Happy Tuesday! November is now halfway over, which means two exciting things: Christmas is getting closer, and TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY! I’ll be turning twenty, which makes me simultaneously excited and terrified. I feel so old!
Since this week’s topic is a movie freebie, I thought I would share the Top Ten Movies I’ve Watched This Semester (So Far). Because I’m indecisive and don’t have the heart to rank these fabulous films, these are simply listed in the order that I watched them.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Months after it had left the theaters for good, I finally got around to watching this movie! Captain America is my favorite Avenger, and this movie did not disappoint. I loved incorporation of numerous Avengers and the info we gained about Bucky’s past. Two thumbs up for sure!
Even though this was my second time watching this movie, I couldn’t help but add it to this list. It’s one of my all-time favorites!
A KNIGHT’S TALE
Chaucer? Jousting? Heath Ledger? An awesome soundtrack? This movie is the definition of entertaining. If any of these qualities capture your attention, definitely check this movie out!
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
I had never even heard of this movie before watching it; needless to say, I was completely taken by surprise. If I had to describe it to someone I would say that it’s a combination between The Goonies, a Scooby-Doo mystery, and a Chinese action film. It might sound eclectic (because it is), but trust me: you won’t be able to stop watching! (Or laughing!)
This is one of my mom’s favorite movies from when she was growing up. It might be cheesy and have the most abrupt ending ever, but I couldn’t help but love the premise overall! It’s also a really progressive movie for its time in terms of topics discussed.
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
I cannot tell you how much I loved this movie! It’s achieves the perfect balance between scary and cheesy and hilarious. Besides, it was fun to watch the first movie that Johnny Depp was ever in.
My roommate insisted that we watch this movie, and I’m so glad she did! It’s more of a suspenseful thriller than a horror film, but the mind-boggling twist at the end is totally worth it. Be prepared to be thinking about this one for days!
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
Considered to be the first example of a horror film, this German silent film blew my expectations out of the water. I had never seen a silent film before and was a little skeptical about how long it would hold my attention, but I honestly couldn’t peel my eyes away from the screen. Dark, suspenseful, and very entertaining, this film is a must-see during the spooky season!
I’ll be honest: I had never seen a Halloweentown movie before this Halloween (Gasp! I know!), but it’s safe to say that I’m now hooked! This movie is fun and adorable and I can’t wait to see the others in the series.
THIS MOVIE. People have been telling me to watch this movie for YEARS, and I can’t believe that I didn’t follow their advice and watch it sooner. I love everything about this movie: it’s suspenseful plot, the way there are countless questions left unanswered at the end, and how you never know what’s going to happen next. If you’ve never seen this movie before, I HIGHLY recommend it!
As you can probably tell, I’ve been in quite a Halloween mood this semester! I’ve been trying my best to catch up with all of the classic and popular Halloween films that I haven’t seen before.
What are some great movies that you’ve watched lately? What do you think of the ones on my list? What should I watch next? Let me know in the comments section below!