I am a huge fan of the cinema! I just love the places and mental spaces that movies, both old and new, take you and I love feeling as though I can escape daily pressures for 2-3 hours of the day.
Here are some escapes that I've loved and that you shouldn't miss:
If you have not seen this movie, you are completely missing out.
This movie gives an interesting perspective about life after divorce. It is not your typical love story which is why it is so great.
Do yourselves a favor and watch this movie. You'll laugh and you'll definitely fall in love with it.
Tristan + Isolde
Now, this is a love story like none other. You've got gore and lot's of fighting, but from all of this, you get love!
This has been a favorite of mine for a while. I would definitely give this movie a try if you have not yet seen it.
This is my all-time favorite movie. Nope! I am not kidding, this is my favorite movie.
1. I love Jeremy Sumpter
2. Who doesn't dream of staying forever young?
Definitely watch this version of Peter Pan if you haven't seen it. You will not regret it.
Say hello to another gem from my childhood. I watched this movie over and over and over and over and over again.
Curly Sue is this cute little sassy girl that helps her father scheme for money and food until the duo meets the perfect kind-hearted woman to change the tide of their lives.
This is an oldie but a goodie. Lucky for you guys, Amazon has everything!
Now you KNOW that I have to mention the movie of the decade (yes, I said it), the Black Panther!
If you watch this movie and do not like it, then the fact must be that you did not watch it at all.
The Black Panther was beautifully done, excellently executed and super Black just like I like it!
I could sit here and type my heart away about this movie, but it'd be useless. There are simply no words for how amazing this movie is. The best in the Marvel Universe, hands down.
Do yourself a favor and watch it! And then watch it again.
Star Wars Episode II
This is still my favorite Star Wars movie. I grew up watching these movies all thanks to my Uncle Jeremy (HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE JEREMY!). He is a huge Star Wars fan and even subjects his family to long car rides listening to the Star Wars soundtracks (as he should.)
Anyway, I suppose that since I am so anti-love in the real world, any good love story on the television just steals my heart. Anakin and Padme had a beautiful beginning and I just love watching them in this movie!
The Greatest Showman
We all know that I've thoroughly enjoyed this movie! I loved it so much that I even wrote a review about it (click here to read).
Musicals are pretty few and far between, but when they come around, they are usually great.
This musical was a complete game-changer. Every song was brilliant, the acting was on point and the costume design was to die for!
Definitely watch this if you haven't already.
Be prepared to cry if you're watching this one.
I would not consider this a "favorite", but I did watch it a lot when I was younger. I have no clue why TBS loved this movie so much, but I do know that each time it came on, I watched it!
Anyone that knows me, even a little, knows that I love a good musical.
Les Mis is a musical with so many mini stories included. It follows the life of Jean Valjean who was imprisoned after stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family.
Once freed, he reinvents himself and starts a life anew.
If you're a lover of all things musical, like me, then check this one out!
Now, if you can get past Paula Patton's horrible acting, then this is a great movie!
I have no clue why I love this post-Love & Basketball movie but I think that it is brilliant.
I love Queen Latifah in pretty much any movie and her love chemistry with Common was believable.
If you haven't already, give this one a chance.
There's no way that I could make a complete list of all of the movies that have had a lasting impression on me, but I hope that this short list gives you a feel for what I like.
What are some of your must-watch movies? What movies currently have you obsessed?