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Persephone Movie Club Voting

Wow! We got a lot of suggestions for movies to watch and discuss!

Now it’s time to vote for our favorites. Since we had so many suggestions in the comments on Monday (plus a few of my own or that I crowdsourced from Facebook to ensure we included more WOC and LGBTQ characters), y’all can vote for up to 10 in the comments. All links are to the IMDB pages of the films; hopefully I’ve selected the right versions if there are more than one with the same title. Voting will be open all weekend and I’ll announce the winner and first discussion dates next week. Also, let me know how often you’d like to meet. I was initially thinking once a month, but there are so many good suggestions here that if people are willing, we could try to meet more frequently. I didn’t have time to check the availability of all of these on Netflix/Amazon Instant, but before choosing what we’ll watch I’ll make sure they’re on at least one of those, preferably both. Now the hard part – picking just 10!

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Pick good ones so we'll all be this happy!


The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
All About Eve
Annie Hall
The Artist
Baby Boom
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Beauty Shop
Bend It Like Beckham
Billy Elliot
Boys Don’t Cry
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Brown Sugar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
But I’m a Cheerleader
Calendar Girls
Chasing Amy
Chutney Popcorn
Dangerous Liaisons
The Dark Crystal
Death at a Funeral (UK)
Death at a Funeral (US)
Death Proof
The Descent
Dial M for Murder
Empire Records
Farewell My Concubine
The First Wives Club
Flowers of Shanghai
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Hairspray (John Waters)
Heavenly Creatures
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
High Fidelity
The History Boys
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Hunt for Red October
I Heart Huckabees
Imitation of Life (Claudette Colbert)
Imitation of Life (Lana Turner)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Jane Eyre
Jump Ashin!
Just One of the Guys
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Keeping Mum
Kinky Boots
Kissing Jessica Stein
The Last Unicorn
The Lady Eve
Leading Ladies
A League of Their Own
A Little Princess
Love and Basketball
Maria Full of Grace
Mean Girls
Mississippi Masala
Mulholland Dr.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Philadelphia Story
The Polar Bear King
Pretty in Pink
The Princess and the Frog
Princess Mononoke
Pump up the Volume
Real Women Have Curves
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Roman Holiday
Saving Face
Say Anything
Sense and Sensibility
Sister Act
Sixteen Candles
Something New
Something’s Gotta Give
Spirited Away
The Station Agent
Steel Magnolias
The Sting
Sugar & Spice
Tokyo Godfathers
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Wet Hot American Summer
Whale Rider
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Where the Heart Is
Whip It
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
Winter’s Bone
The Women
Wuthering Heights
Y Tu Mamá También

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

27 replies on “Persephone Movie Club Voting”

No one nominated Fried Green Tomatoes?  *insert shocked gasp*

Well, I’m adding it to my list of ten. So there.

1. Fried Green Tomatoes
2. All About Eve
3. Princess Bride
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. Farewell Concubine
6. The History Boys
7.  Mulholland Drive
8.  Billy Elliott
9.  Sense & Sensibility
(And I’m adding as a tenth another movie not listed:  “Truly Madly Deeply” Mostest. Favoritest. Movie. Ever.

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