Saturday, September 12, 2009

Movies I Love

I don't think I could live without movies. I'm not much for television and commercials. I like to get in and get out, so to speak. Get involved with the characters, get to know and understand them, relate to them, feel their experiences as they do, feel good about how it all worked out, and move on to the next.

A television series is hard for me to follow. First off, I haven't had cable in years. So if I happen to remember that so-and-so is playing Wednesday at 7PM and I happen to catch it, I most likely will forget that by next Wednesday at 7PM. Secondly, I want to watch all the episodes back to back. I guess I'm a pretty impatient viewer. I want the characters to figure it all out, learn their lesson, and find their one true love in about ninety minutes give or take. And I'm okay with that albeit high expectation, because we have Netflix. And that lovely gem feeds my dramatic, comedic, romantic, mysterious, and independent film hunger on a very regular basis.

So, here is a list of movies that I love, in no particular order:
(Most can be found under "quirky independent dysfunctional-family movies" in a quick Netflix search.)

The Squid and the Whale
Wicker Park
Pineapple Express
Little Miss Sunshine
500 Days of Summer
Winter Passing
A Very Long Engagement
Knocked Up
The Virgin Suicides
The Science of Sleep
Yes Man
The Go-Getter
Failure to Launch
Becoming Jane
Almost Famous
Lars and the Real Girl
Lost in Translation
Julie and Julia
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Broken Flowers
Best in Show
Bottle Rocket
The Royal Tenenbaums
Shop Girl

Is there a movie you absolutely love that I should check out? Are any of these your favorites?


1 comment:

Grace said...

Awesome list. Echoes mine very closely!