Here is a great gift for the movie fan of your life that is notoriously hard to shop for. This list contains 100 of the must see movies of all time. Once she watches a movie, there is nothing more satisfying than scratching it off. It’s a good reason to have a movie night every week. In addition to a movie list, there is also an album and places list.
Our Christmas list wouldn’t be complete without Home Alone. Kevin and his family are all set to take a Holiday vacation to Paris. The night before Kevin wishes his family would just disappear. Kevin soon learns that you must be careful what you wish for. When Kevin’s family accidentally leaves him behind, he must protect his house from two bumbling burglars. The classic can be watched over and over.
Will Ferrell plays an overgrown child named Buddy in this Christmas classic. Throughout his whole life, Buddy has been raised as an elf in the North Pole. The only thing he knows about are about are candy canes and gifts. He begins to realize he is a different. In search of his true identity, he leaves the North Pole, moving to New York. Will he be able to survive with the humans as an elf?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a Christmas classic. With a ton of slapstick comedy, this movie is beyond stupid. The Griswalds are preparing for the best Christmas ever, but everything goes wrong. Instead of going on vacation, the Griswalds are spending Christmas at home with the entire family. Expect a lot of sexual references and coarse language. If you are spending Christmas with the Griswalds be prepared for a lot of dysfunction.
“You’ll poke your eye out.” It’s hard to believe that “A Christmas Story” has been released over 30 years ago. Today, it has become a Christmas classic. At one time or another, we have all wanted something for Christmas. In “A Christmas Story” Ralphie only wants one thing for Christmas, a Red Rider Air Rifle. He’ll have to convince everybody including Santa Clause that it’s a suitable gift for a 9 year old boy. Because we all lived the life of Ralphie, it’s a movie that everybody can relate to. Surprisingly, the movie does contain a fair amount of swearing.
Somehow J.K. Rowling has managed to create a spin off world in the Harry Potter universe that is just as magical. Set before Harry Potter, the film follows Newt Scamander’s journey to New York City in 1926. But it wouldn’t be a J.K Rowling story without a little magic. He arrives in New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures that escape and all hell breaks loose.
Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? The Harry Potter series is probably one of the best series ever created. In the films, we meet Harry Potter, who we soon find out is no ordinary boy. He’s a wizard. With the help of his friends, he will have to battle with Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard. This boxed set is the best way to enjoy the entirety of the series.
With brand new Star Wars movies coming out, I want to get caught up on the Star Wars saga. I have heard that the Star Wars Original Trilogy is the best place to start. The set include A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi
Have you ever wondered how Hans Solo met Chewbacca or how he got his last name? Solo is a standalone movie in the Star Wars universe that gives us a back story to Hans Solo. Alden Ehrenreich does a great job filling Harrison Ford’s shoes, but it’s Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando that manages to steal the show.
Wonder is wonderful! It’s already hard going to Middle School, but for Auggie it is even harder. He has a rare facial deformity that makes it super difficult. When people see him, they call him names and stare. It’s story about bullies, acceptance, and kindness. The ending will leave you in tears.
Who isn’t in love with Nicholas Sparks? In this romantic film, Liam leaves behind his high school sweetheart, Josie, at the altar. Eight years later he returns to his hometown to discover what he left behind. Based on the book, the film is beautifully cast and captivating. It’s the perfect movie for a girl’s night.
Love, Simon is a coming out movie based on the book. This movie adaption of the Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is just as heartwarming. 17 year old Simon Spier is gay and is keeping it a secret from the entire world. Simon soon develops an online relationship with a mysterious boy named Blue. It’s a fairytale romance that you won’t be able to stop watching again and again.
Songs all have meaning. Based on the best selling Christian song of all time, “I Can Only Imagine” tells the story behind the song. The movie follows the journey of Bart Millard, who wrote the song and is played by Dennis Quaid. Although he experienced an abusive relationship with his father, Bart was able to find the strength and determination to create one of the most popular Christian bands. It’s an inspiring journey about forgiveness and faith.
Through beautiful artwork and animation, Disney and Pixar are masters at telling stories. Coco is another Pixar masterpiece. Coco is about a boy name Miguel who wants to be a musician but his family doesn’t support his dream. Miguel soon finds himself in the Land of the Dead when he searches for his roots. The film beautiful weaves Hispanic and cultures in its narrative. With an interesting plot, intriguing characters, and beautiful animation, Coco is unforgettable.
Starring Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Hugh Jackman this spectacular musical will have you singing along. While it is over the top, it tells the biographal story of the P.T. Barnum and his show stopping circus acts. With its big bold performances and musical numbers, it feels like a circus musical. While there is a lot of spectacle, it has a powerful message of accepting everybody even if they are different.
This sequel to Mamma Mia takes us back in time through a series of flashbacks. Everybody knows that the story is just there to tie the exciting musical number together. It’s the fanciful choreographed dancing sequences that steal the show. You won’t be able to resist singing “Dancing Queen” again.
Marvel and the Russo Brothers have done a great job of understanding what these characters are to so many fans. It’s a very fun, exciting, and enjoyable movie. Thanos feels like a real badass villain. Every scene feels huge and the humor is on point and it’s funny when it needs to be. It’s packed with action scenes, memorable characters, and some shocking moments. The biggest praise we can give it is that we can’t wait to see what happens next!
Although Black Panther is not a flawless film, it’s a real blast. Instead of making another superhero movie, there’s actually a relevant message in this movie. My favorite part is how the characters get to the point where they are looking at themselves and looking at how they can make their lives, friendships, and the world better as a result. Killmonger is a great villain. It starts out as a regular superhero movie then kicks it into high gear towards the middle. But what’s really amazing about this film is you’re not thinking about the action, you’re thinking about the things that shape these characters into who they become.
Deadpool 2 is a blast to watch with no shortage of epic action scenes. Most jokes are very funny, although not all land. Surprisingly, this movie brings Deadpool down to Earth. It explores more of Wade Wilson and less of Deadpool. This movie does a great job of subverting expectations while also being a little bit of the same. Certain portions of the plot felt recycled. Brolin’s character adds so much to this movie. The action scenes are phenomenal and it’s a very funny movie. It’s fun and satisfying for Deadpool fans.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One excels in its dazzling action sequences. However, the characters don’t have as much staying power as the awe-inspiring visuals. There’s joy in seeing video game and anime character references. Spielberg’s razor-sharp command of stunning action sequences and his unique sensibilities for sustained awe are unmatched. It’s enjoyably diverting and speaks to the nerd in us in some way, shape, or form. The film’s message could have been better with more scrutiny around why Wade and his friends feel disenchanted with the real world as they do.
The Incredibles 2 is a fantastic movie. It’s extremely exciting and fun to watch. It understands what a superhero movie needs and has great messages underneath. The animation is stunning and has improved as has the depth and clarity of the images. The action sequences are enthralling. The lighting is impressive and represents Pixar’s best work. The characters feel fresh with intelligent conversation. The movie was epic and exhilarating. Brad Bird wrote a compelling story true to the original while also creating an exciting movie.
Tomb Raider is based on the 2013 reboot game and it follows it very closely. This is one of the most visually faithful videogame adaptations ever made. Fans of the game will be happy to see it faithfully translated onto the big screen. The character of Lara Croft has never been more realistically portrayed in a movie. Alicia Vikander does an excellent job of portraying Lara. Tomb Raider fans will mostly be happy with this adaptation. It’s a fun action thriller.
Billed as a dark version of the Archie Comics, Riverdale manages to capture the retro feel of the comics. A mash up of Twin Peaks and the Archie comics, it centers on a mysterious murder mystery. With multi dimensional characters, each episode is intriguing. Our favorite character? Jughead! Now you can binge watch the complete first season on DVD.
This Is Us is one of the best shows on television. This Is Us is a show about the lives of four different characters whose birthdays happen to fall on the same day. Each of their paths cross in unexpected ways. In this emotional drama, you won’t be able to hold back the tears. There is a bit of colorful language and sexual content, but the show is appropriate for most teens. Season One has just wrapped up and you can own it on DVD.
Filled with swordfights, sex, nudity, and intrigue, there is is something so compelling with the Game Of Thrones. With so many different plotlines and well rounded characters, it is always excited to see what happens next. While it’s a medieval fantasy, it’s amazing how well the story connects to our world. This set includes all the episodes in season 6.