Pride and Prejudice (2005). I love this movie so much! I’ve probably watched it at least a hundred times. Not kidding. The cinematography is so beautiful, you actually notice it. And I know Colin Firth is Mr. Darcy, but Matthew Macfayden is perfect. This might be my favorite movie of all time.
Moulin Rouge. Another incredibly beautiful movie. My friends and I used to watch this all the freaking time in high school. I know the entire Elephant Love Medley by heart, that’s how many times I’ve seen this movie.
Pitch Perfect. This move is just awesome. I am slightly obsessed with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. (And yes, I have memorized No Diggity because I’ve seen it so many times.)
Roman Holiday. I almost picked Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Roman Holiday was my sick-day movie as a kid. I will always love it. But really, any Audrey Hepburn movie is amazing. How to Steal a Million is another favorite.
White Christmas. Other than Elf (which could probably be on this list as well) and A Christmas Story, this is my one must-watch every holiday season. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it now (I don’t care that it’s August), because it is amazing. Now I have the Snow song stuck in my head. And I don’t even care.
Northanger Abbey (2007). I think Northanger Abbey might have edged out Pride and Prejudice as my favorite Jane Austen novel. And the movie is just as good. Tilney (JJ Feild) is adorable and I love him. And Felicity Jones makes the perfect Catherine. I just want to curl up with this movie and a cup of tea all day.
10 Things I Hate About You. This movie pretty much defined my high school career. Not that my life was anything as cool as the movie. I just spent all of high school wishing it was. It also made me like Shakespeare a little bit more (it’s a modernization of The Taming of the Shrew). And you just can’t beat Heath Ledger singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” on the bleachers.
Pretty in Pink. While I adore all of the Molly Ringwald-John Hughes movies, this one spoke to me the most as a teenager. I was some awkward combination of Andie and Duckie, so naturally, I loved them.
Jurassic Park. Fun story: when I was seven, my cousins asked my mom if I could see Jurassic Park. She thought they said Jumanji, so she said yes (don’t know why -it’s just as, if not more, terrifying). And that’s how I got to watch Jurassic Park. Honestly, I think this movie is what started my obsession with history. I wanted to be an archaeologist after watching it, and went from studying dinosaurs to historical artifacts. Also, I learned sarcasm from Ian Malcolm.
Star Wars. Classic. This is the movie that made me want to start telling stories. In middle school, my principal was obsessed with Star Wars, so we used to have Star Wars week, in which we would all sit and watch the entire series in order (episodes 1 and 2 were out by the time I graduated) and occasionally pause to learn cool “educational” facts about the movies, while eating candy and popcorn. It was one of the highlights of my childhood.
I could probably name about a hundred more movies, but I thought I’d cut myself off at ten. (Look at that self-control!) What are some of your favorite movies?