When I think of my favorite movies I often find myself thinking of movie that are connected to me early childhood. I was maybe 4 when I was introduced to the beauty of musicals. My favorite musical has always been my favorite and it is Hairspray. No not the phony Hairspray live from 2016 but the 2007 one with John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, and many more perfectly casted actors.
This film means more to me than just the fun music and bright colors. I think the lesson behind it is beautiful and I created a bond with my grandmother through this movie. We would watch it all the time and she would explain to me why some of white characters were treating the colored characters bad. She told me that in the time this was set there was still segregation happening. I learned that just because someone looks different than you does not mean they do not have a good heart and good intentions. In this movie there is a song that is sung by Motormouth Maybelle, ( Queen Latifah ) it is call “I Know Where I’ve Been.” In this scene she is protesting the end of “Negro Day” she sings this as they peacefully walk around the town with signs expressing how they feel about it. This movie all around is just a beautiful masterpiece.
Movies that have deep meanings behind them are my favorite to watch. I want to be taught a lesson about why something matters. I love it when children’s movies have good lives lessons in them. For example Brave. In this movie you’ll find a young princess named Merida trying to show herself as an independent woman. Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is trying to show her country and mainly mother that she has no interest in any male. She goes to extreme measures to ensure her future the way she wants and eventually turns her own mother into a bear. She has to work against the clock to try to change her mother back to normal. Crazy plot I know. But this journey allows her to learn her true bravery and teachers her proper courage. Her mother sees that she really doesnt need anyone there to help her run the country.
I am not going to lie. I will engage in a funny movie regardless if it has meaning or not. I also enjoy scary movies. There are tons of funny scary movies one of my favorites is Scream starring the 90’s stars Skeet Ulrich as the iconic Billy, Neve Campbell as the damsel in distress Sydney, and many many more. I love the suspense and i love how it will make you laugh out of nowhere. The classic like “Aw man my mom and dad are going to be so mad at me” cracks me up every single time. In my opinion the 90s had the best scary movies come out of it. There are some good ones that came out in the 2000s like Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
Basically, all movies are unique in their own ways. I have a love for movies that bring back a certain memory. I am a sucker for musicals and meaningful children’s films. I love a good comedy mixed with horror. I love classic actors and classic stories.