If there is one thing I did during my summer break it was watching movies. I simply scoured the top 250 of IMDB at the beginning of summer and decided to bite down into some classics and highscorers as well as some more current movies I hadn’t seen yet. Today I´m presenting the 5 movies that stuck with me most.
1.) Shawshank Redemption
The best movie I saw all summer is by far the number 1 of the IMDB top 250. Featuring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, this movie tells the tale of prison in the late 40s. Shawshank to be exact. It tells a story of corruption, unfairness and hope. It’s a beautiful story that is told beautifully and even though this movie was made in the early 1990s it still grabs you and captivates. If you haven’t seen this yet, please do!
2. Silver Linings Playbook
What happens when dysfunctional people meet other dysfunctional people and try to, well, live their lives to the best of their abilities? That’s pretty much what this movie is about. Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for her supporting role in this, but everyone else is just as brilliant. An intelligent romcom featuring ‘normal’ people with a brilliant Robert De Niro and the most painful yet funny scenes in one movie put together. If you want to laugh, cry and go ‘aw’ all at the same time.
3. Inglorious Bastards
I generally like Quentin Tarantino movies and I have seen pretty much all of them. I hadn’t seen this one yet though and I decided to give it a go. You do have to be able to stand cruel violence, people getting blown up and bad Nazi jokes, but I enjoyed every minute of this movie. My favorite: the bad Italian at the movie premiere and how they play Landa at the end. I just read somewhere the other day that the scene where Diane Kruger is being choked is real: Quentin Tarantino choked her into unconscious for the take.
4. The Wolverine
I love all the X-men movies. Out of all the Marvel comic series, this is by far my favorite. Mainly because I remember watching the cartoons as a kid most vividly. This movie has it all: action packed scenes that blow through the roof to the point of ridiculousness, a hot Hugh Jackman (not unimportant) and plenty on the edge of your seats moments. Must watch if you like the X-men series. If not, it may not be for you.
5. Warm Bodies
I watched this because I thought it would make the perfect ridiculous teen movie: fun, brainless, entertaining. And that’s exactly what this was. I enjoyed this movie way more than I thought I would or should. But it’s hilarious and cleverly put together at the same time. It’s cheesy as hell too, but hey, if you’re looking for a laugh and an easy to watch movie that requires nothing but for you to lean back and let it wash over you, than this is a great movie to watch.
What movies have you seen that you enjoyed?