Thursday Movie Picks: Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Pride

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
To continue our TMP series on the seven deadly sins, today I bring you: movies about pride, the final post in this series!

#1 Pride and Prejudice

An obvious choice but a good one. There are quite a few takes on Jane Austen’s novel and this one is certainly among the best.

#2 Shazam!

Pride is actually a major catalyst for everything that’s going on in this film.
By the way, this is one of the best and funniest DCEU movies so far.

#3 I, Tonya

I had some trouble thinking of a third film, but I think I, Tonya is a good pick. Pride is an important factor for the famous incident Tonya Harding was involved in.

What’s your favorite film about pride? Let me know in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Pride

  1. Love your first two choices!

    This is my favorite version of P&P, perfectly cast and played with a real feeling for the material. Keira Knightley is wonderful but I think Matthew MacFayden is the best Darcy I’ve seen.

    I wasn’t sure about Shazam! before I watched it but it was so much goofy fun I was charmed.

    I didn’t hate I, Tonya but it certainly isn’t a pleasant viewing experience. Such horrible people. Well played but nothing I’ll ever watch again.

    I’d used this Pride & Prejudice before but there are many versions so I went for one I admired but had some issues. I had some trouble coming up with a third as well ending up picking something that fit but that I would never recommend.

    Jezebel (1938) In the pre-Civil War South headstrong Julie Marsden (Bette Davis who won the Best Actress Oscar for this) loses his fiancée Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda) after creating a scene at a ball when her pride stands in the way of her making amends. When he returns from the North with a new wife Amy (Margaret Lindsay) she schemes to get him back but a duel and a yellow fever epidemic complicate matters.

    Pride and Prejudice (1940)-When the wealthy Mr. Darcy (Laurence Olivier) and Mr. Bingley (Bruce Lester) arrive in her rural village Mrs. Bennett (Mary Boland) sees an opportunity to find husbands for at least two of her five unmarried daughters. Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan) takes a shine to Mr. Bingley but it’s instant animosity between Elizabeth (Greer Garson) and Darcy who let their pride (his) and prejudices (hers) stand in the way of their attraction. High grade adaptation with good performances though Greer at 36 is pushing it as the supposedly 19 year old Elizabeth.

    The Pride and the Passion (1957)-A piece of immense foolishness about a British captain (Cary Grant) in Spain trying to prevent the French from stealing a super cannon (the pride of Spain) during the Napoleonic Wars! Ludicrously cast with the Italian Sophia Loren and Hoboken born Frank Sinatra (preposterous with both an atrocious accent and wig!?) as Spanish guerillas (she’s okay but he is dreadful) and a stiff as a board Cary. Overripe piece of twaddle that Grant considered the worst thing he ever did. He would visibly cringe whenever it was mentioned.

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