Friday, March 13, 2009

Quirky Movies: 8 personal favourites

I love quirky movies especially the ones that make me laugh out loud. Here are eight personal favourites: Bringing Up Baby - a classic screwball comedy starring Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant. The movie is about a pet leopard called "Baby" and hilarious circumstances involving the leopard. French Kiss - a delightful romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline (as a French man!) and it's filmed in Paris, and the French countryside. It's very sweet and also very funny. It's one of my favourite movies and I love to watch it over and over again. It's that good. Meet Joe Black - a fantasy movie starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins about the meaning of life and death. It's a movie that makes me laugh and makes me cry. I simply love it. Beetlejuice - a dark comedy/fantasy/horror movie that is very quirky and extremely silly but immensly fun to watch. Michael Keaton is outstanding in his role as Beetlejuice. Millions - this is a lovely movie which is very funny but also quite sweet and definitely quirky. James Nesbitt and two very talented child actors are the charming stars. Volver - a very funny, dark comedy filmed in Spain starring Penelope Cruz. The story revolves around a group of women in Madrid. In fact, it's a film almost totally without men and shows how women support each other. The title of the film - Volver - means "Coming Back," which throughout the course of the film applies to a number of scenarios. Grosse Pointe Blank - about Martin Blank (John Cusack) who has found a lucrative career as a hitman. He then returns to his home town of Grosse Pointe, Michigan to attend his High School 10 year reunion. The film is set in the 80s and the wonderful soundtrack reflects that music era. Keeping Mum - a very funny black comedy. It stars Rowan Atkinson as an absent-minded vicar of a rural parish in England and Kristin Scott Thomas as his bored wife. Maggie Smith is their charming new housekeeper with a very unusual way of solving their problems! What quirky movies have you enjoyed watching?


  1. That's a varied selection! I like most of them, especially Bringing Up Baby and Grosse Pointe Blank.
    Two films that always make me laugh are The Philadelphia Story and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. xx

  2. I know it's quite a varied list but they're all quirky. I love The Philadelphia Story too but I'm not sure if it's what I call "quirky". It's definitely a great movie though (it's one of my favourites) and it makes me laugh too.

    Thos Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is a good quirky movie. Very funny too.

  3. I like Meet Joe Black and Beetlejuice, as well as Volver, which I saw for the first time recently. I don't think I've seen any of the others, so I'll keep an eye out for them now!

    I don't know if they can be described as quirky or not, but my two favourite movies of all time are The Fifth Element (starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jojovic) and Total Recall (Arnold Schwazenegger and Sharon Stone). I've lost count of the number of times I've watched them. It's funny how each of us find certain films that we can watch over and over without losing interest.

    Oh, and I musn't forget Sleepless in Seattle, which surely has to be one of the best romantic movies ever? Surely?!

  4. Ah yes, The Fifth Element is definitely quirky. I can't believe I forgot that one! It's a very stylish movie.

    And Total Recall is another great film and yes I think it could be described as quirky.

    I have enjoyed watching both films many times.

    As you say, it's funny how each of us find certain films that we can watch over and over without losing interest.

    I agree Daniel - Sleepless in Seattle is one of the best romantic movies ever. French Kiss is a great romantic movie too - and another good one is While You Were Sleeping.