Movies to Watch!
Watching English movies and TV shows - even with the subtitles - is a great way to practice English and get used to listening to native speakers! The list below shows some of EnglishCorner.ME's favorite movies!
Temple Grandin (2010)
Not speaking until age four, autistic and easily spooked, ridiculed, misunderstood, terrified, and able to only eat jello and yogurt, it captures triumph over challenge, turning every obstacle into a doorway to her dreams, a true saga of an indomitable spirit who believes in herself and thus cannot be squelched.
Yes Man (2008)
Depressed and reclusive, compulsively saying "No" to life, friends, love and happiness, shifts when deciding to say "Yes" to anything and everything. Unexpected joy and hilarity result.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
A true story of an incorrigible youth who uses his brilliance for crime. Uncannily charming, adept at impersonations, ambitious and creative,
relentless and competitive, his millions evaporate and land him in jail. Destitute and bored, he finds a new career in catching forgers.
Harvey Milk loudly and boldly proclaimed gay rights to the point of becoming the first elected official in California to be openly-gay. Excellent acting captures this poignant man who cared so much about ideals and humanity that he sacrificed his life to prove his point. While this true story is sad, it leaves you feeling good and knowing that a few brave people can change the world.
The Notebook (2004)
Young love that lasts a lifetime and endures abandonment, betrayal, maturity and senility. It might not be true, but we want it to be. And the writing and the acting make it seem believable.
We Are Marshall (2006)
A true story of rebuilding after catastrophe. Where fortitude makes up for aptitude and experience. Where giving up is not an option, and doing your best means more than winning.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
An action thriller well-acted and tightly written with a surprise ending.
House, M.D. (TV Series 2004-2012)
A maverick doctor does whatever it takes to save patients, and pisses off most people with his curmudgeon antics. The writing, acting and storyline are excellent, and oddly enough, the doctor makes the show and is the one you love/hate. Curmudgeon witty definition: