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Our Favourite Films for Movie Night

Hello!


I hope you are doing well dearest Reader. We are still in the thick of things here at our house, so I wanted to do an easier blog post. This is a list of films that both my husband AND myself have enjoyed. I felt like this genre is sometimes difficult to achieve when both parties in a marriage have different tastes in movies. I'm a strong believer in intentional film viewing, meaning I won't spend time watching just ANYTHING on a streaming service. We only sit down to watch a movie if we've researched the plot and audience reviews. This prevents us from wasting an evening, and leaves us in a good mood when movie night is over!


I tend to like futuristic or dystopian films and heist stories, whereas my husband likes films about the Wild West, WWII, American History, or your basic gangster flick. That being said, we've managed to find common ground on one thing: excellent films. Great acting, captivating stories, and happy endings always leave us with a good feeling, so I've compiled all the films we've mutually enjoyed since the beginning of our relationship over seven years ago.


Hopefully, these can inspire your next movie night too! Be forewarned, however: many of these are NOT family friendly and DO contain violence, cursing, and other adult themes.


 

Biographical

  • Lion

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • A Beautiful Mind

  • Erin Brockovich

  • Air

  • Joy

  • Lincoln

  • Ford v Ferrari

  • The Woman in Gold

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

  • The Aviator

  • The Social Network

  • The Imitation Game

  • Walk the Line

  • Captain Phillips

  • Sully

  • Molly's Game

  • The Zookeeper's Wife



Series

  • Mission Impossible

  • Jason Bourne

  • Hunger Games

  • Maze Runner

  • Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy

  • transformers trilogy

  • All the Marvel films

  • Star Wars prequels

  • Star Wars OG trilogy

  • Harry Potter series

  • The Matrix trilogy

  • Lord of the Rings trilogy


War

  • Hacksaw Ridge

  • Blackhawk Down

  • Pearl Harbour

  • Midway

  • Rescue Dawn

  • Thirteen Hours

  • Saving Private Ryan

  • American Sniper

  • Argo

  • The Covenant


Futuristic

  • I-Robot

  • Book of Eli

  • District 9

  • Interstellar

  • Inception

  • Train to Busan

  • World War Z

  • The Island

  • Alita Battle Angel

  • Dune

  • Avatar

  • I Am Legend

  • The Game

  • The Martian

  • Minority Report

  • Jupiter Ascending

  • The Day After Tomorrow


Historical

  • Master and Commander

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Gladiator

  • Braveheart

  • The Greatest Showman

  • Brooklyn

  • The Help

  • The Butler

  • Troy

  • Hotel Rwanda



Sports

  • Hustle

  • Coach Carter

  • McFlarland

  • Remember the Titans

  • Moneyball

  • Rush

  • Draft Day

  • The Invincible

  • Glory Road

  • We Are Marshall

  • The Great Game Ever Played

  • Secretariat

  • Seabiscuit

  • Miracle


Drama

  • Lala Land

  • A Star is Born

  • The Departed

  • Rainman

  • The Help

  • Slumdog Millionaire

  • The Big Short

  • A Man Called Otto

  • 12 Angry Men

  • Shawshank Redemption

  • Time Traveller's wife

  • The Mule

  • A Few Good Men

  • Bucket List

  • The Terminal

  • Vengeance


Action/Adventure

  • National Treasure

  • The Prestige

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • Lawrence of Arabia

  • 21

  • Now You See It

  • Hitchcock

  • The Guardian

  • Vantage Point

  • Fight Club

  • Blood Diamond

  • The Impossible

  • Bridge of Spies

  • The Illusionist


Comedy

  • The Untouchables

  • The Incredibles

  • The Second Best Marigold Hotel

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • Knives Out

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • Clue

  • Glass Onion

  • Murder Mystery & Murder Mystery 2

  • She's the Man

  • What Happens in Vegas

  • How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days


 

I'll probably update the list over the years, but these are all I could think of right now!


xoxo,



Cait



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