Must Watch Movies


Quarantine. It has been stressful and definitely not very fun. With everything going on I have put it upon myself to become a self-proclaimed movie critic. Here are some I have recently watched. 

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You 
    1. This movie was a very funny and heartwarming story. It would be best for audiences 13 and up, as it is rated PG-13. It stars Heath Ledger and was definitely inspiring, with the main character being an independent feminist who breaks stereotypes. 
  2. Money Pit 
    1. Starring Tom Hanks, this movie is a hilarious take on the terrors of fixing up a new home. It is great for families with slightly older children, since some of the humor is crude. 
  3. Edge of Seventeen 
    1. This one is a great movie for a sleepover/hangout, because of the intense humor that may not appeal to parents. Edge of Seventeen is definitely funny and a great coming of age story, but also is rated R and has content verbally that is sexual. 
  4. 50 First Dates 
    1. Starring comedy legend Adam Sandler, this movie is a tearjerker but will also leave you laughing like crazy. The beautiful Drew Barrymore stars as the leading lady who has a crazy life that is completely unexpected. 
  5. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    1. You cannot go wrong with Jim Carey! Ace Ventura is hilarious and a great movie to watch with family. He is a detective who loves to save animals but, surprisingly, he is a lot slicker than expected. This movie is recommended for older kids because of language and sexual content. 
  6. City Slickers
    1. This one is a very action-packed comedy film. It is very wholesome and sets a great example for movies later to come. In this movie, three guys get away from their stressful lives to hopefully find themselves while driving cattle. 
  7. Julie and Julia 
    1. This one is so unbelievably sweet, rated R, but only because of language. It tells a true story of a woman named Julie, who cooks through all of Julia Child’s cookbook. Her story is incredible and true! 
  8. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 
    1. So sweet and a great family movie, starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio. When Gilbert deals with the struggles of a younger brother with special needs many parts of life are put on hold.
  9. The Spectacular Now 
    1. This feel-good coming-of-age movie is about a young girl who meets a wild child boy. Starring Shailene Woodley, this movie will leave you most likely crying yet smiling through the lighter parts
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
    1. This movie, starring Emma Watson, talks about the real struggles in life. It is one of my personal favorites, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see something truly incredible. The young boy in this story deals with past trauma whilst entering high school, and it reveals the true struggles of mental illness. 

I hope you enjoy these movie recommendations and stay happy and healthy!