Another Thursday has rolled around and it has come to my realisation that the themes are becoming trickier as the year goes on. It’s not because the topics are difficult, it’s that I don’t want to repeat movies but it’s hard not to, when you want to praise the good ones over and over again. So it’s with a heavy heart that I blast out not 3 but 6 good movies in this one, recommending quite many of my favourites all at once!
I’m a sucker for teen comedies and movies, plus, I do entertain myself with the young adult novel every now and then. But recent years have been lacking when it comes to teen movies and so with a heavy heart, I recommend two really good ones and one of them pretty much the only decent teen movie from last year. Stuck in Love, which was a surprise to me, since I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought, and The Edge of Seventeen, which got a lot of praise but was a little lacking in terms of character building. But still, two movies that are really good, both feature female characters who feel misunderstood, and my picks for a more serious teen movie double feature marathon.
Moving on from teenagers into adult life, these two indie-feel-movies were both my immediate favourites when I saw them. Probably because both movies feature not so perfect characters, flawed grown ups, stuck in their lives due to certain problems. Both movies feature great female leads, Drinking Buddies has Olivia Wilde delivering a great stripped back role, and Charlize Theron, in Young Adult, shines as she always does, even while portraying a character who is far from a shining star. Also, both movies sort of portray alcohol as a separate character. So, if you’re looking for something heavy and serious, go ahead, watch these back to back.
Well, things got a lot more serious and a lot more emotional with my last double feature recommendation, where I recommend movies focusing on murder mysteries. Se7en is no surprise in this list because I’ve praised it and Fincher multiple times, but Mystic River shouldn’t come as a surprise either really. Filled with tension, emotions, and featuring two very manly men, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, portraying weakness at its best, these two movies, watched together, will crush you… but in a good way.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES