Hello, Lovely Readers!
This Saturday I have some movie recommendations for you. I enjoy watching a good movie, but it’s so hard to find ones that are both clean and brilliant.
Here are a few girly ones that I’ve discovered over the years. Clean. Fun. Captivating.
Good for a girl’s night – to giggle and smile and sigh. 🙂 I watched most of these with sisters or girl friends, and we all enjoyed!
The poster and dvd cover for the Princess Cut movie, created by Nike graphic designer Mike Hodder.
This movie is about a modern-day girl named Grace who longs for a lasting and satisfying romance. Homey and sweet, this movie is both encouraging and fun.
“A lifelong Carolina farm girl, now in her early 20’s, Grace has dreamed all her life of the day when “Mr. Right” slips a Princess Cut diamond on her finger and swears to love her forever. Tonight may be that night as Stewart has something special planned after 15 months together! But when things don’t go as planned, and romance crashes down around her, it launches her on a quest, aided by her father, to understand what it means to truly love another person. Will Grace finally discover love or ruin her chances for happiness forever?” ~ IMDb.com Paul Munger
Another film based on the classic Regency romance by Jane Austen. It follows Elizabeth Bennett and her four sisters as they attend balls, meet dashing gentlemen (whom their mother promptly tries to marry them off to), and generally be average girls. -Only in the Regency era. The imagery this movie is breathtaking. The costumes, beautiful. The acting, superb. The emotion, deep.
“Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?” ~ IMDb.com Rosetherese33 – Rated: PG –
This is probably my second favorite Jane Austen movie. It focuses mostly on sisters Elinor and Marianne, as they are forced from their home (by their brother, who has inherited) along with their mother and younger sister, Margaret. As they face this new chapter of life, both young women experience love and respond to it differently. These movies are just so perfectly girly. And they’re historical, which I adore (especially the Regency era, as a matter of fact). So fun; with bits to ponder as well.
“When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and their three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery John Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried.” ~ IMDb.com Kathy Li – Rated: PG –
Note: The 2008 version of Sense and Sensibility is also amazing. However, it does have an inappropriate (and unnecessary) scene at the very beginning. If you’re aware of that, you can easily skip it before everyone settles down for the movie.
This movie is based on a true story, I believe, about a postulant (in this case, a woman in the process of becoming a nun) in 1930’s Austria. Though, to be honest, I’m not always a fan of musicals, this one swept me off my feet. The history, characters, romance, and action were fantastic!
“In 1930’s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain’s wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. […] Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.” ~ IMDb.com LOTUS73 – Rated: G –
Based on the historical book series, Love Comes Softly, by Janette Oke, this movie is about a young widow who lost her husband after traveling west, and how she meets Clark Davis and his daughter, Missie. Truly a heartwarming historical romance movie. I’ve watched it both with girl friends, and my entire family!
“A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800’s suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?” ~ IMDb.com KLange – Rated: PG –
Following Clark Davis’s daughter, Missie through life and love, this is probably my favorite movie of the whole series. I adored the sweet romance and beautiful story.
“In this Janette Oke sequel to “Love Comes Softly,” the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When Missie encounters Grant, a handsome New England railroad executive, she feels as though shes met a hero from one of her novels. But their courtship is complicated by the appearance of Nate, a mysterious young man who helps Missie’s family in a time of need. Torn between two worlds, Missie finds herself at a crossroads, forced to choose between the love of two very different men and two very different futures.” ~ IMDb.com – Rated: PG –
This movie is about Willie and Missie as they head west for a new life. There are trials & dangers joys, friendships, and lessons learned along the way. This one has some an action/adventure feel, as well as sweetness.
“Missie’s surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie’s parents. Now, caught between the excitement of the new adventure and the pain of not knowing when she’ll see her family again, Missie copes with the challenges, and cherishes the rewards, of her new homestead.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous – Rated: PG –
Based on bestselling author, Beverly Lewis’s Amish-fiction, it’s a bittersweet and intriguing story, leaving you eagerly awaiting the next film installment.
“Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence – until a mysterious “Englisher” comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous
The exciting sequel to The Shunning. Deception, romance, and mysteries. It ends with a dreadful cliffhanger, and I am still waiting to watch The Reckoning so I can find out what happens next!
“Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, “The Confession” is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity – only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the “Englisher” mother who gave her up to adoption 20 years earlier.” ~ IMDb.com Brian Bird
Note: They do change actors/actresses a lot in this series, which is quite frustrating. But I still think they’re worth watching!
Based on the lovely books by L.M. Montgomery, and loved by many! Ah, it’s just such a classic. Heart-wrenching, humorous, interesting, and sweet, this movie tells a tale of life, love, and kindred spirits. I have happy memories of watching this with family and friends.
“An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.” ~ IMDb.com Kenneth Chrisholm – Rated: G –
The lovely sequel to Anne of Green Gables, in which Anne is grown up and headed off to be a teacher. Amidst trials and misbehaving students, she writes stories and discovers where her heart truly lies. Quite enjoyed this one as well!
“Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerent family determined to make her life miserable.” IMDb.com Kenneth Chrisholm
Note: I think I remember mild language and a gruesome story being briefly told.
A lovely and passionate tale set during 1700’s England, and inspired by a true story. It was intriguing, heartfelt, and romantic. I watched it along with my aunt and cousin, and simply loved it.
“The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.” ~ IMDb.com Fox Searchlight Pictures – Rated: PG –
A fairy tale at its finest. Gorgeous and romantic, this film had my heart sighing. It was so beautiful; utterly captivating. The character of Cinderella was especially sweet and gentle. I watched this movie in theaters with three of my younger sisters, and I think it awoke the princess in all of us. I excitedly await more live-action fairy tales from Disney.
“A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant stepdaughter who is abused by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters after her father died. Forced to be a servant in her own house, through it all she did not let anything or anyone crush her spirit. Then one day, she meets a dashing stranger in the woods.” ~ IMDb.com gmorato – Rated: PG –
This is another Regency drama that simply delights girls like myself and my sisters. Something about the historical setting and the proper romances is fun and satisfying.
“The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous – Rated: PG –
So what do you think? Is it time for girl’s movie night with friends and sisters? I think so!
Have you watched any of these listed above? What are some of your favorite girly movies?