The Good, The Disturbing and The Unforgettable

Years ago I got my 15 seconds of fame, yes I know that it’s normally 15 minutes, but for me it was seconds.  As an extra on a few TV shows I quickly learned that I would much rather watch shows than to be in them.  I was amazed at how long it took for one scene, all the waiting around and how quick people are to bark orders left and right.  Honestly, I felt as if I were back in basic training, being yelled at and ignored at the same time, what an unwelcoming environment. After seeing a couple of actors in person I began to have a true sympathy for them, their lack of privacy, never able to just be..   Always hunted and endlessly pursued.  No thanks!

Now with that being said, Mitch and I love movies.  We love to get lost in the story, to feel the characters joys and pains, to be sucked into the whole experience.  I’ve been wanting to share a list of somewhat recent movies that have stuck in my head after I’ve watched them that you may find interesting to see.

Just so you can get a feel for what kind of movies I like I’m going to give you a list with 10 well-known movies that come straight to mind as some of my favorites.

1. Joe Dirt

2. Fried Green Tomatoes

3. A River Runs Through It

4. Never Been Kissed

5. Sleeping With The Enemy

6. The Long Kiss Goodnight

7. True Romance

8. Forest Gump

9. Dances With Wolves

10. The Book of Eli

 

Now, of course I would recommend all the movies listed above if you haven’t seen them, but what I am going to recommend to you, are movies that weren’t super famous, didn’t get rave reviews, but really made an impact on me after I watched them.

 

A Little Bit of Heaven (2011) with Kate Hudson

I saw this movie when it first came out on video and was quite bothered with Kate’s character , but loved the ending and it stuck in my mind.  I just re-rented it today, finished watching it for the second time and cried so hard I could barely breathe, actually really enjoyed how true and flawed she is as a person, and loved this movie 10 times more than the first time I watched it.  Yes, it’s a sad love story that is so well written you feel like you’re in her life.

 

Mitch and I watch tons of movies.. Some, we get just because of the actor in it, big mistake usually!  Some, because we’ve seen the previews and know it’ll be good and lots of them we watch because we’ve already seen all the other ones.  The Divide was just one we grabbed one day because we’d seen most of the other movies out on the shelf.

 

The Divide (2011) with Rosanna Arquette

This movie is disturbing, graphic, awfully realistic and haunts my mind.  I would never choose to see it again, but I can’t forget it.  It is human nature at it worst, primal and raw.  It’s hard to accept how people in a certain situation can become the worse version of themselves, but I have to admit that it really made me think.  It’s the one movie that I’ve felt as if I could almost smell how bad it was in that room!  Definitely NOT for the faint of heart.

 

The Other Guys  (2010) with Mark Wahlberg

You know the kind of movie that you watch over and over and it STILL makes you laugh?  This is that kind of movie!  Beyond funny, yet not the kind where they are trying too hard and it’s forced.  Love, love, love it. Ooh, I think we’ll watch this one on Thanksgiving!

 

The Brave One (2007) with Jodi Foster

After seeing this movie I couldn’t get out of my mind how senseless and tragic her experience. Once the prey and now the predator, she pursues her own justice. It’s a vortex of emotions throughout the entire film that still never erases the awfulness that begins the war.

 

 

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