FILM LIST | A REVIEW OF EVERY MOVIE I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR (SO FAR)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

"What movie shall we watch tonight?" seems to be a frequent question on my Whatsapp groups, which is why I thought of compiling this blog post together so that myself and you guys will never be stuck on something to watch again. Obviously I'm not going to include every movie I've watched in my life on here, so I've selected a few per genre that popped into my head or I've seen recently. This will be an ongoing list and I'll keep adding to it as I go. Happy movie watching!

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COMEDY

Blended | 7 - It's always a funny film when Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore come together. 
We're The Millers | 7 - Hilarious, even after the third time.
Why Him? | 7.5 - I love anything James Franco does, and this was actually pretty funny.
The Edge of Seventeen | 8 - A great 'coming of age' movie that most of us can relate to. 
Knocked Up | 7 - It took me so long to watch this, but Seth Rogen is great in this. 
Sing | 7.5 - Got stuck watching this with my brother at Odeon, I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. 
Baywatch | 6.5 - Not the best movie plot, but there's a lot of shirtless Zac Efron. 
Little Evil | 7 - A film that makes fun of the horror movie stereotypes, laugh out loud. 
The Disaster Artist | 7 - A great watch for anyone who's seen The Room. 
Girls Trip | 7.5 - One of those movies you watch with your group and assign characters to each of you.
Happy Death Day | 6.5 - One of those repeating the same day movies that can get quite boring, but was alright.
Father Figures | 6.5 - Got stuck watching this in cinema as BP was sold out - provided a few laughs.
Going In Style | 7.5 - It's a cute movie with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine - do you need anything else?
The Night We Met | 6 - you'll laugh a few times, if you're hangover.
Wilson | 7 - kinda funny, but also one of those films that gets all deep and meaningful about life and leaves you feeling 'eh' at the end of it.
Book Club | 7 - I hope my 'love' life is that interesting when I'm in my 70s. 

THRILLER

Mystic River | 7 - Interesting plot, unpredictable. 
The Girl On The Train | 6.5 - eh, the book was better. 
The Next 3 Days | 7 - keeps your heart rate up throughout the whole movie. 
Chloe | 7 - weird, captivating, great cast. 
Split | 7 - good but the trailer gave away most of the good parts. 
A Cure For Wellness | 8 - very very strange but kept me interested throughout the whole movie, and also I am never touching tap water again. 
Get Out | 8 - spine tingling but also had its punch lines. 
Lavender | 8 - had to scroll a while down on Netflix, but was a good underrated psychological thriller. 
Hush | 6.5 - more of a badass than I would be in a home invasion. 
The Forest | 7 - kept questioning myself whether the main guy was good or bad the whole time. 
No Escape | 7 - made me not want to visit Asia, unless it was with Owen Wilson.
47 Meters Down | 6 - assume this would have been better if we hadn't watched a shitty copy of it. 
Miss Meadows | 6.5 - quirky, weird, good to watch with your friends on a Saturday to laugh at. 
The Box | 6 - genuinely creepy, teaches you about morals and all that, gave me nightmares. 
You're Next | 7 - how well do you really know your siblings? 
The Invitation | 7 - always be cautious of what dinner parties to accept. 
Mother! | 5.5 - was confused the whole time, I felt like the movie was giving me anxiety and claustrophobia. 
Kidnap | 7.5 - feel like Halle Berry did a similar movie to this, but for a car chase movie it was still interesting to follow. 
Shelter | 7 - a movie that you have to pay attention to or you won't know what's going on.
Open House | 5 - don't listen to Netflix's recommendation to watch this.
Berlin Syndrome | 7 - don't take strawberries from hot strangers on the street when travelling.
Message from the King | 6.5 - watched this because it has the Black Panther dude, still can't believe he's 40.
Identity | 6.5 - it's always the most innocent looking one.
A Quiet Place | 7.5 - never has it been harder to open a packet of crisps at the cinema - nobody in this film spoke for 25 minutes.
Searching | 7 - did she learn nothing from Nev and Max about talking to strangers online?
A Simple Favour | 8 - Henry Golding's charm (and gorgeousness), Anna Kendrick's humour and Blake Lively's...everything made this movie, very Gone Girl-esque. 

HORROR

Gone | 7 - this girl was fearless, who meets a man in the middle of a forest alone at night? 
Don't Breathe | 6 - they had it coming really. 
The Silence Of The Lambs | 8 - a great classic, can't believe it took me this long to watch it. 
The Ward | 7 - good twist, unpredictable. 
Before I Wake | 8 - started off scary and ended with me wiping away my tears. 
It Follows | 6 - feel like this movie was a metaphor for STIs?
IT | 8 - scary but the kids made it a bit more of a comedy.
Annabelle: Creation | 6 - the drunk couple at the cinema were probably more entertaining. 
Jigsaw | 7.5 - I can't remember what happened in the previous ones, but this didn't feel like a repetition.
Lights Out | 7 - I'm quite fond of Teresa Palmer, and this movie wasn't awful. 
Leatherface | 6.8 - I'm not a fan of gory films, but the storyline awarded it a slightly higher rating.
Hostel 2 | 7 - provided more of a storyline than the first one. Don't watch it with your parents if you're planning on going travelling.
Gothika | 8.5 - If someone is trying to tell you a demon is visiting them in their room at night, believe them.
Truth or Dare | 7 - always pick truth.
Hereditary | 7 - It started of quite eerie and then suddenly the whole cinema was laughing at any attempt of the movie trying to be scary.
The Slender Man | 5 - I've seen scarier people on the street.
The Nun | 6 - How many more Conjuring spin-offs are they going to make! What's next, Annabelle's stitching?


ROMANCE

500 Days of Summer | 8.5 - one of my favourite movies ever about love that's not a love story.
La La Land | 8 - surprisingly preferred the storyline to the soundtrack. 
Midnight In Paris | 7 - this film made me want to move to Paris, and I loved the plot and characters. 
About Time | 9 - rare 9 on this list, made me laugh and made me cry. 
50 Shades Darker | 7 - to this day I'm not sure where those metal balls are meant to go. 
Me Before You | 8 - book and movie just as good, great casting. 
Everything, Everything | 7 - cute but unrealistic, what teenager has the funds to spontaneously go to Hawaii? 
50 Shades Freed | 7.5 - felt like the ending was cut a bit short, not as good as the second, but better than the first.
Love, Simon | 8 - SooOooO cute, and where can I get orange flavoured Oreos from?
Mamma Mia 2 | 9 - you know I didn't really like the first one because I was 13 and probably didn't appreciate musicals, but this film had me smiling from ear to ear.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before | 8 - I am a sucker for a cheesy YA film, and falling for dreamy fictional characters who are probably too young for me.
Alex Strangelove | 7 - Love, Simon was better.
Crazy Rich Asians | 8 - I got more emotional at the wedding scene than I have at real life weddings. 


DRAMA

Lovelace | 8 - made me hate men and the porn industry, 10/10 for the wardrobe choices.
Requiem For A Dream | 8 - trippy, graphic movie and will put you off doing drugs forever.
Candy | 7 - an indie movie about love & drugs with Heath Ledger.
Spotlight | 8 - a movie that makes you want to fight for justice.
Lion | 8 - inspiring, emotional and beautiful.
American Beauty | 8 - great movie but creepy in light of recent events.
Hidden Figures | 8.5 - made me wish I would have tried harder in psychics.
Hacksaw Ridge | 8 - don't usually like movies about the war, but this kept me interested throughout - maybe because of Andrew Garfield?
Mr Church | 7.5 - watched this on the plane, great chemistry between characters.
The Whistleblower | 9 - underrated Netflix film, gave me tears of anger (also based on a true story).
Walk The Line | 8 - great Johnny Cash bio-pic, Joaquin Phoenix is the man.
Goodbye Christopher Robin | 7 - don't take your kids to see this, Chris had quite the depressing childhood.
Wonder | 8.5 - great film for children and adults alike.
What Happened to Monday | 8 - Netflix original, loved it.
The Greatest Showman | 8.5 - if you need motivation to move in the morning, put on this soundtrack.
The Zookeeper's Wife | 8 - based on a true story, and was very very good.
3 Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri | 9 - amazing casting, witty, touching, was bursting for the toilet but didn't want to miss anything.
I, Tonya | 8 - Margot Robbie still looks incredible playing a redneck, made me want to finally use the Leisure Centre ice-skating rink again.
Mary Magdalene | 7 - Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute.
My Cousin Rachel | 7 -  I had higher hopes for this after reading the book and seeing the cast.

ACTION 

Passengers7 - good but plot would have received a different response if Chris Pratt was ugly.
Kong: Skull Island7 - funnier than the original, and with hotter men.
Guardians of The Galaxy | 8 - funky, with a great soundtrack.
Wonder Woman | 8.5 - made me want to stop eating squashies at the cinema and do some high kicks.
Spider-Man: Home-Coming | 7.5 - cute, possibly better than the original.
The Commuter | 7 - like Murder on the Orient Express, but less talking and more fighting.
Black Panther | 8.5 - not just another marvel movie - great (eye candy) cast and a storyline that was more than just 'superhero needs to defeat the villain from destroying the world'.
Baby Driver | 8 - probably more music than words, also amazes me how someone can do clutch control that well.
Avengers: Infinity War | 8 - HOW convenient that there's always someone else behind the villain to save your ass.
Deadpool 2 | 8 - being 'lucky' is officially the super power I want to have.
Jurassic World 2 | 8 - I shed a tear when the Plesiosauras was left on the Island crying. Also Chris Pratt is the best Chris.
Ocean's 8 | 8 - I feel like every one of these movies should have been made with a female cast and robbing the Met Gala doesn't sound too difficult tbh.
The Meg | 7 - everyone in this movie was too brave for my liking, sorry but I am not risking my life swimming after someone who I've known for a minute WHEN THERE'S A HUGE ASS SHARK IN THERE.

FANTASY/FAMILY

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | 7 - made me want to read the book too.
Dr Strange | 8 - first time I'd seen Benedict C act, and he didn't disappoint.
Fantastic Beasts | 8 - loved the costumes, loved the movie.
Moana | 8 - better than Frozen, always consider the coconut.
Beauty and The Beast | 8 - was lovely even in low quality.
Coco | 8.5 - shed a tear, laughed - you'll love this especially if you can speak spanish.
A Wrinkle in Time | 7 - would have probably rated it higher if I hadn't gone to bed at 6am and was at the cinema at lunch time.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies | 7.5 - obviously I didn't watch this on my own accord but because of my little bro. It did have some funny clips that were def tailored to the parents in the cinema.
Christopher Robin | 7 - this was really cute for the first 20 minutes, and then I couldn't get Eeyore's annoying voice out of my head.
The House with a Clock in it's Walls | 7.5 - I saw this with my brother after 5 hours sleep, so I may have dozed off for a couple of minutes but the concept was good and Jack Black has still got it. 


WATCH LIST/COMING SOON


Tulip Fever
The Book Of Love
The Last Word
The Blackcoat's Daughter
Denial
Flatliners
You were never really here
The Shape of Water
UNSANE
Lady Bird
On Chesil Beach
Set It Up
Krystal
Disobedience
Tully
The Clapper
All I See is You




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5 comments

  1. I love this.. some of these are my favourite films, it reminds me that I need to watch them again soon! I am so glad I found your blog, your content is wonderful you should be so proud.. keep up the amazing work pretty lady! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you lovely! I really appreciate it. I'll be sure to keep this post updated!

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  2. Can always count on this list to pick a movie 😘

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  3. Not even kidding, I've been google different films to watch for the past half hour because I can't decide what kind of a film I'm in the mood for. I'm bookmarking this list for future use as well, thank you!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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