Monthly Archives: September 2012

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of watching multiple films in the cinema. That made me think of making a list of movies that I would recommend others to watch. I’m going to limit my list to 5 films.

But before I list them down here are some things about my list:

1. These are not necessarily the most critically-acclaimed films (or some might not even have a positive rating).

2. There are not necessarily classics or worthy to be studied in formal film courses.

3. The reason why I chose them because I personally enjoyed them.

Those things being said, let’s start!

#1 300

Genre: Action, Historical Fantasy

Imdb Rating: 7.8; Metascore: 51/100

Notable Actors: Gerard Butler

It’s pretty obvious why I enjoyed this movie. The action was epic. Plus, the sword-and-sandal sub-genre is one of my favorites to watch. The film is filled with exciting, awesome action sequences. And the lines are really memorable (Madness? This is SPAAAAAAARTA).

#2 Vanilla Sky

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi

Imdb Rating: 6.9; Metascore: 45/100

Notable Actors: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz

Okay, this one will have mixed reactions. This is the kind of movie (in my opinion) that you will either really like or hate. The film is, for the most part, a love story with a bit of mystery. This is personally one of my favorite movies.

#3  Definitely, Maybe

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Imdb Rating: 7.2; Metascore: 59/10

Notable Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, and Elizabeth Banks

If you feel like relaxing and want to watch a light but fun movie, I would definitely recommend this one. It’s a light, feel-good movie. I’ve watched this a lot of times and it’s still fun to watch. After a tiring, stressful day Definitely, Maybe is one of the go-to movies in my list.

#4 El Orfanato

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Imdb Rating: 7.5; Metascore: 74/100

Notable Actors: Belen Rueda

If you don’t mind reading subtitles, this Spanish thriller can be a fun film to watch. I suggest watching this with your family or friends. If you love a suspense and thrillers, try watching this one.

#5 One More Chance

Genre: Drama

Imdb Rating: 6.2/10; Metascore: N/A

Notable Actors: John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

‘Nuff Said