Cold Mountain (2003). In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
I love this film. Sprawling and epic and so, so heartfelt, it lends such weight to the power of relationships in tumultuous times. It doesn’t undermine female friendships, nor new, tender romances. It rather lovingly explores the power of the created friendship (and man, if you know me you know that that is the quickest way to my heart). It’s beautifully shot too which helps, beautifully scouted. I also think you’d be pressed to see a more beautiful couple than Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. They’re really gorgeous together (and you totes get to see them have sexy times in a surprisingly hot scene). 8/10.