I don't care if loving these movies makes me unoriginal or uninteresting to you. I AM UNAPOLOGETICALLY CLICHÉ AND UNINTERESTING AND UNORIGINAL! So like, fuck off ———————————————————————— p.s. i overuse commas, ramble and have questionable grammar usage. THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE!
  1. The Royal Tenenbaums
    this is everything to me. everything, everything, everything...
  2. Rachel Getting Married
    this helped me understand my mother's addiction. the pain it causes her and the pain it causes me.
  3. Beautiful Girls
    you had me at .... MICHAEL RAPAPORT! All the guys and Uma in a bar, drinking whiskey, singing Sweet Caroline .. incredible. Natalie Portman as Marty was GENIUS and i have all the love in the world for Timothy Hutton as Willie with his magical piano-playing fingers.
  4. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
    l adore everything about Minnie. I adore her ideas and how she sees the world and how she transforms. She says incredible things. i.e. "I refuse to be some sniveling crybaby. I'm a fucking woman and this is my life" p.s. i have the quote "this is for all the girls when they have grown" written on a folded up piece of paper that's inside of the locket that i wear everyday.
  5. The Other Woman or Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
    I love that this movie isn't of the ditzy home-wrecking twenty-something year old variety. Amelia is complex and her life is complex and the loss that she experiences is profound and i truly resonate with that. I feel apart of her grief process and of her stumbles and spills along the way as she tries to find happiness again with accepting William and Jack for who they are and vice versa.
  6. Closer
    yeah actually fuck this movie
  7. Stuck in Love
    Sam's explanation of realists and romantics is masterful and i see myself as bits of both. Sam makes me appreciate and understand that people, their thoughts, and their decisions aren't ever just black and white. I am enthralled with the way Rusty bleeds emotion into everything, especially Kate, her addiction, and her shortcomings in loving him and how he turns to writing as an outlet. This also introduced me to my favorite short story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.
  8. American Beauty
    ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I LOVE KEVIN SPACEY MORE THAN 97% OF THE HUMAN POPULATION AMD THIS FILM IS SO IMPORTANT. Also, Annette Bening will never get enough praise to appease me. Angela is incredible, that is all.
  9. V for Vendetta
    remember remember the 5th of november. Also, the scene where V is cooking in that dope ass apron
  10. Eyes Wide Shut
    Everything about this was appealing, and tantalizingly uncomfortable, and sexy, and taboo, and i mean ... NICOLE KIDMAN
  11. Elizabethtown
    DID I MISS 60B?!
  12. The Virgin Suicides
    an accurate depiction of loneliness, hopelessness, longing, depression, and the sheer need to escape, and how all of that can be romanticized. at least in my eyes.
  13. Cape Fear
    I love love love love Robert De Niro as Max Cady. I've always wondered about attorneys and the cases they take or are assigned to and at what point they can no longer distance their emotions and moral standings from their clients accused crimes. Cape Fear really examines that question for me in an entrancing and grisly way. Max Cady is hilarious, enticing, and utterly horrifying all at once. Also, Juliette Lewis was incredible as Danielle Bowden.
  14. Brooklyn
    Brooklyn brings me unmitigated happiness. I smile just thinking about it. Eilis gives me hope for an unknown future. Her courage and conviction gives me hope that I can move on and move to new places where i'll meet new people and have the chance to create a new life away from my past lives if i so choose. When I watch Brooklyn I feel free to live and to love. Also, Tony, i mean ...... cmon
  15. Léon: The Professional
    Mathilda is already an insightful girl who's clearly wise beyond her years, but when she teams up with Léon she blossoms into this whole new creature and it's all so captivating. Léon and Mathilda's relationship and the unmitigated love that they have for each other makes my heart soar and ache at the same time. And i mean, who doesn't love a good movie about assassins?
  16. Trainspotting
    What are you talking about? Football! What are you talking about? Shopping.
  17. The Devil's Advocate
    Morality according to Lucifer himself.
  18. Girl, Interrupted
    you're already dead, lisa
  19. Lost in Translation
  20. 500 Days of Summer
    teaches not to fall in love with the idea of a person instead of the actual person. a lot of men + women think finding a partner who wants nothing else in life but them is the end all be all. 500 days of summer shows that that isn't healthy.
  21. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
    I despise ambiguity in movie endings and Birdman is not exception to this statement, however the film, including the ending, resonates with me. Birdman is why we go to the movies. This wasn't just a movie it was an experience and it was refreshing.