. Other faves include "The Sandlot" and "The Burbs".
Oh, I love the Sandlot. I need to get it for the cabin! First saw it when we had an English Mastiff and we loved it. Every time we would walk our dog, little kids would say, "There's Hercules!" Sure brings back memories.
Oh, I'm a fan of The Sandlot, too. It's an excellent story about summer adventures and friendship. Awesome family movie!
Another movie of a totally different genre is Secret Window which came out in 2004. It's a thriller based on a Stephen King novel.
In my opinion, it is a great cabin movie as the main character, Mort Rainey, played by Johnny Depp, is a writer who seeks refuge in his secluded cabin in the woods...Goosebumps and suspense guaranteed! It's an adult movie that'll keep all viewers on the edge of their seats.
these are maybe not "cabin movies", but they are what we watch over and over at our cabin. mostly cinderella stories. Miracle, Hoosiers, And Breaking Away. We love Breaking Away the most, Dave Stoller and those Cutters can really ride a bike. Outlaw Josie Wales and Happy Birthday to Me.
Love great outdoors, but wish they would have left the teenage romance story line out of it.
Aside from Hoosiers that I've seen I don't know the other ones you mentioned. I had to check them out online to learn about their respective themes. Miracle and Breaking Away both sound like interesting sport movies, which I always find inspiring. My husband is a sports fan and so are my boys, so I see fun movie nights in sight. Did you ever see "Fields of Dreams" with Kevin Costner? It's another awesome sport movie about baseball.
I'm not much into slasher movies, so I'll skip Happy Birthday to Me, but will definitely rent The Outlaw Josey Wales because I simply dig any movie with Clint Eastwood. Vacations in the woods adventures as in "The Great Outdoors" sounds good too.
Thanks so much for the recommendations.
Have a wonderful summer! :)
Hi Christine, I think your family would really enjoy the Sandlot, about a group of young boys playing baseball in their neighborhood. Very funny with a good storyline. Everyone in our family loves it, young and old.
Yes, I agree with you. The Sandlot is an awesome movie for all ages. It's definitely a classic! My son, Johann, loves it as much as I do and we get some great laughters from watching some of the hilarious scenes involving the Mastiff versus the kids' numerous clever ideas to get the ball. Did you know that they made a sequel? Well, sadly it not as exhilarating as the Sandlot.
I have to jump in with our favorite movies.
Our favorites are "Remember the Titans" and "Drumline". Both movies have a great message, are for family and show competition at its best! There's even a great history lesson in "Remember the Titans".
They aren't for young children, more for young teens to adults.
I've never seen the movies you posted. Will have to check them out! I've been keeping a list of the numerous movie suggestions posted on the forum. It's awesome to read the personal reviews of each flick. I'm planning to set some of those aside for the annual movie party that our friends' host at their cabin every year around Oscar season. Keep them coming!
What a fun theme for a party! I've never heard of that before and I think it's a great idea.
Yes, you've got that right cabin Girl! Movies are such a great entertainment, especially when the weather turns out to be a let down. Another suggestion for a "cultural" movie theme that we tried with our cabin crew is great classic plays turned into movies. Here is a short list of my all time favorites:
Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill. Dark story but an excellent one to see, especially since Katharine Hepburn's performance is brilliant. Yeah, I'm a fan. Like Meryl Streep, she will always be regarded as a great actress.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf by Ed Albee. With Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as a couple and main characters...nothing can go wrong there. Prepare to meet George and Martha in a tumultuous marital relationship.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesse Williams. Elizabeth Taylor plays with Paul Newman and both are in their prime. I love this one! "Big Daddy" may echo in your head for a while.
A Street Car Named Desire. Another Tennesse Williams' classic, in which a young Marlon Brando plays the role of Stanley Kowalski. He embodies the gorgeous brute married to Stella...yes, you'll hear that name a lot. I'll say no more or else I'll spoil it.
Oh, and I cannot finish without mentioning Death of A Salesman, By Arthur Miller. The movie features Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich. Excellent story and performance.
Send your suggestions of great plays turned into movie classics. I can't wait to make a list of it and pin it to my fridge for future viewing!