Think of five of your favorite movies. Don’t stop to think, just jot down the five that come to mind. These don’t have to be your top five of all time, just five movies that you remember you really liked. Then go to the cut to see what to do.
1. The Last Unicorn
One of the best animated films of all time. A unicorn discovers she is the last of her kind and goes on a quest to find out where her kin have gone. The journey is perilous, but she is aided by Schmendrick, a man who lives backwards, and Molly Grue, prickly without and warm within. In order to discover what happened to the other unicorns, she will have to change her very nature.
Anyone who likes romance and great dialogue should see this film NOW. Ten years ago, Jesse and Celine met up in Vienna and spent one incredible day together, promising to return and meet again. Circumstances conspired to keep them apart. When Jesse is at a bookstore in Paris, he bumps into Celine again. With only six hours to try and resolve what they left unfinished, Jesse and Celine walk around Paris, skirting ever closer to the memory of that day and how it changed both their lives.
3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Although Saruman has been defeated, Sauron's power is still increasing. While the remnants of the Fellowship prepare for war, Frodo, Sam and Gollum move closer and closer to Mordor, but Frodo's resistance against the Ring is weakening...
4. Sleepy Hollow
Tim Burton's creepy, elegant take on the Washington Irving tale. Constable Ichabod Crane, a believer in the science of deduction, is sent to the small village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of brutal murders. There is no motive and no murder weapon. The townsfolk claim that the murders are the work of a vengeful ghost. Ichabod will find his beliefs tested and his mind pushed to the limit before he finds out what is really haunting Sleepy Hollow.
Banished from heaven for all eternity, angels Bartleby and Loki are intrigued when they receive a newspaper article telling them about a loophole which will allow them to go home. Unfortunately, if they do that, they will end the world. Enter Bethany, a lapsed Catholic; Rufus, Jesus's only black disciple; Serendipity, a muse with writer's block; and Jay and Silent Bob. These are the five beings destined to stop the Apocalypse from happening. God help us.
Now look at the movies you selected and try to find the common thread. There is a common thread either in genre or themes or characters. What do you think this tells you about yourself?
Hmm, let's see. Genre-wise, the odd one one out is Before Sunset, since all the others involve fantasy in some way or another. I do think they are similar in characters, though. At least one character in all of these movies is on some kind of quest to find something, whether it be family or meaning or understanding. At least one of the characters in each movie is an idealist. Usually, they have to fight for their ideals against encroaching darkness (or indifference).
What does this say about me? I'm idealistic, romantic and I believe in fighting for my ideals. I also like to believe the world is stranger than it seems.