Monday, 20 June 2016

My top 10 favourite films


I'm not an avid film watcher myself. I'm not the sort of person that watches multiple films a week, and in all fairness, it's very rare for me to sit down and watch a film! My attention span doesn't normally last that long you see. However, that doesn't stop me  from having my favourites, the sort I can watch over again and still love to pieces. I think one of the great things about "favourite" movies is that you can go ages without watching it, but once you do watch it again it's like a rekindled friendship. You know what I mean right? These films may be right up your ally, or they might be the complete opposite, but I've narrowed them down to my top 10! So let me share with you the films that make my heart swell with happiness, and those that leave me in awe.

1.Romeo and Juliet (the 1996 version)
There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to include this film. Ugh, I don't even know where to begin! The soundtrack to this film is one of the reasons that I can't help but adore it! "Young hearts run free" during the party scene, "Everybody's free" during the wedding, and "Kissing you" during all the romance between Romeo and Juliet. *Swoon* It's my life goal to walk down the aisle of my wedding to either "Everybody's free" (the slowed down version) or "Kissing you." Imagining it makes me feel butterflies and leaves me all heart-eyed emoji. I've probably watched it over 5 times which is pretty impressive for me. I love the music, the actors *cough* Leo *cough* and since I've studied the play too many times for English, I can recite half of it while I'm watching. I LOVE IT!

2. Monsters Inc
Monsters Inc for me is a childhood classic. It was always put on for me because everyone knew I loved it, although some of the scenes did scare me quite a bit as a lil' child. I haven't met anyone who doesn't love Mosnters Inc; I believe that's because it can be appreciated by people of all ages. It's such a beautiful way of teaching small children not to fear the "monsters under their bed" and also share the important moral of not to judge a book by its cover. Not to mention the cuteness that is Boo!

3. Bridget Jones Diary
Oh my, oh my. Bridget Jones diary is such a hilarious film, and I feel like every single woman can relate to Bridget and her fight of trying to become a sophisticated woman and finding a man to make her finally happy.  *all by my myseeeeeeelffff* This is the sort of film you put on with your girls or when you're feeling down in the dumps, because you do get a good old giggle out of it. Also, Colin Firth is top notch in this film.

4.Mama Mia
My Nan and I were the biggest Abba fans. (I freaked out when I found out they performed together recently) We used to blast their songs out together in the car and her dining room, singing at the top of our lungs. Therefore, Mama Mia is just perfect and I'm hoping to go see it performed live. The location for the movie is just so picturesque and magical, and they couldn't have picked any better actors. I love how they managed to create a story that circulated around the different songs in such a clever way that if you didn't know that Abba existed, you'd think the songs were created for the movie! Colin Firth is once again top notch, but then again, when isn't he?

5.Guardians of the Galaxy
This is the first film that  my boyfriend and I saw together. I must admit, it wasn't exactly romantic as we were with a group of friends, and we were only "seeing each other" at the time, no official label or anything. But I think what made the movie even more memorable was the fact that he was sat there next to me, and we were watching a film I would never think of choosing to watch, yet I loved every second of it. I found myself laughing out loud at so many points. Also THE SOUNDTRACK! Once again a film with amazing songs played throughout, the first thing I did when I got home was listen to the soundtrack playlist on Youtube. Oh and I've got a bit of a crush on Chris Pratt who plays Peter Quill, but don't tell Josh that!

6. Scooby Doo
It's just a great movie okay? I really liked  it as a kid, and I really like it now. I used to watch the cartoons but the movie was just on a whole new level! Judge me all you want, but I blooming love that film, I can't help it! My favourite bits are when Shaggy tries to find the spirits of his friends in the weird cauldron, the scene where Shaggy and Scooby are eating loads of food in the caravan, and the "gang" have an identity crisis when everyone swaps spirits. Oh, and when Daphne kicked ass against an evil wrestler.

7.White Chicks
White Chicks is a film everyone can love and enjoy, and it just never gets old! Never! I honestly find myself laughing out loud in stitches every time I watch this, it's just so funny and so relatable at times too! (The girl playing with her "fat" in the changing rooms crying? Totally me.) And who can forget the dance battle, let alone the scene where "A Thousand Miles" plays in the car! They're such memorable scenes that everyone can recall.

8.Shrek
Somebody once told me the world was gonna roll me- wait you're still reading? Look you're probably judging me for this choice but I can't help it, I must have a rubbish taste but I love it! The music is great for starters, and I love the theme of fairy tales and all the noticeable characters from books recognised from childhood, like Pinocchio, the gingerbread man, the three little pig etc.  To be honest, I think you're lying if you say that you don't like any of the Shrek movies, let's be honest.

9.How the Grinch stole Christmas
How could I not include a Christmas movie? I think Whoville is the cutest little village and the "Whos" are even more adorable with their button noses, funky hair, and exaggerated features. Also, any film which includes Dr Seuss, Jim Carrey or Christmas is already great, so a mixture of the three just make the definition of perfection. Also, the Grinch's sass gives me so much joy. Like yes, sleigh. (Get it, sleigh? As in slay? Because Santa rides a sleigh? No? Okay that's cool too.)

10.Les Miserables
I normally can't stand a film that's over 2 hours long, I'm too impatient, fidgety, and I get bored easily. But this is my only exception. It's so beautiful! I don't really know how to explain it because I don't think I could ever do it justice. I've never seen a live performance of it, however, my mum wants to take me to see it in London, which I imagine to be amazing. Although I've only watched the film a handful of times, I still love it so much because it's so captivating and moving. It also fascinated me the first time I watched it how the majority of dialogue was sung, I didn't know what to expect from the movie at all, so I was completely surprised. If you haven't seen it yet I couldn't recommend it enough.

So that's it, my top ten films! I couldn't be more cliche if I tried. Oh well!! Are there any films that I mentioned which you love too? Also, what are some films that you love and think I should watch during my summer holiday?
lots of love,
Lauren xx
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  1. Monsters Inc is my favourite disney film! I watched both the new and old les mis yesterday they are both really good too!
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    1. I haven't actually watched the old les mis, I'll definitely look into that!!
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  2. Omg yes, Mamma Mia is one of those movies I could watch over and over again without ever getting bored of it! I've never been a big ABBA fan but there's just something about that movie I absolutely love :) x

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  3. I love Romeo and Juliet with Leo in, my favourite film is If I Stay, even tho it makes me cry x
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    1. I've never seen that before actually! I plan to watch it soon though!
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  4. I've heard Les Miserables is supposed to be absolutely amazing in the theatre! My mum reviews musicals and goes to them a lot and I'm pretty sure it's her favourite <3

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    1. My mums seen it before with my dad, I've heard such good things about it!
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  5. My favourite film is 'About Time', it's so lovely and funny! It is also on Netflix! However, you can NEVER go wrong with a little Disney! Lovely post, reminded me of many a favourite! Lydia Eve, www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I don't think I've ever seen that before so I'll definitely try watching it over the summer!!
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  6. I'm pleasantly surprised that you know white chicks. Definitely a hilarious movie. I'm going to check out more of the movies online and Netflix because they sound great. Great list :)

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    1. White chicks is soooooo good! Thank you Ayele (:
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  7. Great list! Monsters Inc was the first movie I ever saw in theatres so it definitely is a memorable movie for me. I personally love 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and actually a newish film 'Dope'!

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    1. Ooh I'll definitely have a look into them!!
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  8. White Chicks is my all-time favourite comedy film; I must have seen it over 20 times haha, it just never gets old. xx

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    1. It's almost to good aha!!
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  9. Aw I loved this post! I have only watched three films on this list; mamma Mia, monsters inc and sherek but they are some of my all time faves! I will be checking out some of the others on this list for sure xx

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  10. I have literally watched none of these films, sounds like a need a movie day! I am going to watch Paper Towns tonight so I will tell you if I recommend it! X
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  11. Monsters, Inc is my favourite Disney. It's such a nice story and I feel like a child everytime I watch it! x

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  12. Mamma Mia and Bridget Jones are my all time favourites! You can never go wrong with them. Also I must say I'm a big fan of chickflicks haha. Just found your blog, but I'm already a huge fan! Love, Fanni
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