8 Movies to Watch If You Love “The Great Gatsby” –– Movie Recommendation
For some reason lately, I have been feeling like rewatching The Great Gatsby all over again. I mean, it’s not like I’m obsessed you know. I’ve only watched it like, 6 times so far. I know I’m not obsessed, right?
Okay fine. Fine. I admit I might be a teeny tiny bit obsessed with The Great Gatsby, but we all have our vices do we not? With that said, as to prevent me from re-re-watching Gatsby all over again, your girl have decided to move on… to other movies that gives off similar vibes to it. Honestly, this is just an excuse for me to watch even more romance movie than I already do. Teehee.
1. Moulin Rouge
Genre : Musical, Romance, Drama
Starring : Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Director : Baz Luhrmann
Released : June 2001
The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city’s drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club’s patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine…
2. The Apartment
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama
Starring : Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Director : Billy Wilder
Released : October 1960
Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He’s discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder – by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he’s left with a major problem to solve.
Genre : Comedy, Romance
Starring : Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Released : February 2002
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
4. Pride and Prejudice
Genre : Drama, Romance
Starring : Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn
Director : Joe Wright
Released : November 2005
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
5. The Wolf of Wall Street
Genre : Biography, Crime, Drama
Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
Director : Martin Scorsese
Released : December 2013
In 1987, Jordan Belfort takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.
6. Lost in Translation
Genre : Indie, Drama
Starring : Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Director : Sofia Coppola
Released : October 2003
Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for “her place in life,” and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both separately and together, they live the experience of the American in Tokyo. Bob and Charlotte suffer both confusion and hilarity due to the cultural and language differences between themselves and the Japanese. As the relationship between Bob and Charlotte deepens, they come to the realization that their visits to Japan, and one another, must soon end. Or must they?
Genre : Romance, Drama, Science Fiction
Starring : Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Director : Spike Jonze
Released : January 2014
Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he’s not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn’t, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?
8. Midnight in Paris
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Starring : Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates
Director : Woody Allen
Released : June 2011
Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry.
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