Movies You Don’t Get Tired Of
I’m just going to make a list because that is easier… so this will be about the top 4 Movies I Don’t Get Tired Of:
|ONE| Studio Ghibli
Yes, I know this is a animation company and not a movie but if I was to list all of their movies that I love I would be able to publish another book. So, to keep it simple I put them under one title. Young or old there is something about Studio Ghibli that appeals to all ages.
My first Studio Ghibli movie was ‘My Neighbor Totoro’. I was babysitting at the time, and loved the story, the animation, and the characters. From that moment on I aimed to collect all over the studios films.
My favourites out of the Studio would be ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Spirited Away’. These two are both beautifully animated, and have a timeless story that teaches everyone to love and explore the world around them. That every person can make a difference, and you can make a change in the world if you put your heart into it.
|TWO| Fushigi Yugi (The Mysterious Play) Series
Now, this isn’t a movie… it is an anime series made up of two seasons and 2 OVAs.
Why did I include this in my favourite movies I never get tired of? For one reason. I binge watch all the episodes (which takes three-four days), and I do it once a year.
Yes, that’s right. Once a year I watch the same series and I’ve been doing this for 5-6 years.
Because it is freaking fantastic, that’s why.
Two girls (Miaka Yuki and Yui Hongo) get sucked into an ancient book (Universe of the Four Gods). The book brings them back to ancient China. One girl – Miaka Yuki – becomes the priestess of Suzaku (Pheonix of Love). The other – Yui Hongo – becomes the priestess of Seiryu (Dragon of War). Both girl have to gather their warriors and complete tasks to bind their god to them before the other.
It is filled with humour, tension, and love. A high school girl’s dream… which is one reason I fell in love with it in the first place.
That and Nuriko! My favourite sassy, flamboyant pretty boy. :3
If you have the time I would suggest watching a few episodes on YouTube.
|THREE| Nightmare Before Christmas
Do I have to explain why? Do I really?
Tim Burton. Halloween Christmas crossover. Great music.
For people who love dark and creepy, yet light hearted and family friendly – NBC is the movie for you. While everyone sings traditional Christmas careols you will find me belting This Is Halloween, What’s This, or Kidnap the Sandy Claws. I can’t stress enough how much this movie shaped my adolescent years… I think I still have my purse and hat somewhere…
|FOUR| Phantom of the Opera
Have you ever watched a movie and it sounded so similar but you don’t know why? Yeah, that’s what PotO was for me. For the longest time I would listen to the soundtrack and hum the songs until one day my mother told me a really cool story.
According to her, when she was eight months pregnant with me, my father and her went to see PotO live. This was the early 90’s and it was a popular Broadway show in Toronto at the time. Anyways, after the show my mother bought the soundtrack and played it often while she was carrying me.
The fact I was fourteen when she told me this helped connect the dots on why I may have had this embedded desire to listen to the music… also why I always felt comfort when hearing Christine sing Think of Me.
This was also the movie that always makes me cry… always…