10 Movies That You Must Watch


I'm always looking for new movies to spend a lazy day binge watching. I'm a sucker for a love story, a tear jerker. I love a feel good movie, my list of favourite movies is pretty much endless. If it involves romance, i'm a happy girl.

1. Holding The Man - what can i say about this beautiful film, except it's honestly beautifully acted by Ryan Corr and Craig Stott. Holding The Man is a romantic drama adapted from Timothy Conigrave's memoir of the same name. This is a love story of fifteen years worth watching, something that will stay with you. It made me cry, a lot. I was a mess after the end of it. The film like lots of LGBT films does not end well with HIV/AIDS arriving on the scene but at least it is open, honest and sensitive without being sentimental. Holding The Man is somethiing everyone should watch, a great, sweet and moving film 

2. Love, Rosie - This is such a cute film, and one of my favourites. The movie is based loosely on the book (and one i need read) it captures it's essance well. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin play the characters well, and this film just makes me smile. I'm pretty sure most of have seen this one already but it's a film worth watching non stop. If you're a hopeless romantic, you're gonna enjoy this one. If you're a realist, you're probably gonna find certain situations a bit too much and out there. But either way it's enjoyable

3. Soft Lad - It's no lie that i watched this film for Jonny Labey because of how much i like him. Jonny is adorable in this film, Soft Lad follows David (played by Jonny Labey) who's been accepted to a prestigious dance school, who's been secretly sleeping with his sisters husband Jules (played by Daniel Brocklebank), when David begins an open relationship with another man Jules is filled with envy. With many highs and lows that follows through out, with all characters it's definitely another film everyone should give a watch. The cast and story is lovely to watch. Also Jonny Labey's scouse accent is rather cute.

4. Love is All You Need - This film follows a woman named Ida who's finished her course of treatment for breast cancer and finds her husband cheating on her with a younger woman, and of course her world comes crashing down so she heads of to Italy solo for her daughters upcoming wedding and meets the grooms brusque mannered father, Phillip (played by Pierce Brosnan), while in Italy Ida bonds with Phillip. The scenery, language & chemistry between the characters makes the film so enjoyable, this is a film i've watched many times because of how uplifting it is. And it's nice to see an older couple falling in love rather that it focusing on the young.

5. Cinderella - This was one live action Disney film i was excited to see. And it didn't disappoint, the imagery was pretty much perfect. It keeps hold of the old-fashioned Disney magic, which i feel is important in recreating a Disney film in live action. Lily James is the perfect Cinderella, filled with innocence and grace. So if you haven't watched it already, then you definitely should.

6. The Lake House - Another favourite of mine, features Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock which follows the journey of their characters fighting to be together but the trouble is it's a long distance relationship, Keanu's character is in a remote lakeside suburb and Sandra's character is in downtown Chicago - She's in 2006. He's in 2004. It will draw you into a deeply passionate story. There are some twists that may or may not surprise, this is a beautiful movie, from the story to the acting to the beautiful cinematography.

7. Beyond The Lights - The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. This film goes in deep about fame and with so many important life messages regarding self-image, being happy, love & success. This movie from start to finish was nothing short of amazing. Very here and now. Very real. And i felt i could relate with Noni, to her feelings of not being seen or heard. This is a favourite to watch on a lazy day.

8. Kingsman The Secret Service - The fact it had an adorable Pug featured in the film was one of the reasons i wanted to see it. I've never been into action packed, guns blazing films but this had quite a lot comedy which made it more fun on my part. It does not fall stereotype and gimmicky like most spy like movies. JB the pug is still favourite thing about the movie, what's not to love about a cute dog in an action packed film.

9. What If? - What If asks a basic question if a friendship between a boy and a girl could lead their relationship to something romantic.They may not be a typical stale supermodel looking pair, the uniqueness it highlights to these characters are their personalities and their problems. It may not make their personal situations any complex, but it still is a memorable little romcom that shines through its humor and performances. Which makes it more fun to watch, although it's fairly predicable it's a lovely film to watch filled with charm and maybe an updated version of When Harry Met Sally.

10. Chalet Girl - Chalet Girl is a chick-flick with snowboards, with British witty humour. Chalet Girl takes the ordinary and the 'once upon a time' theme and breezes through with a fun, entertaining, and rich plainness that makes this movie involving and captivating. Ed Westwick is everyone's dream Prince Charming, I like when a comedy like this which is sort of light and fluffy can be smart too

My Other Favourites: Endless Love, Beastly, Dirty Dancing, The Normal Heart, Step Up, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, A Cinderella Story. And pretty much every Nicholas Sparks movie ;) 

Holding The Man & Soft Lad are the two movie's that should be talked about because they are both just equally amazing. Have you seen all of these movies? If so, which was your favourite? If not, will you be adding any to your 'must watch' list? Let me know!

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