Posted by US Card Code on July 08, 2017
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
With The House on its way into theaters, Will Ferrell fans are bound to have their love for the funnyman sparked again, and there’s no better way to do it than with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The uproarious combination of goofball humor and satire offers a clever take on the world of NASCAR and turns the sports flick formula on its head in a totally delightful way.
Before Kirsten Dunst was tackling the Southern Gothic in The Beguiled, she was dealing in more existential matters in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. The beautifully expansive film follows two sisters (Dunst and Trier’s muse Charlotte Gainsbourg) as they navigate their tumultuous relationship in the midst of a world-ending event. Visually stunning and bound to throw you into an existential crisis of your own, Melancholia is something to behold.
The First Wives Club (1996)
Starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton, this spin on the revenge comedy finds three spurned ex-wives reunited by the death of a close friend. Tired of being bogged down by the men who wronged them, they decide to get even. Packed with snappy one-liners and delightful performances, The First Wives Club will have you singing “You Don’t Own Me” all summer long. There’s truly never a bad time to watch this classic comedy, and if you’ve never seen it, you’re in for a treat.
A wild feat of storytelling, epic war film Braveheart stars Mel Gibson (who also directed the film!) as Scottish independence fighter William Wallace. The massive film follows Wallace and his comrades as they fight in the First War of Scottish Independence, and it’s truly gripping. Thought-provoking and unexpectedly moving, Braveheart is a sweeping, modern drama classic.
One of prolific director Woody Allen‘s first classics, Manhattan centers on a neurotic 40-something writer involved with a 17-year-old student. As if things weren’t complicated enough, he soon begins dating his best friend’s ex-mistress, and emotions on all fronts are thrown into a tailspin. Romantic, bittersweet, and beautifully directed, Manhattan is a prime example of why Allen is so acclaimed.