I love watching movies. So naturally, I thought I’d share with you guys a list of movies I have enjoyed, and therefore recommend. I’ve been wanting to start this list for a while but never got round to it. It had remained a mental list for far too long and I figured it was high time it found life on the interwebs!
I will list the movie and then a few words about the movie and why I enjoyed, it in the hopes that it piques your interest and you decide to enjoy with me too :).
If I find that I have too much to say about the movie (ahem!), I will make an actual blog post about it and put the link on this page.
I will even have my own rating system. A scale of 1 to 5 teardrops LOL. This is because I cry a lot [in movies]- doesn’t matter if it is a comedy or a tragedy or thriller or drama or action movie. Depending on how moving it is, the more tears I shed. So you may or may not want to go by this rating system in picking your next movie, but I shall have it nonetheless :).
This rating has nothing to do with how good I think the movie is, by the way. For the fact that it is on this list, I recommend it aka I think it is a good movie.
So here goes! [most recent entry at the top]
Hidden Figures (2016) – 4 teardrops
A movie about [black] history, mixed with some #girlpower, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and then space travel as the cherry on top! It is based on a true story of a team of African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. A must watch for all ages, races, and genders and beautifully done too!
Spotlight (2015) – 3 teardrops
This is about a group of reporters who made it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.So if you are catholic, proceed with caution. I still recommend this movie though, because at the end of the day, we are all human and catholic priests, in fact anyone, molesting anyone is wrong. This movie is about the issue as well as doing the right thing when faced with evidence. But what is the right thing? What can an individual do? Find out.
Brooklyn (2015) – 4 teardrops
This is about an Irish girl who migrates to the US- Brooklyn, NY in the 1950s. I could relate because like me, she came alone to the US- knowing all of about 1.5 people. It’s a story of fitting in, dealing with loneliness, homesickness, literal sickness, overcoming a lot of odds, finding love in the unlikeliest of people, making tough choice to go back home, making tough choices to leave or stay at home after visiting, making more tough choices about love and faithfulness, and it is funny.
RACE (2016) – 3 teardrops
It was after watching this movie on the plane from Amsterdam to New York that I finally got the final push to start this list. This is one of the ones that will have its own blog post. Let’s just say in this political climate and Olympic season, it is a must watch for everyone!