My Favourite Movies

So I’m not a huge major buff and yes I find it extremely annoying when I say this to someone and they’re like.

‘OMG but you’re an actor!’

Yes I’m an actor but I’m much more committed to creating my own films and getting my career off the ground. Do you think I’d expect English teachers to have heard of every single book on the planet? Do I throw my hands up in the air in disgust, when a Historian doesn’t know what I ate for tea last week! No!

I was discussing this with my housemate the other night (he’s a film buff) and I mentioned that watching Netflix series and seasons are the best alternatives for me because they can be watched in chunks of 20-40 minutes. I don’t really have the time to watch movies that are one and a half to over two hours long. HOWEVER, here’s a list of my all time favourite movies just to show you guys that I have watched some!

1. The Green Mile

Such an emotional film, Sean introduced it to me and I was shocked at myself to have never come across it before. A highly recommended movie which will have you in tears.

2. The Notebook/The Best Of Me

I’ve put these two together because they pretty much have the same storyline. Two people, grown up together, pulled apart by life and spend the majority of their adult lives, finding their way back to each other. One to watch with you’re partner and if you don’t have a partner? A good friend will do!

3. The Strangers

This will always hold a place in my memories. I watched this more or less when it first came out and I’m pretty sure I went to see it at the cinema. Jesus christ this was terrifying. It’s not the scariest of movies but it’s the scariest when you think it’s perfectly feasible for it to happen in real life. Stick two people together in a derelict bungalow and watch how easily they could become isolated, cut off from civilisation and killed by complete strangers by chance. WAHHH!

4. Anastasia/Mulan

These animated movies were the staple of my childhood. I grew up watching these and loving them for who they were. Looking back on them now, they’re not you’re average princesses’. They are tom boys in personality and they’re central purpose is to belong and be surrounded by family. Pretty much like me!

5. Harry Potter and the [insert the many titles here]

I couldn’t do a film list and not put this in. Harry Potter was probably one of the first books I ever read voluntarily instead of having to do so at school. The way J.K Rowling could pull you away from you’re every day boring life and fill it with magic and adventure was a talent.

6. Grease

A classic film that I would often play on repeat when I was younger. I had a major crush on Kenicky and my female idol was Rizzo. #relationshipgoals

7. Dirty Dancing

I’m such a sucker for the older movies that were around when I wasn’t! They don’t make them like this anymore.

8. Con Air

This is a film I could watch over and over again. Such a tense film and who can not watch a film with Nicholas Cage in. What a guy with so many gifs on the Internet.

9. The Mummy (The Mummy Returns, Return of the Mummy?)

Such a classic film again, one that I’ve watched multiple times. It’s one of these typical action, adventure films that takes very little concentration. I think most people have probably watched it.

10. Back to the Future

We’ve recently had the date, Marty McFly and Doc were supposed to visit in Back to the Future ll so it was only fitting I included it at the end of this list. When you actually look back on it, they predicted a hell of a lot, especially minions.

Natalie-Ann x

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