My Top 5 Movies

I love watching movies. I love Action, Sci-Fi, Gangster/Crime, Comedy and Romance. But there’s only one genre I detest: Horror movies! The closest I can get to watching a scary movie is a Psychological Thriller!

I would like to share my favourite movies with you. These are the movies that I can’t get enough of, can talk about all day- everyday and have changed my life in some way! Starting with (in no particular order):

1.Coming to America

Coming To America

So this movie was released in 1988, the year I was born. I personally think that year was an amazing year. Loads of classics were produced and the Michael Jackson Bad tour was on at that time too. This movie cheers me up- every time! I binge watched this in my first year of Uni. I know most of the lines off by heart. One of my favourite scenes is the Sexual Chocolate performance at the Black Awareness Pageant and the fact that nobody applauded him before or after he left the stage! I am in tears every time this part comes on! Plus Eddie Murphy is genius, he wrote the story and had an amazing team to put it on screen.

2.Momento

Momento

This film was written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  This was released in 2000. But I found out about the film a few years ago and was simply hooked. It is a psychological thriller and Christopher Nolan is excellent at messing with your head. This is like Interstellar, Inception etc where you are left totally confused! After watching it, several times, the entire storyline beings to opens up and make sense. It is beautifully written with excellent actors! The main characters are Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss.

3.The Godfather

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I mean, if you haven’t watched all 3 parts then…where have you been? Featuring Al Pacino, that gave us Scarface. Marlon Brando that gave us Superman. Yes it is a long storyline!! But it is gripping and is the father of all mafia storylines. There was a time in my life where I was obsessed with mafia/gangster movies. I have watched them all and I believe this movie sparked that interest. I have watched Goodfellas, Casino etc. My favourite scene is where Don Vito Corleone passes away peacefully and quietly in his back garden as his grandson waters the plants. Check it out (All rights belong to Alfran Productions & Paramount Pictures) :

4.Brown Sugar

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‘If you know, you know!’*Pusha T voice* I think every black girl has imagined that her true love would enter into her life like this! Am I wrong? The soundtrack to this movie is simply amazing too! Sanna Lathan gave us the cult classic Love and Basketball with Omar Epps but returned with Taye Diggs who gave us Best Man. And again, ‘if you know you know!’. These are like the upper echelon of black movies. I loved the fact that Sanaa Lathan’s character called Sidney was a music journalist who was promoted to Editor-in-chief for a Hip-hop magazine called XXL (one of my dream jobs) and her love interest Andre played by Taye Diggs was a A&R for a record company. I mean, doesn’t that already sound interesting? The cast are incredible and there are loads of funny moments as well as heartfelt ones. My favourite scene is Andre’s artists called Ren and Ten when they were in the studio recording their song “The Hoe is Mines” inspired by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney ‘The Girl Is Mine’ And Andre’s reaction was like “WTH?!” They were a joke much like new school Hip-Hop but don’t get me started.

5.Star Wars

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I know that Star Wars is probably the longest movie in the world. It has 6 parts and now a whole new sequel is in the process of being made. But I prefer the original and I got hooked on it about 5 years ago. I spent a whole day watching 1 to 6 and it was so comforting to watch, at the time of my life. This is ironic because I used to hate Star Wars growing up and my older cousin used to play it, every Christmas. He would try to get me into it and I just wasn’t having it. I would be so upset and end up falling asleep. It came out in the cinemas a while ago and I just loved it. Once I got into Star Wars, I started to have an appreciation for other Sci-Fi movies like X-men and other Marvel and DC movies. My favourite scene is the classic “Luke…I am your father,” scene. Insert clip:

Well I hope you enjoyed reading and if you like the films on my list then let me know down in the comments. If not, I recommend that you watch these movies on your next movie night.

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  1. I read this at my desk and I could not stop smiling. I was borm in 1991 but Coming to America is one of my favourite films, I even have the DVD. There are too many funny moments in this film for me.

    Brown sugar is a personal fave, I grew up listening my love story would turn out like that. Sigh lol

    Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I must check out Momento as I do love a psychological thriller.

    Jenna |xoxo – https://jennasworldview.com/2018/09/17/jennas-autumn-skincare-essentials/

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    1. Yes please do! Like I said above, the ending is so unpredictable and amazing. It makes you want to watch the movie over and over until you get it! Thank you for reading and leaving a comment!❤️

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    1. No way!!! I would recommend Momento then. That is a movie you can watch over and over again and never get tired of it as it takes a while to figure out. It’s like a mind puzzle! Thanks for reading and commenting ❤️

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  2. Where have I been?
    Reading this post makes me feel like I’ve been living under a rock!
    Let’s just say I need to catch up and Brown Sugar and Coming to America have been added to my list.

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  3. I’ve only seen 2 out of 3 of these movies, so I definitely need to start watching! I loved both Interstellar and Inception, so Momento sounds super interesting to me. Anything that makes you think is always really entertaining in my eyes. Thanks for the list! Love that there’s such a variety to these.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you noticed! I tried to go for the unpopular to an extent and a variety! Yes Momento, is a must see! Thank you for reading and commenting xxx

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  4. Lia gurl I remember Brown Sugar, ah it was so good! I also enjoy Goodfellas, still watch it today! Have you seen The Departed? That was legit😎. My sister is obsessed with it. I’m a huge Brad Pitt, Chris Pratt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jon Hamm and Johnny Depp fan I can watch their content all day 😍😍😍😍. You mentioning Sanaa, I wanna watch Love & Basketball tonight!

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  5. You weren’t wrong! Our list is rather similar lol 🤣 I’m with you on horror movies, but that’s because I value my sleep (get too scared). You mentioned Love and basketball, I love that film 😍
    Sexual Chocolate will never ever stop giving me jokes! Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy did an amazing job, playing all of those characters too!! Great read, really enjoyed it xx

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