Movies/series that cultivate your elegant mind

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

When we live by he premise that our mind creates our world and our life, we begin to understand how important it is to have a healthy and beautiful thought life. That's why I like some movies & series more than others. Some of them make me smile and some of them take me back to good old days. Which one is your favourite?



Tip #1 - DOWNTON ABBEY


The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era with the great events of the time having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy as well.


The spotlight is not only on the elaborate costumes and grand homes of Britain´s landed gentry, but also on the strict etiquette rules that regulated all social interactions.






Tip #2 - THE GREAT GATSBY


Rmantic drama movie based on F. Schott Fitzgerald´s 1925 novel of the same name. The story is about writer and wall street trader, Nick, who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his milionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through cracks of Gatsby´s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness and tragedy await.


The cinematic version of this literaly classic is an extravaganza of Art Deco opulence. Which makes sence of course, considering that the period piece is set in the Roaring Twenties, during the height of the Art Deco.






Tip #3 - JULIE AND JULIA


Julie and Julia is a 2009 American biographical comedy-drama movie. The movie contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child´s cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on her popular blog, which made her a published author.






Tip #4 - THE CROWN


This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II´s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.


It is a very popular serie on Netflix. The Crown offers a history lesson and a look into the young personal life of Queen Elizabeth. The series delves into world event and the social manners of British society. There is a great deal that we can learn from this series.







Tip #5 - THE PRINCESS DIARIES


In 2001, every girl wanted to become a princess after watching the Disney live-action movie, The Princess Diaries. Adapted from Meg Cabot´s popular book series, the movie is fun, endearing, and it inspires viewers of all ages to embrace their individuality.


Throughout the movie, Mia Thermopoli is coached by her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi on her necessary responsibilities as a princess. Queen Clarisse teaches her the proper etiquette for being a princess, how to walk, wave, get out of trouble and how to have fun.





Tip #6 - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY´S


Breakfast at Tiffany´s is a 1961 American romantic comedy movie adapted from Truman Capote´s 1958 novella of the same same, and starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a naive, eccentric café society girl who falls in love with a struggling writer (George Peppard). Hepburn´s portrayal of Holly Golightly is generally considered to be one of her most memorable and identifiable roles.


She regarded it as one of her most challenging roles. since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert.






Tip #7 - THE BRIDGERTON


Bridgerton is an America streaming television period drama series based on Julia Quinn´s novels. The drama center on the Bridgerton family. As eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton enters her first season with Queen Charlotte´s favor, she meets Simon Basset, Dukde of Hastings.


Bridgerton is set in a racionally integrated Regency era London where people of color are members of the ton, some with titles granted by the sovereign.









Tip #8 - HIGH SOCIETY, 1956


High Society is a 1956 American romantic musical comedy movie directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. High Society´s screenplay was written by John Patrick and involves a succesful popular jazz musician (Crosby) who tries to win back the affections of his ex-wife (Kelly), who is preparing to marry another man.


The movie was Kelly´s last professional appearance before she married Prince Rainier III. and became Princess consort of Monaco.





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