Engrossing myself into works of fiction is something I really love. Unsurprisingly, as well as fictional books and games, I am a huge fan of films. Now that I’m a little busier than I used to be – with a full time job and shit to do – I don’t get to watch as many films as I’d like to, but c’est la vie. When I do sit down to watch a film, my attention is fully absorbed and I’ll savour every moment.
Unlike a lot of people, I don’t often re-watch my all-time favourites. Instead, I kind of lock them away in my mind with a huge label across it saying “wow, never ever forget this film.” I do, however, have the tendency to re-watch some of the cheesier, guilty pleasure movies, but I can’t help myself… Mamma Mia, for example, is my ultimate, embarrassing guilty pleasure and I can’t get enough. I just love ABBA lots.
I thought it would be a really nice idea to share a huge list of some of these favourites. I would never be able to narrow them down to just one! So, here’s a snippet of my all-time favourite movies.
This is probably the film that means the most to me. Me and Matt watch it on our anniversary every year.
Catch Me If You Can
It’s been on my list of favourites since I was a child. It’s an incredible movie!
Even the name “Wilson” chokes me up…
The character development in this film is just immense.
The Truman Show
This is a very special kind of film. It’s goofy, because of Jim Carrey, but the revelation and plot are incredibly moving.
Me and Matthew watched this early on in our relationship and, to this day, we still sometimes just say “wow, do you remember Perfect Sense? That ending…”
12-year old Morgan would smack me if I didn’t include Titanic. After all, it does still make me sob every time. I bloody love this film.
Alice in Wonderland
A fantastic insight into where technology is heading.
The Green Mile
Definitely the best lone location movie I’ve ever seen. So tense.
Wreck It Ralph
Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper being awesome again. It’s a very relatable story about mental health.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Thinking about this film makes my heart hurt. So enjoyable until your heart breaks.
That’s definitely a very varied list and I know that I’ve missed so many. I’m sure I’ve forgot some big ones too, but I could just go on and on and on and on… When me and Matt first met, we’d spend full days watching movies over the weekends. We’d rent whatever movies we could find from our old Love Film subscription, so we’d end up with a right jumble of movies – I think that could actually be why I have such a varied taste in films! We would watch easily four films a day. Although we did watch a lot of crap, we found some fantastic movies and some of them are still my favourites to this day.
So, what are some of your favourite movies?
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