My Favourite Five: Ewan McGregor Movies

This idea has been one that Tara and I have been discussing for a while now and I’m happy that it’s finally here! We’ve decided on listing five of our favourite movies, television shows, segments, songs etc from whichever artist, program or random thing we see fit. Let us know what you think of the idea in the comments below as I’m hoping this’ll be weekly thing – at least during reality television hiatus anyway.

I watched I Love You Phillip Morris a couple of weeks ago so I felt like Ewan is a good place to start. The movie was not list-worthy as I found it to be a little boring and Ewan reminded me of Peter Helliar after his horrid dye job. Seriously, did anyone notice that? The movie is also so far fetched that I was very surprised to hear that it’s actually based on a true story, which actually, upon hearing this made me like it a lot more. Go figure.

But alas, here goes.

My favourite five Ewan McGregor movies for your viewing/reading pleasure.

Upon doing my research for my favourite five, I realised how little Ewan movies I’ve actually seen. Sure I’ve seen Star Wars (Star Warses? Star Warsi? Star Wars Trilogy?), Black Hawk Down and Big Fish but I cannot for the life of me remember anything about any of them – oh except, “Luke, I am your father”. No wait, Ewan wasn’t in that one. Doh!

I do imagine however that if I had seen Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine or August: Osage County those probably could be listed in here somewhere. But I can only go off what I’ve seen myself so … make this my favourite three.


I did not expect to like this movie at all. I’m not a big fan of any of the big wigs involved but I actually found it quite funny – and I’m very hard to please when it comes to comedies as I basically hate everything. Ewan is only in it for a micro second but I thought it was a movie worthy of making this list just because I think it deserves a watch if you’ve never seen it before.

2. THE ISLAND (2005)

This movie never really was a big success but it’s always been one of my favourite watchable-movies. The movie has some pretty big names involved like Sean Bean, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, just to name a few. Can you believe it was made ten years ago? Wow. I feel really really old.

1. MOULIN ROUGE (2001)

It’s hard to go past Baz Luhrmann’s musical “Spectacular Spectacular” (See what I did there?). It’s music, drama and comedy all rolled into one. I still get chills whenever I hear Ewan belt out Roxanne. There’s so much strength, anger and power in his voice. I love singing along to it – I’m strange like that. It also took me about ten odd years to figure out which character David Wenham plays. He’s almost unrecognizable. But top marks for musical numbers, dance choreography, costumes, sets, cinematography. It’s simply beautiful. A sparkling diamond, if you will. See what I did there again? šŸ˜‰

That’s it. Let me know what you think and if there are any Ewan movies you’d like to recommend, please do. I’m always looking to find new movies to watch! x

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