Hey everyone! For this week’s blog I’m back with some more movie recommendations. I haven’t done them in a while so I think this new year calls for its return.
As always, please be aware that a few of these movies may not be for everyone! I will try to include movies that everyone can watch but some of these may be too much for some people so please watch them at your own risk!
1. Black Swan (2010) dir. Darren Aronofsky
It’s safe to say that this is by far one of my most favorite movies. This film is about a girl who becomes so obsessed with her starring role in a Swan Lake ballet, and what in turn happens to her psyche as her obsession grows. This is a great psychological thriller with amazing acting and dance performances. I highly recommend it to people who want to watch something out of their comfort zones.
2. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) dir. Sidney Lumet
An iconic classic, Dog Day Afternoon is a masterpiece. Following a bank robber and his friend, Sonny Wortzik, played by the amazing Al Pacino, tries to work his way out of getting thrown in jail by taking bank workers hostage and trying to negotiate with the police. This is a must watch if you love films or if you’re just trying to watch more movies from a different decade.
3. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) dir. Hayao Miyazaki
One of my comfort films, My Neighbor Totoro, is a heartwarming and wholesome movie. It’s about a girl and her little sister finding a spirit named Totoro living in their backyard and how they befriend him. I definitely suggest watching this with family, as it’s very fun and lighthearted.
4. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) dir. Quentin Tarantino
I recently watched this movie and I fell in love with it. The overall feeling that this film gave off was so nice and I honestly didn’t expect to like it this much. OUATIH is about movie stars living their lives in LA and the events they go through. This movie is either loved or hated, and there are very controversial opinions about it, but I still think it's worth a watch. It’s also worth mentioning the star studded cast, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and yes their performances are great.
5. Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese
An absolute gem, Taxi Driver is a movie about a taxi driver in New York witnessing the city and all the troubles within it. It delves into the mind of a man that is so damaged by what he’s experienced while trying to find his own purpose. It was hard for me to only put one Scorsese film in this list but this movie has a special place in my heart. I highly recommend this if you haven’t watched anything like it, I don’t think it will disappoint.
6. Juno (2007) dir. Jason Reitman
A classic coming of age comedy, Juno is gold for all the best reasons. Not only does it feature Elliot Page and Michael Cera, it’s also incredibly quirky in all the right ways. I didn’t expect to like it so much the first time I watched it, so I was amazed that I found myself smiling at the end. This is another lighthearted film you can watch that is sure to put you in a good mood.
7. Se7en (1996) dir. David Fincher
Se7en is a crime thriller about two homicide detectives trying to find a serial killer whose crimes are based on the biblical ‘seven deadly sins.’ I do have to warn that this movie can be triggering in certain scenes and it is definitely not for the fainthearted. For people who aren’t triggered easily and want to watch something a little bit scarier then I HIGHLY suggest this movie. My friend recommended it to me and I only knew a few things about it, but it definitely blew my mind by the time I finished.
And that is all the recommendations I have for this week! I hope you guys all stay safe and well!