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Friday, 19 August 2016

MOVIES | Favourite Seven Films

The latest hashtag to trend Twitter this week is #Fav7Films aka Favourite Seven Films, as began by Empire Online.

I'm a huge movie buff, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon, although I already know how hard it is to narrow all my favourite movies down to just seven. It would be so much easier if it were by genre, such as favourite horror movies or favourite romance movies.

But we'll see how I get on and I'll attempt to share with you all my favourite seven movies of all time/movies I can generally quote word for word or never grow bored of.

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This certainly isn't an original choice as everyone loves this film and I know this is on many people's lists of favourite movies. It just has everything and so many iconic scenes - and songs! I kind of want Earth Angel to be my first dance song if I ever get married #sorrynotsorry. It's also where one of my favourite quotes of all time comes from; 

"You gotta play. See, that's where they kiss for the first time on the dance floor. And if there's no music, they can't dance. If they can't dance, they can't kiss. If they can't kiss they can't fall in love, and I'm history" 
- Marty McFly

I mean, come on, how perfect is that quote?! Music brings everyone together, half the guys I meet are through our love of music...I think it's entirely realistic that not hearing music or music not existing when you meet someone can severely result in it just not working, ha. 

I still remember when this film came out, back when I was really obsessed with Egypt mythology - I still kind of am, really. I thought it was amazing that finally a modern film was being released that took all the myths and history of Egypt and included action, humour and romance. Brendan Fraser is such a hottie in it and I also love the sequel. The third film - well, the less said about that the better. I still love this movie to this day and if it's ever on TV, I can't not watch it, despite owning it on DVD. Even watching it now, it doesn't even look dated, despite coming out in 1999. I'm not very pleased they're doing a reboot.

This is like, a favourite childhood film of mine that I always have to watch when I'm sick (as well as The Pagemaster and Look Who's Talking). It's just so heart warming and funny, but it always makes me yearn to be young again.

I love Labyrinth so much that I legit want to get a tattoo of William The Worm. I used to love fantasy films when I was younger - and still do - and this film had everything. It also had a kind of dark forbidden love that even when messed up still seemed kind of romantic. Plus David Bowie's bulge. That's all I'm saying. Also Willow deserves a mention as another childhood favourite fantasy film.

It's one of the best monster movies ever. It's just so smart too, I love the marketing campaign that led to it's release and I love how every time you watch it, you discover more. I love how you can take it as it is or read up on this whole back story it has. It's one of those movies that I can still remember every detail about the first time I saw it - my boyfriend at the time suggesting it, me agreeing for his sake because I didn't know anything about it nor that it was a monster movie (again, part of the excellent marketing campaign) so that when I DID see it it completely blew me away. I still remember walking through town afterwards and how dark and empty it was and how it genuinely felt that any given moment, the monster from the movie could go on a rampage in real life where we were. It's not often a film will do that to you.

I can't believe I almost missed this of the list! The Fifth Element is one of the coolest films ever and I adore all of the characters - Chris Tucker as Ruby Rohd is beyond hilarious and I can't help but cry with laughter everytime I see the movie and watch him let out an overdramtic feminine scream. Milla Jovovich also stars as a complete bad-ass, and it's my dream to one day dress up as her character, Leeloo, for Halloween. Also Bruce Willis is kind of hot in this, too.
This is another fantasy film that I really love and the first time I watched it, I was really surprised to find it was directed by Tim Burton. I love Tim Burton, but many of his films are so dark and this just isn't. Don't get me wrong, it still has many of his signature elements, but it's genuinely feel good heart warming story that hits me in the feels every damn time. It was also one of my mum's favourite movies and if I remember rightly, it was her who made me finally sit down and watch it. So it's nice to have that connection.  

So there you have it - seven (of many, many) of my favourite movies. This list was hard to narrow down but generally I just picked the first all time favourites that came to mind. There are so many though and I know as soon as I hit publish, I'll remember others I wish I'd included and will be kicking myself, but such is life.

I've also noticed a fair few of these films are to do with my childhood or to do with the memories surrounding the films which is nice.

What are your favourite seven films? Do let me know! 

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  1. These are all great movies I love The Mummy!! This was a really cool post. Thanks for sharing your favorite movies :-)

    1. You're welcome! The Mummy is amazing haha x

  2. Is it bad that i've only seen The Mummy out of all these 7 films!? I really should watch a few

    1. No it's not bad haha they're not exactly all time classics x

  3. great picks! Loved Big Fish, don't get your love for Cloverfields though! Awful movie, lol!!

    1. You think?! I think it's one of the best monster movies of all time haha! x

  4. My favourites are The Holiday, Four Weddings, Now Voyager, Anna Karenina, Elizabeth, Thelma & Louise and Mama Mia

    1. Some nice choices here, I looooooove The Holiday! Kinda tempted to watch it now even though it's not Christmas haha x

  5. Back To The Future is simply awesome and I love watching these films. My fav include Roman Holiday, Breakfast At Tiffany's and To Catch A Thief.

  6. Ah Father of the Bride is one of my all time favourite films!

    1. Me too, I always watch it when I miss being a kid! x

  7. I haven't seen any of these! That changes this weekend X


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