Who’s ready for Movie Monday? I know I am!
Because I love movies I’m always looking for new recommendations that will keep my cinephile brain pleased. And I’m sure there are lots of people who are exactly the same. One of the best parts of film is getting to share it with others! That’s why I thought I’d share with you all some films that I recommend everyone watch. Trust me, you’ll be filling your Netflix at-home queue in no time!
Morgan’s Movies, ala Recommendations You’ll Definitely Watch
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant do a fantastic job of playing off one of the most interesting romances I’ve seen in so long. Julia Roberts basically plays herself (famous movie actress) and Hugh Grant plays the owner of a small travel bookshop in Notting Hill. Watching their romance grow and face many issues (mostly caused by Roberts’ character) is just fun, and Grant’s roommate is hilarious. Classic British film and definitely worth a watch.
The Princess Bride
A classic if there ever was one. There’s sword fighting, love, poison, a battle of wits, strength, evil plots, and just about anything else you could want in a film. From watching this when I was 10 to watching it at 20, I still love this movie to death. Even though Wesley really needed to get rid of that gawd awful ponytail.
I do not care if you do not like animated movies (Hi, Mom) this movie has so many great life lessons about seeing things from another perspective. Plus, Merida’s hair is so on point I’ve debated red hair for two years now. It’s one of those Pixar films that makes your heart warm and everyone in the family can enjoy.
Music and Lyrics
Another Hugh Grant film, but he’s just a great actor (as a person, not so much). Him and Drew Barrymore are just so fun, plus the music is phenomenal. Listening to “Pop Goes My Heart” is just the best part of any day. So, if you like music, ridiculous pop stars, and a cute story, I would definitely recommend Music and Lyrics.
Hands down the best Nick Hornby film in my opinion. I have watched it so many times. The adorable story of Jenny finding her way into world only to find it is only a lie. There’s humour, backstabbing, and a touching story based on the memoir of Lynn Barber the British journalist. Plus, the banana scene will forever go down as just the most ridiculous thing ever.
Did you know that Kiera Knightley can sing? Uh, I didn’t! Begin Again is about a father trying to regain his musical status and bonding with his daughter. The music is amazing – who would have thought of street recording? – the bond between the characters is so palpable, and I downloaded the soundtrack as soon as I got home. Plus, Adam Levine just makes the best villain.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
I watched this documentary simply on a friend saying they liked it. Now, I will tell you to watch this based on nothing more than I have never been moved by something in my entire life. Watch it and you will understand.
Adventures in the Sin Bin
Think about the name and you have almost the entire plot. It’s full of lovestruck teenagers, an entitled jerk, a rusty old van, and a really interesting story. Before it came out I watched a lot of the behind-the-scenes and when I finally got to see it, it was so worth it.
The Thief and the Cobbler
Another animated wonder. Matthew Broderick is the voice of the cobbler and he makes the story so real and earthy, despite it’s children cartoon appearance. It’s a fun watch, with amazing animation, and I know you’ll love it. Just think love, three golden balls, a mean advisor, a princess, and a huge misunderstanding. Kind of like Aladdin, but better.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day
Frances McDormand does an amazing job as an out of work governess who is desperately in need of two quid to rub together. Enter Amy Adams, the spacey, flirty American actress is need of someone to help her get her life together. It’s on Netflix and I recommend stopping this blog post and watching it now. It’s one of my favourites for a reason.
Catch Me if You Can
We’re all aware of one of the best counterfeit thieves of the century. And the movie, featuring my hubby Leo DiCaprio, is such a great insight to how he did it all. Watch if you haven’t already.
What if the character in your story became real? Well it does in Ruby Sparks. Fall in love with Ruby as she takes the words off the paper and changes everyone’s lives. Seriously one of the best adaptions of this concept I’ve ever seen, and the colouring is just gorgeous.
What movies do you recommend to others? Let me know in the comments so I can check them out!
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