Its the first day of fall also this day 3 years ago I was on my way to my First Trip in Paris,France, to my mandatory sojourn to the City of Light & Love(every cultured American is required to go) If you stay on Instagram or your preferred blog it might appear as if "Everyone" has been to Paris. But its simply not true. In fact I could name 50 people I currently know that have never been to Paris and would love to go but can't afford it. Millions of Americans haven't been to Paris despite years of Hollywood films telling us we "must" go. I hate the current state of Hollywood, but there are some films that have been made that give us a family friendly moving picture of Paris. I am purposely leaving out any film by Godard or Tati due to the fact that the majority if not all of their films feature questionable content, even "Breathless" which has mature dialogue realized only when you read the subtitles and Truffaut's 400 Blows is boring to me, maybe when I'm older I'll be able to watch the film without falling asleep 20 min in. Anyhow here are my favorite films about Paris, perhaps they will become yours too. Also watch my shorts about my sojourn 3 years ago here if you have absolutely nothing else to do xoxo
Le Ballon Rouge
Actually watch this film don't check your phone for 30 min and focus on the beauty of this film, the red balloon will forever be one of my favorite movies about old world Paris. Find it on Ebay for cheap or you might be able to find on YouTube before it gets deleted.
I have this movie on DVD and its scratched up because I've literally watched it over 100 times over the past few years after going to the theater to see it two time when it came out. I just love the story, and because of this film it is now Mandatory I splurge on a week at the Hotel De Paris sometime in the future when the time is right. Caveat Emptor: It has one curse word which I mute right after they finish running down the Eiffel Tower and missing their tour bus. Also Luke Bracey and Pierre Boulanger are the male leads, so you know...
A beautiful film featuring Audrey Hepburn having a Glow Up moment, and Fred Astaire taking some of the most beautiful photos ever and the dance scene in the Cafe is something I can get behind.
The original Sabrina features Audrey Hepburn as the lead, but I'm in love with this 90's remake. Usually remakes suk but this is a beautiful film and I watch it a least once a month. It also features every one's favorite city NYC and tres handsome younger Greg Kinnear.
The Last Time I Saw Paris
This is the First film about Paris I fell in love with. I found it in the $5 bin at Walmart and have watched it 100 times since. Its a beautiful heartbreaking story. I would love to see a modern day remake without any immorality or cursing if possible please. Elizabeth Taylor is stunning in this and Van Johnson makes me rethink my feelings about Gingers, he's the best husband ever in this until he gets pissed and accidentally locks her out at the end of the film. Someone uploaded the whole film to YouTube. So make yourself a Mocha Almond Breeze Latte, get some Croissants and watch it here, in fact do that before watching any of these movies.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
I've talked about this film before, its not set in Paris but it is set in France. There's a point at which Paris becomes a character and yeah I just can't get enough of the beauty of this film.
Passport to Paris
I love Mary Kate & Ashley still & I don't care how cringe it is, This film is still so sick to my 10 year old self.
Paris Wine & Romance
My favorite movie Hallmark Channel has ever made and that's saying a lot because I love Hallmark Channel films. The helicopter shots of Paris are beautiful and the story line is awesome too and yes its actually PG and beautifully shot.
Dear Paris, I Love You, Always have always will. - Jonetia, CEO of