So, we already have a thread about animated movies, but what about live action ones? Or your favorite movie genre? Just talk all about the movies you love, ok?
Anyway, without further ado, here’s some of my favorite movies in no particular order.
This movie is set in church during 1964. In this church school, there is a single black boy named Donald. One of the nuns notices a closeness between Donald and the priest. One day Donald comes out of the priest’s quarters smelling of alcohol. All of the nuns meet together and the head of the nuns convinces herself that the priest sexually assaulted Donald, and that it is her duty to get the priest out of the clergy entirely. Meanwhile, the priest claims that he is protecting Donald from the racist comments of his classmates, and that no sexual assault occurred. The audience, along with the other nuns, are left to doubt which side of the story is truth, and which side is fiction.
The Silence of the Lambs
A classic horror film. An FBI trainee named Clarice Starling is pursuing a killer named “Buffalo Bill”. But the only way she can catch this killer is to learn the way in which serial killers think. So she goes to jail and interviews Hannibal Lecter, who is a psychiatrist and cannibal. He offers to help Clarice only if she transfers him to another prison. She agrees, and the two help each other. Hannibal attempts to psychologically manipulate Clarice by reminding her nightmares. Eventually, she realizes who Buffalo Bill is and arrests the killer. Anthony Hopkins really makes this movie so wonderfully creepy.
Grave of the Fireflies
I love Miyazaki films, but this one takes the cake for me. Set in WWII, our protagonists are 14 year old Seita and his little sister, 4 year old Setsuko. While their father is off fighting the war, the two escort their mother to a nearby bomb shelter. However, they get caught in the crossfire and their mother becomes horribly burned. She is taken to a doctor, but ultimately dies from her wounds. Setsuko and Seita move in with their only living relative, their aunt, that’s mean to them. Eventually Seita becomes fed up with the living conditions and leaves, taking Setsuko with him. The two set up at a nearby abandoned bomb shelter, but food shortages make life increasingly difficult. At the end of the movie, you too will be asking, “why do fireflies die so soon?”
From Russia with Love
This one’s super dated, but I love it anyway. SPECTRE is seeking revenge on everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond for killing an agent. Meanwhile, the Russians are trying to steal a decoding device and are using a female agent named Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. The two go to Istanbul where both the Soviets and SPECTRE are trying to capture Bond. Like all the other Bond films, it’s filled with lots of action, suspense, and a suspicious amount of one-liners. It’s Bond. James Bond.
Anyway, go tell me all about your favorite movies and why you love them! I hope to find new movies to fall in love with.