This is a list of my MUST SEE movies: passing fancies, all-time faves, and undeniable classics.  Watch, and enjoy!
  • Funny Face (Audrey Hepburn + Fred Astaire = Wonderful)
  • Mogambo (Clark Gable + Ava Gardner + African safari = cinema gold)
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces (Babs + hottie-McHotHot Jeff Bridges = best RomCom ever)
  • Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum. Is terrifying.  That is all.)
  • Love Actually (Sweet message, all-star cast, best holiday RomCom of its generation)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (Johnny Depp at his angsty best)
  • L’Arnacoeur (Romain Duris + awesome script + hilarious-awesome Dirty Dancing refs = need I say more?)
  • Wait Until Dark (I jumped about a foot off the couch during a certain scene in this movie.  Please, please watch in the dark.    But not alone.)
  • Greenfingers (Clive Owen goes from fratricide to gardening?  And Helen Mirren is involved?  I’m in!)
  • 28 Days Later (awful language, but truly the best zombie movie in my limited repertoire.  Watch cut on cable if you get the chance)
  • Schindler’s List (honestly, research this before you watch it.  But worth it in the end.  Very, very moving)
  • Wanted (the absolute best action movie I’ve ever seen, but watch it cut on cable, because the language is gratuitously foul)
  • The King’s Speech (Colin Firth + Helena Bonham Carter + Geoffrey Rush = A Much Deserved Oscar!)
  • Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (a very unique, very moving musical)
  • Master and Commander (great script, fabulous soundtrack)
  • Like Water for Chocolate (not for kiddies, but excellent)
  • The Dark Knight (superheroes, transcendant)
  • Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet has the best aesthetic of any director I can think of)
  • Un long dimanche de fiancailles (also by J.-P. Jeunet, beautiful…but not for under 18.  Watch with caution)
  • Singin’ In the Rain (All-time best musical, hands down)
  • Megamind (best cartoon in quite awhile, killer soundtrack)
  • Lost Boys (1980’s vampire flick…a childhood favorite, which is rather worrisome…)
  • Jane Eyre (2011 version with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender; one of the best literature adaptations ever made.  This is one of the few movies that I would call art.)
  • Notorious (Cary Grant + Ingrid Bergman + Claude Rains + Hitchcock = Masterpiece)
  • Bringing Up Baby (it may have been the wine, but rarely have I laughed so hard)
More to come…
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