Thought I’d do something different today and give you a list of my favourite films for ya’ll to watch! These are all films where I loved the narratives but also have awesome production values and are made to a really high standard. To me they stand out among all the millions of films out there.
5. The Imitation Game
(2012, Morten Tyldum, Drama)
Based on the true story of Alan Turing who cracked the enigma code during the Second World War.
I had zero interest in this film when it first came out and reluctantly watched it months later on DVD. To my surprise the good rumours were true and it was bloomin amazing! The narrative is actually quite depressing when you think about it, but it’s such a genius film! It left me wanting to go invent some machine that changes the world and turned me into a ‘Cumberbitch’. It’s witty, tense, heartbreaking yet hilarious in parts. Defo worth a watch!
4. Sin City
(2005, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, Crime thriller)
Based in Basin City, we follow the story of three people mixed up in violent corruption.
This is a dark, dark film and highly twisted. But awesome. It’s got several narratives that all kinda come together. The whole thing is shot like a comic book making it visually shamazing. I’m a huge Rodriguez fan and think this is one of his masterpieces, he stays true to Frank Miller’s grungy style and flare. Bruce Willis is among the stars in this film and is siiiiiick…when is he not?! Elijah Wood also features and after seeing his performance you won’t be able to look at Frodo Baggins the same again.
3. Inglourious Basterds
(2009, Quentin Tarantino, Adventure war drama)
A plan to assassinate Nazi leaders in Nazi-occupied France during World War II is carried out but a group of Jewish U.S soldiers.
If you’ve never seen this, I’m sorry but we can’t be friends (joking, obvs). In my eyes one of Tarantino’s best films. It’s jam packed with a theatrics score, intense conversations and stomach curdling violence as you’d expect from Quent. Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz steal the show in this hilariously funny, violent and troublesome film. Each little segment of life that you see is arty and quirky or bloody and disgusting, the contrasts in this film are brilliant.
2. Silence of the lambs
(1991, Jonathan Demme, Horror/Thriller)
a young F.B.I cadet seeks help from a manipulative serial killer in order to catch another serial killer whose murders make your skin crawl.
A classic but I love it. Was hooked to this film when I first saw it. It’s grim and haunting but a complete work of art. Anthony Hopkins will forever freak me out because of his performance in this. Nowadays thrillers are kind of lame but this is full of genius scares and twists.
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(2012, Rian Johnson, Sci-fi)
the year 2074, mobsters send people they want rid of back in time to ‘loopers’ who kill and dispose of them. But Joe comes to learn things aren’t always easy when his future self is sent back to him to kill and escapes.
I’m not normally a sci-fi kinda gal, but this is one of many films that made me want to become a filmmaker. I always thought Joe Gordon Levitt was just a comedic actor but he blew me away in this film. He stars alongside Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis who also give outstanding performances. The production is flawless and ingenious and creates such a cool vibe throughout. The story is full of action and power that leaves you exhausted at the end. It’s one of a kind among so many sic-fi’s that are all practically the same. Also features the cutes but freakiest kid you’ll ever see. WATCH IT!
Of course I love many many more films but these are my top ones that I felt I should share!!! If you’ve watched any or do because of this post hit me up and let me know what you think of them!!