Add these 40 movies to your pre-40 bucket lists. From comedies and hilarious heroine's to cautionary tales and rebels, these characters are an inspiration. The Breakfast Club, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffany's...the list goes on.
“Amelie has no boyfriend. She’s tried once or twice, but the results were a let down. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.” —Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Amélie Poulain: a French whimsical do-gooder whose benign interference helps out friends & neighbors, but must help herself when she falls for a stranger. (Amélie, 2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Portrayed by Audrey Tautou)
"Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route." - Amelie Poulain ('Amelie') ( [whispering in theater] I like to look for things no one else catches. I hate the way drivers never watch the road in old American movies.)