Thursday, March 18, 2010

Must-See Movies

I. love. movies. I always have, probably because I've wanted to be an actress since I was young, and am fascinated with the art of developing characters and stories and drama. Also, because movies are an escape for me. I LOVE going to the theater where, for two hours, I am lost in a story and can forget everything else. You might find me going to a lot of movies during a rough patch in my life ;) I consider myself a pretty good judge of movies, some may not agree because I do not love all genres and disagree with critics often. So...I'm NO expert but I will post my opinions anyway. I also used to want to create theatrical trailers for a career. I still would do that :)

So here is a short list of 20 movies I would say are "essential." They are powerful, smart, intense, emotional, important, compelling, and, most important of all- the acting is exceptional. So maybe if you're looking for a movie to watch, I highly urge you to pick one from the list that you haven't seen. I PROMISE you won't be disappointed. If you are, I will demand an explanation. If you've seen them all, kudos to you! Maybe you can recommend one for me! This is not a complete list nor is it in order in any way (after #1).

1. The Lord of The Rings Trilogy (extended editions) x3 to really appreciate them

2. Gone With The Wind

3. A Few Good Men

4. The Dark Knight

5. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

6. We Are Marshall (the most authentic performance of grief I've ever seen)

7. Forrest Gump

8. It's A Wonderful Life

9. The Wizard of Oz

10. The Sound of Music

11. Spanglish

12. Braveheart

13. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

14. The Shawshank Redemption

15. Titanic

16. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

17. Singin' In The Rain

18. Breakfast At Tiffany's

19. The Green Mile

and last but certainly not least...

20. A Beautiful Mind

For The Guys: I found this while searching for movies I might have missed and laughed. Don't feel left out!


Jenny from the block said...

I also suggest Dances with Wolves.

Allie Watson said...

Sadly I've never seen that! Maybe I will try it, I've only heard good things

Watty said...

I like your list.