They all seem to have a pattern of tragedy and melancholy...
  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The movie shows the downfall of Europe after the war and shows very tragic and melancholy tones in such a light and humorous way (which actually makes it more tragic to me). The film was artistically directed in set design+costume, music, dialogue and camera shots. Film is very different from typical Hollywood movies and I appreciate that.
  2. Moonlight
    So much human compassion and empathy. Beautifully well done and incredible actors.
  3. The Pianist
    Very inspiring, incredible acting by Adrien Brody, and Chopin music rocks my socks off
  4. Up
    One of my favorite Disney movies. Very touching and heartfelt. Cried within the first 5 minutes.
  5. Good Will Hunting
    "I had to go see about a girl." I like the emotional complexity yet humorous tones of this one.
  6. A River Runs Through It
    Grew up watching this one because of my father's love of fly fishing and also his job of being a Presbyterian minister. The fishing scenes are beautiful and serene.
  7. 300
    This is a really weird one. It's a really big pump up movie for me that's really epic and honorable even though it ends in defeat. Against all odds, give it all you got.