Movies that I could watch over and over and not get bored



Juni Head, Writer

I watch a lot of movies, and have many that I love, but these are some of my favorites. One of my all time favorite movies is Coraline. It is a 1 hour and 40 minute long animated film by Tim Burton. One reason why I love this movie is because I love Tim Burton’s stop motion animation style. This movie continues to entertain me, even though I’ve seen it too many times to count. I love Coraline’s attitude. It’s very realistic to a kind of bratty 11 year old. The moral is to “Be careful what you wish for”. Coraline is unhappy with her lifestyle, and isn’t happy with what she has. As she steps through a magical door, she finds a life with everything she could ever want: a nicer mom, a more engaged dad, better food, less weird neighbors, and better friends. She is so mesmerized by the beauty of this new unreal life, that she doesn’t see the monsters that lay inside this fake reality. In the end, she learns to be grateful for the things she has and to appreciate her life and family.

Another one of my favorites is the Titanic. Firstly, it’s a classic. Secondly, Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet. They are both amazing actors, especially Leonardo. He is an outstanding actor, and has the ability to show so much vulnerability on camera, and have it be believable. If you have an extra 3 hours, and haven’t seen the Titanic, I would definitely recommend this movie. It is a romance and action packed film. Jack, played by Leonardo, and Rose, played by Kate, both start off as strangers. They both slowly fall in love, on this boat destined for death. 

A new favorite of mine is Before Sunrise. It doesn’t really have any action, or even a storyline really. Even though I don’t usually like movies like this, for example, The Breakfast Club, which to me was very boring, I loved this movie. Basically two people meet on a train, and the whole movie is just them walking around talking. Why I love this movie is because of the conversations and the things they talk about. They have such deep meaningful conversations that are all packed with so much emotion. Kudos to the scriptwriter. I love how strong the relationship is between the two characters even though they just met. They have such a strong connection, and that is really shown on screen. It is one of my comfort movies because it is just so calm, and overall very romantic.

Last but definitely not least, is Frida. It’s around 2 hours long. It’s a biographical drama film based on the artist Frida Kahlo’s interesting life. I never realized how many struggles she went through. From her many injuries, from which she is very lucky she even survived, to the complicated relationship with her husband. She married him even though she knew he was an unloyal man, and even after divorce and many arguments, disagreements, and complications, she always went back to him. I have seen many films about sad love stories, where they fall out of love just over time, or from actions that their significant other did. But not Frida. It just showed how much you can truly love someone, even if you kind of hate them because of the things they’ve done, they will always have a special place in your heart. Her life, and her ability to conquer many obstacles inspired and motivated me. I loved the film style, and how it showed so much Mexican culture and lifestyle from that time period.