beasts of the southern

anonymous asked:

Film recommendations?!? ✨

here is my film list!

crossed off and bolded are movies i’ve watched and loved, only crossed off are movies i’ve watched and not completely loved, not crossed off nor bolded are movies i want to watch!

off the top of my head tho:

  • romeo + juliet
  • the legend of billie jean
  • beasts of the southern wild
  • gummo
  • it follows
  • super 8
  • princess mononoke/totoro/kiki’s delivery service/howl’s moving castle
  • pretty baby
  • moonlight
  • empire records
  • stealing beauty
  • don’t deliver us from evil
  • nightcrawler
  • donnie darko
  • mr. nobody
  • stoker
  • and while we were here

lmk if you want any specific recommendations!

10 movies to watch when you’re broken

1. Her (2013) dir Spike Jonze

This movie is so great and it’s soooooo tumblr. Spike Jonze is a really fabulous director and his movies are always so beautiful. This movie takes place in a somewhat futuristic version of LA and it is about Theodore, a greeting card writer who falls in love with his operating system. It is silly. Silly movies rule.
You’ve totally seen these pics on tumblr.

2. Lost in Translation (2003) Dir. Sophia Coppola

Lost in Translation is a movie that, if you haven’t seen already, you have to watch like directly after Her because the directors were married and divorced in 2004. This movie is said to be reminiscent of their crumbling relationship, Spike Jonze being Bill Murray’s character and Sophia being Scarlet’s. Her is said to be Spike Jonze’s reaction to this film. ScarJo is such a bae.
“A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.”

3. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Dir. Craig Gillespie

This movie is VERY important because it has Ryan Gosling in his chubbiest, dorkiest form and that’s something everyone has to see. It follows a similar premise to Her, except instead of being in love with an OS he’s in love with a sex doll. Exciting. 

4. Blue Valentine (2010) Dir. Derek Cianfrance

This film also has Ryan Gosling in it so clearly it’s fab. This is the type of movie that leaves you thinking about every relationship in your life forever. It inter-cuts between the beginning of a marriage and the end. “You said for better or for worse. You said that. You said it. It was a promise. Now, this is my worst, okay?”

5. The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) Dir. Derek Cianfrance

OKAY! IT’S ANOTHER RYAN GOSLING FILM! I still don’t really know how I feel about this movie as a whole, but it’s really beautiful and Ryan Gosling is in his prime in this film. It’s essentially a three part movie. It also has Bradley Cooper and Dean DeHaan in it so that’s three reasons you should watch it. The cinematography is A+ also. 

6. Palo Alto (2014) Dir. Gia Coppola

Palo Alto is the type of movie that’s honestly about nothing, but I found that it’s the only film about adolescence that actually captures how it feels to be so heartbroken, confused and lost for no real reason. The cast is stunning! It has that ‘first film’ vibe as well which I think aids the film. 

7. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Dir. Benh Zeitlin

Another first film for the director. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a stunning film. It’s very very emotional as well. Be prepared to cry. 

8. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir Wes Anderson aka King of film

You either love Wes Anderson or you hate him. I personally love him. Moonrise Kingdom is so perfectly awkward. It’s great to watch when you’re sad because it’s funny in a way that’s not too in your face. It’s the perfect relief to your sadness.

9. Clueless (1995) Dir Amy Heckerling

After you’ve watched Moonrise, you’re ready for something light. That something light is Clueless. You can use Cher’s “as if!” attitude to get over whatever has led you to this list or to this blog. 

10. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir Wes Anderson

Another movie by king Wes. It’s the perfect quirk fest and it features Ralph Fiennes in a really quirky role which is surprising. It’s funny but not a comedy and I love it. Again, Cinematography rules.


“When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me lying around in invisible pieces. When I look too hard, it goes away. And when it all goes quiet, I see they are right here. I see that I’m a little piece in a big, big universe. And that makes things right. When I die, the scientists of the future, they’re gonna find it all. They gonna know, once there was a Hushpuppy, and she live with her daddy in the Bathtub.”

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Dir. Benh Zeitlin

    Here is a list of some of my favorite movies placed in 10 respective language categories. I put the languages in alphabetical order, with the films listed chronologically. Hope you find this helpful (I included links to each movie’s imdb page) + feel free to send me movie recs! :)


The Hunt (2012) 

A Royal Affair (2012) 


Atonement (2007) 

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 

Nightcrawler (2014)

Moonlight (2016)


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) 


Amélie (2001) 

Triplets of Belleville (2003) 

The Chorus (2004)

Persepolis (2007) 

The Rabbi’s Cat (2011) 


Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G) (2001) 

Devdas (2002) 

Om Shanti Om (2007) 

Jodhaa Akbar (2008) 

Bajirao Mastani (2015) 

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Piku (2015) 

Parched (2015) 


Spirited Away (2001) 

Millennium Actress (2001) 

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) 

Kamikaze Girls (2004) 


Ixcanul (2015) *This film is in both Kaqchikel and Spanish


Lady Vengeance (2005) 

The Handmaiden (2016) 

Okja (2017) *This film is in both Korean and English


Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)


Mustang (2015)