Thanksgiving is the best time for movies. The perfect mood is already there. You are probably stuffed with food, the house is decorated and provides a cozy feeling, the weather starts to get colder, and let's face it nothing sounds better than chilling on the couch in your PJs and doing a movie marathon. If you are too tired to even go through endless movie titles, this is where we come to the rescue. All you have to do is to scroll through the list and make your selection. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Object of My Affection
Before we met him as Pheobe's Mike and right when we were falling in love with Rachel, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd were starring in this romantic comedy based on the novel by the same name. Though you might be hoping to see a great romantic relationship, this is not really that kind of a movie. It follows Nina (Aniston) and George (Rudd) as they navigate throught their relationship that started as a friendship and evolved into Nina having feelings for George. The only problem is that George is gay, which makes things quite complicated. This is just a fun and easy movie to chill too, while watching some of your favorite actors.
The Wizard of Oz
Though there are many versions, I am of course talking about the classic from 1939. This is truly Judy Garland at her best, with the rest of the iconic cast and memorable scenes. I am sure the special effects, costumes and makeup would not pass today standards of realism, but this is part of the magic and it just doesn't matter. The production is still epic and songs are amazing. If you have kids, this is a great time to intorduce them to the story and enjoy a magical moment with them.
Nothing says a high-school cult movie like this one. I am sure you have watched it a thousand times by this point, but you can never watch it too many times, even if you are already able to repeat some of the iconic sentences with the characters. If you are not familiar with the movie (where have you been?) this is a pretty stereotipic high-school movie, but with the celver writing of Tina Fey it somehow becomes a movie you can't stop watching. With Lindsay Lohan in her better moments and adorable Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams before they were all that.
Musicals are always the perfect way to enjoy the time at home in the holidays, especialy when the songs are so iconic and known to all, that you can start singing along from the get go. This movie features some of the best ABBA songs, combined with an extraordinary cast and the great views of greek islands. No matter if you come for the acting, the singing or the production, this movie elevates the spirit and keep you wanting more. The good thing is that there is more, so if you get the chance to watch Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia 2 back to back, even better.
My Best Friend's Wedding
This is personally the first movie where I fell in love with Julia Roberts' smile. I know I was a tad late to the game, but this movie did it for me. Roberts plays Julianne who find out she is in love with her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) just when he tells her that he is getting married. When she traveles to be in his wedding, her sole mission is to break off the wedding. Even when Kimmy (very young Cameron Diaz), Michael's fiancee, asks her to be her maid of honor she sticks to the plan. The acting is great and the songs' selection for the soundtrack is amazing. Personally, my heart was stolen by Rupert Everett, who plays George in the movie. Watch it and let's see if you think the same.
This movie won me over due to the great siblings relationships in it throughout the generations. Helen, Lindsay and Jenny are sisters that had to pretty much take care of each other when their parents died. Years later Lindsay and her husband die in a car accident, and to everyone's surprise they leave their three kids to be taken care of by Helen (Kate Hudson), the irresponsbile young sister as opposed to Jenny (Joan Cusack), the older sister that practically raised Helen and Lindsay and has children of her own. Things are of course quite complicated but the love between all the family members always helps to save the day. This is just a feel-good movie about the improtance of family.
If you have been humming Annie songs without knowin where it is from or without ever watching the movie, it is about time you do. The 1982 musical film was adapted from the Broadway version and features Annie, the redheaded and full of life girl, who despite not having the best conditions in life, always finds the positive. The movie follows the multiple adventures she goes through, with the great known scores that accompany it. One of the best family movies.
Let the magic begin. This 1996 fantasy film had me go through all the emotions as a little girl. From excitment and happiness to saddness and fear, but overall leaves you enthusiastic. Matilda (Mara Wilson) is a genious little girl that has the wrong kind of family. Her parents ignore her and fail to recognize her uniqueness. Soon Matilda realizes that she can no longer live at home and express a desire to go to school. Her parents orignally resist but eventually send her to a school run by a tyrannical principle that makes the lives of the students horrible. In the school, Matilda forms many relationships with students and teachers, and some become very significant. And of course there are super powers involved.
The Princess Bride
"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed ny father. Prepre to die". If you heard this sentence before but didn't know where it was from, you have been missing on this great classic that has been available to you since 1987. This is a fantasy adventure film that tells the story of Westley who goes on an adventure to rescue his love, Princess Buttercup. On the way, he encounters many adventures and get introduced to many other characters. The soundtrack of the movie is marvellous and the song "Storybook Love" from it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 60th Academy Awards.
One of my personal favorite movies of all time, Mary Poppins is the personification of magic, elegance, love, and family all together. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) is a magical nanny that comes into families to help them sort things out through her magical powers and perspectives. She restores what really is important, and leaves when she is no longer needed. This is how she comes to know Jane and Michael, the two kids whose parents are constantly looking for a nanny as the kids seem to scare each one of them away in the seek for attention that their parents fail to give them. Accompanied by the amazing and dynamic Dick Van Dyke, this movie features great moments, incredible songs, and epic dance productions. Totally recommended.