A few weeks ago, I uploaded a post about five of my top 10 dvds, so this week I thought it was time to share part two. This list is in no particular order, as I found it quite difficult to pick a number one favourite. I had alot of fun putting together this list and really hope you have as much fun reading it 🙂 Let’s get started!
Grown Ups + Grown Ups 2
In my collection, I own both movies from this series but the first one is definitely my favourite. This movie follows the story of a group of 5 boys who were once a basketball team, and are now grown up with their own families. They are reunited when their childhood coach passes away. Lenny is rich, Eric is unemployed, Kurt is a house husband, Rob is a hippie and Marcus is a party boy. Although they have all grown apart, and their extended families don’t really get along, I love this movie because you see how different groups of people can come together and enjoy a weekend by the lake. The joint comedy of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider make this movie a great hour and a half of laughs.
The second movie is also quite enjoyable and full of laughs but I found that it was trying a bit too hard to match the heights of the first film. During this second movie you follow the story of Lenny, Eric, Kurt, Rob and Marcus set a few years after the original. All five families now live in the same part of town and see each other nearly everyday getting up to hilarious antics such as wrecking havoc in a store and attending a dance recital. While trying to rekindle their youth, the men cross paths with a fraternity who are out to ruin their lives. While having a dress up party, the fraternity makes an appearance which ends in a fight between 200+ people.
I really enjoy these movies when i’m in the mood for a good laugh and find that the jokes never get old.
This film is definitely one of my top three, as it is such a feel good movie and I love movies that contain alot of romance and comedy. Easy A follows the story of Olive, a student in highschool who makes up a guy to try to get out of going camping with her best friend. This then lands her in a whole lot of trouble as rumours of Olive losing her virginity begin to spread like wildfire. This in turn, leads to multiple guys asking Olive to pretend to sleep with them to raise their social standing and causes further rumours that she is distributing sex for money. Olive is stuck in a web of lies and has to try as hard as she can to fix the havoc she has created.
I love this movie as although it is full of lies and rumours, it teaches you that so many bad things can happen from one tiny little lie and that it is just better to tell the truth, no matter what people may think of you. This film is full of witty humour and it never fails to make me smile.
The Lucky One
The Lucky One is an amazing film that follows the story of Logan Thibault, a U.S. Marine who is saved from multiple deaths after finding a photograph of a woman in the midst of a battle field. He believes the woman in the photograph is a guardian angel watching over him. When he returns home, he makes it his mission to find the woman and thank her for saving his life. Becoming lost for words when he comes face to face with Beth, he takes up a job at the kennel she runs to get close to her. After a few months Logan and Beth begin dating, much to the disgust of her ex husband who decides to ransack Logans house, where he finds the photograph and goes straight to Beth. It’s tough sailing for Logan and Beth after this incident but as this is a Nicholas Sparks film, of course everything works out in the end.
I love this movie as it is filled with action and romance. It shows that despite controlling ex husbands, death and misunderstanding, true love really does conquer all. Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling bring amazing chemistry to the screen in this film and you can’t help but love them together. I haven’t watched this movie in a really long time and after writing this, I definitely need to watch it again as I remembered how much I loved it.
The Fault In Our Stars
I absolutely loved The Fault In Our Stars after reading the book and when I heard that a movie was in the works, I knew right away that I needed to watch it and that I would love it. I didn’t actually get the chance to watch the film in the theatre, and ended up watching it online a few months later. It was an incredibly moving movie and I really loved the chemistry between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. This movie follows the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16 year old with thyroid cancer that has travelled to her lungs, causing them to fill with water and make it difficult for her to breathe. While attending support group one day, she meets Augustus Waters, an 18 year old who lost his leg to cancer a few years ago. The film follows their short love story, full of horrible authors, an amazing trip to Amsterdam and sunny picnics in the park. Although there are quite a few sad scenes in this movie, I absolutely love it, as true love doesn’t always run smoothly and the romance between Hazel and Gus is incrdible to watch.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and The Beast is definitely one of my favourite Disney movies. I’ve always loved Belle, as she’s so kind and has a strong love of books. This film follows the story of Belle, who is an outcast as she loves to read and her father, Maurice, is an inventor who people think is insane. While on the way to a science fair, Maurice becomes lost and ends up inside the castle of the the Beast. The only way for Maurice to be free is for Belle to takeHaha that’s true his place as prisoner. Eventually a romance begins to spark between Belle and the Beast, she teaches him how to read and he learns how to use a spoon for his soup so that they are able to eat together. Suddenly everything is threatened when Gaston has Maurice taken away to the mental asylum because Belle refuses to love him. Belle returns to save her father and the village goes on to attack the Beast, who gets very hurt. Belle’s love heals him and transforms him back into his original human form.
I absolutely love this movie because it is full of such happy characters and although quite a few bad things happen, everything works out in the end and the film has such an amazing soundtrack.
Have you seen any of these movies? Are any of them your favourites? 🙂