|Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
|Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
|E.T. The Extra-terrestrial
|Stand by Me
|Verdens verste menneske
|Harold and Maude
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A beautiful tale of memory and how we need both the good and bad in order to grow. One of the most heartbreaking and romantic movies ever made.
A bittersweet meditation on mortality and memory. Making us reflect on the seemingly mundane but transformative moments of our lives.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
A beautiful, life-affirming story of female empowerment, anti-racism, love and friendship. It teaches us that true happiness, however brief, is always possible.
A profound study of family life. More than 50 years old and still resonates with audiences. It challenges us to reflect on the selfish aspects of ourselves and never forces an emotion; rather, it allows us to share in the universal heartbreak of a family growing apart.
E.T. The Extra-terrestrial
One of the first films I ever saw that made me fall in love with film. The beautiful depiction of an outsider finding a life-changing friendship with an alien. A film full of warmth, humour and magic. It’s a movie masterpiece.
How could this not be on this list?
Stand by Me
A thrilling and heartbreaking story of friendship. Stirs memories of childhood and friends drifting apart. Exquisitely captures the vulnerability of youth. Nostalgic and charming and one of the best coming-of-age films of all time.
A beautiful coming-of-age love story depicting the freedom of first loves against the more cynical and miserable adults. A critic of gender roles and their ability to leave us old and depressed.
The way in which the director turns a sad scene funny by simply adding tiny hats and lobster bibs is genius.
A subtle and probing drama about gender roles and the fallout of one man’s selfish act. It’s so brutally honest and gleefully uncomfortable.
Verdens verste menneske
This modern dramedy subverts tropes like no other. A movie that is instantly relatable to the modern woman. A brutally honest and sobering tale of love and the quest for meaning. A film that observes the aimless and indecisive nature of a generation and tells us something true about being a woman. I love this film.
Harold and Maude
Part black comedy part romance, this film has both darkness and humour that make it such a fun and heartwarming watch. It’s one of those movies that shouldn’t have worked but it did. It’s beauty meets the macabre with perfectly endearing characters. An oddly uplifting romance you’ll never forget.