I have a lot of movies in my collection, but here are some of my favorites:
The Prince of Egypt
True Grit (Both versions)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Rabbit Proof Fence
The Painted Veil
My Best Friend's Wedding
Anna and the King
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Mulan (Disney, though I do like the most recent version)
P.S I Love You
Howl's Moving Castle
The Black Cauldron
Red Cliff (Best battle sequences I have ever seen in a movie)
I'm a film student, and people always ask me if movies have stopped being "fun" for me, the answer to which is "of course not." The more I learn, the more I appreciate all the work that goes into them and the more I love them!
I have to second/third/fourth True Grit, Princess Bride and Pan's Labyrinth. Del Toro's similar Devil's Backbone/Espinazo del Diablo is also excellent.
I just watched Cloud Atlas the other night, and I have to say, it might be my new favorite. It's extremely complicated due to its vast scope, but that's what I love about it, and it's more than worth watching twice. The five minute long trailer alone is Oscar-worthy, in my opinion. Check it out.
Others I love:
Jane Eyre (2011)
St. Trinian's (hey, they can't all be highbrow and aesthetically valuable)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella)
The Manchurian Candidate (the Frank Sinatra one, not the Denzel Washington remake)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (also not the remake)
The Secret of Roan Inish
and Catherine Breillat's more abstract stuff, particularly La Belle Endormie.
I also adore movies that are so bad they're entertaining. I highly recommend Alien vs. Predator, Sand Sharks, and The Room.
The most recent Jane Eyre adaptation
Pretty much any Austen adaptation (but not the super cheesey 80s ones)
St. Trinians and St. Trinians 2
The Decoy Bride
North & South (the Elizabeth Gaskell one, not the civil war one)
True Grit (i watched this for the first time today)
Stick It (Missy Peregrym's abs in that movie, amirite?)
Pretty much any superhero movie (i prefer x-men to the justice league, but i like them all)
While You Were Sleeping (le sigh. They don't make them like this anymore)
You've Got Mail
The live-action Scooby Doo movies (i have poor taste sometimes, i know)
That's the other one I was trying to remember. Thanks!
Originally Posted by geeknamezyo
Also. Lord of the Rings. How did I forget that...
I love the scooby doo movies!!
and also not sure if you get it in America but Red Dog is really good
I recently watched pitch perfect and loved it
War horse is really good but really sad so be warned there
Toy story 3 is amazing and so are all the others of course
Apparently LOL is really good haven't seen it though
y favourite movie is Angus thongs and the perfect snogging its great and english
Barbie movies are always excellent
We bought a zoo
The narnia series
Charlottes web- the cartoon version of course
Wow I really should convince my mum that I can watch M movies but after getting terrified watching Lake Placid on Christmas Eve I hardly doubt it. I was so scared I left at 11 and got like an hour sleep that night :(
Oh yeah, his voice, his looks, his incredible talent. Love Mads!
Originally Posted by rin
I forgot about Shakespeare in Love! One of my favourite movies. And King's Speech too!!
Here are some more I forgot to mention:
Adam's Apples (Adams Æbler)
An Affair to Remember
Gone With the Wind
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh version)
Harry Potter (I know, I know, the books are a million times better, but I do enjoy watching Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman and Jason Isaacs running around with wands ;))
Ocean's Eleven (mainly because I find Brad Pitt's snacking throughout the whole movie hilarious)
Sense & Sensibility
Sleepless in Seattle
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Black Cauldron
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)
The Duchess of Langeais (Ne Touchez pas la Hache)
The Last Mistress (Une Vieille Maîtresse)
The Tree of Life
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Oh fun! Some repeats...
500 Days of Summer
A Knight's Tale- totally cheesy but I love it.
Bourne Trilogy.. Minus Bourne Legacy...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Everything is Illuminated
Father of the Bride
In the Army Now
Into the Wild
Life As We Know It
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Midnight in Paris
Now and Then
P.S. ILove You
Safety Not Guaranteed
Silver Linings Playbook
The Book of Eli
The Dark Knight
The King's Speech
V for Vendetta
When Harry Met Sally
Oh and 'En Kongelig Affære'. Danish film.
A few more...
Lust and Caution (a good spy thriller that I would only recommend to adults due to some really graphic scenes)
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish)
The First Grader
The Last King of Scotland
TV Shows and Mini Series
Lost In Austen
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
North and South
Singing in the Rain
An Affair to Remember
Sabrina (but i find i only like the older one...in the Harrison Ford one, Sabrina's haircut makes her look like Michael Jackson and it ruins it for me)
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Some Like it Hot