May 13, 2017

Bailey Rydell's Recommended Films from Alex, Approximately

If you've read Alex, Approximately, you know the main characters, Bailey and "Alex" are major film geeks. They love movies, and it's how they bonded. As I was rereading Alex, Approximately on its release day, I decided to make a list of every movie quoted at the beginning of a chapter and other movies Bailey herself directly references. So if you're wondering what movies Bailey Rydell recommends you watch, I've got a list for you (I should note that I haven't seen most of these movies, so they don't necessarily have my stamp of approval).

Quoted Movies

~North by Northwest (1959) twice

~Pitch Perfect (2012)
~Mean Girls (2004)
~Easy A (2010)
~The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
~Chinatown (1974)
~Jaws (1975)
~Clueless (1995)

~The Maltese Falcon (1941)

~Some Like It Hot (1959)
~Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
~Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
~From Here to Eternity (1953)
~Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
~Sid and Nancy (1986)
~Young Frankenstein (1974)
~Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
~Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
~10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
~Sabrina (1954)
~The Big Lebowski (1998)
~The Force Awakens (2015)
~Roman Holiday (1953)
~The Wizard of Oz (1939)
~The Philadelphia Story (1940)
~Pulp Fiction (1994)

~You've Got Mail (1998)

Referenced Films

~Roman Holiday (1953) twice
~Bringing Up Baby (1938) twice
~Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
~Dr. Strangelove (1964)
~Young Frankenstein (1974)
~Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
~The Philadelphia Story (1940) twice
~The Awful Truth (1937)
~His Girl Friday (1940)
~My Favorite Wife (1940)
~Deliverance (1972)
~Blazing Saddles (1974)
~Carrie (1976)
~Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) twice
~Star Wars (1977) 
~Citizen Kane (1941)
~Key Largo (1948)
~The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

So if you've been looking for some movies to watch, you might want to check these out.

What are some of your favorite movies? 

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