14 Movies to Bring Europe Home

14 Movies to Bring Europe Home

Guest Post: Bistro Chic’s Husband, Scott.

As you can see from Bistro Chic’s previous post, My wife is out of commission today. She’s also booked up with projects. So, she asked me if I would write a guest post.

She sent me a link with something about how guys use womens products, and that didn’t sound too exciting to me. Although, she’s the editor, and so, here’s my blurb about it.

“Growing number of men ‘use partner’s makeup’, survey says”

I don’t really have anything to say other than, I have used my wife’s shampoo and conditioner for years, because I feel soap is soap. Other than that, I’ve been tempted with my wife’s makeup once at Halloween when I wanted to go as a some not very humourous costume, and I was too frugal to buy halloween makeup. Needless to say, I chose a different costume for that party.

As you can see, I can not replace the chicness that is my wife. I’m sure she had a much better idea of how to talk about that article than me. I’m not even sure how European that is?

I also must confess, that while my wife is a Euro Chic Lady, I’m an all American Man. I love apple pie, baseball, trips to the U.S. National Parks, Disney, and anything else American. So, I’m not sure I’m the right candidate for guest posting.

Don’t get me wrong, I love go to Europe, and I can’t wait for my next trip abroad, but I love my United States as well. I do love a good museum and cultural event. I’m a Shakespeare fan. French Bistro and Latin Flamenco music are definitely worth listening too. Hey- if I keep going, I think I’ll realize I have more of a Euro perspective than my fellow American Man might have.

So, I was thinking of topics to write for Bistro Chic while getting a DVD out for my nightly treadmill workout. Funny thing is, I noticed a trend. Many of the movies my wife and I bought have some sort of Euro Flavor. Now, my wife is not that big of a movie buyer. She has influence no doubt, but I tend to make the DVD purchases.

I guess if you can not go to Europe all the time, one way is to bring the sights and stories of Europe home.

Without further adieu, straight from our Movie collection and other favorites,
Movies to bring Europe into your house!

  1. Braveheart
  2. Gosford Park
    Gosford Park
  3. Mary Poppins
    Mary Poppins

    We’ve debated. Could they ever remake this classic? Who could play Dick Van Dyke’s Part? He was marvelous.
  4. My Fair Lady
    My Fair Lady

    Can I get Henry Higgins’ library?
  5. Shakespeare in Love
    Shakespeare In Love

    Very Funny Romatic Comedy. I love how they are able to tie in many of the William Shakespeare rumors into this one.
  6. Amelie

    When I found out this was not in English, I was not too happy, but then after laughing at this movie, I thought I learned to speak French.
  7. The Godfather
    The Godfather

    (Okay this is a stretch, but the scene where Michael goes back to Italy. Okay, okay. I almost put Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones, or Star Wars, and those would have been even more of a stretch.)
  8. Shadowlands

    I loved this movie about C.S. Lewis. I read a ton of C.S. Lewis work after seeing this movie. Although, I have yet to see the BBC version of this movie which I hear is even better.
  9. Remains of the Day
    Remains of the Day
    Who doesn’t love tension between two potential lovers.
  10. Chocolat

    A great near-the-end-of-Lent movie.
  11. Love Actually
    Love Actually

    British Humor cracks me up. We love to watch this movie at Christmas.
  12. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Obviously, this is not a European movie, but having been penned by the famed J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s hard not to include it.
  13. Harry Potter
    Harry Potter
    We may have all of the Harry Potter DVD’s, but my wife will always stop on the TV station if Harry Potter is on. Fun movies.
  14. V for Vendetta
    V For Vendetta

    “Remember, Remember, the fifth of November!”

Hope you enjoyed. Now, its back to my regularly scheduled workout. Hmm, I think, I’ll watch Braveheart tonight.

What’s your favorite movie to bring Europe home?


  1. Bisrto Dude,

    I hope Jen is feeling better soon. Before I scrolled down I was thinking to myself “Amelie”. I’m glad you also included “V”. Definately Natalie Portman’s best movie.


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