I bet you're looking at the picture right now and thinking I'm joking. I'm totally not. My favourite movie of all time is Disney's The Little Mermaid.
It probably has something to do with the fact that this was my first favourite movie. You know how kids will sometimes pick one movie and watch it over and over and over again, and never tire of it? The Little Mermaid was my movie on repeat. Except my love for this movie didn't just last for a year - it has lasted my whole life. I am amazed that the old VHS I have still runs! Although that doesn't matter, because as soon as it was released on DVD, I made sure to pick it up.
Of course I don't watch The Little Mermaid every day anymore, or even once a month. But if I'm looking for a movie and don't know what I want to watch, I will almost always choose to pop this in. What do I love so much about it? Well, for one thing, the songs. I like a lot of music from Disney movie, but there is something about the songs in The Little Mermaid that I just love - especially Part of Your World and Kiss the Girl! I know every word. How could I not at this point? Also, I think it's the whole fairy tale and fantasy thing, especially that it's not just your typical Disney Princess movie, but that the princess is a mermaid. I've been fascinated by mermaids and fairies and all things magical for as long as I can remember. Just the idea that there's a whole other world living right underneath our eyes that we don't even know about... it's that idea that I really love, I think.
So, yes. The Little Mermaid is my favourite movie. And I've seen a lot of movies in my life, and I do love a lot of movies almost as much. Almost. But I can pretty confidently say that no other movie will ever take first place.
What's your all-time favourite movie? Is it an unexpected choice like mine?