My Favorite Movies

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If you’re out of ideas concerning the movies you should watch, I hope that this list will come in handy. I want to present to you my all-time top ten favorite movies, and, hopefully, you’ll be inspired. Let’s get started!

Atonement

Keira Knightley is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved protagonists in period movies, and her part in Atonement is definitely memorable. The movie is inspired by Ian McEwan’s novel and is nothing short of being remarkable, focusing on the love story between Cecilia and Robbie, and the obstacles they have to surpass.

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane is another favorite movie of mine because it outlines the life of one of my favorite writers – Jane Austen. Of course, this movie is fiction, after all, and the facts presented in it should be taken with a grain of salt. But this doesn’t make it any less interesting nonetheless.

Amelie

If you’re a fan of French movies, then you should put Amelie on your list of movies. It is a lighthearted romantic movie, Amelie being the central figure. She struggles with loneliness, and she decides to fight against it by aiming at making other people happy. Eventually, she experiences love herself. I also like the way in which Paris is portrayed, as a whimsical, unconventional city, filled with eccentric characters.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind is a classic. And if you’re like me, and you appreciate period films, you’ll definitely like it, as well. It is the adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, which has won a Pulitzer. The film interweaves themes such as love, history, class battle, and woman emancipation, slavery, which makes it genuinely compelling and insightful.

Jane Eyre

Also inspired by one of my favorite novels, Jane Eyre the movie is worth watching. The film concentrates on outlining the rather unconventional love bond between Jane and Rochester. The presence of unique gothic elements is more than welcome, making the film more intriguing altogether.

Pride and Prejudice

Being a convinced fan of Jane Austen’s novels, it is implied that Pride and Prejudice is on my list of favorite movies. The film depicts the lives of five sisters, and the struggles they cope with related to marriage, morality and society conceptions. Once again, Keira Knightley stars as the main character – Elizabeth Bennet.

Dunkirk

Dunkirk is the definition of unconventionality. Even though it is a war movie, presenting the true events that actually took place during World War II, the director aimed at outlining the tension and feelings associated with war. It is about the Operation Dynamo, and the fear, terror, and consternation experienced by soldiers placed in difficult position.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s renowned novel with the same title. Anna Karenina is, without fear of contradiction, one of the most notorious fallen women in literature, and she is willing to renounce the advantages she relishes as a member of the Russian high society for the man she loves. Still, she has to face the consequences of her decision, which are devastating.

Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Tess of the d’Urbervilles is created after Thomas Hardy’s novel, and it introduces themes such as woman oppression and class battle. In all sense, the movie is the ultimate Victorian story, being a lyrical, unexpected adaptation of Hardy’s work.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Also an adaptation of one of the most acknowledged novels written by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, this movie has all the elements you might expect from a typical Victorian romance. Obviously, the emotional restraints of the time, as well as the sweeping views of the lush English landscape, together with the love story between the main characters are some of the elements that don’t miss.