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Remembering Heath Ledger: 5 Movies You Need to Watch

Published on April 4th, 2018 | Updated on April 4th, 2018 | By FanFest

Heath Ledger, the man that left an impression on us all back when The Dark Knight (2008) got released in theaters. He never got to see the movie he starred in as it was released six months after his death. However, we were all sad when we heard the news of his passing. Luckily, we have the movies where he can live on forever. Today, on his birthday I would like to share a top 5 of films you have to see. Personally, this is a top 5 of movies where I grew up with, and I will rewatch them in the coming days.

5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)


At the time this movie came out I liked it a lot. It was different from the other films, and the world was slowly taking a step in the right direction. The film set in 1963 in the Western times. This movie tells the story of how Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) have a complicated and emotional relationship after a drunk night.

4. A Knight’s Tale (2001)


The movie about William Thatcher and how he befriends historic people like Edward, the Black Prince of Wales and Geoffrey Chaucer. The Young Squire William (Heath Ledger) pretends to be a knight and competes in competitions. I always loved movies from the medieval or Victorian times. It’s no surprise this movie made this list!

3. Casanova (2005)


This movie is how I re-fell in love with Heath Ledger. I only saw this movie a few years after The Dark Knight (2008) got released, and once again I had the house to myself with my mother, we decided to have a movie night. We ended up watching tv, where we saw Casanova playing, both agreeing that we love Heath Ledger. This movie is very Victorian and set in the 1700s in Venice, where Casanova (Heath Ledger) had a reputation for his adventures with the ladies.

2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)


Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) in this movie could only go out on a date with a guy if her big sister Kat (Julia Stiles) dates a guy. Something that gets arranged, and soon Patrick (Heath Ledger) gets paid to make sure Kat goes out with him. We’ve all been there, Patrick was the bad boy we all wanted to hate but we never could. This movie is in the top 2 for a specific reason. It’s one of the first movies I saw as a young child. My mom and I were alone, and we loved an excellent girly film.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)


I know it’s cliché to put this at number one. This movie is one of those movies that has so much meaning for me. Therefore it ended on number 1. The whole Nolan trilogy is what brought me back into the nerdy world, and I am so glad he did. I would not be doing this, writing for Fan Fest if I didn’t get back into the movie world.

Thank you for all of your brilliant movies, we miss you dearly. Happy birthday, Heath Ledger!

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