If you’re new here, you might not know I’m obsessed with movies. I’ve grown up in the age of blockbusters and franchises, and my obsession can only be blamed on my parents. It seems like I have more memories of sitting with them in the living room watching films than anything else. They grew up in the time of post-classical cinema and the rise of home video. It’s no wonder being the influential people they are in my life that I practically consider the theatre my second home. The movie theater is where I’ve spent holidays, birthdays, weddings, and is the go-to hang out spot.
The books you read and the music you listen to can have a significant influence on yourself. This can be said about movies as well. A list of someone’s favorite films can tell you a lot about a person. Each one of the movies I’ve picked can help you get to know me just a little better.
I like to curl up with a good mystery. (A little-known fact about me is that I adored the Nancy Drew books and games as a kid.) The outstanding cast blends a murderous story with comedy. Besides being the only good movie based on a board game, the set of Clue gives me major interior design envy.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
I’ve probably seen Scott Pilgrim more times than any other movie. Why? Because of Edgar Wright’s fast-paced visual comedy style.
The significance of Jurassic Park to me is that it has stood the test of time. Though it takes place in the 90s, the first act reads more of a futuristic take on the tale of man vs. nature.
I love the musical Chicago. My mom probably introduced it to me at a too young of an age, but I thank her for it today. At one point in third grade, I spent one weekend learning the whole soundtrack. I’m sure somewhere out there on an old laptop there is a super cringy video of me singing and dancing to All That Jazz.
No other teen drama will ever compare to Heathers. This black comedy does something that most cannot, as it shows even the mean girls have different sides to them.
When I say this movie changed my life, I mean it. It reminds me that success doesn’t always mean happiness.
Saturday Night Fever
I’m just adding this because I love the soundtrack.
I didn’t grow up in the 90s, but Clueless made it look fun. Though it’s loosely based on the book Emma, the real story is about our perception of people.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris is the definition of cool, plus he makes me want to skip school and drive up to Chicago.
The Scooby Doo Movie
This movie isn’t good. But it’s an icon of my childhood.
It’s hard to describe this movie to someone who has never seen it. So basically it’s about a gang of vampires who smoke and ride motorcycles. Kiefer Sutherland is in it with bleach blonde hair. It’s a blast.
This emotional joyride was my first adventure into the world of Wes Anderson. Though to some it might seem like a silly art house film, this movie makes me laugh and cry at the same time.
A badass woman on a revenge mission armed with a katana. Sign me up.
A Cure For Wellness
I must thank my friend Ezri for taking me to this movie. A Cure For Wellness was this crazy horror movie about a mysterious spa in Switzerland. I definitely blame Fox’s marketing team for not making this the biggest horror movie of 2017. There is one scene in particular involving eels that will be burned into my head for the rest of my life.
Sure, I love the internet and Netflix, but I’d do anything to be a teen in the 70s. The great music and fashion, what more could a girl ask for? I love this coming of age story about a young writer that goes on a tour with a band.