7 Movies I'll ALWAYS Recommend//(most of them are animated)

by - July 19, 2019

(I won't be replying to comments on this post for a little while, because it's an AT REALM MAKERS POST!!!!!! I am at Realm Makers right this very minute and (hopefully, lol) having the time of my life, so I'll catch up with your comments when I get back!!!! Hope you enjoy in the meantime ^_^)

I'm a movie buff. I haven't seen a tooooonnnnn of movies, at least not compared to most people who have said they're movie buffs, but those I have seen, I am fiercely loyal about. Today, I'll be bringing you a list, not of my personal top movies, but of the seven that I will always recommend with 0 qualms. (Okay, some of them aren't appropriate for VERY small children, but I'm keeping it light and easy today so if you're reading this post you should be able to handle everything on the list xD)

Without further ado: THE LIST.

Amazing Grace


"God has laid upon my heart two great objects: the abolition of the slave trade and the reformation of society." ~William Wilberforce
Let's just get this one out of the way right up front. You're not surprised by this at all, I'm sure--if you've been following me for any length of time, you know that this is my favorite movie of all time. Amazing Grace is the story of William Wilberforce and his fight to end slavery in England back in the early 1800s, and it's so powerful. With God's help and some serious conviction, he was able to bring that evil to an end--WITHOUT a war, like in the US. Also he and Barbara Spooner are absolutely my OTP, the acting is spot-on, the costumes are amazing, Thomas Clarkson is hilariously tragic, and Fox is just the best. If you haven't seen this one yet, what are you waiting for? *taps fingers and stares at you impatiently* GO SEE IT!!!!!!!

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie (2014) One Sheet Movie Poster
"Okay, I think I got it, but just in case...tell me the whole thing again, I wasn't listening." ~Emmett
This one, y'all. It's not just for kids. It's hilariously funny and I notice new things every time I watch it. I'll never get over my love for this movie--I laugh, I cry, and I still remember watching it in the theater and being enthralled even though I'd seen it before that free-movie time. The animation is beautiful. The quotes are fantastic. You can watch it with your younger siblings. The messages are great. I have literally nothing bad to say about this one.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015) PG | What to Watch.
"Have courage, and be kind." ~Ella's mother
I grew up on the old animated Disney Cinderella, and I know a million people have a million different opinions on the new one. But I love it. The messages, the sweet heroine, and KIIIIIITTTTTT. (I have never in my life seen a Disney prince who I've actually liked or thought was handsome. BUT KIT. That boy is SMOKIN'.) In a day and age where "strong female lead" or "damsel in distress" are seen as the only options for girls in fiction, Ella is so refreshing, because it's her kindness and sweetness that makes her strong. *slams fist on the table* GIVE ME MORE GIRLS LIKE THIS!

Curious George (2005) 

Curious George [Blu-ray] [2006]
"And you! You hired a monkey to paint your apartment. How do you sleep at night?" ~Ted
Fun fact: when I was three, this was the first movie I went to see in the theater, and it scared me so badly we actually had to walk out. I was wimpy about movies even back then xD But I've gotten better, don't worry. MUCH better. I now watch this movie ad nauseam and quote it at least once a day. WILL FERRELL and Dick Van Dyke, people. And the most adorable version of Curious George that has ever graced the silver screen. This movie is a blessing.

The Lord of the Rings

Wallpaper for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001)
"All we can do is decide what to do with the time that is given us." ~Gandalf
Obviously this is one that you're not going to want to watch with small children, but I rest my case that it is possibly one of the single best movies EVER MADE. There is nothing you can say that will ever, ever change my mind on that. The Return of the King in particular is the most beautiful and sweeping piece of cinematic storytelling I can think of. You can keep your Game of Thrones and your Amazon remakes. Nothing--and I mean nothing--can ever outdo Peter Jackson's original epic series. Does it have some issues? Sure. Does it deviate from the books? Absolutely! But honestly...I don't want to focus on that. There's enough bashing of these movies that goes on. They're so good--even if you're a book fan, you should give them the appreciation they deserve.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride (1987), Directed by Rob Reiner One of my favorites since I was a kid. Great movie for girls but not too girly that boys can watch it too.
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." ~The Dread Pirate Roberts
I could go on and on about how funny this movie is and how great the quotes are, but for the moment, let's just get this out of the way: NOTHING CAN OUTDO THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN TERMS OF QUOTES. It's snappy, it's witty, it's hilarious, and you can utilize the quotes in nearly any situation. JUST SO GOOD OKAY. Watch it, if you haven't. 

Pilgrim's Progress: Journey to Heaven (2008)

Pilgrim's Progress: Journey To Heaven
"Just run! And don't look back."~Evangelist
The book version of Pilgrim's Progress was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I did, in fact, own an unedited version of the original King James language story, and that may be part of the reason why I was such an advanced reader in elementary school. I had several other versions of the story, but this movie is one of my favorite versions. If you want to see a wonderful depiction of the difficulty in the Christian walk and the pain that every follower of Christ must endure, as well as the joy and relief we face in knowing Jesus, you need to watch this movie. It's absolutely terrific.

That's my list! What would you guys say are your top recommendable movies? Do you agree with my assessments and have you seen this version of Pilgrim's Progress? Chat with me in the comments!!!! 

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  1. AND WHERE Did you put How To Train Your Dragon????

    jk jk I need to watch the Lego Movie still *hides* HOPE YOU ARE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE but most likely you'll see this and I'll already know. And you'll already know my dissatisfaction of the absense of HTTYD. Because we are brain twins and I have to bug you all the time. 😏😏😏

    ANYWAY, Great post. :D

    1. Right? Like how is HTTYD not a part of this list? There is absolutely nothing bad about that movie and it’s first sequel.

    2. I'm sowwy! HTTYD was a recent watch for me and I'm afraid I never became as obsessed with it as y'all.


  2. Oh my gosh, have a wonderful time at Realm Makers!!

    As for your list, it is AWESOME. I so agree with the Cinderella 2015, and Princess Bride (YES). None of the others I've really seen, though LOTR and Amazing Grace are on my to-watch list.

    And I can so relate to being wimpy for movies as a little kid...I really can. I used to scream and cry and hide, they were so traumatic. Poor little Catherine couldn't tell the difference between real and fiction yet.

    1. Thanks! It was fantastic.

      Yes!!!! They're such good movies. You definitely need to watch LOTR and Amazing Grace--both such works of art <3


  3. First off, I hope you are having an AMAZING time at Realm Makers!

    Second, YES!!!!! YES, YES, YES, YES!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!!!! I have seen all of these (okay, except Pilgrim's Process: Journey to Heaven, and TTT and RotK, but I'm workin' on it). Amazing Grace and Cinderella are two of my top favorite movies of all time!! I always bawl my eyes out because they are so beautiful! I didn't think that I would like The LEGO Movie, but the animation was awesome, and it was so sweet and funny. I can't even tell you how many times I've watched Curious George (that paint scene XD) and The Princess Bride (THE QUOTES), but it is a lot. Great list! (Sorry that this comment is a mess).

    1. I did!!!!!!

      YES!!!!! They're all amazing and you absolutely need to watch them <3 And this comment isn't a mess at all!!!!! It's beautiful <3 Thank you for reading!

  4. Hope you have an awesome time at Realm Makers!

    I love the Lego Movie, and Cinderella--they're both so awesome! I'll have to check out Amazing Grace; it sounds like something I would enjoy. :)

    1. Thanks!

      I think everyone should see Amazing Grace, not gonna lie xD

  5. I love the Lego Movie and Princesses Bride! So good! :) Also the Lego Batman movie is really good. Have you seen it?


    1. They are! And yes, I did! That one doesn't make my top list but it's still SO SO SO GOOD.

  6. Have a great time at RM!

    Princess Bride, LOTR, Amazing Grace, and Cinderella are sooooo good!

    Let's see... my list would also include Ladyhawke, Secondhand Lions, The Neverending Story, the Original Trilogy Star Wars, Sandy Bottom Orchestra, My Fair Lady, Sky High, Tangled, and The Greatest Showman. And probably a lot more. I love rather a lot of movies.

    1. Thank you, Jenelle!


      Ooh, I need to watch so many of these *cries* But Greatest Showman and Tangled are fantastic!!!!

  7. CURIOUS GEORGE IS JUST ABOUT THE BEST MOVIE ON THIS EARTH AND I LOVE IT SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!! Sometimes I almost cry thinking about it - that's how much I love it. :')

    Um, so I'm pretty sure I'm the ONLY person who doesn't think Kit is handsome. At all. I found him pretty cringey in general, not gonna lie... *hides*

    YES YES YES to EVERYTHING you said about LotR, especially Return of the King!!!! *clutches heart*

    Great post and have a BEAUTIFUL time at RM!! <333

    1. OH MY WORD I DIDN"T KNOW YOU LOVED IT THAT MUCH *cries* It's so good, my word.

      Oh wow, really? XD I loved him. But that's okay! I feel that way about most guys in movies, if we're being honest....

      *dies from feels*

      THANK YOU BABY <33333

  8. Have a wonderful time at Realm Makers!!

    AND YESSS!!! Amazing Grace, Cinderella, and LotR are some of the BEST movies ever made!!

  9. Amazing Grace and The Lego Movie are amazing films, both! I remember using Amazing Grace in school-- although I forget what the project was-- and the Lego Movie is one of the films I love watching with lil bro.

    I hope you enjoy(ed) Realm Makers! I look forward to hearing what you thought of it!

    1. Oh my goodness, that's amazing and I would have LOVED to do a school project on that movie <3

      Thanks! Recap coming soon ^_^

  10. *me reading this list* Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. ALL OF THESE ARE AMAZINGNESS. <333
    Also, have an absolute blast at Realm Makers!!! I hope you have an utterly amazing time. :-D <33

  11. Okay but WHAT happened in that Curious George movie that scared you?? xD

    YESSS CINDERELLA. THE PRINCESS BRIDE. LORD. OF. THE. RINGS. SO much goodness in all of those. :D For some reason I always forget about The Princess Bride when I'm thinking about my favorite movies but it's just the best. So fun and hysterical.

    I would have to add Tangled to my list... it's definitely one of my favorite movies. Also, another one that I more recently grew to appreciate, is Tuck Everlasting. It's so hauntingly magical and if you haven't seen it, you really just should go watch it. *shrugs*


    1. I don't even know! I kind of think it was the Russian doorman?

      YES YES YES. I forget about it too but it's such a fantastic and funny movie.

      Tangled is amazing. And yeah, I haven't seen that one! I need to, though.

  12. This list is awesome XD This is hilarious, I have been thinking about writing about my fave movies on my blog. I guess great minds think alike. I haven't seen Amazing Grace yet. Or Pilgrim's Progress, but I've been all the others.

    THE LEGO MOVIE XD XD XD That quote... Emmett. All of it that's me XD

    Ugh Curious George, hello nostalgia XD


    1. YOU SHOOOOUUUUULD. And yeah, they're such wonderful movies. (let me guess, that post will be entirely POTC, eh? xD You should just make that list of movies that you and I are going to watch when we meet up as a post on your blog, tbh.)

      YES. <3


  13. Okay so...shamefully I still haven't seen Amazing Grace? *ducks and hides* I KNOW, I KNOW. I will watch it one day. I WILL! I've never seen the Curious George movie either but it looks ADORABLE. And...I don't think I've even heard of that Pilgrim's Progress movie. o.o It sounds so interesting though!

    BUT ALL THE OTHERS. The Lego Movie, Cinderella, LotR (!!!), The Princess Bride! YES YES YES YES YES YESSSSS. Some of my most favorite movies of EVER. 10000000000% agree!

    I loved the idea of this post! Flailing about movies is the best. Thank you for sharing your recs! :D

    1. YOU HAVE TO SEE ALL THREE OF THEM <3 They're so good. My favorites <3


      You're so welcome! Thank YOU for reading.

  14. I think I've actually seen all of these ... that's a first for me ; p LOVE ANIMATED MOVIES!!!


    1. That's awesome! I love animated movies too, they're just the best.

  15. You have great taste! Amazing Grace and LOTR are both so good!


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