|we haven’t exactly had movie watching weather lately, so we just tie the curtains together to keep the sun out|
Lately Scott and I have been trying to have a few game nights and a few movie nights each week. Since it’s sometimes hard to find movies on Netflix without wasting almost all of your movie watching time, I thought I’d make a list of a few we really liked lately (all on your Netflix instant downloads, or your parent’s, in my case).
–Legends of the Fall (1994): “The Ludlow clan — father William and brothers Alfred, Tristan and Sam — splinters when Sam leaves to fight in World War I against his dad’s wishes.” I put this at the top of the list because I think it was my favorite out of all of these. I don’t need to say Brad Pitt is hot either, because everyone knows that. Guys included.
–Escape From Alcatraz (1979): “Lifer Frank Morris plans his unauthorized departure from Alcatraz in this thriller based on the penitentiary’s only successful jailbreak.” One of those movies that had me pacing around the living room (and it’s a true story!). I really want to go back and do the tour of Alcatraz again. Scott’s never been.
–Far & Away (1992): “Two 19th-century Irish immigrants journey to the United States for very different reasons, finding love amid the hardships they endure.” Easy to watch; Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are really cute in this.
–Mile… Mile & a Half (2013): “A group of artists leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s John Muir Trail, the 219-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mount Whitney.”
–Fargo (1996): “When a car dealer conspires with dim-bulb criminals to kidnap his wife for a hefty ransom, a folksy — and pregnant — police chief is on the case.” Pretty violent, but with comic relief, plus I loved the snowy Mid-West setting. I can’t believe it’s based on a true story!
–Usual Suspects (1995): “When five unacquainted crooks are hauled into a police station to appear in a criminal lineup, they decide to pull off a heist together.” I fell asleep, actually, but Scott loved it. I think I was just really, really tired.
–A River Runs Through It (1992): “Director Robert Redford’s Oscar-winning, nostalgic meditation about the bonds that unite and divide families is set in Montana in the early 1900s.”
–Dogtown and Z Boys (2001): “This documentary focuses on California’s Z-Boys, who revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s when they infused surfing techniques into the sport.” Fed my skateboarding obsession perfectly.
–Paper Moon (1973): “A con man and his precocious “daughter” grift their way across depression-era America in director Peter Bogdanovich’s nostalgic look at the 1930s.” Tatum O’Neal is hilarious playing beside her real-life dad, even though their characters have kinda of messed up values.