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Posted by Carla Boyd on Sunday, October 21, 2012 Under: Movies
Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image - Mona Lisa Smile
While finding the pictures for today's list of 10 - namely i to n (although the next one starts with the last of the 'n's) - I realised that there are 3 Julia Roberts movies on the list. And people wonder why she's one of my favourite actresses. ^_^  

Anyway, as always comment, share views, add to the list, etc. =) 


21. Interview with the Vampire – The Vampire Chronicles – I felt this film was so incredible, everyone must have seen it! Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas, the film is based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Neil Jordan. The story is narrated in present day San Francisco by the vampire Louis, who tells a reporter about his transformation in 1791, his travels with the vampire who transformed him Lestat, and the girl they turn into a vampire, Claudia. If you’re thinking Twilight, be aware this film is much less sparkly chest and more bloodthirsty killers. If you like traditional vampires, you’ll like this film! 


22. Jeff, Who Lives at Home – This film shocked me. I had seen the trailer and knew it had Jason Segel in it and expected a comedy. Little did I know, I was going to be in tears half way through the movie. A very deep movie that will make you question your look on life. Highly recommend it!


23. Knocked Up – Another comedy that I felt deserved to be on the list. A hilarious comedy about what happens if a one night stand goes wrong, and a usually level-headed business woman gets pregnant by a jobless stoner. Great actors, funny storyline, and of course cheesy, feel-good ending. Everything one could want from a comedy. =)


24Little Women – Another classic but this had to be included. One of my favourite movies since I was a child, and one I love to watch around Christmas time for some reason. If you haven’t seen it, shame on you! Go watch it now!


25. Love and Other Drugs – What happens if two people who decide they don’t want to be in a relationship accidentally fall in love? This film aims to answer that question as it shows how for once the woman has to be convinced to give it a go. Why? You’ll find out throughout the film. Beautiful, moving story, albeit rather sad. A must see for anyone who fancies a good love story, that’s cheeky and funny at the same time.


26. Mona Lisa Smile – A true feminist movie, and with my all-time favourite actress Julia Roberts. The film is set in 1953 and follows the struggles of art-teacher Katherine as she tries to figure out whether her view on what women should or shouldn’t do isn’t just as harsh as the view she’s been fighting against... While I really love this film, it’s probably more to be recommended for females. =P

27. My Best Friend's Wedding – Now this film just speaks to me because I’ve felt like “the other girl” quite a bit throughout my life. And as Julia Roberts tries to win over the guy who chose a different girl, I can’t help but feel better about my own life. If just because I realise I’m not the only one. =)


28. My Girl – If you’ve never seen my girl, you’ve missed out. A beautiful story about children and friendship and what it’s like to grow up. This will always keep a special place inside my heart. ^_^

29. No Strings AttachedI watched this film by accident as I was bored and it popped up online, and to my surprised, I fell in love with it. Based on the typical relationship of ‘friends with benefits’, the ending is rather predictable, but the film is hilarious and just really cute. And this time, it’s what if the GIRL doesn’t want the relationship, which I think is a nice change. =)


30. Notting Hill – The timeless classic (yes, I know, only someone of MY generation would say that =P) about what it would ACTUALLY be like if you fell in love with a Hollywood actor/actress. Julia Roberts is just a girl, standing in front of Hugh Grant, asking him to love her. ^_^ And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it means you haven’t seen this film, in which case – shame on you! =P 

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