10 Movies That Changed My Life


It's starting to get a lot more cozy around here as Fall creeps a little closer. So, a pretty standard evening activity is curling up under the blankets and watching a movie. While I love watching new movies, I'm big on nostalgia and I'm definitely one of those types of souls that cherishes stories, especially ones that resonate with me on a deep level.

Everyone's list will look a little different so feel free to make your own, but here's my list of movies that changed my life. Now, when I say "changed my life" I mean they taught me something important, made me feel something, connected to me somehow, or feel like me in a nut-shell.

1. Elizabethtown

2. Breakfast at Tiffany's

3. Stardust

4. The Butterfly Effect

5. Brooklyn

6. The Little Prince

7. Dead Poets Society

8. Almost Famous

9. Life of Pi

10. Up

A few honourable mentions:

Atonement, A Wrinkle in Time, Love Rosie, Lost in Translation, Dirty Dancing, Mona Lisa Smile, The Truman Show, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Lion, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club, Serendipity, The Wizard of Oz, Gangs of New York, The Outsiders, Pearl Harbour, The Patriot, Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, Brave, The Breakfast Club.

Lately, however, I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and watch movies I've never seen before. The Movies & TV list (buy it here) has been great for keeping track of all of those movies I've heard about but still need to see.

I've gone through quite a few "100 best movies to watch in your life" lists to make sure I haven't missed anything and I realized, there's so many movies that I haven't seen! I love making ongoing lists like these and keeping them in my planner. It's a fun challenge working your way through the list. Plus, it makes deciding what to watch on a Friday night a bit easier!

Here's a few movies on my "to watch" list:

  • Garden State,

  • Pride & Prejudice

  • Into the Wild

  • Lars and The Real Girl

  • A Beautiful Mind

  • The Color Purple

  • Amelie

  • Gone with the wind

  • West Side Story

  • Clockwork Orange

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Casablanca

  • Spirited Away

  • Schindler's List

What movies are on your "to watch" list? Tell me your favourite movie of all time in the comments below!

- Emilee

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