A couple of weeks ago I posted my top ten favorite classic movies, so this week I thought I would post my favorite modern movies set in the 1920s-1960s. I came up with nine favorites! Here they are in no particular order.
1. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
This film stars Cillian Murphy and is set in 1920s Ireland. I’ve always had an interest in Irish history, so I loved this film.
2. The Great Gatsby
I’ve said it before, but The Great Gatsby is my favorite book. I loved the way the new film adapted the book.
3. A Beautiful Mind
This is a lovely and intriguing movie dealing with the way the mind works. It’s very well made and inspiring.
4. Coco Chanel
This made for TV film goes through the life of Gabrielle Chanel, perhaps the most influential woman in the fashion world ever. While not totally accurate, it is still an enjoyable movie.
5. The King’s Speech
A superbly acted film with an encouraging story line and gorgeous soundtrack. I love this movie.
6. Call the Midwife
This is actually a television series, but I love it so much that I had to include it. This series goes through the lives and struggles of midwives in 1950s England.
This film is based on the true story of a group of German men who planned to assassinate Hitler.
8. The Help
Set in the south in the 1960s, this film is about a writer who secretly explores racism and prejudice in the south by talking to “The Help” in various local homes and recording their stories. Be prepared to cry.
9. Downton Abbey
A fantastic television drama that goes through the life of the Crawly family. I’m looking forward to series 4!