I watch the following movies at least once a year. Unlike other movies I can watch these over and over again without growing tired of them. We all have these movies and these are the ones I consider to be my favourite movies.
Sing Street is a coming of age story set in 80s Dublin. I watched this one at least five times last year. Also, the ending to this movie is perfect.
La La Land
La La Land is all about chasing your dreams. Not only is it my favourite musical, but it’s also a throwback musical that reinvents the modern musical.
Risky Business is an 80’s teen film about capitalism and taking chances. Tangerine Dream gives us one the best movie soundtracks to boot.
Lloyd Dobler explaining what he wants to do with his life is probably all I need to cement this film is one I watch yearly. His optimism is infectious and his absolute love for Diane is why we all remember him standing outside her window with the boombox held high above his head.
Benjamin Braddock is the image of a man out of college with anything he wants ahead of him, yet he suffers from existential angst. This angst leads him to his affair with Mrs. Robinson with another exceptional soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel.
The Boat that Rocked
This film is incredibly fun with a 60’s soundtrack to boot. The casting is perfect, and you will find yourself enjoying every character. By Richard Curtis, who directed Love Actually, and more recently About Time, so you are in good hands here.
Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost… you can’t go wrong! This is hands down the best zombie movie you will ever see.. it is a comedy, but so what? It’s brilliant!
In my opinion it is the best fairy tale ever made for the screen. Yes, it is in Spanish, but you won’t notice when you are all caught up in all the magic that Guillermo del Toro brings to the screen.
Rent is a celebration of life, of hope, and death. Easily one of my favourite musicals. While it can be happy and upbeat, it also becomes very depressing.
Lost in Translation
People either love this film or hate it. It is one of the best films I’ve ever seen and my favourite relationship between two characters that I’ve seen on film by Bill Murray, and Scarlett Johansson. This is not your typical Hollywood flare, but a slow paced journey of two souls.
Let me know what movies you watch over and over for whatever reason.