Friday, July 31, 2020

50 Must See Movies - Movie Jar Picks

For all of us that have been stuck inside for the past few months and finding ourselves with a lot of free time, you've probably noticed that we've been logging in a lot of Netflix hours. After my first week of the stay at home mandate, I honestly felt personally victimized by Apple when they sent the notification of my screen time on my iPad and how much it went up. 
If you're like me, you tend to find yourself scrolling through all the different streaming services trying to figure out what to watch and ending up watching the same thing over and over again. Well, luckily I found a solution to this problem - a movie jar. I got this idea from Carly A. Hill, who described her movie jar selection on her blog, when she was sharing them on her Instagram page and I decided to make my own list. This list is a mix of must see movies in cinematic history and movies that I just love that I believe everyone should watch. 

The goal of the movie jar is to write all the movies on pieces of paper, fold them up and put them in a jar. Then, every night, you pick a random movie out of it and that's the movie you'll watch. This will allow you to broaden your list of movies seen and it's fun to not know what movie you're going to watch every night. If you want to follow along with me as we watch them, follow me on Instagram and share your movie picks using the hashtag, #magnoliamovienights. 

I found my jar at Target (seen here), but you can use any jar found around your house or at any department store. 

It ended up being a lot harder than I thought to choose 50 and there's so many that I love that aren't included in this list, but I wanted to make it as diverse of a list as possible. If there's any of your favorites that aren't on this list, let me know in the comments below! I'm always looking for new movies to watch. 

50 movies in a jar (in random order): 

1. The Godfather
2. Parasite 
3. 12 Years A Slave 
4. Gone With The Wind (HBO Max)
5. Some Like It Hot 
6. Singin' In The Rain (HBO Max)
7. Casablanca (HBO Max) 
8. Roman Holiday (Prime Video)
9. Breakfast At Tiffany's 
10. Moulin Rouge (HBO Max)
11. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (HBO Max) 
12. The Princess Bride (Disney+)
13. Star Wars: Episode IV (Disney+)
14. Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Netflix)
15. The Wizard of Oz (HBO Max) 
16. A Star Is Born (Judy Garland and/or Lady Gaga version) (HBO Max)
17. Mary Poppins (Disney+)
18. Sound of Music (Disney+)
19. The Help (Netflix)
20. Vertigo 
21. Citizen Kane (HBO Max)
22. Les Miserables (2012 film) (Netflix)
23. Titanic 
24. Avatar (Disney+)
25. Lawrence of Arabia 
26. Black Panther (Disney+)
27. Lady Bird (Netflix)
28. Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood (Hulu)
29. The King's Speech 
30. Selma (Hulu)
31. Little Women (2019 film) (Hulu)
32. Room 
33. The Irishman (Netflix)
34. Carol 
35. The Notebook (Netflix)
36. Legally Blonde 
37. You Got Mail (HBO Max)
38. Serendipity 
39. 13 Going On 30 (Hulu)
40. Twilight 
41. The Joker (2019 Film) (HBO Max) 
42. Jane Eyre (HBO Max)
43. Mean Girls 
44. Bridesmaids (HBO Max)
45. Cabaret 
46. The Hate U Give (HBO Max)
47. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (HBO Max)
48. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (HBO Max)
49. When Harry Met Sally (HBO Max)
50. Pretty Woman 


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