Here is a short list of some of TSP’s favorite flicks. Stay cool on this hot summer day. I am thinking perhaps a movie viewing in sub zero temps is just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy!
The Gladiator – Favorite Epic
I love me a good epic and this one continues to reign supreme on my list of top flicks. Russell Crowe plays a war hero turned gladiator who goes to Rome to seek revenge on the corrupt son who murdered his family. Ancient Rome and the Colosseum are brought back to life on screen and this incredibly gut wrenching tale unfolds within one of the most incredible ancient cities of all times. This is a must see.
The Sound of Music – Favorite Movie Musical
Julie Andrews plays a nun turned governess aka au pier for a a widowed naval officer. Maria shares her gift of song and music with the seven children she is caring for and the children’s father and she accidentally fall in love. Likely story, I know, but it is one of my favorites and if you haven’t had a chance to sit down and enjoy it, now is the time.
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle – Favorite Stoner Flick
The title pretty much sums it up. Harold and Kumar are pals/stoners and they get the munchies and go on a trippy adventure for White Castle. This is the exact opposite of a cerebral movie, thus the stoner flick genre, but if you like to laugh and have the slightest sense of humor, then I promise you will giggle. Ya might consider getting blazed yourself.
The Family Stone – Favorite Holiday Flick
Sarah Jessica Parker plays the worst human possible as a wound up too tight, successful business woman who goes home for the holidays with her boyfriend, played by Durmot Mulroney (yes please) and finds herself pretty lost within this super liberal, very dynamic, fun loving family. It is nostalgic and heart warming and will tug at you heartstrings.
Amelie-Favorite Foreign Film
French film alert! I love, well, I am more like obsessed with Parisian life. Here you have a beautiful, whimsical, romantic comedy depicting Parisian life exquisitely. Meet Amelie, a young beautiful girl raised by a couple of pretty eccentric parents convinced she was ill, keeping her from experiencing a normal child’s life. One thing leads to another and Amelie becomes inspired and devoted to bringing random happiness to people by doing the most creative and beautiful things. The love in this story is lovely and sweet. The soundtrack has been making love to my ears since 2001 and the storyline and cinematography is unparalleled. Pop open a bottle of Rosè and get ready to fall in love with Amelie and her quirky, beautiful self.
Drop Dead Gorgeous-Favorite Comedy
This right here is a classic. Right up there with Gone with the Wind. First off, Brittany Murphy is in it. Love(d) her. It is a fictional document style comedy where contestants of a beauty pageant from Mount Rose, Minnesota, are followed and interviewed. The young and talented (you’re going to laugh your ass off) pageant girls begin dying off in very mysterious ways. Oh, and one of the moms is in an explosion and her beer can melts to her hand and she continues to use it as an ashtray. Brilliance at its best! You’re welcome.
American Beauty-Favorite Drama
Go ahead and grab the popcorn. This film is about a middle-class, middle aged man who basically hates his life. He becomes obsessed and completely infatuated with… wait for it…. his teenage daughter’s best friend. Yep. And that’s not all. We got a pot dealing neighbor with a homophobic dickhead dad, a slutty and seductive cheerleader, an insecure teenage girl, and a materialistic and ambitious wife. We also got cheating, we got lying, we got rose petals falling all over the place. Pop this in and probably pop a boner but be ready for that thing to go down quick because the twists are unreal.
Love Actually-Favorite Romantic Comedy/Holiday Movie
I am a real sucker for the holidays and an even bigger sucker for a killer romantic comedy. Make it a British film and you bet your ass it’s a favorite of mine. Ten peoples hearts are followed during the hectic and exciting weeks before Christmas. There are so many different and at times intertwined love stories here. There is love between friends, children, parents, dudes who want to bang American chicks, famous musicians, politicians, work affairs, sibling love, unexpected love…you name it. It is beautiful, funny, sweet, and uplifting. Oh, and there are christmas songs to boot!
Be sure to check out the Mid Sis’s review of the documentary, Amy. She was lucky enough to get a sneak peak before it was released and it has definitely been added to my list of “must sees.” Still not satisfied? Here are The Mr. Project’s list of must see movies for the rest of 2015.
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