School has just begun and the stress levels are already outrageously high.
With all the chaos of school it’s nice, when one has the time, to unwind with a good movie. Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorites with you!
1. You’ve Got Mail
This movie is adorable. It’s about a lady named Kathleen (Meg Ryan) who runs a cute little bookshop in New York and a man named Joe (Tom Hanks) who runs the big new bookstore down the street. His store threatens to put her beloved shop out of business. Little do they know that they are each other’s email pen pals. They’re in love online, but hate each other in real life. Lots of romance and mistaken identity ensues.
Favorite quote: “Don’t you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.”
Content Note: There are a few sexual innuendos and a wee bit of language. Also characters at at the beginning appear to cohabitate with one another.
2. Little Women (1994)
I’ll always love this movie. It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy. One reason Little Women is so relatable is because it embodies love and family. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they grow up in 19th century America.
Favorite quote: “Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and – and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.”
3. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Who doesn’t love Anne of Green Gables? It’s one of the sweetest stories ever. Anne never ceases to make me smile. The film follows the book of the same title about an imaginative, spirited, red-headed orphan named Anne. Don’t worry, it’s much more interesting than it sounds.
Favorite quote: “You know something, Diana? We are rich. We have sixteen years to our credit, and we both have wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens.”
4. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
I know this is kind of cliche… but Pride and Prejudice is the epitome of period drama. It’s romantic, emotional, deep, and best of all it’s a Jane Austen story. Pride and Prejudice is about the relationship between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, both of whom need to overcome their own “pride and prejudices.” (The soundtrack for this movie is AMAZING. It makes for good studying music.)
Favorite quote: “I could easily forgive his pride, had he not mortified mine.”
5. The Last of the Mohicans
This is one of those movies not many people my age have seen. But it’s probably my favorite movie. The soundtrack, cinematography, acting, story… ahhhh. The movie is about three Native Americans, Chingachgook, Uncas, and Hawkeye, and two sisters, Cora and Alice, who all become entangled in the French and Indian War. Chingachgook and Uncas are the last of the Mohican tribe. (Hawkeye is Chinachgook’s adopted white son.) While keeping the two sisters safe, Cora and Hawkeye fall in love.
Favorite quote: “I will find you! No matter how long it takes. No matter how far. I will find you!”
Content note: This movie is rated R for violence and nothing more. However, most of it isn’t too gory and none of it diminishes the story. There is one steamy kiss, but nothing else ensues.
Tell me what your favorite movies are in the comments below!
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