My Favorite Movies (Ever)

I am one of those persons who can make a large cup of coffee, prepare a fruity salad and dim the lights - put on a movie, and just completely forget about the time. It is sometimes that I find myself in the middle of the night watching a movie I did not plan on watching. This happens with series (Breaking Bad and Orange Is The New Black, enough said) but also with movies. There are three movies I can watch over and over again, without ever getting tired of it. Two of them are 'happy' (mostly) young adult movies, the other one is quite old but really, really good. These are the three best movies ever made, according to me, in no particular order.



500 DAYS OF SUMMER
This movie stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph-Gordon Levitt, two actors which always give me 'vintage vibes', if this doesn't sound too weird. It's just, their faces and their clothing always look so classy - I don't know. I also really like Zooey Deschanels part in New Girl - love that series.
Anyways, about the movie. The movie is about Summer, and Tom. Summer doesn't believe in true love and Tom falls in love with her. The movie shows their complicated relationship, but the actors are so good and they make you believe they are truly hurt, happy, sad - this movie is just so emotional. It has its weird moments too, because as Summer doesn't believe in true love, she isn't a really regular girl.
I won't tell you any more details, as my description of the movie is the only thing I can give you without spoiling the complete movie. If you're in for a sad movie with some funny moments, too, you should watch this movie. It's no classic and it will never be but it's just a movie I really enjoyed watching.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
I believe this movie is my mothers absolute favorite scary movie ever, and I watched this movie because she'd told me about it a couple of times before. I wasn't expecting too much - I mean, it's a movie from 1991, how could it be scary or interesting? - but I was wrong on so many levels. When I was watching the movie I was alone in my bedroom with the only lights illuminating my room being some dull candles and it was so scary. The lack of the modern special effects made me enjoy the moment so much more, in some kind of way, because it felt so.. real. The movie is about Hannibal Lecter, a cruel cannibal. Before Hannibal was captured he was a psychiatrist (this combination is so intriguing!). The woman investigating the murder (not Hannibals murder, by the way, the murder the movie is about) is starting to get feelings for Hannibal (even though this is not a huge part of the movie, but I wanted to share it because it's so brutal in some kind of way) and this gives the movie an interesting ending - which I obviously won't spoil. If you're interested in having a scary night with a classical movie The Silence Of The Lambs is perfect for you.

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
I watched the movie, and I read the book. I realized how much I loved the movie after I'd read the book, because the ending of the book was just so different from the movies ending. Reading the book made me long for the movie, and rewatching the movie made me appreciate it even more. The romance between Sutter and Aimee is so a-typical (and I think many girls recognize parts of themselves in Aimee) and I loved it, and I couldn't get enough of it. I don't want to spoil parts of the book/movie for you, because the description is just like 500 Days Of Summer mostly the story - but Aimee and Sutter fall in love. Aimee is a very nice girl who'd do anything for anyone - Sutter is a boy who likes parties and alcohol. The combination of the two is rare, but oh-so-romantic. If you're in for a wonderful, but sad movie, this is the one you should watch.

Being a teenage girl, not adding The Fault In Our Stars to my list was very hard. I really loved TFIOS but I didn't want to include it in my list, because a) I've already made a post about it, and b) it is not one of my all-time favorites yet, as I have only seen it once, in the cinema (so many tissues).

If you ever decide to watch one of my all-time favorites, don't forget to let me know you did (comments, Twitter, e-mail - whatever way you like!) and just remember, it may seem a little bit silly calling these movies my all-time favorites, but I believe a movie doesn't have to be the most professional movie or the movie with the best special effects ever made, just to be enjoyable - and these movies didn't just entertain me, they made me feel stuff, which I think is pretty special, for a compilation of pictures called a 'movie'. x

12 comments

  1. This is such a lovely share.
    500 Days of Summer is definitely a must watch for everyone.It's so sad and funny but most of all, it's real. I also agree with you about the actors giving you "vintage vibes," they surely do, specially Zooey.
    About The Spectacular Now, I truly don't know how to feel about it. I only watched once and wasn't too convinced. I read the book and I loved it but the movie was ehh in my opinion. I think Shailene Woodley influenced a lot on my decision tho, I don't like her that much as an actress... as a woman I think she's a great roll model.

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  2. I love silence of the lambs, such a horror movie classic! I once watched it on my own in the dark...not a good idea :P xx

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  3. The Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite movies ever!

    Malensu
    lennylikestoblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Haven't watched the Silence of the Lambs, but i think I will soon :)
    I really liked The Spectacular Now, great movie :)
    xx

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  5. Great post, I really love 500 Days of Summer and I totally get the vintage vibe too! You've definitely made me want to try The Spectacular Now as well, I've never even heard of that one before, hopefully it'll be a new favourite :) xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  6. I loved this post and i really like your blog, too ! :--)

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  7. 500 days of summer. Yes. One of my favorites!!

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  8. Oh I hadn't heard of The Spectacular Now.. thanks so much for sharing it with us! I'm a Big movie and series fan too. Love Breaking Bad (or should I even admit to that?!) How about House of Cards and GOT... So addictive! Lovely post and I love your blog :)

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  9. I watched both the spectacular now and 500 days of summer only recently and i also really enjoyed them! i totally get what you mean about the vintage feel about the actors!
    alice x

    http://alicelester.blogspot.com/

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  10. I loved the spectacular now too. It is just so different from the average movie. Also Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller are both so lovable as actors. Glad you loved that one !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  11. I watched The Spectacular Now, but I didn;t know there was also a book. I guess I have to read it!

    Mary x

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  12. 500 days of summer actually tells the story of my life a few years ago, so I relate to is so much that it's unbearable. Cry all the way through x x x

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