Top 10 Favorite Movies Part 2

movie collage post

Here we are! Part 2 of my favorite movies! I hope you enjoy my fangirling. I couldn’t help it! *hugs dvd collection* These are all so good!

Man from Uncle

Okay, I will do my best not to fangirl over the costumes. . . Oh what gives? Never mind. SWOON! Gabby’s costumes are PHENOMENAL!!!! I just want it all! 1970’s here we come! The aspects of the cold war, the fact that they are solving a mystery and that the two main dudes DON’T get along. . . make this move pure gold. I am so disappointed that it didn’t get the attention it deserved because they left it open for a sequel but didn’t make enough money to warrant one. RATS! I think I may start a petition. The feel of this movie is just the best. It was directed by a man who directed one of my other favorites, Sherlock Holmes, so it is just amazing. It is so hard to describe, but the feel of it and the flare of the filming are so unique and cool. The character arcs were awesome! Three cheers for a storyline where the MC’s have to learn to get along. So good.
*Content Warning: Again, I watched an edited version of this. There were a few scenes that were inappropriate and that were cut out for my viewing.*

Fav scene from Man From U.N.C.L.E.:

Two grown men arguing about women's fashion. It will always be funny.:

The Scarlet Pimpernel

THIS MOVIE! I first fell in love with the book, so that is amazing. I freaked out when I knew there was a movie and my best friend was the one who shared it with me, which made it even more amazing. Again, a period drama and if you aren’t familiar with the story, it surrounds the intrigue of a man who in disguise and with his little band of friends and followers, smuggles French Gentry out of France during the (or rather, one of the) French Revolutions. The movie actually combines several of the books in the series and did so in such a tasteful way that left you fully satisfied at the end. The costumes were superb, the acting FANTASTIC! Anthony Andrews as Sir Percy is the best ever. It should never be anyone else. He nailed it! *fangirls and squeels* Seriously, swoon. And the actress who played Marguerite. . . again, phenomenal. That moment when she screams “Percy!” *dies* This is one of those movies that I could immerse myself into again and again with great pleasure! “Odd’s fish! my dear,” has become a common exclamation in the family. That and “Lud, my dear.” With that english accent *ROFL* Just the best!!!!
*content warning: I hate that I have to do this, but the moment was minor, and easily skippable. This was one of the most annoying quibbles I had with the movie because it wasn’t like that in the books. Marguerite’s brother has a relationship with his sister’s understudy, and they have a moment where they are seen in bed together. *frowns and folds arms* Made me mad, because it wasn’t even in the books! But yeah, just skip that moment, and you will be good!*

The Day Dream {a Scarlet Pimpernel blog}: May 2012 Sir Percy and Marguerite:

The Scarlet Pimpernel:

Woodlawn

Okay. I will raise my hand here. I am a football fan, but even people who are not will enjoy this powerful and moving film! It is based on a true story and the racial tension surrounding Birmingham Alabama during the 70’s. The characters were UH-MAZING and I just cry like a baby at the end every time. It was SO POWERFUL! I think it was probably the most powerful movie I have ever seen in my life. The filming and the storyline itself help with this, but the message really packs a punch. I think every Christian should see this film at least once. Also being a history fanatic and having read books from the time-period, it also came alive in that way to me. The emotions in this movie were. . . just. . . the feels. That moment towards the end when they all say the Lord’s Prayer. WOW! It follows the story of a spiritual revolution in the city and is unparalleled in Christian films for me. *hugs the dvd* I need to watch it again. Even the credits make me cry and light a fire in my heart.

Woodlawn Movie. The back of his helmet reads: BELIEVE. NO FEAR. I currently have that Sharpied on the back of my hand. I am committed. No fear.:

Facing the Giants

Another sports Christian movie. This one is SO STINKING GOOD! I could (and have) watched it so many times with just the same enjoyment each time. My mom and dad watched this in theatres when it came out with absolutely no knowledge of Sherwood Pictures. They walked away so pumped, pleased, and encouraged from this movie that we instantly bought it. Football, love. And the way they interwove the struggles of the characters with the game itself. JUST THE BEST! The humor leaves us rolling in our seats and the story with tears in our eyes. God is so good! Watch this movie!

Woman in Gold

Just. . . *curls into a ball and cries with delight* THIS MOVIE WAS FANTASTIC!!!! WW2, hello. That makes it so amazing. It follows the true story of Maria Aultman who has been living in America since she escaped Austria during WW2 and has just buried her sister. She feels a stir to right the wrong and enlists the help of her immigrant friends lawyer son (who really doesn’t want to help the cranky old lady). Their relationship is just the best and Maria keeps having flash backs to the war torn moments in her past as she fled Austria with her young husband. I cried during this movie (surprise!) and the feels! *rubs my arms to quell the goosebumps* The premise is she tries to get back the portrait painting of her Aunt that was done by Klimt and has been hanging in a German Museum since it was confiscated during the war. It rightfully belongs with her, and she wants it back. Enter the resistant Randy Schoenberg, who finds Maria annoying at first, but comes to love the blustery and hurting old lady. Their relationship is JUST. THE. BEST. *hugs dvd again* Seriously, one of my FAVORITE MOVIES EVER!!!! Just go watch it, please, I beg you! Have you seen it yet?
*content warning* There is one instance of a bad swear word that was muted by my parents when we watched it. My brother has since edited it out for me. Otherwise, maybe just intense for younger watchers. War scenes etcetera.*

Woman in Gold movie, Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds:

Miss Potter

*swoons and weeps* This movie was so amazing! If follows the life of Beatrix Potter and her journey to publishing her little stories that have changed the world. The one word that comes to mind when thinking of this film is “Charming”. My dad isn’t a huge movie person, okay? But he loved it! I heard him chuckling at the sweetness of the relationships and even saw tears in his eyes at times. Our whole family watched this and enjoyed it unreservedly! I won’t spoil it, but there was a very sad part in the middle, but it ended well enough to make up for it! And it is a true story, so it isn’t like they could avert it. It is also set in Edwardian England, so of course I adored it. The costumes, the characters, the social graces and conventions, this movie is just pure gold! And there was no content and is a perfectly family friendly movie, so you must watch this one!

Miss Potter - Renée Zellweger as beloved children's author Beatrix Potter & Ewan McGregor:

That rounds out my Top 10 favorite movies of all time! Granted, some of these are subject to be added to, but this is it for now! And this doesn’t include movies in my other favorite genre’s, there are a lot of old B&W movies that are pure gold that I plan on posting about as well. I hope you enjoyed this list!

Have you seen any of these movies? What are some of your favorite movies in the whole wide world?

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Favorite Movies Part 2

  1. I have never watched any of these movies except Facing the Giants. One of my favorite movies is Time Changer. If you’ve never seen it, you definitely should!

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    Ashley

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  2. Daaah!!!! It’s like you went through my favorite movie list almost. I LOVE all of these. I haven’t seen The Scarlet Pimpernel yet, but it sounds sooo good. 😉

    Have you seen Bridge of Spies (Cold War, Tom Hanks) or Saving Mr. Banks?

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    • OH MY GOODNESS KATE!!!! LOL! That is so cool! And you have no idea. . . those are also some of my favorite movies! I had a hard time not putting Saving Mr. Banks on the list, but because it tends to be a bit more sad, it didn’t make the top ten, but it is definitely one of my top faves though. Also the Book Thief. I really enjoyed Bridge of Spies too!

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  3. Aaahhh All of these!!! ❤ (Except Scarlet Pimpernel, which if it is anywhere near half as good as the book I might have to look into it. 😉 ) Ilya is SUCH a dear, and the whole plot is so amazing! (Of course we edited a lot out too, so dunno how great the original movie is. ;P)
    Woodlawn! YES!! Way too good.
    Facing the Giants is a long-time family favorite! Even though I know almost zero about football the message is still absolutely amazing!
    Woman in Gold??!!! Hand me the kleenex please. I don't think I've ever cried so much during a movie no matter how moving it was. This one made me mad, and sad, and laugh with joy. It is very dear to me!
    Miss Potter. *sniff* As soon as there was a memory of the farm boy I just pushed back further into the couch cushions and waited for it to get over with the other guy. lol He was okay and sweet, but I was totally rooting for the farm boy!!! I knew he'd come back eventually. XD

    Really, you need to just fly down here and have a huge movie marathon with us, Victoria! We have so many favorites in common!! Bring Sarah Grace along too. 😉

    Have you seen "A Man Called Peter" or "Billy, The Early Years" (which has the guy who played Ilya in it)? I'm pretty sure you would enjoy both of them. 🙂 A Man Called Peter is particularly slaying after reading the book. 😛
    Do you like any Jimmy Stewart, Julie Andrews, Gregory Peck, Patrick McGoohan, or Donna Reed?

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  4. I have been wanting to watch Miss Potter for so long!! After your description I’ll have to 🙂 It sounds so good!

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  5. AAAAAAA!!!!!! Miss Potter! My sister and I were just discussing that movie tonight. One of our all time favorites. So beautiful. We were saying how we wished we could have our own little cottage out in the country with lots of animals like she does at the end of the film. tess

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  6. Miss Potter has got to be one of my all-time favorites! I just LOVE it, every time I finish it I feel like going back and watching it right through again immediately afterwards! ;D

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  7. You are such a fan girl in this post! Haha! Facing The Giants is one that I have seen a million times, and I just love it! It being filmed in Georgia, the accents are just the best, because it sounds just like me and my friends/family! lol

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  8. Woman in Gold and Miss Potter are two of my favourite movies as well!! I recently watched Miss Potter again, and I always cry when I watch it, but it has such an uplifting ending, and it’s not depressing at all, despite the extremely sad things that happened in her life. I also love the fact that there is NOTHING innappropriate in it, which is very rare these days.
    -Nicole

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