Today I am going to be sharing my 10 favourite movies. These are the movies you can watch again and again and again because they are awesome.
If you don’t feel like reading my whole epistle *just realised this is my longest post yet*, scroll to the end where I made a nice clean list for you. Let’s get started:
1. Harry Potter Film Series:
Fantasy, Coming of age drama, Mystery, Thriller, Adventure, Horror and Romance.
Anybody who is my friend knows that I am a Potter head. I absolutely love the HP series and except if you are living under a rock you have probably heard of them.
I am not even going to try and sell you on them. Why? HP is awesome!!!! that’s why. Just go watch it and let your life be transformed.
It’s a tale of how life can throw us curve balls and mess things up. But with a little Perseverance, Bravery, Cunning, Wit and God willing, some luck – we will triumph even if we lose some things and people along the way.
P. S. Read the books for an added bonus. After which you must go to Pottermore and get sorted.
2. Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street:
Horror, Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime fiction, Musical drama
I love Johnny Depp – I think he is a great actor, the personal stuff welllll…. not so much. The gist is, I have a thing for horror movies.
Even though this is a musical, I loved the story and immensely enjoyed it. The movie chronicles the life of a barber who just got out from jail- it tells of the evil that got him sent there in the first place and his descent into what I would call madness.
P. S. Do not watch if your stomach becomes queasy easily. On second thought go ahead and watch. BE BRAVE.
Animation, Action film, Family film, Drama, Adventure film, Martial arts film, Musical, Comedy drama.
Ah….the tale of Fa Mulan, hero(ine) of China. Mulan is my favourite Disney princess. She is tough, awkward and has personality.
Plus her family is a riot. Please watch this movie if you haven’t and re-watch if you have. Its simple tale about the lengths we go for love, family and honour are timeless.
P. S. There’s a part 2
4. Dead poet society:
Drama film, Teen film.
” Oh Captain My Captain ” this iconic line gave me the feels the first time i watched the film as well as every time after.
RIP Robin Williams. He made this film come alive, he was also one of the most versatile actors ever. He could go from Mrs Doubtfire to Mr Keating.
This movie shows you in great detail the struggle to be different and not to conform as well as the obstacles you encounter along the line.
It also submits that sometimes dreadful things happen but as long as you touch a life, you have made a difference.
P.S. It has really life changing quotes and messages.
5. The Odyssey(Miniseries):
Action film,Adventure, Science Fiction,Fantasy.
I saw this film first about 10 to 13 years ago and I stayed with me. First of all, I thought the special effects were awesome. However re-watching it last year made me realise how wrong I was.
Second Greek and Roman mythology fascinates me (and I think it even started with this movie).
This movie shows the hero Odysseus’ epic journey to get home after the Trojan war. He faces obstacles, is helped by gods as well as hindered by them. It’s a good family movie with some PG scenes.
P.S. If you like Greek mythology and don’t mind old movies. Check out the OG clash of the titans.
6. The Help:
Romance, Drama film.
This is one of those movies that really echoes the human condition. Prominent in this movie are the Jim Crow or segregation laws.
The movie is set during the civil rights era. It recounts the story of an aspiring white journalist and her relationship with two black maids.
She writes a book from the perspective of the maids showing the racism they encounter at work.
P.S. The help was originally a novel by Kathryn Stockett that was adapted for the big screen .
Action, Sports, Biographical film, Drama film.
I didn’t think I was going to like this movie at all. Firstly, because it was about Formula 1 and apart from general knowledge, I don’t know anything about Formula 1.
I watched this movie late at night and I found myself watching it again the next morning. The movie is a bit of a biopic, it shows the rivalry between two Formula 1 greats Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
This movie almost made me shed tears, too many ups and downs. All in all, it was a good movie, which I forced everyone I came in contact with for a month after to watch.
8. Rush Hour :
Action film, Comedy, Thriller, Crime fiction.
Anytime I think of Rush hour, the song WAR by Edwin Star comes to mind. I love this movie, it’s a classic buddy cop/action movie.
It is also a feel good movie for those days when you want something to watch that isn’t too serious and has a great story where good triumphs over evil.
P.S. There is also Rush hour part 2 and 3. Plus I hear part 4 is in the works.
Action film, Comedy, Superhero movie, Romance film, Science fiction film, Adventure film.
Deadpool was the movie that made 2016 IMO. I am assuming everyone has seen this movie.
It’s funny, there’s a lot of fourth wall breaking and the puns are to die for. This is another feel good movie. It is also a super hero movie for people who dont like super hero movies.
If you haven’t seen this movie….WHY?
10. The Shawshank Redemption:
Drama, Thriller, Crime fiction.
This movie tells the story of a banker, Andy Dufresne who was given a life sentence in Shawshank Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence.
The theme of hopelessness is persistent in this movie. It almost makes you lose faith in humanity and the whole ‘the truth will set you free’ and ‘you reap what you sow’ mantras.
It also teaches that at the end of the day, there’s a tiny ray of hope that calls us to push through and take by force what we feel we deserve. This movie is epic.
P.S. The movie is based on a book by Stephen King called ‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
Here is a list of my movies, if;tldr
1. Harry Potter Film Series
2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
4. Dead Poet’s Society
5. The Odyssey
6. The Help
8. Rush Hour
10. The Shawshank Redemption
I would love to know your own favourite movies.
I would also love to know any movie recommendations you have for me….old or new.