Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Lilo & Stitch
He's coming to our galaxy.
A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize her new best friend is a wacky alien created by mad scientist Dr. Jumba.
Few Disney films delve so deep into the flawed humanity of their characters, but leave it to a film involving fucking aliens to fix that problem immediately and with a tremendous amount of ease. Lilo and Stitch, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW), is a glorious mixture of 50s sci-fi trappings laden within a gentle study of family dysfunction.
It's kinda rare that something this perfect came out of Disney in the early 2000s, but it happened, and it should be recognized more often. Fantastic action set-pieces, an economical narrative, fascinating characters, brilliant one-liners, heartbreaking moments; It has it all and It's over in 85 minutes. Grab some popcorn and some tissues and enjoy.
"i liked you better as a sister than a mom".
υπάρχει τόσος πόνος μεσα σε αυτή την ταινία που κάνει τα 'ενήλικα δράματα' να κλαίνε με το πόσο κατώτερα των περιστάσεων είναι. στη lilo αρέσει να φτιάχνει χαλασμένα παιχνίδια γιατί βλέπει τον εαυτό της ως ένα. η αδερφή της προσπαθεί για το καλύτερο και τα κάνει όλα χειρότερα κι οι δυο τους κλαίνε πνίγοντας τις φωνές τους στα μαξιλάρια τους. προσπαθεί να βρει δουλειά και δε μπορεί, προσπαθεί να βρει σημεία επαφής μαζί της αλλά δεν τα καταφέρνει. η lilo κλειδώνεται στο σπίτι, κλείνει τα μάτια, και τραγουδάει elvis για να αποδράσει. περιγράφει τη νύχτα που έχασε τους γονείς της ως "έβρεχε. πήραν το αυτοκίνητο." αγαπάει αυτό το αλλόκοτο τέρας…
If this film had come out five years before it did it could be considered a Disney classic with the likes of Aladdin and Little Mermaid. It is a flawless film that goes from proper belly laughs to crushing emotional depths within minutes.
Its tender and well thought out narrative bring a fantastic emotional depth to what should be a very silly story and if you haven't seen this be prepared to cry the whole way through. Even the filler song scenes are fantastic lending to the great animation on Stitch and the lovely voice work.
It deals with a different culture without being garish, there's a lovely explanation on tumblr about the significance of the Aloha-Oe scene…
Science fiction, Elvis Presley, and the importance of family in any form are the genre, rhythmic, and thematic threads that bind "Lilo & Stitch," a buoyant and raucous animated adventure. Featuring an incorrigible alien and his adopted Hawaiian family, the Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders-directed film is a big-hearted, beautifully rendered, and fully entertaining piece of work.
Beginning somewhere in the reaches of outer-space, "Lilo & Stitch" finds a tiny-yet-powerful alien creature, a rogue scientific experiment, landing on planet Earth where he is adopted by young Lilo and her older sister. Pursued by interplanetary captors and wreaking all manner of havoc on Lilo and her sister's attempt to create domestic normalcy, the newly named Stitch chomps and charms his way through a…
Lilo and Stitch is probably the most feminist film Disney has done. It’s also - outside of that theory applied to it - one of the more under appreciated of the Walt Disney Animation Studios filmography. What it manages to do was never done before it, nor has it been done after it. A film about family and about death - and about sisterhood; told through the perspectives of two sisters and their alien pet. There aren’t any princesses or princes; nor any virtue of authority via means of gender roles. There aren’t any love interests - and the one that could be considered is based refreshingly in the light of the woman being compatible with another person. There isn’t…
u know how a film makes you really happy but also crushes your soul into a fine dust by the time the credits roll.
No me esperaba para nada esa intro de ciencia-ficción y, excepto el típico bajón sensible marca de la casa, el resto es una fiesta hawaiana que me ha sentado estupendamente al llegar de la escapada veraniega.
Cómo me alegro de tener aún películas pendientes de Disney de hace más de 15 años. ¡Infravalorada total!
talented, brilliant, amazing, show-stopping
i couldn't stop imagining thomas sanders in place of stitch
Everything is adorable. Kind of feels like a Ghibli movie, but with Disney comedy.
Aloha e aloha e
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e
Aloha ae aloha e
A nu ay ki aloha eTheres no place Id rather be
Then on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And If I had one wish come true
I'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizonA wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Flyin by on the Hawaiian roller coaster rideA wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
La we mai iko papa he na lu
Pi'i na nalu la lahalaha
O ka moana hanupanupa
Lalala i kala hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride
Honestly, this is one of…
Watching Disney movies force you to rethink what you believe an animated movie is about. You might think that they are all just fun and games, and purely kids movies. You would be correct in one sense: yes they are kids movies. However, movies like "Lilo & Stitch" also provide quite a bit of enjoyment for the adult viewer too. You see, when Stitch is tearing everything apart and slowly developing into a caring creature, you feel the pain of the movie, just as much as Lilo does. And even though you know there will be resolution, you still cannot help but to become entangled in the plot. You want Lilo & Stitch to succeed just as much as a child does.…
i cried at the use of pidgin and the surfing scenes, water like glass
Favourite Disney movie.
Best (modern era) Disney movie.
I will fight everyone who says otherwise.
I adore this film.
The cat & mouse hijinks between Stitch and his would be captors is unabashedly silly at times yet always charming, doesn't feel mindlessly overplayed.
Being Disney leading ladies, the sisters are toe-to-toe with Ella from 2015's Cinderella. This movie overall falls short of that one however. The question of exactly what's ethnically Hawaiian vs. touristy depiction here there are better suited people than me to say. The narrative didn't force the sisters to me into a "rags to riches" dynamic that removed the source of their strength from their own ethnic roots. It primarily revolves around the value of "ohana", I thought per my understanding was grounded convincingly in this.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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