This round of my movie-fi-cation features a lot of really well known titles
and an unpopular opinion that surprised even myself. Hope you enjoy!
Beauty and the Beast (1991) ★★
Potentially unpopular opinion here, but I prefer the live action remake over
this original version. In fact, after watching the live action
version I found the original left a lot to be desired. For instance, there weren’t a lot of meaningful interactions
between Belle and the Beast and instead their love story practically happened
with a snap of the fingers. (In the remake we witness actual conversations between the two.)
Gaston in this version appears to be just a dumb self-absorbed muscle head and isn’t a
clear villain while in the remake it is very obvious he is the one we need to root against. I also liked the
music in the remake better than in this version. In the end I do think Beauty and the Beast is a movie
everyone should see before they die, just the live action and not the animated version.
Back to the Future (1985) ★★★★★
“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need…roads!” I love this movie. It is full of great
acting and it is an amazing light and entertaining comedy. Definitely a classic
EVERYONE needs to see at least once.
Silence of the Lambs (1991) ★★★★
It watches the movie or it gets the hose again. Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but y’all
this is definitely a movie you don’t want to miss if you haven’t seen it already. It had me
hooked from the first minute and now I am looking forward to reading the book it is based on.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ★★★★★
There is no doubt in my mind that this movie should be on the list for movies you should see before
you die. Even though it is on the longer side, there was never a moment where I was wanting to check
and see how much time was left capturing my full attention until the end. This movie is a
When Harry Met Sally (1989) ★★★
A little on the slow side with an insanely predictable ending, but a classic love story nonetheless. I
mean, shoot, the restaurant “orgasm” scene is a classic in and of itself! I admit that this is a movie
I own (picked it up at a garage sale after hearing about how good of a movie it is), but not one I would
opt to watch. However, I will admit Sally is a style icon in this movie.