I am a big fan of movies, however much they suck sometimes. My childhood is not the era where I get to download any movie I like from the internet via torrent. Now, my 11 year old brother can download any movie whenever he wants. And my mother is the type to think movies as a waste of money when we can watch them some time later on on cable TV. That is why I grew up watching a lot of movies, just not in movie houses.
Today, I will list my very own set of comfort movies. These are the movies I watch when I’m down and lonely.
1. Pride and Prejudice– This is my favorite movie of all time, even though I’m already asleep by the time it reaches the ending. I think it didn’t go up much in the charts but in my chart, it’s the top. I love the…. love… everything. The English countryside, the palette colored dresses, the gentlemen, the accent, the music, the theme, the story itself (I have read the book), the actors, everything is getting my senses peace overload. I can recite some lines in the movie and say it while the actors do. I do remember crying the first couple of times I’ve watched this, I just don’t know if I’d still cry. Maybe I would, I’m a crybaby. Another thing I like about the movie is the classic love story. I do believe that this is the mother of all love stories. Not Romeo and Juliet for it is too tragic for my mediocre understanding. I don’t think I will ever tire from watching this. I’d even let my future children to watch this. This is, by the way, the 2005 version. The soundtrack of this movie is a must-listen, it’s composed by Dario Marianelli.
2. Madeleine– This is a Korean movie, 2005 I think (not so recent). And just like Pride and Prejudice, this movie has quite the calming effect on me. But mind you, this is really hard to watch, like the trademark of typical Korean movies, heartbreaks and heartaches cannot be far. The theme is cute but the story is a little confusing. No spoilers here if ever you wanna watch the movie. But you’ll get me when you watch it. It also has an awesome soundtrack. And did I say awesome? Something one could listen to while in a road trip or simply on the way to work or school.
3. How to Train Your Dragon– Yes, a cartoon. I am not ashamed to say that I watch animated films at my age, especially when the movie is really good. Like this one. Hurrah to those who’ve watched this. I really love the accents of European countries and this one is no exception. I’m pretty sure they’re using Scottish accent in the movie. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TOOTHLESS. If I could adopt Toothless, I would. And also, this movie has an amazing soundtrack by John Powell. Haha, noticing a pattern? I’ve also noticed it too. Usually, my favorite movies are the one with awesome soundtracks. I love this movies because it’s so family oriented, there’s a lesson in the end and awesome characters. And also, the animation is so cool. I wish I could’ve watched it in 3D. Toothless and Hiccup’s friendship is simply beautiful, and cute!
4. Tangled– Another animation. And yes, another awesome soundtrack mostly sung by Mandy Moore. This is a comfort movie because of the slightly modern take on the classic Rapunzel story, even though they were still in a medieval era. I like watching this because first, it’s a love story (super amazing twist). Second, like I said, a modern take of Rapunzel (I’m a sucker for fairytales) and lastly the drawing style.
5. Ever After– Told you I’m a sucker for fairytales and heartachingly heartbreaking movies. I love the costumes and the story, of course. A version of the classic Cinderella story, the only diference is they changed the names. I like how the good always wins in the end. Cliche? A little. But ever since I watched this when I was young, I added it on my list. Something I wouldn’t mind wasting my time on. You should try watching this, even though it’s old.
6. Easy A– Haha! Who doesn’t like Easy A? I mean, when I need a good laugh, I watch this movie. Again, the soundtrack is also cool, laid-back and cute. “I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine”. And ever since, I didn’t hear that song in the same way again. Their light take on the topic of sex and infidelity is really good. I mean, in our society today, the talk of sex is taboo when I think it should not be. No, I am not a pervert and I cannot quite explain my stand, sorry. They presented it in a way that it became humorous and showed me that talking about sex fine, just don’t go shouting to the world your sex life. There is a fine line between talking and talking-loudly-so-the-others-could-hear. I don’t need to explain why this is a comfort movie. This, in itself, is a comic relief to my everyday stressful bustlings.
That’s it for my list, but I think I’ll be adding some more later. Right now, I need to sleep. This is my sister’s fault. She really is a big bitch whenever you need her to be nice. She’ll pay.