MOVIES AS MITSKI LYRICS

happy valentine's day, letterboxd!
on this day of love, i choose to celebrate mitski. i discovered her music at a very strange time in my life, and she converted every swirling emotion i have ever felt into bittersweet indie rock. one of the best nights of my life occurred last year at her concert, dancing and holding hands with my college friends as we wailed the chorus to Nobody in mutual catharsis. it was november, but the memory of the way she sang, "and i want a love that falls as fast as a body from the balcony, and i wanna kiss like my heart is hitting the ground," during her performance of Townie kept me warm, burning even, as…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    “I’ve pre-emptively blocked all the exits, so I will burn in this movie theater.” — Cop Car

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★½

    "My God, I'm so lonely." -- Nobody

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    "Venus, planet of love, was destroyed by global warming. Did its people want too much, too? Did its people want too much?" -- Nobody

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  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★

    "Guess I'm a coward!" -- Nobody

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  • Cast Away

    Cast Away

    "Nobody nobody nobody nobody nobody, oooooh nobody nobody nobody." -- Nobody

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    "I've been big and small and big and small and big and small again and still nobody wants me." -- Nobody

  • Notting Hill

    Notting Hill

    ★★★★

    "And I know no one will save me. I'm just asking for a kiss. Give me one good movie kiss and I'll be alright." -- Nobody

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  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★

    "You're the one I want, and I've turned down every hand that has beckoned me to come." -- Geyser

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    "We nearly drowned for such a silly thing." -- Old Friend

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  • Coffee and Cigarettes

    Coffee and Cigarettes

    ★★★★

    "You'll meet me at Blue Diner. We'll take coffee and talk about nothing, baby." -- Old Friend

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  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★½

    "I haven't told anyone. Just like we promised. Have you?" -- Old Friend

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★

    "It's just that I fell in love with a war." -- A Pearl

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  • Lars and the Real Girl

    Lars and the Real Girl

    ★★★★

    "Why am I lonely for lonesome love?" -- Lonesome Love

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  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★

    "I need somebody to remember my name." -- Remember My Name

  • The Light Between Oceans

    The Light Between Oceans

    ★★★

    "Me and my husband, we're sticking together. Me and my husband, we are doing better. " -- Me and My Husband

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  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★

    "And I know I kissed you before but I didn't do it right. Can I try again, try again, try again, try again? And again and again and again and again and again." -- Pink in the Night

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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    ★★★½

    "Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart. Baby, bang it up inside." -- Washing Machine Heart

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  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★

    "Somebody kiss me. I'm going crazy." -- Blue Light

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  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★★

    "It would be a hundred times easier if we were young again. But as it is, and it is, we're just two slow dancers, last ones out. We're two slow dancers, last ones out." -- Two Slow Dancers

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    “And he would never tell you that it was his first time.” — Dan The Dancer

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    "But with everybody watching us, our every move, we do have reputations. We keep it secret, won't let them have it." -- Once More To See You

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★

    "I will be married to silence. The gentleman won't say a word. But you know, oh you know, in the quiet he holds runs a river that will never find home." -- Fireworks

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★½

    "Your mother wouldn't approve of how my mother raised me, but I do, I think I do. And you're an all-American boy, guess I couldn't help trying to be your best American girl." –– Your Best American Girl

    (suggested by bethany)

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★½

    "You're the one. You're all I ever wanted. I think I'll regret this." -- Your Best American Girl

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  • Snatch

    Snatch

    ★★★★

    "I bet on losing dogs." -- I Bet On Losing Dogs

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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    "I wanna see the whole world. I wanna see the whole world. I don't know how I'm gonna pay rent. I wanna see the whole world." -- My Body's Made of Crushed Little Stars

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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★½

    "What do you do with a loving feeling if the loving feeling makes you all alone?" -- A Loving Feeling

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  • Closer

    Closer

    ★★★★½

    "Holding hands under the table. Meeting up in your bedroom. Making love to other people. Telling each other it's all good." -- A Loving Feeling

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  • The Last Days of Disco

    The Last Days of Disco

    ★★★★

    "I'm staying out late just in case you come up and ask to leave with me." -- A Loving Feeling

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  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    ★★★★

    "And I want a love that falls as fast as a body from the balcony and I wanna kiss like my heart is hitting the ground." -- Townie

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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★★

    "And I've tried sharing and I've tried caring and I've tried putting out. But the boys, boys, boys keep coming on for more, more, more. And change, change, change is gonna come, but when, when, when?" -- Townie

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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★½

    "I wanna be what my body wants me to be." -- Townie

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  • Wild

    Wild

    ★★★★½

    "Wild women don't get the blues." -- First Love/Late Spring

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    "The night breeze carries something sweet: a peach tree." -- First Love/Late Spring

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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    "Mune ga hachikire-sōde." -- First Love/Late Spring

    (English translation: "My heart seems like it's going to burst.")

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ★★★½

    “One word from you and I would jump off of this ledge I’m on, baby.” — First Love/Late Spring

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  • Big

    Big

    "And I was so young when I behaved twenty five, yet now I find I've grown into a tall child." -- First Love/Late Spring

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    "I don't know where to put my hands." -- Francis Forever

  • Ghost

    Ghost

    "I don't think I could stand to be where you don't see me." -- Francis Forever

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    "On sunny days, I go out walking. I end up on a tree-lined street. I look up at the gaps of sunlight. I miss you more than anything." -- Francis Forever

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  • Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich

    ★★★½

    "I am stronger than you give me credit for." -- I Don't Smoke

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    "Fuck you and your money! I'm tired of your money!" -- Drunk Walk Home

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  • Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    ★★★★½

    “I will take good care of you. I will take good care of you. Everything you feel is good if you would only let you. I will wash your hair at night and dry it off with care. I will see your body bare and still I will live here.” — I Will

    (suggested by geecotine)

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  • Sully

    Sully

    "All of this turbulence wasn't forecasted. Apologies from the intercom." -- Last Words of a Shooting Star

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    "You'd learned from movies how love ought to be." -- Last Words of a Shooting Star

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  • Listen Up Philip

    Listen Up Philip

    ★★★★

    "And you'd say you love me and look in my eyes, but I know through mine you were looking in yours." -- Last Words of a Shooting Star

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  • National Treasure

    National Treasure

    "And did you know the Liberty Bell is a replica? Silently housed in its original walls." -- Last Words of a Shooting Star

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★½

    "And I don't blame you if you want to bury me in your memory; I'm not the girl I ought to be." -- Goodbye, My Danish Sweetheart

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    "There's some kind of burning inside of me. It's kept me from falling apart." –– Goodbye, My Danish Sweetheart

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  • What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    "And nobody knows my lover is buried underground. Nobody knows my lover is buried underground. Nobody knows my lover is buried underground. There’s a lie that I told to you." -- Circle

  • Maurice

    Maurice

    ★★★★

    "I love everybody because I love you. When you stood up, walked away barefoot, and the grass where you lay left a bed in your shape, I looked over it and I ached.

    I love everybody because I love you. I don't need the city and I don't need proof. All I need, darling, is a life in your shape. I picture it soft and I ache.

    Look at you, strawberry blond!

    Reach out the car window, trying to hold the wind. You tell me you love her. I give you a grin. Oh, all I ever wanted was a life in your shape, so I follow the white lines, follow the white lines, keep my eyes on the road as I ache.

    Look at you, strawberry blond! Fields rolling on. I love it when you call my name. Can you hear the bumblebees swarm? Watching your arm, I love it when you look my way." — Strawberry Blond

  • Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    "You like control, well, I do, too. Take off my clothes and watch me move. You can come closer, I'll let you hurt me how you choose." -- Eric

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  • To Die For

    To Die For

    ★★★★½

    "But if I gave up on being pretty, I wouldn't know how to be alive." -- Brand New City

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    "Real men don't need other people, and real men suck it in. Real men don't flinch or bleed in public. Oh, I think I'm a real man." -- Real Men

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  • Secretary

    Secretary

    "Though honestly, sir, all I wanna do is get naked in front of you. So you can look me up and down and tell me, ‘Well done, girl, you're looking good.’" — Real Men

  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    "I cannot bear you a son, but I will try. For if I am not yours, what am I?" -- Wife

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    "I am hungry. I have been hungry. I was born hungry. What do I need?" -- Abbey

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