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Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders

Posted by Carla Boyd on Saturday, October 20, 2012 Under: Movies
Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted. - Girl, Interupted

Right, it's past midnight, I'm still up, so I figured I may as well post the next 10 films! Here's D to H on my list of top 100 movies of all time! Oh, and the quote in this blog's title is from Nietzsche. Not having anyone get me for copyright infringement. ;) 

As mentioned in my last blog, I encourage you to leave comments, opinions, and suggestions in the comments section below! =) 

11.   Dead Poets Society – A classic that I’ve found out many people were “forced” to watch during school, which apparently made them dislike the movie. I find that a big shame and it’s always been one of my favourites. If you haven’t seen it, definitely take the time. I promise it will be worth it. Oh Captain, my Captain!

12.   Easy AOne of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The characters are hilarious, especially the parents, who make you wish they were related to you! Slightly mocking the traditional, cheesy 80s teen movie, this film is a fresh, intelligent, and incredibly funny approach to making a film based around teens in high school. Highly recommend this one!

13.   Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Another one of those films that not many people have heard of, even though it stars Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dust and Elijah Wood. A movie about what would happen if you could ACTUALLY erase all your memories about a person and your relationship with them. Very intriguing and very watch-worthy! Oh and if you wonder about the title, it's from a poem by Alexander Pope:
"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned."  ^_^

14.   Fight Club – Now I surprised myself by liking this movie, considering how much senseless violence happens throughout it. But for me, the amazing story line and absolutely amazing twist at the end more than made up for it. If you haven’t seen it, do NOT read anything about it or ask anyone about it because they may ruin it for you. Just watch it as soon as possible and be as shocked and surprised as the rest of us.

15.   Fried Green Tomatoes – This is one of those movies I grew up with that will always have a special place in my heart. I enjoyed this film so much when I was little and watching it again and again over the years, it never fails to surprise me how much I change, as the film seems to be just that little bit different to me every time. If you’ve not seen this classic, make sure you do!

16.   Get Him to the Greek – Since so many of the films I like are rather dramatic, deep, and emotional, I thought I should add one of my favourite comedies to the list. I find Get Him to the Greek fantastically funny, and not just because I have a huge crush on Russel Brand. It’s a great movie that will have you in stitches – if you have the right kind of humour anyway. ;)

17.   Girl, Interrupted – I’m not going to lie, I bought this movie because I liked the cast and it was cheap. Honestly, my expectations weren’t exactly high. But this film really messes with your head and makes you wonder if anyone is actually ‘crazy’. Set in a mental hospital, this film follows the story of Kaysen during her stay after she attempts to commit suicide. A thought-provoking movie you should definitely watch!

18.   Good Will Hunting – One of my all time favourite movies. Another one I’ve seen many times since I was a child, and I can watch it over again, not least for its beautiful soundtrack by Elliot Smith – an incredibly underappreciated musician, if you ask me! If you haven’t seen it (shame on you!), the film follows a young genius through his struggles of dealing with how he handles the relationships in his life, after he is forced to see a therapist to avoid jail time. A moving story that needs to be seen!

19.   House of Cards – This is a film I watched over and over again when I was a child. I don’t think many people will have seen it. I don’t even think it was ever very big. But when I was young, this film meant a lot to me and I think people should watch it, if they get the chance.

20.   How to Make an American Quilt – A beautiful film that’s a bit like a book full of short stories. Like the quilt that’s being made throughout the movie, each piece tells a story. This film makes you reconsider what’s really important in life. Definitely recommended.

I bet you're already looking forward to the next 10! Luckily you only have to wait around 24 hours. And in the mean time, just: 


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