Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is and has always been my all time favourite film. I first saw it when I was a kid, at Christmas time, and instantly fell in love with Edward. My mum made me an Edward Scissorhands cake for my 5th birthday (I was a weird kid). Tim Burton is a genius, and everything he sets his hand to is art. Couple him with Johnny Depp and it's undeniable. Edward Scissorhands is the typical fairytale story - beautiful girl with handsome, but brutish, boyfriend falls in love with gentle monster. Perceived as dangerous out of fear by people that refuse to look past his disfigurement. I would be surprised if anything ever knocks this one off my top spot.

Purple Rain

I have been a Prince fan since the first time my dad ever played me ''Raspberry Beret'. When I was at university, I worked as a stripper and used the stage name Darling Nikki, based purely on the scene in Purple Rain where he sings the song directed at his love interest, Apollonia. Purple Rain has an explosive soundtrack that makes the film what it is. How can you deny a movie made up of Prince's music?

Lost Boys

Because I'm a goth at heart, and always will be, there has to be a vampire movie in there. Lost Boys depicts the story of two brothers that move to Santa Carla, CA also known as the 'murder capital of the world'. The older brother, Michael, becomes infatuated with a girl who happens to be part of a coven of Vampires. Michael drinks blood and becomes a vampire... that is essentially the story. The Lost Boys is one of those movies that isn't actually that good but you can't help but love and watch over and over and over again. It's cheesy, it's got an amazing theme song, it's got Vampires, it's got a bleach blonde baby Kiefer Sutherland. It's all 'round amazing.

Marie Antoinette

I'm not going to lie, I probably love this movie most for the costumes and intricate details to styling. That and the pug puppy. I have had an obsession with visiting the Palace of Versailles ever since I saw this movie. It takes you through the life of Marie Antoinette (you don't say) famously known for coining the phrase "Let them eat cake" and probably one of the most misunderstood monarchs of all time. Married by proxy to the Dauphin of France at age 15, she was sent from Austria to France, alone. The movie follows the sheer loneliness of her life, and the mistakes she made as Queen. I loved this movie, it is as sweet as the candy coloured dresses and macaroons.

Little Shop Of Horrors

When I was a kid, I was baby Audrey 2 in the touring show of Little Shop Of Horrors, this led to a complete obsession with the movie. The quirky characters, alien cannibal plant and incredible soundtrack, make this one of the best musical movies I have ever seen. Seymour is a bespectacled orphan, taken in by Mr Mushnik, a florist on Skidrow. Unlucky in love, looks and pretty much everything else, he spends his days obsessing over the blonde shop assistant, Audrey. One day an alien plant from out of space appears, it attracts a lot of attention to the florist and to Seymour, he quickly discovers the plant needs human blood to survive, and he must feed it or all the attention (including Audrey's) will disappear. Now if that coupled with show tunes, doesn't draw you in, then who even are you?

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