Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Movie Nights? You Need These Things

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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the idea for this movie night essential post was sparked by Pure Flix, who are now offering a 1-month free subscription. i love movie nights (or movie days?). whenever i'm not reading, you could find me in front of my laptop, watching movies. anyway, without further ado, here's my movie night essentials!

an actually GOOD movies

imagine that you already prepared everything for a movie night and then you start watching the movie, but not even an hour later, you're feeling bored/confused/not enjoying the movie at all. not so great, right? which is why when i actually want to have a movie night, i usually choose something i know i'd enjoy, either it's an old favorite that i haven't watch in a long time or highly anticipated movie. i'd hate to be disappointed!

comforter + socks
okay since i live in indonesia (which is a tropical country), i actually don't need these things because it's not that cold. but comforter and socks are still on my necessary lists when having a movie night because they're so comfy! and comfy beats heat any times 😏

snacks aren't actually essentials since it depends on my mood (read : whether i'm too lazy to prepare
for it or not), but i have to agree that snacks make movie night much better, so if you're not lazy like me, you definitely should have it.

candles are actually a newest addition to my movie night essentials. i first know about them from (where else?) bookstagram and i'm slightly obsessed. it's so soothing and definitely makes movie nights better!

now, this part is actually optional. sometimes, i prefer watching movie alone, but most of the times, movie night is better with companies. you can laugh together at whatever silly things the characters do, and you can cry together when someone died. so go ask your friend/girlfriend/boyfriend/parents/siblings/dog/cats to watch movie together!

movie recs!

in addition to movie night essentials, i'll give you recs about some of my favorite movies! i'm no expert in movie or anything, so these are just for fun 😊

if you're in the mood of...
fantasy/adventure : harry potter (i'm almost sure everyone has watched this but you can never know), fantastic beasts, pirates of the caribbean 1-5, any star-wars-related movie

comedy/chick flick : mean girls, bride wars, the other woman, 10 things i hate about you, the proposal, 27 dresses, the devil wears prada

sad movie : a walk to remember (i legit cried a thousand times while watching this), my sister's keeper, hachi : a dog's tale

classic retelling : pride and prejudice (2005), great expectations (2012), anna karenina (2012), sense & sensibility (1995), alice in wonderland (2010)

now let's talk about your movie essentials! what do you need when you plan to have a movie night? also recommend me some of you favorite movies 😁


  1. I always need popcorn or ice cream and blankets! One of my favourite cute movies is The DUFF! Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

    xx Anisha @ Sprinkled Pages

  2. I always need popcorn, candles, comfy clothes, and lots of pillows! I'll always recommend Austenland! It's H I L A R I O U S and I can never watch it enough =D

  3. THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL POST!! Movie nights are my favourite thing ever, and I absolutely love all the things you included. Candles and socks and snacks are definitely essential ;)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. I've been curious about Pureflix---you'll have to tell us how you like it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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