So, by now you should know about my love for TV series. I am totally obsessed with shows and I always have at least one TV show on my roster because why not? However, I have been focused on movies as well. I have always had a certain love for movies but I prefer watching an elongated story than a short one; hence my preference for TV shows. Lately though, some of the shows I have been watching have been a little intense so I just decided to concentrate on movies for now and I have been enjoying them. In the midst of doing that, I remembered an assignment that I did for my Sports/Cultural Journalism class for my undergrad (Don’t ask me why it was an assignment. It just was. Lol), and because I am a harder of sentiments and information, I still have it on my laptop and I decided to share it in appreciation of my love for movies.
There are a couple of movies that I need to add to this list like: Kingsman, The New Edition biopic and A Dog’s Purpose but I’m not exactly sure where to place them on the list just yet and I really want you guys to see this list as is. So, I hope you love my list and let me know what you feel about the movies on here and please recommend any movie that you think that I should see. I’ll do a countdown list from 10 – 1.
Title: In Time
Studio & Year of Release: 20th Century Fox; 2011
Director: Andrew Niccol
Main Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde
Set in the year 2169, this is a film that focuses on a society where the people stop aging at the age of 25. At this age, they have a clock on their arm that starts to count down how long they would live. The story is an intriguing one that takes the genre of sci-fi to another level. The cinematography is revolutionary and Timberlake does a good job convincing the audience of the authenticity of the film.
Title: Gone Girl
Studio & Year of Release: 20th Century Fox; 2014
Director: David Fincher
Main stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Gone girl is a film that is based on Gillian Flynn’s book of the same name. It is a psychological thriller that focuses on the search for Amy Donne after her husband, Nick comes home on his fifth anniversary to find her missing. This is a film that keeps the heart racing from the beginning to the end. Rosamund Pike plays a convincing role as a psychopathic wife and the story is a good one filled with deception & betrayal.
Title: Now You See Me
Studio & Year of Release: Summit Entertainment; 2013
Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman
‘Now You See Me’ is a crime thriller about a group of four magicians who pull off a bank heist during their act. The cast, the directing & the script is one to be reckoned with. The film keeps the audience focused and on their toes throughout the film.
Title: Shutter Island
Studio & Year of Release: Paramount Pictures; 2010
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams
‘Shutter Island’ is a film based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name. The film is set in a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island where U.S. Marshall, Edward “Teddy” Daniels is investigating. Leonardo di Caprio does an excellent job playing this character and the film leaves the audience wondering about their state of mind.
Title: The Help
Studio & Year of Release: Walt Disney Studios/ Motion Pictures; 2011
Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain
‘The Help’ is an American period drama that is based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same name. It is set in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights movement. It focuses on the relationship between a young white woman, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan and black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, Though fiction, this film touches on a tainted time in the United States. It is one that lets the audience have a glimpse on one of the worst times in the States. The acting is an excellent one and Octavia Spencer won an Oscar for her role as Minny Jackson.
Title: My Week With Marilyn
Studio & Year of Release: The Weinstein Company; 2011
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh
Set in 1956, this a true life story of the relationship between production assistant, Colin Clark and actress, Marilyn Monroe on the set of the film, “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Michelle Williams captures the essence of Marilyn Monroe from her voice and her elegance to her walk and vulnerability. The Golden Globe award she received was well-deserved.
Title: Everybody’s Fine
Studio & Year of Release: Miramax Films; 2009
Director: Kirk Jones
Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
‘Everybody’s fine’ is a drama that focuses on the journey of a widower to reunite with his four children after they cancel their visits at the last minute. His journey makes him discover secrets about his children. Robert De Niro’s role as Frank Goode is one of a loving father who only ever wanted to do his best for his children. De Niro is exceptional and the script is an excellent one.
Title: The Sound of Music
Studio & Year of Release: 20th Century Fox; 1965
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
‘The Sound of Music’ is a musical drama film loosely based on the real Von Trapp family, one of the biggest concert groups preceding World War II. It is a film that is timeless and Julie Andrews brings the screen to life. The way she sings and acts is one that can never be forgotten.
Title: Coming to America
Studio & Year of Release: Paramount Pictures; 1988
Director: John Landis
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones
‘Coming to America’ is a romantic comedy set in the 80s about a wealthy African prince who comes to the United States to find a wife. This is one of Eddie murphy’s most-remembered films. The film is timeless and makes the audience laugh and cry at the same time.
Title: Forrest Gump
Studio & Year of Release: Paramount Pictures, 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Set between 1944 and 1982, Forrest Gump is an epic-romantic-comedy-drama film that is based on Winston Groom’s novel of the same name. It is a story about the life of Forrest Gump, a phlegmatic and naïve young man who witnesses and in some cases, influences some of the defining moments in the United State’s 20th century. This was a film that showed Tom Hanks for the great actor that he is. He brought the role of Forrest to life and made the audience laugh and cry with him.
So, that is it. Let me know what you guys think. ❤
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