12 Day Blogger Challenge | Day 4

Thursday, 30 October 2014


I have been really looking forward to day 4 of the 12 day blogger challenge!


12 Day Blogger Challenge | Day 4 ;  Top 5 list.

Today's challenge is to write a 'Top 5 list', this could be anything you like from books, to places, to foods - but I have decided to tell you my top 5 Movies.  Everyone loves movies, and I really like that everyone has such varied tastes, not like food where most of us would list chocolates in our top 5. 
There is an endless amount of movies, all so different and I love to meet people with new tastes and watch films that I may never have come across before!

It is impossibly hard to write this list as I literally have thousands of movies that I want to include, (especially Disney movies, so I have decided to exclude them), but I'm gonna go with this ... 

So, in no particular order, my top 5 movies must include;

5. Water for Elephants (2011). 'A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a travelling circus as their vet.' 
This is such a beautiful movie. I just cant get enough of it, and since reading the book I have fallen in love with it even more. With an addictive soundtrack (yes, I have downloaded it to my iPod) and a wonderful cast including Reese Witherspoon, Cristoph Waltz and Robert Pattinson, it has firmly become one of my favourites ever. The touching story excites, frightens and leaves you desperate for a day out at the circus!
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). 'The story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts ageing backwards with bizarre consequences.'
A true masterpiece. I waited what felt like  an age for this to be released at the movies and I was truly breathless when I first saw it. It is beautiful from start to finish. Amazing special effects, a perfect sound track (again, I have downloaded it!), and a unique story - this film is just perfection on screen. I am in love with the mix of characters, the beauty of the decades and the love and passion throughout. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, amongst others, it is a movie that will stand the test of time and is sure to have me watching again and again.
3. Jumanji (1995). 'When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.'
This is a true classic that I'm sure everyone must have seen (if not, why not?!). Robin Williams' character and personality is infectious and the adventures in this movie are just so exciting. Also starring a young Kirsten Dunst, it is just a brilliant family movie! I love the unique characters and story allows you to explore the furthest depths of your mind! I also loved the spin-off cartoon TV show of this with more characters and more epic adventures! 
2. The great Gatsby (2013) 'A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour.'
What can I say about this movie without turning a short paragraph into a full essay? Its exciting, its vibrant, its glamorous its everything it should be and more. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Migure and many more this decadent movie encapsulates the spirit of the 20's and is almost like watching a live play right through your TV screen. Overwhelming sets, fabulous costumes and a little tragedy thrown in makes it the ultimate period piece. I love the use of current music, giving a unique twist to this gorgeous masterpiece. Everytime I watch it, its like time stops and I just go into a magical Gatsby trance!
1. Saving Mr Banks (2013) 'Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.'
What a journey! As well as taking you back in time to discover the origin of the Mary Poppins story, you are treated to seeing Tom Hanks play Walt Disney - was there ever a cuter thing? Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors and, along with Emma Thompson, he just brings this film to life. It is pure magic as you see the written word come to life for Mr Disneys' Big screen! Emma Thompsons gives an amazing performance as Mrs Travers and just brings her personality to its glory. I cant get enough of this film, watching the songs being written and coming together for the Mary Poppins movie as well as Mrs Travers naivety around the film industry and her passion for her story, it is just infectious!

*BONUS*
I'm not sure if this counts as a movie as it is more musical, but it is just perfect!
Walk the Line (2005) 'A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins'
This piece, all about the legend Johnny Cash, is magical! I could just watch it over and over. and Reese Witherspoon portray Johnny and June to perfection and their singing skills are surprisingly brilliant. I love to learn more about the life behind the star and this film really brings the whole story to life. It is a great watch for both 'Man in Black' fans and those who are new to the country scene!

What are your top 5 movies of all time?


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