With another Bank Holiday on the horizon we’ve been thinking about things to do. Hopefully, it’ll be sunny. Though, if it is a bit gloomy, or you want to curl up with a good film, I’ve suggested some bank holiday movies here to inspire you. Some aren’t so new, but all are very worth watching – even if it is for the gazillionth time.

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May Bank Holiday Movies: 4 To Watch

1. Selma – 2014

The 2014 film about discrimination; and how Martin Luther King and his followers won the right for all to vote in 1965. As you might expect, there are some tough-to-watch scenes, but they’re what gives the film real grit and authenticity.

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2. Moonlight – 2016

A film full of surprises – what I loved most about it. Moonlight follows the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Love, support, and community are key themes throughout the easy-to-watch story. And the heart-warming, somewhat unexpected, ending is what really makes it.

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3. Ghandi – 1982

Heads up: this one’s three hours long! Ben Kingsley (arguably better known for Schindler’s List and Sexy Beast) stars in this biographical drama, which charts the major events in Ghandi’s life. It’s one of those films you should watch but never get ’round to – so a Bank Holiday is the perfect opportunity.

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4. Annie Hall – 1977

This old classic is one I return to time and time again. It’s my go-to when I can’t find anything to watch. I’ll never tire of it. Other classics you could try are Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Goonies, Wizard of Oz. Go with something you love and enjoy every minute of indulging in it.

From June: Watch Classics Under the Stars @ Luna Open Air Cinema

I spotted this website earlier in the year and thought it was great as it has listings across the UK – not just London. And there are plenty of options for families too. The open-air screenings run from June right to October so there’s plenty of time to see something. Labyrinth under a star-lit sky anyone?

In case you missed it, there’s some more inspiration in my last post on movies here. Or if you’ve some good recommendations too, let us know – we’d love to hear from you.

 

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