I love movies so much. And I love my favorite movies. I want to write about them! What follows are my top five movies of all time; ones I could watch over and over and never ever get tired of.
1. Pride and Prejudice
My favorite movie ever. It is so beautiful and the soundtrack is so magical. I love Jane Austen, the relationships and language she uses and worlds she creates using them. The first time I saw this movie, I was in eighth grade, shortly after my dad died, and my mom picked it out for movie night. We watched it six times in our 48 hour rental period, and then bought it right afterwards. The feelings I experience while I watch this movie are unexplainable. My heart feels like it’s glowing.
2. Practical Magic
When I was little, I believed in magic with every single part of me. Every little inch. It was a truth to me. It was different than a religious type of knowing. I wasn’t taught to believe in it, I just did. I knew it was real. I felt that it was real. Part of this reason was my love and obsession for this movie. I don’t remember the first time I saw it. We owned it on vhs and I loved it. It made me feel magical. I believed I was a witch, and I would cast spells and make potions from anything I found in the backyard and I would stare at the moon. Every year I was some form of witch for halloween, and all I wanted was to be able to fly.
3. Sleepless in Seattle
I had to of seen this movie for the first time in middle school. I thought it was the greatest portrayal of love I had ever seen. I’m very sure it has shaped what I believe to be real love. What it means to be truly in love with another person. Filled with fate and destiny and just knowing. “I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car, and I knew. It was like, magic.” Magic! Real love feels like magic. Unfortunately, because of this, I am fairly certain I have created a very unrealistic vision of love in my young mind. But, honestly, I don’t really care that much.
4. Howl’s Moving Castle
Noah and I grew up watching Studio Ghibli movies religiously. We loved them. We were obsessed with them. We watched them constantly. Had all of them on vhs. In 2006, this movie came out, and my Poppy illegally burned it onto a dvd for us, and I was obsessed. One, it was full of magic, and two it was full of love. My two favorite things. What more could I want?
Amelie is my mom’s favorite movie. I watched it as a baby. One of my first memories ever in life is being three and four years old, and watching this movie, and my mom reading the subtitles the entire time, like a book. My love for this movie might all come from nostalgia. But it’s a great movie! I love Amelie. When I was little I would get uncontrollable urges to stick my fingers in uncooked beans and rice and other little hard objects in big containers like she does in the market, but having no outlet to do so, I would become very frustrated. When they took it off Netflix, I cried.