This is a film that I feel everyone should see, but particularly women. And even more so, women who don’t vote. This is a heartbreaking and incredibly moving recollection of what life was like for women in the early 20th century, the stigma and abuse they faced, and their efforts to gain equality.
The Best of Me
I sob every single time. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the film follows the lives of two childhood sweethearts who are reunited after the death of a mutual friend. Bittersweet.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Not only is this a fantastic comedy, I think it’s also one of the most heartwarming movies I’ve ever seen. Neil Page – played by Steve Martin – is held up at the airport because of snow after a business trip which unfortunately means that he won’t make it home for Thanksgiving with his family. Instead, he must find another way to get home with his very annoying and only companion, Del. I’d say that Del is actually probably one of my favourite characters of all time. John Candy played him so well and you really, really do grow to love him. A must-see.
Based in Southern America in the 1960s, The Help documents the heartbreaking oppression of black women. A young writer – played by Emma Stone – decides to write a book from the point of view of two black maids who face racism and abuse whilst they work for white families. So moving and a very, very important message.
If you haven’t seen this film then where have you been for the last 20 years??
After a traumatic accident, Ben Thomas – played by Will Smith – attempts to positively change the lives of seven strangers. He falls in love with one of them on the way and is forced to decide between completing his mission, or giving up to be with her. Heartbreaking.
Have you seen any of these films? What did you think?