movies my mom would have loved

i'm not making this out of sadness or anything, i just... my mom passed away in 2013 and she loved movies, she was all about award shows and watching her most recent favorite film 100 times. and i often think of recent movies that i know she would love so. here's a list. her taste was sometimes hard to predict but these feel like safe bets to me. i wish i could show them all to her

november 2017: updated. a couple recent ones i've seen really sting because i can feel how much she would have loved them. i... sad

april 2019: updated again. the more time that passes, the more uncertainty i feel about what she would have enjoyed. this list still brings me comfort, though

  • A Star Is Born
  • Jackie
  • The Tale
  • Room
  • I, Tonya
  • Novitiate
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Her Smell
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Finding Dory
  • Gloria Bell
  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Selma
  • Disobedience
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Revenant
  • It
  • 20th Century Women
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • The Post
  • Cake
  • Brooklyn
  • Gone Girl
  • Carol
  • Moonlight
  • The Wife
  • The Beguiled
  • A Simple Favor
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Spotlight
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Miss Sloane
  • American Hustle
  • Vice
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Logan Lucky
  • Good Time
  • Loving
  • Still Alice
  • Steve Jobs
  • Wild
  • Wildlife
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Get Out
  • Tangerine
  • Sicario
  • The Florida Project
  • Free Solo
  • Queen of Earth
  • Joy
  • Certain Women
  • La La Land
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Lean on Pete
  • Tully
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Her
  • Tickled
  • Fences
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Detroit
  • The Rider
  • Lady Bird
  • Money Monster
  • Freeheld
  • mother!
  • The Girl on the Train
  • Heaven Knows What
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • The Glass Castle
  • Game Night
  • The Zookeeper's Wife
  • American Honey
  • Nightcrawler
  • Free Fire
  • Amanda Knox
  • Crazy Rich Asians