Zoë has been really excited about this and I thought I would also compose one after seeing her rather excellent list (I’m very original haha). I really need to watchall of these movies – they all have different reasons as to why I would want to watch them but I need to get cracking and look at them this year. Let me know what you think and which ones you would like to watch, even if they aren’t on the list!!
X-Men: First Class (2011)
IMDb: In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.
After loving The Last Stand way too damn much, I really want to see its predecessor and see if this movie also manages to be really in-depth and intense.
IMDb: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
I’m really not sure if I will like this, but I need to give it a watch. Christopher Nolan’s latest movie is the rage all over town, so even if I don’t end up loving it, I definitely need to explore that venue. I can’t see anything really overtaking Gravity for me, but we will see what we will see, right?
The Godfather (1972)
IMDb: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
This is for keeping friendships alive.
The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
IMDb: The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
This one too. I’ve never really heard a bad word about it though, so I guess it won’t be too much of a problem to watch 😀
IMDb: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Once again, I need see if the hype is really all, if it is good but not my style or if I just don’t like it one bit.
Romeo and Juliet (1996)
IMDb: Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
I actually thought of doing a FTF post for BazLuhrmann movies, but one of my favorite directors doesn’t seem to be all that into directing that often, so I’m rather going to do a week where I explore movies of him. Zoë got me this amazing boxset for Christmas with three of his movies in and I can’t wait to check out this adaption – I really hope it has Luhrmann’s distinctive flamboyant style!
IMDb: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
It is shameful that I haven’t seen this classic yet. I remember that once at highschool the school’s biggest jock referred to something in Casablanca and if that absolute weirdo knows what is cracking in a movie that sounds so up my alley I best go see what this is about.
A Good Year (2006)
IMDb: A British investment broker inherits his uncle’s chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.
This movie has been on my movie list since it premiered in 2006, and yet I still haven’t seen it. It sounds so lovely and like something I would enjoy.
IMDb: Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
I really doubt if I will be moved to tears by an American opinion of one of the greatest moments in South-African sporting history, but I will watch this because even if I don’t like it I will gladly bitch about it for years after 😀
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
IMDb: A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Reasons to watch this:
1) Woody Allen directed it and he directed Midnight in Paris, and that may be one of my favorite artsy films, ever
2) Emma Stone
3) Colin Firth
4) ‘nuff Said
The Prestige (2006)
IMDb: Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.
Zoë is always telling me about this movie and then I forget the name and then the cycle repeats itself and… it is a very bad cycle you know. It sounds pretty good, all around happy reviews, I love movies about magic and stuff, so I think this is a must watch for 2015.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
IMDb: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Yeah, I am deeply ashamed to say I haven’t seen this yet. I will watch it for obvious reasons, as well as seeing John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in full 80’s gear (hopefully) ad with delightfully awkward hair styles.
Well then, there you have my list. Let me know what you think!!
I can’t wait to see Interstellar : ) : )
I thought Fury was pretty damn good and wow – I think you’re the first person I’ve ever met who hasn’t seen Pulp Fiction….
You NEED to see Coherence too – for me!
Me too! It looks rather interesting!
I know… I’m ashamed 😦
I will watch that too then!!
FUCK YEAH! This list is bloody fantastic! I cannot wait for you to see the Godfather films – I have an immensely soft spot for them (but this you know). I am glad our friendship means that much xD
The Prestige is the best magic movie of all time (for me) and Christopher Nolan is KING. Always. He can do no wrong.
I think you will like Fury. Think Saving Private Ryan, in a tank! 😛
I really loved Romeo+Juliet, and it had nothing to do with DiCaprio only (though he was impressive as hell). I thought it was a really cool modernization!
PULP FICTION. You need to understand. Plus I think you will love Casablanca. Hell, I loved it like crazy, and I didn’t expect to. Worthy of being a classic!
There’s my essay.
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Just followed your blog, great list of classics here that I’m sure you will enjoy, some serious running time split between Interstellar, Godfather 1 and 2, set aside some time for these!
Thanks James! I am very excited to finally see all of these. I will have to open up some time to watch these hey, they are all heavy movies and will take up quite a bit of time! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
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