Basically a list of films that I could watch over and over again. The title of this list can't do justice to how much I adore these films. Haha! There might be some recurring themes, of course. They aren't necessarily the *best* films, but they do hold a special place in my heart. I've added in films for nostalgia's sake, even.
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
“ My go-to movie whenever I feel down.
It will always be my number 1, to be honest. Cameron Crowe really inspired me to be a film maker and a music journalist. ” - chiibug
That Thing You Do!
A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. (108 mins.)
“ Another go-to movie of mine. I've been watching it since I was a kid, and I could barely understand what it was really about.
I have always enjoyed watching it, and getting something out of it every time I rewatch it.
Besides, the theme song is pretty darn catchy! ;D ” - chiibug
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
“ The visuals were just... powerful? Brilliant? Amazing? All of these words apply. ;)
I don't read the graphic novels (although I know I should) but from what I've gathered from my friends who have is that it stayed faithful to the source.
Like the other films in this list, I can watch it over and over and not be tired of it. ” - chiibug
Across the Universe
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
“ Honestly, I don't get the hate.
Looking back at it now, though, I could see why some might see it as dull but I just loved watching it and singing along to the songs. ” - chiibug
Josie and the Pussycats
A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture. (98 mins.)
“ Similarly to #2, I've seen this when I was just a kid who had dreams of being a rockstar myself and it really inspired me. ” - chiibug
The Royal Tenenbaums
An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. (110 mins.)
The Truman Show
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)