Watching movies is one of my favourite things to do. Here is a list of my most-loved movies, the movies I watch over and over and over. As you’ll see, romance is basically my ultimate favourite genre, being a complete hopeless romantic.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is probably the most famous of all classic movies, and with good reason. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming, admirable character. Not only is she always determined to put on a brave face, but she is also free-spirited, warmhearted and lively. And how adorable is her cat?
“You musn’t give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they’re strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree…” – Holly
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)
As a teenager, I couldn’t get enough of this awesome coming-of-age movie. I find it so inspiring how true friendship and acceptance helped Charlie, a teenage boy who felt lost, to deal with his depression and his past.
Charlie’s life lesson at the end of the film was magical to me, resonating with my teenage self:
“I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”
P.S. I Love You (2007)
I cry every single time I watch this beautiful movie. To me, it’s the ultimate love story about a couple who almost loved each other “too much”. As Holly (Hilary Swank) described it to Gerry (Gerald Butler): “My mother said it was a mistake marrying you because I loved you too much.” Moreover, I find it amazing how Gerry found a way to keep on loving Holly even after he’s passed away. He helps her to move on with her life by challenging her and motivating her.
“If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes.” – Gerry to Holly
The Greatest Showman (2017)
This musical film is truly breathtaking. The first time I watched it, it gave me goosebumps and I wanted to start clapping countless times. The story is inspiring, the music is spectacular, and the characters are a diverse collection of ambitious, enchanting people.
This movie inspires its audience to dream big and to take risks.
“A man’s station is only limited by his imagination.” – Jenny Lind
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Another love story, I found the storyline of this film absolutely captivating. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the main character, goes on an adventure that leaves me with wanderlust every time. I relate to her well, as I’m also a writer and I am crazy about Romeo and Juliet and all things Shakespeare. And I enjoy writing letters.
Plus, the romance between Sophie and Charlie (Christopher Egan) is so exciting!
“…leaving London will be a pleasure, as long as you’re waiting for me on the other side. ‘Cause the truth is, I am madly, deeply, truly, passionately in love with you.” – Charlie to Sophie
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
When it was released in 1967, this movie was the first of its kind. It sensationalises crime and violence; nevertheless, it had barely been censored. This makes the film still seem modern today. It is highly entertaining, with an unpredictable storyline and great characters.
“This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.” – Clyde
Me Before You (2016)
This British film is so heartbreakingly sad, but it is super romantic nonetheless. It not only makes me cry, but it also makes me laugh. Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) and Lou Clark (Emilia Clarke) make an unconventional pair, but they brighten up each other’s lives in such an amazing way, caring about each other and inspiring each other. Loving each other.
“So this is it. You are scored on my heart, Clark. You were from the first day you walked in, with your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt.”
Lady and The Tramp (1955)
Disney’s Lady and The Tramp is my all-time favourite animation film. As a child, I used to watch this movie a lot. When rewatching the movie as a young adult, I still find it just as beautiful: the classic romantic story of two individuals from different social classes ending up together, living happily ever after.
“Look, there’s a great big hunk of world down there, with no fence around it. Where two dogs can find adventure and excitement. And beyond those distant hills, who knows what wonderful experiences? And it’s all ours for the taking, Pidge. It’s all ours.” – Tramp to Lady
These are my eight favourite movies, and what I like about them. I would love to know what your favourites are, so let me know by leaving a comment:
What are your favourite movies?