If I'm not reading a book, I'm probably watching a movie. I watch movies of all kinds: blockbusters, independent films, romantic comedies, period pieces, action-adventure, science fiction, and the list goes on! I actually have another blog (that admittedly isn't updated often enough) where I re-watch all the films I own, review them, and decide whether to keep or sell them.
Here's a list of movies I think you should watch. (For the purpose of this list, I'm including TV miniseries.) I know the list is long, but ... that's what happens when you like movies as much as I do! The links go to each film's imdb page, and I'll note the film's genre and if I've reviewed it, followed by a little something about it. And of course, if you'd like to know more about a specific film, just ask!
17 Again (romantic comedy) (review) Zac Efron: I finally get what those teen girls saw in him!
Aladdin (animated) (review) When this came out, I loved that Steve from Full House was Aladdin.
Amazing Grace (period drama) (review) No, it's not really about the song; it's about abolition of slavery.
Beauty and the Beast (animated) I just wish the prince was more handsome after he became "beautiful" again!
Bella (drama) (review) Beautiful depiction of the importance of life.
Brian's Song—2001 (sports drama) (review) Prepare to sob through the last 30 minutes.
Charade (romantic suspense) (review) "I love you Adam, Alex, Peter, Brian, whatever your name is."
The Cutting Edge (romantic sports comedy) (review) "Toe pick!"
Dan in Real Life (family comedy-drama) (review) Steve Carell as the anti-Michael Scott.
Derby (romance) (review) "Hello-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!"
Emma—2009 (period) (review) The chemistry between Jonny Lee Miller and Romola Garai will blow you away!
Ever After (period) (review) A girl power, kick butt kind of Cinderella.
A Holiday to Remember (Christmas) Best Christmas movie ever! Hate Randy Travis music; love him as an actor (at least here).
Inception (science fiction) It's a dream within a dream within a dream. Visually stunning and thought provoking.
The King's Speech (biography) Wholly inspirational, this film (and actor) totally deserved the Oscar!
Lost in Austen (romantic period spoof) (mini review) Half spoof, half love letter--watch this if you're a fan of Pride and Prejudice!
Loving Leah (romance) When you watch this, it helps to know that some Orthodox Jews believe married women should wear wigs so no other man is driven to temptation by seeing their hair. That way, the horrible wigs won't distract you from the story like they did me.
The Matrix (science fiction) Yes, the sequels were terrible ... but the original is still mind-bendingly amazing.
The Mighty Ducks, D2, and D3 (sports comedy) Starring the sane Sheen brother and Fringe's Peter (a.k.a. Dawson's Creek's Pacey).
Much Ado About Nothing (period) If you think you don't like Shakespeare, watch this movie. I guarantee you'll laugh!
My Fake Fiance (romance) Can you go wrong with Blossom's Joey and Sabrina the Teenage Witch? I don't think so!
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (romance) (review) Super cute and super clean, this movie is begging to be watched.
Newsies (musical) The songs will get stuck in your head--I guarantee it!
North and South (period) Not the Civil War miniseries--this is a wonderful BBC production.
Perfect Romance (romance) (mini review) Watch Desmond from Lost fall in love with a woman he met online. It's not as stupid as I just made it sound.
Pride and Prejudice—1995 (period) Colin Firth is Mr. Darcy. I mean, he played him three times! (P and P, Bridget Jones' Diary, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. So maybe we should only count the first two ...)
Singin' in the Rain (musical) When you think of Singin' in the Rain, you probably don't think "hilarious," but trust me, it is. (Take this scene, for example.)
Super 8 (science fiction) (mini review) Sci-fi by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg. Do you really need to know anything else?
That Thing You Do (musical) Fun story about one-hit "wonders" ... and that one hit is incredibly catchy!
Wives and Daughters (drama) The most romantic proposal you'll see on film.
While You Were Sleeping (romantic comedy) I could quote this entire movie for you. I won't, but I could.
White Christmas (Christmas) This is a "must watch" Christmas movie—but only at Christmas, mind you!
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