Favourite Movies

I felt like writing more blog today, but I wasn’t quite sure what to write about. But then I was thinking that people reading this don’t necessarily know things about me like my favourite colour (pink) or my favourite book (Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen) so I thought I’d do a little list of my favourite movies!

It was actually kind of hard to write, because I’m sitting here feeling like I’ve probably missed some really amazing movie out there, but then if it was so amazing I would be remembering it for this list, right? Anyway. So these movies are in theory my top ten movies, but someone might say “what about this movie!?” and I’ll go “Ahhhhhh! Yes!”

Anyway, let’s do this, in no particular order, my favourite movies.

1. Parent Trap (1998)

This has been my favourite movie since I was in year 3. My sister owned it on video, and it was watched so many times the audio went a bit dodgy at points. I don’t know whether I should be embarrassed that it’s on this list, but it’s so great I can’t afford to be insecure about it.

2. The Sound of Music (1965)

This movie is just perfection. Julie Andrews is the goal in life.

3. How to Steal a Million (1966)

This movie is brilliant because it’s got romance and mystery. Audrey Hepburn’s dad forges artwork, and she has to steal a statue from a museum or everyone will find out he’s been forging art. Fantastic. And there’s a twist that I didn’t see coming (not that that’s uncommon, but whatever).

4. Northanger Abbey (2007)

Pride and Prejudice is definitely up there, but Northanger Abbey will always hold a special place in my heart, both the novel and the movie. A lot of people don’t know it because it’s one of Jane Austen’s lesser novels, but for me it’s the best. It’s the first Jane Austen novel I read quickly, easily, and understood. The movie also has JJ Feild in it, who I absolutely love, and it’s just got a different flavour to Austen’s other movies and novels, which is refreshing.

5. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Come on, how could this not be on my list? This movie has some of the best quotes known to man (though nothing beats Mean Girls on that front).

6. My Fair Lady (1964)

Hepburn, singing, rags-to-riches. Come on! I also watched this movie after I had finished all of my HSC exams, and I watched it whilst eating chocolate cake, so it’ll forever just be a good memory.

7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

I watched this movie for the first time in 2016. It aided my conversion into liking babies; I legitimately cried through this movie (I blame the fact that I was sick during this time) even though it’s hilarious and got an amazing cast.

8. Austenland (2013)

This movie is fantastically strange. A lot of people wouldn’t/don’t like it because it’s so bizarre, but for me it’s perfect because the main character is addicted to Jane Austen (and Mr Darcy) (aka Colin Firth) which makes it a great light watch if you’re craving some Austen without having the head-space for Austen. Also JJ Feild is in it. I love him.

9. Mamma Mia (2008)

ABBA. Musical. Fun. Legitimately the best cast I’ve ever seen (helllooo Streep, Brosnan, Baranski, Seyfried). Crazy, impossible plot, but the music and Colin Firth makes up for it. I love how ABBA songs just perfectly suit a musical and how dramatic they are; some are so fun whilst others are so sad.

10. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

The lying is pretty annoying, but the movie is funny and quirky and romance-y, which all outweigh the lying factor.

This list was honestly difficult to write, campers. These movies I own so it was easy to remember them, but I know that there are other movies that I’ve loved but I just can’t think of them. But the fact that I own these show that I like them enough to buy them…

There are so many good movies out there, and movies that have impacted me but aren’t a favourite, like the King’s Speech or the Narnia series; I love them, but I have to be in the right mood for them. Also, Disney. I feel like Disney is just in a category of it’s own. (Seriously, don’t make Beauty and the Beast compete with Jane Austen, that’s just wrong.) Oooh, and the Ocean’s Eleven movies. High School Musical! James Bond!

Okay, I need to stop.

But I think what makes these my favourites is that I can always watch them no matter what I feel like. They will always be awesome, but something like the King’s Speech I need to really be feeling like it or I just won’t cope.

Also, I watched The Parent Trap today, so I’m feeling pretty good.

Sarah xx

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