Awards season is upon us, and with the Oscars just a few days away, we’re talking all things movies. While yes, we wanted to weigh in with our favorite Oscar picks, we also want to share with you some of our all time favorite films. Check them out below and tweet us your favorites.
Marissa, VP of Operations:
Moonlight: Definitely one of the most beautiful movies of the year. To me, movies like this are what awards season is all about; moving stories examining someone’s life path that leave you questioning your own journey. With quiet, deep moments of personal discovery and tragedy, this truly is an amazing movie.
Saving Private Ryan: Historical dramas are my all-time favorite movies. My dad is a history buff, so I grew up visiting a few historical sites across America and in Europe. I’ve always had a love for history and as hard as it is watching a movie about war, I’m fascinated by what
You’ve Got Mail: I have a thing for Tom Hanks and this movie is my all time favorite rom com. There are so many sweet moments but my favorite is near the end, right before she goes home to change to meet her secret online pen pal in the park. She has spent all day with Joe Fox and he finally tells her that he is falling for her. The audience knows what is about to happen but Kathleen Kelly has no idea. **Cue ‘Over the Rainbow’ and the tears.
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Erin, Account Director:
Moonlight: I love La La Land as much as the next person, but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this film since I saw it. While the story gutted me, I really couldn’t get over how visually beautiful the entire film was.
Singing In The Rain: I grew up on classic movies and musicals and once I studied this in an Intro To Film class in college, I switched my major to Film. Between the old Hollywood glamour, fashion, music and dancing…what’s not to love?
Jaws: This one doesn’t really need an explanation.
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Phoebe, Account Director:
Manchester by the Sea: The cast is what did it for me for this movie. I know Lucas Hedges personally, so it was cool to see him in his first big role. I also love Casey Affleck so it was great to see them work together.
Beauty and the Beast: I wanted to Belle when I was younger – I had a Beauty and the Beast party every year. I went to see it on Broadway, and during intermission they gave me the rose. I left it on the subway by accident and I cried for weeks.
Pearl Harbor: I LOVE Josh Hartnett.
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Allison, Art Director:
Arrival: I walked out of the theater feeling like my world was turned upside down. Not only was it an unconventional sci-fi alien invasion movie (and I love me a good alien movie), but it was a beautiful story about communication and the power of working together rather than in opposition. Couldn’t have been a better timed release with the current state of things in the US.
Gladiator: This is my go-to when someone asks me my favorite movie. I have a thing for revenge stories. I want to see the underdog win. And Russell Crowe’s performance is legendary… and sexy…
Das Boat: The cast’s performances and story make up for the language barrier in this German foreign film. Set in a submarine during WWII, this is a suspenseful and epic war film. The humor cuts through the intensity of the story and makes this film a whirlwind of emotions.
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Curated by our Digital Specialist, Nora Henick.
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