These are the movies that got me through lockdown in July:

The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Considering how high my expectations were for this film, it did pretty well. I enjoyed the unique, simple, funny plot and the characters were brilliant. I came to terms with the absurd nature of the story and I liked the strange style. Rating: 8/10

Grease (1978)

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I have seen this film multiple times already and I always enjoy it. This time I went to see it at a drive-in cinema so that made it a different experience. My favourite thing about this film is the incredible songs as they never fail to make me sing along. Rating: 9.5/10

Short Term 12 (2013)

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I'd heard good things about this film and it has a great cast of famous actors who were relatively unknown when this film came out (Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Kaitlyn Dever etc). Watching it, I was pleasantly surprised that it was gripping throughout and extremely emotional. The actors were brilliant and the story was compelling and sympathetic. Rating: 8.5/10

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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I was drawn to this film because of its stylish visuals and strong cast. I didn't know much about the story but found it really enjoyable due to the combination of humour, action, drama and political commentary. It was visually stunning and a pleasure to watch, despite some elements being a little too strange for my liking. Rating: 7.5/10

There Will Be Blood (2007)

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I had heard great things about this film so I knew I had to watch it. It was quite a slow burn but the acting was absolutely brilliant and there were some extremely tense moments that were portrayed so well. The cinematography was beautiful and it was a captivating watch. Rating: 8/10

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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As a fan of many other Scorsese films, I had high hopes for this one and it definitely met my expectations. I was concerned about if the film would keep me captivated for almost three hours but it did! It was funny, exciting and fascinating to see the inner-workings of a stock broker's life and it was done in a way that was easy to understand and very entertaining. Rating: 10/10

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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As a lover of great period dramas, I have been meaning to watch this film for a while. I'd also finished the book a few months ago- which I loved and this film was a great adaptation. The costumes and locations are beautiful and the love story is brilliantly portrayed. Rating: 8.5/10

Mean Girls (2004)

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I cannot count how many times I have watched this film. Every time I watch it, it makes me happy because it is just such a great film! The jokes are fantastic and the story is great. I will be watching this film over and over again because it is that good. Rating: 10/10

Wild Child (2008)

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I have loved this film for ages and I have watched it multiple times. It is such an underrated rom-com and I love how it focuses a lot on friendships rather than just romance. It is a little trashy but that is one of the reasons I love it so much. Rating: 9.5/10

Before Sunrise (1995)

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The concept of this film is fascinating because it all takes place over the course of about a day. I had heard very good things and it did meet my expectations. However, I feel it was a little slow in places but I enjoyed the romance and the simplicity of it all. Rating: 7.5/10

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