Life of a Blogger: Favorite Movies

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Jessi at Novel Heartbeat. It's to show the more personal side of me– the non-bookish-and-bloggy side! This week's topic is Favorite Movies.
If you all have known me and/or my blog for a while now, you'll know I LOVE movies. Absolutely love 'em. I'm in fact, at the moment, applying for film at several universities. So... this is going to be a tricky post without me adding like a bajillion movies to it.

Best Movie
I've actually only seen this once, but my gods, it's definitely one of the best movies I've EVER seen. The Pianist is a masterpiece, and if you haven't seen it, you definitely should, but be warned, it's really emotionally scarring and will have you in tears.

Ever since I was 5 or 6, my mom, my younger sister and I would engross ourselves with romantic-comedies. Most of them featuring Meg Ryan in fact– You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Hanging Up, Addicted to Love... you get the point. We still watch rom-coms, even re-watching hilariously cute ones like Just Like Heaven and Kate & Leopold, which by far, might be the best one I've watched. Sure, today's rom-coms are cutesy as well (Letters to Juliet, Confessions of a Shopaholic), but they lack that spark that the older ones did. Oh well!

Best EPIC Movie
(I couldn't just list one of them)
I'm sorry Harry Potter fans– While I actually haven't read the LOTR books and have read the HP books, I prefer the LOTR movies to HP. My argument stands– I didn't like some parts of the HP movies, but LOTR I loved them ALL, including The Hobbit Part 1 and 2. It's just flawlessly epic! I've seen these movies a millions times by now, and don't mind watching them again and again and again.
Other epic movies of course I've come to love would be The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (OH MY GOD THE FEELS GUYS THE FEELS AND THAT ENDING OH MY GODDD), Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness (CHRIS PINE AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH... and yeah, I haven't seen the original ones, sorry guys), and you get the idea :)

Best Horror Movie
I'm very limited when it comes to horror movies, because I can't STAND them. My dad did buy me a whole boxset of 20 or 30-something Alfred Hitchcock movies so I'll have to dive into those, but I'm kinda lost with my choices: The Woman in Black, Mama, The Hole... and I think that actually might be it (lol). But I recently saw The Woman in Black live, and it was FABULOUS, and I love Daniel Radcliffe's portrayal in the movie, so yup this is actually one of the only horror movies I can stand– and have watched three times!

Best Period Film
The amount of times I've seen this movie! I've seen the BBC version after watching this one, but I must say, because probably I've seen the 2005 movie version SO SO SO many times, I love it the best! I love period films and some of them are absolutely amazing: Sense and Sensibility, Anna Karenina, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Ever After, Finding Neverland, and so many more.

Best "Old" Movie
One summer my mom bought a whole bunch of old movies, and we ended up watching three Audrey Hepburn movies: My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. After watching I Love Lucy I have a love for black and white films and old films (The Artist was amazing [even though it was recent] because it did an amazing job of being close to an old film!). Roman Holiday was absolutely amazing though, and definitely my favorite out of the three.

Best Musical
I don't even think there's a competition on this one for me! I pride myself for knowing almost all of the songs from The Sound of Music, and I LOVE Julie Andrews. Other musicals I love include: Oliver and My Fair Lady. I really want to see Funny Girl because of Barbra Streisand but have yet to find a copy. Oh well, SOON!

Best Animated Movie
Of course, as a child I was fed with animated movies. My favorite was The Little Mermaid, which tied in with Hercules, because I mean that movie was HILARIOUS. Recent animated movies that I love would include The Lorax, Tangled and I really want to watch Frozen but of course, exams unfortunately come first :(

Well, that settles it– hopefully you've learned a little bit more about me from this, and this sounds like a really good meme, so I think I'll attempt it every so often, if not every week, because I think it's a nice little break from reviews and such :)


  1. I loooooove Kate & Leopold! It's sooo cute! "Shake and shake the ketchup bottle, none'll come and then a lot'll." :D

  2. Woman in Black WAS good! It actually gave me the creeps a little, which is hard to do. I wasn't real impressed with Mama, which is kinda sad because I love Guillermo del Toro. Yay for Little Mermaid!! Sound of Music is my mom's favorite movie :)

  3. I love horror movies but The Woman in Black was a DNF for me. I thought it was crazy boring. I love The Sound of Music though!

  4. I know I'm over six months late to your post, but I just wanted to let you know I agree with a lot of your choices especially when it comes to the rom-com genre. For me Meg Ryan could play a ditz more intelligently than any woman on the big screen.

    ps. Good luck with your film studies!


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