Admittedly, this article has a title which contains unforgivably bad grammar, but I’m going to move on from that and talk about the films. From ‘Gotta See Anyway’, I refer to rebelling against bad reviews or unstereotypical genres. These are the films that I believe your time will benefit from despite what many think. However, there may be some that you have seen good reviews about and they are popular. In which case, I consider the word ‘anyway’ to be a universal term and so ‘gotta see anyway’ just means you’ve got to see them. Right, now that I’ve got through that confusing introduction, I can get on with listing the films and expanding my opinions of why they are ‘gotta see’.

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
“As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.” source
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by David Yates.

I have to argue that this is one of the best cinematographically-based films ever made. Particularly on a cinema screen, the photography it consists of is always breath-taking and amazes me. We have seen both the books and the films develop as Harry, the main character, grew up and in my opinion, I think it made the series better as it went on. The visual impact in this film is absolutely fantastic and it is a must-see. If you haven’t seen the others, however, I do think that is a necessary requirement to understand what’s going on and create a bond with the main characters.

Maid of Honour
“A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.” source.
Starring Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan and Kevin McKidd. Directed by Paul Weiland.

Okay, it’s not your action and adventure film, but neither is it completely romantic and soppy. It is in the genre of Romantic Comedy and I think it was humorous. I put my hands up to any accusations that I have a bias on this movie due to the lead character being very good-looking. It perhaps isn’t a film that you would watch if you were in a thriller-story sort of mood. But if you fancy something lighter, but still well-made, funny and very cute, then I definitely think this is worth your time.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
“After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.” source.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Gavin Hood.

There was a lot of debate concerning whether this was a good film or not. If you don’t know already, it is a prequel to the previous 3 films of X-men and tells the story of Wolverine. I watched it as the first X-men film I ever saw and I still enjoyed it thoroughly. So there is no problem with joining X-men here to watch others later. I think that it was action-packed and kept you interested throughout, but some argue that it could have been a lot better and cleverer. I, however, still think it’s one to see.

Whale Rider
“A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.” source.
Starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene and Vicky Haughton. Directed by Niki Caro.

A beautifully moving story. It was the first film that got me streaming down with tears. You really get involved in the story and feel for the girl. The photography is also quite impressive and for such a simplistic story line, it portrays it fantastically. Take some tissues, but do watch it!

My Sister’s Keeper
“Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.” source.
Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Nick Cassavetes.

This film raises many ethical and moral issues within its storyline. It is extremely sad and very moving. It’s told from a different point of view to the usual tale of illness and tragedy, which is one of the reasons why it is so cleverly-made. You get an idea to the feelings of the characters and it provokes deep thoughts after you’ve finished watching and during. If you rarely get the time to watch films, then I recommend you choose this one when you do. It is brilliant.

So they are your ‘Gotta See Anyway’ films. I really do think you should watch them when you get the chance. They will be totally worth it. I’d just like to finish by saying that credit for information and descriptions goes to IMDB.com and I take no credit for the icons either. Their image addresses tell you where they came from. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you’ve got some ideas of what to watch now.

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