Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
I found this film in CEX about 5 years ago and only picked it up because Drew Barrymore was on the cover. After actually watching it, I was very impressed. I never really considered art cinema as a genre before and I’m not even completely sure it qualifies as being. But you know what I mean, a movie that resembles Kubricks style of imperfect but picturesse settings and interior design along with a quiet but engaging plot. Similar to John Hughes films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles or Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Being only 13 at the time this came out, finally being able to buy a 12A film was insane to me. Despite some bad ish reviews I still think HTTM is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Not only does it get my sense of humour spot on but the entire idea behind it is hilarious. Just some dudes in a hot tub celebrating to good old days, what’s the worse that could happen? Definitely worth a watch. Similar films to this that I also adore would be Get Him To The Greek, can’t get enough of that and I actually think Russel Brand is a pretty decent singer, the soundtrack to both films is also worth a listen.
Fight Club (1999)
Not going to lie guys, this film fucked me up. Everything that happens was completely unpredictable. Edward Norton is a fantastic actor and as a narrator in part it really sets the scenes for untold distraction better than anyone else I could think of. Brad Pitt also stars but to me Norton was the star. Great film, strange plot and as gripping as Se7en which was another close option.
It’s A Wonderul Life (1946)
Please do not allow the age of this film to put you off. If you appreciate a good storyline, modern day plot twists and subtle humour then I definitely recommend this film. Although considered a Christmas film I believe IAWL to be suitable all year round as a prosperous and joyous movie that all turns around in the end. Ever feel like you’re losing the will to live or have nothing going for you (I’m sure a few of us do) then take some time out of your life to watch this, it’s all about perspective. Other relative films of this feel-good attraction I would consider The Sound Of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
One of many childhood films that only amplified the kindhearted and life affirming feelings given to any viewer by Robin Williams. Close examples I will also suggest would be Flubber and of course The Dead Poets society, truly a masterpiece if there ever was one. GWH is a classic example of 90’s cinema, deep meanings and storylines that don’t go where you expect them to but in a good way. This may be a strange thing to say but after watching this film I sort of fell in love with language, the way a person speaks and how that changes how you feel about them. Intelligence comes from you, not the world around you and this film certainly brought to light that we all should value our character and use our strengths to an advantage instead of settling for less than what we are capable of.
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Sick film, end of.
Sex & The City 1&2
As a low-key rom-com watcher, I felt too young to be watching SATC at first but as soon as I started I couldn’t stop (my boyfriend has ordered me the box set and I can’t wait) Not only are this films fashion and lifestyle focused but they are funny, engaging and strangely relatable. I will back this franchise until my grave and recommend that all girls and women give it a watch.
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Now that this post is coming to an end, what are your favourite movies or series?
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