I’m under a lot of stress right now. I’m interested in Netflixing some new movies, and I’d like suggestions. Usually there’s a good variety of movies I like. But right now, I’m looking for:
–happy endings, or at least bittersweet.
–very minimal violence/blood (preferably none). I could probably handle something like a sword duel, but certainly no guns or on-screen explicit violence. I’m serious about this one.
–a quality story. I’m picky. I prefer movies that have a well-written plot and characters.
THINGS I TEND TO LIKE
–Whimsical, quirky, or goofy (Amelie)
–Surreal and lovely (Like Water for Chocolate, which is more violent than I want right now)
–Artistically interesting (certain animation styles, unusual camera angles, etc.)
–Coming of age stories for girls (Little Women, Anne of Green Gables)
–Powerful, striking, and moving (Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi)
–Light-hearted and fun (The Princess Bride, The Muppet Movie)
–Fascinating characters (Lawrence of Arabia, also too violent right now)
–Historically-based movies (Jane Grey, although like just about every historical movie, it’s really violent)
–Interesting documentaries (Wordplay, Planet Earth, although I’d prefer actual movies)
–Stories set outside the United States, especially foreign-made ones–bonus points for China (Eat Drink Man Woman)
–Kids’ and young adult fantasy movies (Labyrinth, Neverending Story)
–Dancing and musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, although this might be too intense right now).
Ideas? Let me know. Thanks!