I am not a giant movie buff, not by any means. The last movie I saw in the theater was either Titanic or Shrek, I'm not even sure. But I do watch some on Sunday afternoons in the winter months on the great cable channels. A lot of westerns (Roomy is addicted) and I will watch any Elvis movie that's on. I really enjoy all of those.
As for a favorite movie, if I were forced at gunpoint to choose one, it would have to be Blue Hawaii. It is not only probably Elvis' best performance, it has music that I can sing along with and my favorite all time song, The Hawaiian Wedding Song. The scenery is nice and I have actually frolicked in the bay where Elvis first donned his white very snug bathing suit coming directly from the airport upon his return to his home island following his Army stint. He then played in the bay with his beautiful co-star, what's her name. (who cares?) I walked in the same sand and I swam in the same water as Elvis. Very cool. Then he goes home to see his momma and daddy (very southern folk) and the story begins to unfold.
I have seen this movie many times, have it on VCR and DVD and I never get tired of seeing my idol as Chadwick the rich ex-service man trying to find his new life back home on the island. It's a nice story, nothing deep, nothing socially redeeming, but a nice love story. A story of a good man trying to do good things for people he loves. No one would even make this movie today; there's no nudity, no swearing, no blow 'em up scenes and it contains a lot of kissing and hugging with clothes on. There's a lot of singing and dancing and silliness and I love it.
I would say if I had a second favorite, not saying I do, but if I did, it would be Dirty Dancing. Patrick Swayze. Nuff said.