My Top 300 Movies :: 106-110


106. Roman Holiday

A dreamy travel tale that I have loved since I was a little girl. Such iconic scenes and style, they have stuck with me, never losing their impact, and ever fueling my gypsy soul. I fell in love with both Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in this film.

Movie Clip :: “Take a Holiday

Roman Holiday (Main Title) :: George Auric


107. Tonight You’re Mine (aka You Instead)

The closest you could be to a music festival without actually being at a music festival, this movie honestly makes you feel like you are there among these characters, watching their experiences unfold. This is one of those movies that I love more and more with each new viewing, as I pick-up on nuances and moments that I may have missed before. I have such a love for “music movies”, and this one is definitely in my list of favorites.


You Instead :: The Make


108. Across the Universe

A music movie musical epic almost rock opera re-telling of so many of my favorite Beatles songs, this movie is magical to me. Every time I watch this one I change what my favorite part, favorite song and favorite character is – so, in some ways, it is an ever-changing movie to me (in a good way). I wish they would do a live on-stage version because I would so love to see that.

Happiness is a Warm Gun scene

All You Need is Love scene/ending


109. Children of Men

I am a lover of post-apocalyptic, dystopian stories, especially powerful and thought provoking and emotionally charged ones like this one. Clive Owen is incredible in this, as are Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Clare-Hope Ashitey. This is a dark road trip journey film that is moving and haunting and whose mood and style worked as one of my inspirations to the novel I am working on.

Miracle Cease Fire scene

Ruby Tuesday :: Franco Battiato

Life in a Glass House :: Radiohead

Wait :: The Kills

There is an Ocean :: Donovan


110. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

I am including the year as the original will make an appearance on this list, too (I am doing this list randomly). This is a fantastic remake/retelling of the Romero story filled with stand-out performances, tense “jump scares” and the social commentary on human nature, survival instincts and relationships that are my favorite elements of a good zombie story. Big love especially for one of my favorite actors, Sarah Polley, being very bad ass in this film.

Movie Clip – “Awake at Dawn

The Man Comes Around :: Johnny Cash
(opening credits)

Have a Nice Day :: Stereophonics

People Who Died :: Jim Carroll

Down With the Sickness :: Disturbed

Down With the Sickness :: Richard Cheese

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