26 Jun 2013

Old School Films

There are times after a long day when all you really want to do is curl up on the sofa and watch a good film. I love going to the cinema to watch new things, but really, honestly, I love watching dvds I already have because I know there isn't a risk of disappointment. Generally with me, if I own it on dvd I must love it. 

So I have decided to let you know my favourite films...in the hopes that you may well agree with me and then we can spend time exchanging quotes/films moments etc. 

#10. Miss Congeniality - Sandra Bullock as an undercover FBI agent who is posing as a Beauty Queen. Michael Caine also features and is quality! Funny. 

#9. The Shawshank Redemption - A story of brutality, corruption and the hope that lives on. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman (one of my faves) are main characters. Lots of Christian parallels.

#8. Anchorman - Actually ridiculous film. But full of one-liners that I have been using for ages. Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate star with a hilarious line up of others. "60% of the time it works every time"

#7. Beauty and the Beast - Disney at it's finest! Winner of the Golden Globe for Animated Picture. Great sound track and a film I can recite pretty much word for word. 

#6. Fast and Furious - The first one is amazing and while the ones in the middle vary in quality, the last one (Fast and Furious 6) was really enjoyable. I went to see it at Peckham Multiplex and people were standing a cheering throughout parts of the film and genuinely laughing out loud...it was like those adverts you see! All about cars, girls and racing.

#5. The Proposal - Another with Sandra Bullock, this time with Ryan Reynolds (eye candy) - she is the boss and is forcing him into marrying her so she can stay in the country. Another funny film.

#4. Pride and Prejudice (BBC version) - This 5 hour epic is a MUST-SEE! Just for the comedy value of Mr Collins and Mrs Bennett. Also stars Colin Firth and includes "the lake moment". Another film I can almost quote word for word. Lovely sound track too.

#3. Les Mis - Saw it in the cinema and was taken on an emotional journey - so much so I blogged about it (you can read it here). Love the music and think the cast are great. Could not think of anyone better than Sacha Baren Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter for the roles they play! It's sad but leaves you with hope. 

#2. Sherlock Holmes - This caters to my detective mind. I love it! I love trying to work it out before they tell you and this film is very clever, feeding you snippets of information and not really letting you know the full picture until the end. Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law make it easy on the eyes too. 

#1. 10 Things I Hate About You - My favourite. A film I have loved since my teens! Casting the late Heath Ledger as a lead with Julia Stiles, it is just a mix of hilarity and teen problems. The Dad is immense in it and the sound track is fantastic. It is a film I gladly watch over and over. 

Now you know a bit about my film choices...what do you think?

Have I missed any obvious films off? Or do you agree with these?!

1 comment:

  1. I have such a craving to watch P&P with you with lots of snacks. It must be done!