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The movies that are to blame for all the lies

Posted by Carla Boyd on Thursday, October 18, 2012 Under: Movies
It’s these cards, and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything. (...) People should be able to say how they feel, how they really feel, not, you know, some words that some stranger put in their mouth. Words like love, that don’t mean anything. - (500) Days of Summer

Well, I've been abandoning my blog for a while but I finally had an idea that will keep this site busy... at least for the next week and a half! I'm going to share with you guys the list of my top 100 favourite movies - 10 at a time over 10 days! =) 

Chances are, I may think of more as we go along, as I may remember some  I forgot, so there may be an added list at some later point. 

Also, if you think of some you believe I would love, comment below and let me know! 

Right, I'm doing this in alphabetical order, as I love all of them! <3 Here is 0 to C - worked out well for this one! ;)  

1.   50/50 -  This film is essentially supposed to be a comedy but it is much deeper than that. A young man finds out he has cancer and all of a sudden his life is turned upside down. The movie takes you alongside him through the different stages of finding out to dealing with it. An inspirational movie that makes you remember what’s important in life.

2.   500 Days of Summer – One of my all-time favourites. Finally not one of those typical boy-meets-girl-and-everything-works-out-great-in-the-end movies. And don’t worry, I haven’t given anything away. Within the first 3 minutes the narrator announces, “This IS a story of boy meets girl. But you should know up front, this is NOT a love story.”

3.   A Beautiful Mind – Caution! This film may leave you feeling paranoid! A true story based on the life of American mathematician John Nash. You won’t know what to believe and who to trust. Definitely watch it if you’ve not seen it yet. 

4.   American Beauty – I’m never quite sure what to say about this film. American Beauty plays around with so many stereotypes and you’re never quite sure what to think, how to feel, or what to expect. This film always leaves me feeling confused and yet somehow happy I’m still alive. It’s quite difficult to explain, so it’s probably best if you find out for yourself.

5.   As It Is In Heaven – This one I’ve only seen in German and it turns out there’s no English dubbed version, which I think is a shame. But any of you brave enough to face a Swedish (or German =P) film with subtitles, this is a must-see! An incredible movie that had me sobbing my heart out in the cinema to a point of holding my mother’s hand and just sitting there crying until the credits were done rolling. It’s an experience I’ve never quite had before or since. 

6.   Avengers Assemble – What can I the end, I’m a geek. Avengers Assemble was not only full of action and superheroes, it was also hilarious. I was squealing in my chair with a huge grin across my face throughout the entire movie. If you like Marvel comics or even just the Marvel superheroes, you’ll love this movie. =)

7.   Before Sunrise/Before Sunset
– These are two movies that go hand in hand. In the first one a couple meet for the first time and in the end decide to meet again 5 years later. The next movie is set 5 years later. The first time I watched these movies I LOVED them. I started to watch the first movie again more recently and realised that you need to have quite a bit of patience for it. If you’re just out for a mind-numbing movie, these are not for you. But if you actually have the brain power to listen, it’s a great film full of interesting conversations.

8.   Boys on the Side – This is another one of my childhood movies that I can’t quite believe so few people have heard of and/or seen. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore, this is a beautiful story about friendship and love between women. HIGHLY recommended!!

9.   Bridget Jones Diary – What can I say... if you’ve had your heart broken, if you’ve been single for ages, if you feel like it will never happen to you – Bridget Jones gives you hope. A movie I’ve seen way too many times but I’d quite happily watch again. ^_^ 

10.   Crash – This movie is difficult to explain. It’s a fantastic piece of work, challenging stereotypes. It follows the stories of different people, which start intersecting with one another. A truly moving film that will leave you deep in thought. A must see!

Seen any of these movies? Want to share anything about them? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of them and if you think they deserve to be on the list! ^_^

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