Why I Can’t Watch Movies & Why My Favorite Movies are So Special

Saturday, March 29, 2014


I am the absolute worst when it comes to watching movies. I find it hard to sit that long without getting up and walking around or chatting. I get jittery and yes, I am the type of person who talks during movies. It is incredibly hard to see something bizarre and not make some sort of comment about it. I like to add in silly commentary to amuse myself more than anything.

Needless to say, I don't go to the movies very often and I don't watch that many movies. I prefer binge-watching television shows on Netflix over dedicating a couple hours to a movie that I have to watch all the way through.

Before I came to college, I acquired quite a few DVDs from the $5 racks in Target because I told myself that I was going to have a lot of free time on the weekends and would need something to keep me occupied if I ran out of books or magazines to read. I had about four DVDs to my name before I raided those cheap movie racks at Target. The original four were Mean Girls, Juno, The Devil Wears Prada, and 13 Going On 30. I typically only buy books and movies that I've already read/seen and enjoyed. The only time I go out on a whim and buy something I've never experienced myself, it's because they were dirt cheap and I couldn't turn them down.

Finding a movie that I truly like is practically a miracle. That means that one thing has completely captured my attention for those couple hours. Picking out my favorite movie is much easier than trying to choose a favorite band (I don't have one, there are too many), but choosing my top 5 is tough. So why not try to do it?
  1. Moneyball. This is, hands down, my favorite movie of all time. I saw it five times before I bought it (God bless Starz On Demand for playing it pretty much every day over the summer) and have watched it at least ten times since. I love this movie more than I love my blush collection, and that is saying something.
  2. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. This movie is pretty much why I want to be a journalist. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life until I saw this. Now when people ask what the hell I am thinking, I just tell them to watch this movie and another one of my favorites. 
  3. 13 Going On 30. This is the second movie that helped me decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. This movie makes me laugh and cry and make me want to hug my parents forever.
  4. Clueless. Young Paul Rudd. That's all you need to know about this. Oh, and as if
  5. This Is Us. Okay, this fifth one is more like a wild card sort of thing. Currently, it is One Direction's This Is Us documentary. I can't help it, those British boys and the lone Irishman just speak directly into my soul. I love them. 
Anyone else have difficult focusing for that long on something? What are you Top 5 favorites?

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