My Friday Favorites (movies)

Ok – I’ve been slacking a bit! I completely forgot to do this on Friday, and now that it is Sunday, I’m a little late.. so we will pretend this is being posted on Friday and not Sunday (ok?). Of course, most of my blog is dedicated to things such as restaurant reviews, health tips, recipes, and all things beauty. I’ve decided I wanted to implement movies into my blog as well, so why not start off with my favorite movies!! I love most movies, but surprisingly am not a fan of romance. I find romance movies to be boring, but I will say I love The Notebook and Titanic, but not on my top five! For the most part, I love drama, thriller, suspense, and comedy. I do like a little bit of action, but wasn’t a fan of Star Wars or The Matrix (lol). I tend to fall asleep during movies a lot, so if I do watch an entire movie, it must be really good!

Some of my favorite actors: Leonardo Dicaprio (duh?), Charlize Theron, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman

These are in no specific order, as I can’t really make up my mind on what order they should be in. šŸ˜› I do highly suggest Monster, Shutter Island, and The Paperboy, as those are my top three movies.


Monster, starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci, a crime/drama film, Charlize plays the role of real life prostitute and killer named Aileen Wuornos.


Girl Interrupted, starring Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder, is a drama film based on the true story of Susanna Kaysen.


Inception, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy, a mystery about a thief with the rare ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious.


The Revenant, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy, a drama thriller, “While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.


Shutter Island, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Mark Ruffalo, a drama/thriller, “The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.


The Paperboy, starring Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron, a thriller/drama, “In 1969 Florida, reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) returns to his hometown to write a story about death-row inmate Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), who was convicted of murdering a racist lawman. Ward hires his younger brother, Jack (Zac Efron), as a driver and, together with his partner, Yardley (David Oyelowo), gets to work. Though the possibility exists that Van Wetter is innocent, Ward and Yardley unwisely trust a vixen (Nicole Kidman) who will do anything to set the convict free.


United States of Leland, starring Ryan Gosling and Kevin Spacey, is a drama about “A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky (Jena Malone). As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle), a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland’s case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie (Michelle Williams), must contend with their own problems.“.


Garden State, starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman, is a drama/comedy, “After many years away, television bit part actor Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) returns to his small home town in New Jersey to attend his mother’s funeral. There he is confronted by various aspects of the life he left behind, including his overbearing father (Ian Holm). Largeman also meets compulsive liar and amateur musician Sam (Natalie Portman), with whom he feels an immediate connection. Together with several other figures from his past, Largeman heals old wounds and forges new friendships.


Wicker Park, starring Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger, is a thriller/drama/romance, “Matthew (Josh Hartnett) and Lisa (Diane Kruger) are madly in love. But one day Lisa vanishes. Simon enters an emotional tailspin and begins an obsessive quest to find her. Years later, Simon’s life has stabilized, and he’s in a new relationship. Then he thinks he sees Lisa in a restaurant and fixates on her all over again. He snoops around and eventually tracks down the mysterious woman from the restaurant. Her name is Alex (Rose Byrne), but she acts just like Lisa.

There you have it, my favorite movies, that I highly suggest giving a try :)! Some movies I have recently seen are Spotlight, Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Brooklyn, which I will begin reviewing very soon!



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