Birthday movies

Today is the day when I celebrate the joyous occasion of my Birth. Yes, today is y birthday and since I was a kid my parents like to make a big deal about it. I’m not big at parties but they always made something special like in 16th birthday my mom and I saw a movie marathon of Alfred Hitchcock, or last year when  my other parents organize a surprise party or one of my friends took me to watch “Tangled” in a movie theater just the 2 of us. This year haven’t be any different 2 nights ago my sister took me to Feist’s concert. So I will keep the party going with a list of Birthday movies. This list was hard because there is not much movies about birthdays, the one there are out there are or horror movies or about sixteen birthday.

10. New Moon (2009)

Written by Melissa Rosenberg. Directed by Chris Weitz

This is not a good movie, but God knows this is my totally guilty pleasure, they are not even good version of the myth of the vampire.  But I have to put it in the list because I cannot resist a vampire movie. After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella’s blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward’s sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits.

9. Liar Liar (1997)

Written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur. Directed by Tom Shadyac

Ok, who haven’t wish that a birthday wish came true no matter the after math, well this movie tell that in a funny way. Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his favorite young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son’s birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn’t tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie.

8. The Birthday (2004)

This is one of that low budget silly horror movies that you only watch on TV a Sunday afternoon. This one it is a weird film with weird cast but it is worth to see if you like B movies.  Norman, a young man very much in love with his girlfriend, attends her father’s birthday party, held in a hotel where a sect happens to be preparing for the birth of the god it worships.

7. The Birthday Paty (1968)

Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by William Friedkin

This is a very awesome movie based in a play of the Nobel Award winner Harold Pinter, and it is an example of Pinter’s Comedy menace. This movie is about a lodger in his late 30s named Stanley, who is staying at a seaside boarding house; he is visited by two unexpected additional guests, menacing and mysterious strangers, Goldberg  and McCann. Their neighbour, Lulu brings her a parcel, a boy’s toy drum presented to Stanley as his “birthday present.” Goldberg and McCann offer to host Stanley’s birthday party after Stanley’s landlady, Meg, tells them that it is Stanley’s birthday, although Stanley protests that it is really not his birthday. In the course of the party, Goldberg and McCann break Stanley down and ultimately take him away from the house purportedly to get medical attention in their car. The film ends after Meg’s husband Petey, a deckchair attendant, who did not attend the party because he was out playing cards, calls after Stanley, “Stan, don’t let them tell you what to do”; at the end, Meg, still somewhat hung over, is unaware that Stanley has been taken away, since Petey has not told her that, and tells him that she was “the belle of the ball.”

6. Festen (1998)

Written by Thomas Vinterberg and Mogen Rukovs. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

This film created under the rules of Dogma 95, tells the story of a Birthday Celebretaion you don’t want to be invited. The Father turns 60. His family, which is a big one of the kind, gathers to celebrate him on a castle. Everybody likes and respects the father deeply…or do they? The Youngest Son is trying to live up to The Father’s expectations. He is running a grill-bar in a dirty part of Copenhagen. The oldest son runs a restaurant in France, while the sister is a anthropologist. The older sister has recently committed suicide and the father asks the oldest son to say a few words about her, because he is afraid he will break into tears if he does it himself. The oldest son agrees without arguments. Actually he has already written two speeches. A yellow and a green one. By the table, he asks the father to pick a speech. The father chooses green. The oldest son announces that this is the Speech of Truth. Everybody laughs, except for the father who gets a nervous look on his face. For he knows that the oldest son is about to reveal the secret of why the oldest sister killed herself.

5. Logan’s Run (1976)

Written by David Zeelag Goodman. Directed by Michael Anderson.

This is one of the best birthday movies for those turning the dreaded 3-0, as it focuses on a future where that age is considered old. In fact, it’s considered old enough for the lives of the inhabitants of the futuristic, overpopulated world to be terminated. This action-packed sci-fi thriller may be considered cheesy by today’s standards, but it’s definitely one of the birthday movies here that will make you feel better about your big day, considering the fact you don’t have to worry about someone killing you because you’re a certain age.

4. Cat on the Hot thin roof  (1958)

Written by Tennessee Williams, Richard Brooks and James Poe. Directed by Richard Brooks

The movie is a classic film that had a lot difference with the play, because the film remove the homosexuality and revise the third act. A wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, unaware that he’s dying of cancer and disturbed by the strained and childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper, whose wife is about to bring forth another in the endless line of little “no-neck monsters,” celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family. Brick’s wife, Maggie, beautiful and desirable, tries unsuccessfully to coax her husband away from the bottle, while alternately enticing him and taunting him about his obsession with his deceased best friend and the guilt about their relationship. The seamy tensions reach a climax when the truth of Big Daddy’s health is revealed, and he and Brick manage to resolve their differences.

3. Company (2011)

Written by Stephen Sodheim and George Furth 

OK it’s my birthday so a musical must be on the list. And Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult problems through its music, so it’s the best way to celebrate my birthday. The plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot,Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby’s 35th birthday. This version was filmed on the Lincoln center on April although the movie is not as great as a theater live it’s a great movie to watch in your birhtday.

2. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Written ad Directed by  John Hughes

This is an amazing movie about getting your birthday wish came true. Samantha’s life is going downhill fast. The fifteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister’s getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duc Dong. But everything change when Jake Ryan the most popular guy in school start to wonder how his life with be if he choose her.

1. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Written by Clive Geronimi, Les Clark,  Eric Larson and Wolfgang Reitherman. Written by Erdam Peener,  Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright and Ralph Banta

An animated movie created by Disney. This movie is awesome because when you are kid you dream that your royal parents came to look for you and when this should be in your birthday. When a new princess is born to King Stefan & his wife, the entire kingdom rejoices. At a ceremony, three good fairies – Flora, Fauna & Merryweather – bestow gifts of magic on the child. But an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up, and because of a rude remark by Merryweather, she places a curse on the princess – that she will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poisoned spinning wheel. Merryweather tries to undo the damage by casting a spell that will allow the princess – named Aurora – to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. The fairies take Aurora to their cottage in the woods to keep her away from the eyes of Maleficent, and raise her as their own child, named Briar Rose. On her 16th birthday Aurora meets Prince Phillip, the son of a king whose own kingdom will soon merge with King Stefan’s – and falls in love. Maleficent manages to kidnap the Prince and her horrible prophecy is fulfilled when she tricks Aurora into touching a spinning wheel created by Maleficent herself! Realizing that the Prince is in trouble, the 3 good fairies head to Maleficent’s castle at the Forbidden Mountain, and spring the Prince loose. But the Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent’s army of brutes, and the power of Maleficent’s evil spells – which include a thorn forest as thick as weeds around King Stefan’s castle, and a fight against Maleficent when she turns herself into a dragon!


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