Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Movies every woman should see

When I was in college, going to the movies was one of my favorite hobbies. Maybe because I always had a roommate or girlfriend to go with or maybe because every Wednesday night was $1 movie night for students, I'll let you be the judge. Either way, I saw a lot of movies. Movies that made me laugh, movies that made me cry, and movies that gave me a headache after wearing the 3D glasses.

I mentioned yesterday that I went to a movie alone yesterday, and to some that may be an odd thing to do, but I really do love going to the movies and unfortunately Derek does not so I don't have a problem going by myself. Especially if it's to a movie I know he won't enjoy. I'm not a fan of cruel and unusual punishment and I think forcing people to watch movies/TV shows they hate qualifies as such. Back to my point: while I was in the movie (August: Osage County) I found myself thinking, this is a movie every woman should see. Which led to the thought that there are actually several movies every woman should watch at some point in her life. 

Thelma and Louise
Favorite quote: Hey, throw in a couple bottles of Wild Turkey while you're at it.

Maybe I just love this movie so much because of the name similarities, but I really think I would still love it if either one of us had a different name. Although I will admit, it was the only reason I watched it for the first time at my aunt's house when I was about 8 years old. This movie is the ultimate best friend's movie, with one literally killing to protect the other. I'm not saying you've got to kill someone or drive off a cliff to prove you're someone's best friend, but then again maybe I am.


Mean Girls

Favorite quote: Is butter a carb?

This movie is the perfect inscription of high school. If you haven't seen it, then I would recommend it, even if only for the seating chart. Even if you aren't in to burn books or wearing pink on Wednesdays, you'll at least be able to understand the many, many references all of your friends are making.


Steel Magnolias


Favorite Quote: A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste!

Probably my favorite Julia Roberts movie, though it unfortunately showcases her worst hairstyle. This is a movie my mom raved and raved about but isn't one that I watched until I was 18 or so and I wish I would have gotten around to it earlier. Sally Fields gives probably one of her best performances after she loses her daughter to Diabetes and the supporting characters couldn't be a better pillar of strength and comic relief at the same time. Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie yet, stop what your doing and find it in the nearest movie rental store or Amazon and watch it.


Fried Green Tomatoes


Favorite Quote: Oh it don' make no kind of sense. Big ol' ox like Grady won't sit next to a colored child. But he eats eggs - shoot right outta chicken's ass! 

Remember when I said that being a best friend doesn't mean you have to kill for them. Well this movie proves just that as it follows four women, two in the present day, reliving the lives of two women fifty years prior. This movie touches a bit on being gay when it wasn't acceptable to be gay, but of course I didn't realize it until I was much older. This has always been, and will continue to be, one of my most favorite movies of all time.


The Help

Favorite quote: There are two things I can't seem to forget: that my own daughter threw me in to a nursing home, and that she ate Minny's shit!

If you haven't been living underground for the last three or four years, you'll know that this was originally a book (I raved about it here) which turned into a movie. The movie is no exception, with a wonderful cast to portray wonderfully written characters. You will laugh, and you will cry, but most of all you will take away that if you have a dream, and if you work hard enough, you can achieve it.

What movies would you recommend?


Linking up with Karly Kim for Totally Posted Tuesday!

45 comments:

Torie said...

Looooove this list! The first four have been on my must-see list for way too long. I am going to have to watch at least one of them this week now! :)

And The Help? Well, that's just an amazing classic.

Hope you're having a great week so far lovely!

Jay T said...

Of all 6 you mentioned, I've only seen 2. Mean Girls and The Help. I've heard such good things about August: Osage County and really want to see it!!

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

I want to see August: Osage County soooo bad! I haven't seen Thelma and Louise or Fried Green Tomatoes, but I will definitely add those to my list. I LOVE Steel Magnolias. I cry every single time I watch it, without fail.

MIssissippi Mrs. said...

I love, love, love your list. And I admit I've never seen Themla and Louise. I need to change that!

KateAdam Florken said...

Love this list!!! The only one I'd have to add is "Under the Tuscan Sun" because it is my go-to movie whenever I just can't pin down how I'm feeling... and yet, it always soothes my soul.

-Kate
www.theflorkens.com

Kaysie said...

I actually haven't seen a few of those and I know they're "classics." I love Mean Girls and still quote it, and I loved both the book and movie The Help

Melissa Suggitt said...

so I've actually never seen Steel magnolias or Fried Green Tomatoes or Thelma and Louise. I think that makes me a horrible girl...

Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adventure.com said...

Oh I love ALL of these movies, but my favorite is Fried Green Tomatoes. I watch that movie AT LEAST twice a year. So uplifting. Yeah women!

Lora Ashley said...

Oh I love this list and every movie on it!

Good choices!

I agree Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my absolute favorite movies and still makes me cry watching it!

KateAdam Florken said...

Sorry to bug... but am I still no reply?

-Kate
www.theflorkens.com

Nina W said...

This list is perfection. Steel Magnolias is possibly one of my favorites! I'm glad August: Osage County gets a good review from you - it's a movie I definitely want to go see.

the Florkens said...

And.... what about now?

-Kate
www.theflorkens.com

Pssst! This is great for artificial comment inflation! haha

Rachel said...

I also go to the movies by myself sometimes! Totally not weird at all

Jamie Vespa said...

Love this list! Though I haven't seen The Help yet & I need to because I've heard suchhh wonderful things about it!!

Brikena said...

$1 movie night?! LUCKY.
also, mean girls may be on of my all time favorite movies. i always quote it.. and i watch it maybe twice a year. i mean, who doesn't?! LOL

and i recently watched the help... it was one of the most inspirational movies i've seen in a while.. i don't know why i hadn't seen it earlier. and that quote was hilarious!

xo, Brikena
www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

Alex[andra] said...

I love that you added your favourite quote to each movie. Such a great list!

brooke lyn said...

confession i have only seen mean girls and the help on this list.

Kelly Louise said...

mean girls for life. and CLUELESS!

Rambling Hermit said...

I haven't seen The Help yet... But I have only heard amazing things about it.

Nadine Lynn said...

Confession...I have only seen Mean Girls from your list. What?! Maybe I should get on that!

Elizabeth at Southern Finesse said...

The only movie I haven't seen is Thelma and Louise, guess I should get on that! I love that you included Steel Magnolias. I definitely wish every woman would see that. Great list!

The Rachael Way said...

OMG I've only seen one of these and I feel like a total failure! lol

Jess said...

I've seen all but Thelma and Louise. Ive always wanted to though!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Love this list, I have actually seen them all! Steel Magnolia is such a tear jerker and by far one of Sally Fields bests.

Girl In Beta said...

Love all of these.

I'd totally add Casablanca, and Clueless.

But Mean Girls is going down as one of the most amazing films of this generation. I feel weird saying that, but let's circle back in 20 years. ;)

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