My favourite film

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A (girl)
I really like The Notebook; it’s a romantic classic. The story is about a poor boy, called Noah, who meets a rich girl, called Allie, and they fall in love over one summer. But of course there are problems. Allie’s parents don’t approve of Noah because he’s poor and they get separated, then a lot of time passes before they can get together again. She goes away to college and he writes to her every day, but she doesn’t get the letters. Then after quite a long time, Noah buys an old house which he promised to restore for Allie. He does it up and she sees a newspaper article about it and goes to find him again. You can probably guess the rest, but it’s a bit complicated because she is engaged to another man. Noah is played by Ryan Gosling, who’s my favourite actor, and he stops the film being too soppy – but you still cry a lot at the end. Rachel McAdams is really good too, as Allie.

B (boy)
I think my favourite film is Skyfall, the last James Bond movie. It stars Daniel Craig again and Javier Bardem is this really evil baddie. They’re both great, and so is Judi Dench as M, Bond’s boss. It’s a bit different to other Bond films. The story is more important, although there is still a lot of action. It’s really well filmed, especially in the scenes which are shot in Shanghai and Scotland, and it’s really exciting, of course. Bond is also a bit different – although he does amazing things, he seems older and that makes him more human and the story more realistic. Oh, the song by Adele is great, too. You know it won an Oscar?

C (girl)
It’s not a very recent film, but I love Pride and Prejudice – the version with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy. The story is really clever and interesting, besides being romantic. It’s all about how we tend to jump to conclusions about people and we’re often completely wrong. Elizabeth thinks Mr Darcy is stuck up and snobbish at the beginning of the film, but at the end she realises she has been completely wrong and he isn’t like that at all. She also realises he has an enormous house and that maybe helps her fall in love with him too! After I saw the film I read the book by Jane Austen and I really recommend that too. Although it was published 200 years ago, it’s still a great read and really funny in parts.

D (boy)
My favourite film has to be The Matrix. Even though it was made back in 1999, it still feels really modern. It’s about this ordinary man, Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, who works with computers during the day and is a hacker at night. One day he is contacted by a woman who introduces him to a very strange man: Morpheus. Morpheus explains to Neo that what he thinks of as real is actually fiction and the world is run by evil machines who have imprisoned and tricked the human race. Laurence Fishburne is terrific as Morpheus, and Keanu Reeves is excellent, but the best thing about the film is the special effects. I can watch it again and again.

E (girl)
Let the Right One In is my favourite film. There are two versions, the first is Swedish and the second American – I prefer the original, Swedish version. It’s a modern vampire film and also a kind of love story, but it’s really unsentimental and a bit scary in places. Oskar is a young boy with a lot of problems. He is being bullied at school and wants revenge on the bullies. Then some new neighbours move in next door and he becomes friends with Eli, a beautiful but strange girl. I won’t tell you any more, because it will spoil the story, but expect a serial killer, a lot of violence and blood-drinking. If you like that kind of thing, you’ll love this.

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Submitted by aycauzz1 on Wed, 06/08/2022 - 06:06

Madagascar and avengers are my favorites.

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:17

Fast and furious is my favorite movie because I love the action and the cars

Submitted by Caner on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 07:57

Thor is my favorite movie because I love his powers and character.

Submitted by goksu on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 12:18

My favorite movie is Miracle in Ward 7. I highly recommend an emotional film.

Submitted by lucalvesilva on Sat, 05/14/2022 - 10:59

The White Ribbon is my favourite film ever. The story is set in Germany, 1912. It's about a small village where a considerable part of the people are just children. Suddenly, lots of tragedies start to happen. Soon, we can realise that these tragedies aren't just accidents, the people involved in them are being punished. I'am going to stop here cause i don't want to give spoilers.
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Submitted by I_Love_English on Fri, 04/15/2022 - 12:44

My favourite movie is Divergent. It has 3 parts. I also watched a few movies with the main actors of the Divergent series (Theo James and Shailene Diann Woodley)

Submitted by ExtremeBoka on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 23:55

Last sunday I watched a film about Demon Slayer and the Mugen Train. Well I do not remember the exact name but the story is about a train that was controlled by a powerful demon and tried to kill the passengers so a groups of hunters tried to stop the train and save the passangers. It is amazing, I absolutly reccomend the movie (and the anime haha).

Submitted by Mark072812 on Sun, 02/13/2022 - 12:28

My favourite film is "Schindler's list". it is a drama based on a true story. Directed by Steven Spielbelg and starring Liam Neeson. The story is set during the Second World War in Krakow. Oscar Schindler was businessman and took advantage of the running war, but when he saw the terrible things that took place in the concentration camps he decided to save as many Jews as possible. That is a moving and engaging film, I really liked the soundtrack and the realism of the film. I recommend everyone to watch it. Marc. G. 1B liceo classico

Submitted by ZA777 on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 17:01

I don't watch any film,but i love to read a book:)

Submitted by BestDayOfMyLife on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 18:30

I watched "The Christmas Chronicles". It was very amazing and funny!

Submitted by lama06 on Tue, 12/28/2021 - 09:35

I have recently seen t-34, it is a war film, about the second World War, Nazist vs Russian. The film tells about of 5 prisoners of war that run away from lager.
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Submitted by Valeria_ on Sat, 09/18/2021 - 03:50

I have recently seen several movies and series: suicide squad 2, Cruella, Loki, Wanda vision, us, all the horror street movies, the woman in the window, etc. I think the movie that I liked the most was us, because I really like horror and suspense movies and the us movie is very entertaining even though at first it didn't look so interesting then it wraps you around so you want to know what happens and The ending is very impressive and it leaves you with some doubts, but it is still very interesting.
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Submitted by The_water_warrior on Mon, 08/09/2021 - 10:27

At the moment my favorite tv series is "The hollow", which is about Three boys, Adam, Mira and Kai. They wake up in a room and don't remember anything of their life. At first they think that they are dead. But they discover that in order to return home they do difficult challenges with the help of their superpower like fire domination or speaking with animals. Everyone has one power, but they aren't the only squad in that world and only one can return home. One mixes adventure, action and freindish in a magic word. :)
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Submitted by Elpro202 on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 23:54

I've a lot of good memories with "Madadascar 3", that's why is my favourite. It's a cartoon about animals that have escaped from the zoo and get back to there. Well, that's the summary of the all trilogy XD.

Submitted by saturn2202 on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 19:13

Since the beginning of the quarantine, I have seen so many movies, for example, Raya and the last dragon, Soul, Cruella, etc. But, recently, my favorite movie is Luca, made by Pixar. It's a cartoon and tells the story of a fish called Luca, who has the curiosity to know the surface; On the other hand, his mother doesn't want to see her son hanging out with human beings, so she became overprotective. One day Luca met another fish, but he discovers that the fish is not a normal one because when he is outside of the water, he turns into a human boy, who is called Alberto. Alberto forced Luca to come out of the sea, and suddenly he became a human too. Even though Luca is scared, he accepts to experience some adventures with his new friend, then they go to the human village and meet a brave girl. I'm going to stop here because I don't want to give you spoilers about the movie. I need to confess that I wasn't expecting a big thing, but it surprised me a lot. In addition, I learned so many important things about life with it, such as get out of my comfort zone to experience real life, and this is a personal issue for me that I'm always struggling with, so when I saw this in the movie, I felt really well. I hope you all, who had the curiosity to watch, like it and that the movie makes you feel special like I felt.

Submitted by KatrinDaenerys on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 15:56

My favorite film As in music and films I’m a melomaniac. I watch different genres of movies. From scary horror film to romantic comedies. When I was asked about my favorite film, I realized that I had never thought about it. I didn't stop at one film. First movie it is drama. "Me before you". This story touched me to my heart. During watching this film I was feeling joy, happiness, confusion, sadness and disappointment. This story about Will Traynor who became quadriplegic. He was disappointed in his life. And his mother hired a new nurse for him. It was Louise Clark who tried to show him the joy of his life. By the end of the film she had fallen in love with Will and their feelings were mutual. I love the actress Emilia Clarke and this role (Louise) is no exception. Spoiler! The ending of the story is very tragic. The second film, it's "It". This is a horror movie, based on the novel by Stephen King. It is a story about seven kid were friends of children who fought against evil in the form of a clown with red balloons, its name is Рennywise. Which killed the brother of one of the friends, and altogether many children died because of it. This film is about courage, determination, and overcoming fear. For me, it's not very scary, but it's insanely interesting. I recommend watching not only the movie but also reading the book!
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Submitted by Andrii on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 13:56

I love watching anime and my favourite anime is "Demon Slayer".

Submitted by Sergey24 on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:11

My favorite movie is more modern, although it was released on TV screens a long time ago - it's "One at Home". "One at Home" is a fun family comedy. We love watching it with our parents. Throughout the film, we sincerely laugh at the fun adventures of the main character Kevin. I felt very sorry for him when he was left alone at home, he thought that everyone had abandoned him. He was very angry and offended until he realized that his dearest house wanted to rob. Then Kevin gathered his strength and proudly defended his home. How cleverly he came up with all those intricate traps into which the robbers fell. I did not feel sorry for them at all, they deserved to be treated badly. The film makes you think about the true values ​​of the family and how mothers feel about their children. At the very end of the film, the whole family was together, and Christmas was spent with presents and in the family circle.

Submitted by samitovskaya123 on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 12:10

My favorite movie is "Avatar". After the world "Titanic" died down on the screens, James Cameron literally went to the bottom, carried away by diving into the depths of the ocean. For twelve long years, he did not shoot anything for Hollywood, only releasing several documentaries about his underwater expeditions. They waited long and hard for the fantastic action movie "Avatar", and finally, in 2009, the world saw this large-scale project. Now we invite you to watch the picture "Avatar" online and become one of the multi-million army of fans of this fascinating story.The plot of the film is simple, but at the same time the project amazes with its technical side, which turned the world of cinema upside down, marking the era of a new digital boom. The story tells about Jake Sully, who was deprived of the opportunity to walk as a retired Marine. Tragically, his twin brother, who was supposed to be part of an alien project, is killed in a street fight. Instead, Jake is given the opportunity to become the operator of the so-called "avatar", an artificially grown hybrid of a human and an alien Na'vi creature. Wanting to part with his inferiority, the former soldier with hope in his heart goes to the distant planet Pandora.
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Submitted by Sidekich66 on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 12:06

My favourite film of all time is Star Wars. Star Wars: A New Hope, to be precise. I watched this film when I was 11, which was 5 years ago. Whenever I go back and rewatch this film, it brings back a certain feel of nostalgia and peace. It reminds me when I was depressed and stressed. I can watch it again and again.

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Submitted by Nguyenvn on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:46

My best film series is naruto, an anime of Japan. It is about the main character, Naruto, tries to become Hokage, despite everyone's prejudice. The series has two part: Naruto and Naruto Shippuden The next series has also very interesting is Boruto
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Submitted by Xuka on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 17:40

I'm following the supernatural horror serial film - Annabelle that has three-part. The film was inspired by a story of a haunted doll named Annabelle. It is taken a series of paranormal activities occur around the main characters. There were lots of blood, scary images, plus some jump-shock moments, shooting, fighting, and dead bodies. I was impressed by all scenes and sounds in the film. I have been horrified until now.

Submitted by Mamou1 on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:20

Recently I seen a films that I seen more than once the karate kids {2010} with jaden smith the actor as Dre Parker her name in the film .it's really a good film that even if you seen it many times you can see it again with attention. the thing I like in this film is you can't do a thing if you are not discipline all reside in the discipline its the lessons that Dre learn with master Han. I think many people have already seen it and they now wow its a good film .but I advise the people who have not seen it to see it . you are going to like it .

Submitted by MPF on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 16:00

The last movie I saw is "the kissing booth". I thought it´s a good movie to hang out and saw with your mom, it has a touch of comedy and romance. It tells the story of teenage first love and is full of , friendship and good vibes that make it a nice film.
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:53

I love many movies, and I liked Pixar and Disney's 'Onward'. It was released recently, and I loved the graphics, stories, and the topics. It's about the elf brother who got the opportunity to make their dead father alive. But accidently they brought only their dad's legs, so they go journey to find the other phinix gem to bring their father's whole body too. And... I cannot write all the plot here, 'cause it is spoiler. However, 'Onward' was a great film.

Submitted by Athony on Sun, 05/31/2020 - 02:11

I'm fond of anime and the best one of me is Tokyo ghoul.It's a great series.

Submitted by cammmiloe on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 13:54

well, I a male, however, I really like romantic movies, by the way, have you seen perdona si te llamo armor, it is a Spanish movie, about a pretty girl and she is 17 years old, and in a strange way she meets a man, he is 40 years old, I know it is insane, but it is funny too. I also like comedy movies, my favorite actors are Jim carry and adam Sandler, oh and of course the gorgeous Jennifer Aniston, she is a really great actress, her favorite lines were in the series friends, she was very good in it, she met a funny man Ross, then of several seasons, they fell in love.

Submitted by RAPulido on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:14

I have seen Matrix, I think is very good because I like the work of the actors and how they represent the film.

Submitted by NCarboni on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 17:44

The lastra film that I liked a lot, was Joker! In my opinion is a type of film that there weren' t a lot in the last last year, it explains how is the modern mentality of people, very bad!

Submitted by Little_Dunpei on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:43

The last movie,that I saw, it was "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". I love this movie and its series but this film is my favourite among others. I saw backstage movie and some special effects are really amazing! Besides I love Hermione in Yule Ball scene she is too funny but also sad. I suggest Harry Potter series, films and book, for teens' new generation because they deserve much respect. o(〃^▽^〃)o
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Submitted by sakuracardcaptor on Wed, 12/25/2019 - 09:41

My favourite film is Cardcaptor Sakura. It's a Japanese anime series. It's about a primary school-girl called Sakura who discovers magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards; she must retrieve the cards to prevent catastrophe. It's thrill me a lot and Sakura is so cute!

Submitted by Thu on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:45

I was watching a film called "The Secret Life Of Pets 2", it's a cartoon, of course, pets also are a cartoon. It's about the pets that can talk, and the main characters are two brown dogs. These two boys are Max and Duke, and the owner has just had a son. One of 2 dogs-Max, at first he was afraid to live with the children, but the son of the owner is too cute. And then he realizes he was fall in love with him, and the baby needs to go to the kindergarten. Max very afraid about his safety, because in part 1, he was sawing the outside world is too dangerous. He started to become too outrageous until he met a brave dog. His name is Chicken, that's a funny scene. Duke told Chicken about the status of Max, so then he started training for Max. And in the end, Max let the baby go. There are many other funny scenes in this film. You guys can watch, too. That will be a great choice. ; >

Submitted by Wxllxam on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:33

My favourite film is "XOXO: Carpe Diem". I've seen for the first time two years ago. It's about a young DJ call Ethan, play by Graham Phillips, who have, at the last time, the chance to participate at one of the most important music festival in US. But all won't happen like it should. I won't tell you anymore about it but, if you like electronic or techno music, festival... I really recommend you this movie. That's not the best film I've seen but it made me feel many emotions. : )

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Submitted by maxamulet1000 on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:59

I have recently seen Polish film called "Kurier" what I can translate as Deliverer. This film is historical and is about Polish hero. Some scenes are violent but real.

Submitted by Mihael on Sun, 01/27/2019 - 17:21

I like watching anime movies, I don't know why but it seems so fun for me. There is one favourite film, it named Kimi No Nawa. The story is about romance between boy and girl. Their spirit confused in a starage way :v
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Submitted by Batgirl on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 18:35

My favorite movie is "Moonlight Kingdom". I love its vintage atmosphere and pleasant warm colors. It tells a story of two children, who run away from their families into the forest to spend time together. It is very interesting and quite funny to watch. There is also awesome music!
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Submitted by carrotilya on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:37

My favorite film is Harry Potter This film about Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Germinoma They studied in magic school Hogwarts This film has a lot of parts It is a good film.
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Submitted by Ken on Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:21

We went to an Arabic restaurant before seeing a Russian ballet movie. ʅ(´-ω-`)ʃ ..... so what??
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Submitted by bilko on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:42

The last film I saw is Black Panther. I think it's really good. I suggest everybody...(^_^)
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Submitted by tornado on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:20

I have seen a lot of films. In my opinion, "Interstellar " and "the perk of being a wallflower" are awesome.
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