4YE Gives Thanks: 5 Movies We are Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Now it’s time for us to honor the movies we are thankful for.

1. Dallas Buyers Club

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credits: Voltage Pictures

The biographical drama movie from 2013 is based on a true story. It’s all about the life of electrician and rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed with AIDS. He has only days to live, a fact he does not want to accept. He doesn’t want to accept that he is sick and he does not want to die. It’s 1985, the society is not fully informed about AIDS. Woodroof himself is full of prejudices until he meets Rayon, a drug addicted, HIV-positive trans woman. After some time, they get closer and become something like friends. Woodroof changes, becomes a better person and together with Rayon, he trades illegally medicine for people who have HIV or AIDS.

I like this movie a lot and it’s one of my favorite because it puts into question what is right. Woodroof is helping people with what he’s doing but it is against the law. It’s so touching because it’s based on a true story. And in my opinion it’s well deserved that Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both got Oscars for their roles in this movie – their performances are outstanding.

2. The Intouchables

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credits: CIneCInema

This movie is a masterpiece. When you read the plot without more information, it sounds very serious and sad. Philippe, who has the perfect life and everything you could ask for is paralyzed. He needs help with everything, and it seems like he has given himself up. But then Driss comes into his life. The movie is really beautiful. These two totally different people save each other, and it’s not only beautiful for the viewer to see it but it’s also very funny. It’s real art to give a dramatic and serious story these funny moments without making it ridiculous or less serious.

 

3. Now You See Me

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credits: Summit Entertainment

I’m very thankful for Now You See Me. It has everything I love. These funny moments, action, secrets, a little bit magic and an ending I didn’t seen coming. The dynamic between the characters was very interesting, the tension was built up so good – and then the ending hits you and everything that happened before shines in this new light. It’s hard to describe without spoiling those who haven’t seen it yet. But everyone who has seen it sure knows what I’m talking about.

4. Bambi

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credits: Disney

I am inclined to doubt that there is a person out there that hasn’t cried when Bambi’s mother died. Oop, massive spoiler. But I guess that the most people have seen this classic at least one time. The animation movie from 1942 was ranked #3 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Animation” in 2008. I’m really thankful for this movie because it is part of my childhood and there is nothing as cute as this friendship between Bambi and Thumper. Generations grew up with them and I’m sure there will be a few more generations to learn from Bambi what friendship and love means.

5. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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credits: Warner Bros.

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end…” At least that’s what the mother of Luna Lovegood said, and I kinda feel that this is exactly what happens when we go to the cinema and watch the great-grandfather of Luna’s sons let fantastic beasts mess up New York. The magic of Harry Potter came back to us and it’s like the title says it: fantastic! It allows us to keep on believing in this magic and let the hope live on that someday we get this letter form Hogwarts – probably got lost on the way. I’m thankful that the stories of the wizard world go on and after the first Fantastic Beasts movie, there are four more to come up. I’m so excited!

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