I just love this film so much, I could watch it over and over again without getting tired of it. As I mentioned earlier, I love old films and this film truly explores the wondrous journey that film has been on. It shows how films were made in the late 19th Century/early 20th Century. Including the incredibly famous A Trip to the Moon (1902). I really suggest checking this film out if you haven't already, you really won't regret it.
A trip to the Moon - Star Film Company
Finding Neverland (2004)
The story is sad and also wonderful at the same time. The acting from Kate Winslet was so moving. Well, I can't fault any of the performances in this film. It really opens your eyes to what goes into writing, it really inspires me to just start writing a book, or many books! If you're a writer then I just know you're going to adore this movie. It's not one to be missed.
Love Actually (2003)
It has a huge star-studded cast from Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Martin Freeman, Bill, Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liam Neeson and the late Alan Rickman. Some huge names there. They all make the film something really special that I know I'm going to watch every single Christmas until I'm gone.
Stand By Me (1986)
Starring Wil Wheaten, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and River Phoenix as the four friends on the journey. It's a classic film that holds a place in so many hearts. It has a nostalgic aura around it, even if you don't consider it a nostalgic film. I don't watch it too often, but every time I do it just reaffirms my love for it.
It's hilarious and spooky, right up my street. I thoroughly encourage you to check it out if you haven't. Winona Ryder gives a great performance as the strange and unusual, Lydia Deetz. A gothic dream.
Winona Ryder plays Veronica, a teen in a clique of 'Heathers'. Heather Duke, Heather McNamara and Heather Chandler. All three Heathers rule the school and Veronica isn't about that so she teams up with bad-boy JD (Christian Slater). They end up going on a killing spree until Veronica can't handle it anymore.
It's one of the greatest, most original movies I've ever watched. Not your typical teen or slasher movie, it's one to be watched. I haven't seen the stage version yet, but I am desperate to so hopefully I'll get round to doing that soon!
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
There are some really iconic scenes within the film, some which really play with your emotions and I just love that. I love a film that really draws me in and causes me to feel what the characters are feeling, and this film does just that.
Les Miserables (2012)
All of the singing and music is performed live on the set, so what you're hearing is what the actor is actually singing there and then. This makes the performances of the actors so much more emotive. For example, when Anne Hathaway is singing 'I dreamed a dream' you can really hear the emotion in her voice. It was such a fantastic addition to the film, it makes it more like the stage show which has been running for over thirty years!
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo is the 'perfect human' and also the most powerful weapon ever created. When she escapes she ends up with Korben Dallas (Willis). Dallas decides to help Leeloo even though they end up in lots of trouble at the hands of Zorg (Gary Oldman).
War of the Worlds (2005)
Although I struggled to get through the novel, the film really stunned me. It actually really affected me, probably the only film to ever truly do that. It made me nervous, which is unusual. That is why it deserves a place on my list.
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The horrible sound that the tripods make haunts me! You know the one. I remember talking about this film with my friend and he had the exact same feelings as me, it was definitely one that stuck with us.
Martians invade Earth and Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) and his family have to fight for survival. They come across so many obstacles that threaten their lives: people and aliens.
It makes me quite anxious just thinking about it. That makes it a great film in my eyes. Definitely check it out!
I hope you liked my part two of favourite films. I'm definitely not done yet, so look out for another list in the near future.