Must See Top 250 Movies #167, 178, 366, 371, 372

# 167 American Beauty

So this movie I remember vaguely seeing as a little girl.  Of course I didn’t understand everything, and obviously was not allowed to see the whole thing considering it has some inappropriate scenes.  The movie is amazing.  It actually makes me think of the TV show happening now “Breaking Bad.”  The story line is a bit melancholy and reminds the viewer of the typical American rat race we find ourselves in sometimes.  Everything about is unconventional and it leaves you with thoughts of confusion and a desire to stay out of day in and day out normalcy.

#178 A Clockwork Orange

So this movie was just as trippy and disturbing as I thought it would be, but that’s why it was good.  The story line was great and I always think there is something special about movies made in the 70’s.  The Beethoven music in the background was an amazing touch through the whole movie.

# 366 Mulholland Dr

Honestly this movie didn’t do it for me.   I thought the first scene was interesting and I could see it going somewhere but then there were too many unrelated stories.  This should not have spoiled anything, but everyone was basically a no name actor except for Naomi Watts.  The acting was not believable and I found it so corny that I didn’t watch the whole thing.  It was surprising to know that the movie was made in 2001, it seemed like 1992.  Anyways, maybe I wasn’t patient enough but I did not want to watch 3 hours of bad acting. : (

# 371 Shutter Island

Absolutely amazing.  The only reason it is so low on the list is that it just came out and it has not had enough time to climb the ladder.  DiCaprio is, yet again, unreal!  Not to mention Mark Ruffalo was awesome and when to my high school!! I don’t want to spoil to movie for you, but take my advice and watch this on a rainy day.  It is a little on the long side and also a little depressing but it is worth paying attention to every second because it all plays a role in the plot.  I actually watched this movie twice in a week, it’s worth it.

# 372 Monsters, Inc.

Yes, this is on the list!  I watched this movie obviously before, but probably enjoyed it more as an adult.  Pixar is genius.  Did you that they came up with every movie in one sitting?  Anyways there are four or five of their movies on this list.  The idea of monsters living in a world and using children screams as their energy source is amazing.  Such an intelligent thought that not only kids will find amusing but probably more so adults.  Pixar movies are worth watching again when you are older… actually any Disney movie for that matter.


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