Movies use moving pictures and sound to tell stories. I ADORE stories. All stories. Tell me a story and you will win my 💘. The following movies have made me laugh, cry, and occasionally feel scared. I own about half of them and can watch them any time I want to. Yeah! ðŸŽĨ Inspired by @victoriaedel
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    Angels in America (2003)
    I first became aware of this story when it debuted on Broadway in 1993 as a play. The two parts of the play are entitled Millennium Approaches and Perestroika and deal with AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s. The story focuses on a gay couple in Manhattan, as well as several other storylines, some of which occasionally intersect. I own the HBO miniseries. It is outstanding. The actors. The play. The intersecting stories. The politics. ðŸ’Ŋ
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    Breakfast With Scot (2007)
    It's a quirky Canadian movie about an unconventional boy adopted by a gay couple one who is deep in the closet because of his hockey career. Very ðŸ‡ĻðŸ‡Ķ It made me laugh and cry.
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    Cat Ballou (1965)
    When hired gun Tim Strawn (Lee Marvin) kills her rancher father, Cat Ballou (Jane Fonda) becomes an outlaw set on vengeance. Enlisting the help of washed-up gunslinger Kid Shelleen as well as the handsome bandit Clay Boone (Michael Callan), Cat strikes back. The Ballad of Cat Ballou is sung by Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye. One of Jane Fonda's early movies. Great performance by Lee Marvin. An oldie and a goodie.
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    Die Hard (1988)
    All right, who doesn't know this story already. New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) in L. A. on Christmas Eve. Alan Rickman gives an outstanding performance as a terrorist. There is blood and death and an everyday man overcoming the odds. I own all of them. Love all of them. But this one - with the young Bruce Willis - yum! Though you have to admit John McClane ages well. ðŸ‘ī🏞I watch this every Christmas.
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    Easy A (2010)
    A fun take on the classic Scarlett Letter Trope. Emma Stone leads a stellar class of actors as they show us how a girl's high school reputation and the rumours surrounding it can make and shape us. I watch this every time I see it. This movie is a pocketful of sunshine. 😉 😉
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    Freaky Friday (1976)
    A mother and pre-teen daughter change places one Freaky Friday and learn what each other's life is REALLY like. The remake with Jamie Lee Curtis is also great but I love early Jodie Foster movies best of all. Also highly recommend her in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. Maybe I should do a list ranking Jodie Foster Films!
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    Ginger Snaps (2000)
    A feminist horror movie about werewolves that centers on two sisters. Lots, I mean lots, of blood. There are at least two sequels but this is the best. Feminism. Blood. Horror. Definitely my top three reasons for watching a movie. 😎
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    Hard Candy (2005)
    Hayley (Ellen Page) is a precocious teenager who goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff (Patrick Wilson), the photographer she met on the Internet. Jeff thinks he's in for a real treat, but Hayley plays a trick on him. This suspense filled movie was one of Ellen Page's first. She looks so young this little red riding-hood. A fine feminist revenge flick.
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    Independence Day (1996)
    THE movie about alien invasion. We are not alone! Great cast - Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Mary McDonnell, Mae Whitman. Cute interlocking stories. Love. Romance. Heroes. Adventure. America! Another movie I watch whenever it's on no matter how far along it is when I find it playing.
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    Jeff, Who Lives At Home (2012)
    A quiet movie starring Jason Siegel and Susan Sarandon as mother and adult son. On his way to the store Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. The question is: when is the best time to leave home?
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    Krampus (2015)
    A Christmas horror movie starring Krampus, the anti-Santa Claus who punishes bad children. Scary. Quirky. Once you make a wish, there's no turning back. Krampus will get you, or will he?
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    Ladyhawke (1985)
    A very young Michelle Pfeiffer. A very young Matthew Broderick. I think this might be his first movie. He plays a medieval miscreant named mouse who is tasked with reuniting two lovers. The sweetest romance ever written.
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    Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)
    The first Amy Adams movie I ever saw. The story is set between the two world wars and centers around an improvised nanny in London, England and the day when her luck goes from bad to worst to spectacular and back again. A delightful period piece.
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    Notting Hill (1999)
    Julia Roberts. Hugh Grant. London again (I hope to go there someday). A meet cute in a bookshop. Enduring friendships and a study on fame. Brilliant.
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    Our Idiot Brother (2011)
    Three sisters. One slacker brother who inserts himself into their homes and lives. I've lived this life. I've had to impose on the generosity of family. The movie speaks true and delivers quite a few laughs in the process.
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    Penelope (2007)
    A rich heiress is kept hidden by her family because she was cursed with a pig nose. A con man is tricked into outing her. Independence is achieved by our young lass and incidentally romance ensues. A outstanding cast all around. More people should watch this. It's a good movie for Halloween.
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    Queen, The (2006)
    This movie focuses on one crucial weekend in our ðŸ‡ĻðŸ‡Ķ current monarch's life. It's the weekend that Princess Diana died and the Queen's action will make or break her reign. One of Helen Mirren's best roles. This movie was filmed about 10 years after Di's death. Was that too soon? When do current events become history? Discuss.
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    Repo Man (2008)
    Paris Hilton. Paul Sorvino. Anthony Stewart Head. A complex quirky musical set in the future about organ donation and cooperate greed. Oh, just go watch it. You'll thank me later especially if you love my other favourite R movie - The Rocky Horror Picture Show. When asked to describe theatre in one word - Tim Curry replied "scary". Which would accurately describe acting in both of these productions. Here's to stretching your comfort zone. ðŸĪ—👗👠ðŸ‘Ģ💋
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    YouTube the production talked about in this link and also watch the original. Do it this Halloween. Rocky will be proud of you! 😉
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    Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
    A hockey musical. So Canadian ðŸ‡ĻðŸ‡Ķ. A tale about a homeschooled hockey prodigy in love with the girl next door. Recruited for the local team he becomes famous. Does this change him? Is this a sport's movie? Told in song! Have fun. Sing along. ðŸŽķ ðŸŽĪ Yes, please.
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    Thema & Louise (1991)
    The best Feminist road trip movie ever. Women finding their voices and deciding their own paths. A very young, skinny ass Brad Pitt. Yum. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. I left the movie the first time I saw it (opening weekend) and immediately bought the soundtrack. Great movie. Great music.
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    Uncle Buck (1989)
    A comedy starring John Candy at his best. Irresponsible Uncle Buck has to look after his brother's kids for the weekend after not seeing them for years. A light comedy that propagates family and doing the right thing. It'll make you smile.
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    Very Bad Things (1998)
    Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz star in a very dark movie about bad choices. A bachelor party goes horribly wrong and things deteriorate from there. I can't explain why I love it. I just do.
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    Woodsman, The (2004)
    Kevin Bacon as a pedophile. A very nuanced performance from a talented actor. This movie deserves a wider audience than it got.
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    X (2011) ðŸ‡Ķ🇚
    This is an Australian film directed by Jon Hewitt. According to IMDB: Holly Rowe's retiring, kissing her callgirl life goodbye. Shay Ryan's a teenage runaway, broke and alone. Fate throws them together on a job that goes horribly wrong and they're trapped on an out-of-control roller coaster ride, through the twilight zone of sex-for-sale. X is a sizzling adults-only thriller about the world's oldest profession as experienced by two women on a night that will change their lives forever.
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    I haven't seen it but I think I'd like it even though it looks very violent. Which is why I would watch it on DVD so that I could stop and fast forward and mute as needed. I've had good luck with Australian movies. Loved Babadook, which is horror, and I adore the Mad Max films, both the original and current incantations.
    Go to IMDB to view the trailer. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661099/
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    Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968)
    Navy officer Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda) is struggling to raise his 10 children in the wake of his wife's death. Frank soon begins dating Helen North (Lucille Ball), a widowed nurse with eight children of her own. The two eventually fall in love and must decide how to become one big, unconventional family. A sweet film for the whole family. Comedy abounds.
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    Zombieland (2009)
    After a virus turns people into zombies, the world's surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors -- Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) -- abide by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles and meet Bill Murray on the way. Fun horror.