Ever have one of those days when you just want to snuggle into your duvet, with your favourite pyjamas and some popcorn and watch your favourite movie? Well, today I did and thought I would share with you my top 10 favourite movies.
If you haven’t seen some of them, I obviously highly recommend them. Maybe they are ones that you forgot about and wouldn’t mind watching again? Either way, I hope you enjoy or indulge in some good quality movie time because let’s face it, we all need a movie day.
When I actually sat down to start writing this post, I realised I clearly have more than 10 favourite movies. Towards the end, I was like what about Pretty in Pink, Pretty Woman and the extensive Disney movies I have? Well, I had to narrow it down and this is what I came up with.
My idol, the late David Bowie as the Goblin King, takes a baby brother from its sister. Okay, I just made it sound a bit dark there, but it’s what happens. Sarah has to solve a Labyrinth and makes friends along the way.
This fantasy is something I have watched continuously since I was little. I loved it so much! The book was given to me when I was younger and is now out of print. It is now one of my prized processions. It does have singing in it, but if you like Bowie, then it is right up your street!
Sleepless in Seattle
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in a 90’s classic! It’s about finding the ‘one’ and feeling and knowing the ‘magic’ I love the fact it references to another favourite movie of mine, which I will come to next.
An Affair to Remember
So the one referred to in Sleepless in Seattle is An Affair to Remember. Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr. What can I say, hopeless romantic?! The one thing Meg Ryan & Rosie O’Donnell were right about in Sleepless, is that men really don’t get this movie. It is a tearjerker if you are watching it for the first time, so tissues at the ready.
Into The Wild
This film is so inspirational. It’s a story based on the real-life travels of Christopher McCandless, who left his life & money behind to travel across North America and his life spent in the Alaskan wilderness. I couldn’t stop watching it and it wanted me to get up and explore the world more. If you are a bookworm like me, I suggest you buy the book too and read all that the film misses.
British dance drama set in north eastern England during the coal miner’s strike. This movie is about a boy becoming a professional ballet dancer. The music in this film is fantastic as is Jamie Bell, who plays Billy. It is a great film, which shows you that you can be whoever you want to be. A few years ago my auntie took me to see the theatre production of this and it was equally as brilliant as the film.
Another musical film; this time a quirky and fast paced story. It tells the story of a young English writer Christian, who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, the actress and courtesan Satine. I admit another romantic film, but this has you singing some classics you will know.
The Princess Bride
Okay, okay another romance, but this again is a classic! This late 80’s American romantic fantasy and adventure comedy, is one for all the family. Another video I watched whilst growing up, it was usually my go to when I was feeling poorly and off school. Again bookworms, read the book as it’s brilliant. It tells the story about a farmhand named Westley who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck.
There had to be a Hitchcock in here somewhere! The Birds is one of my favourite horror-thriller films. Loosely based on the 1952 story by Daphne Du Maurier, which I admit I haven’t read; it focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay in California. It is an oldie but a goodie!
Anyone who knows me knows I love Audrey Hepburn and this was a difficult one to decide on. It was between Charade & Breakfast at Tiffany’s, however, Charade won due to the sass of Audrey and of course Cary Grant again! A comedy – mystery film, full of suspense in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?
Harry Potter Series
How could I leave out Harry Potter? I couldn’t and I couldn’t choose one, so I say the whole series. As the years go on, they get better and better and who doesn’t want to go Hogwarts? I am sure most people have seen these films, but I do feel shocked when so many people say they haven’t read the books. You are missing out.