Everyone loves a good home movie night, curling up on the couch with some popcorn, soda, and all the candy your heart desires. Last weekend, some of us did just that. What movies made our list? Continue reading to find out.
The Graduate (1967)
The Graduate stars Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, who starts an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the much older wife of a family friend. Little does Braddock know he will eventually fall in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, overcomplicating the already complicated scenario. Rent now from Amazon Prime.
Steven Spielberg knows exactly how to take a film and make it extraordinary, and his talents can be seen in the terrifyingly horrific Jaws. The plot takes place in and around Amity Island, a town with the sea oh-so-close to home. When a giant great white shark starts attacking swimmers, hysteria begins, and a team gathers to fight back. Who survives in the end? You’ll have to watch to find out! Rent now from Amazon Prime.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Wax on, wax off – do you hear it? Not only does The Karate Kid showcase some of the best, tried-and-true martial arts moves, but it also teaches a very important lesson: how to stand up for yourself against a bully, something all kids (and adults) should be reminded of. Rent now from Amazon Prime.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Based on a true story in German-occupied Poland during World War II, Schindler’s List captures the graphic persecution by the Nazis and one man’s heroic mission to save his Jewish workers from concentration camps. Be advised: Some of the scenes are particularly disturbing. Watch now on Showtime.
Marley & Me (2008)
We had to throw a dog movie in the mix! Marley & Me is a story about two newlyweds beginning their family with their first home and first dog, the precious yellow lab, Marley. The mischievous little pup chews on the furniture and makes a mess of the house. Still, they fall head over heels in love with him. See Marley’s journey and how far he takes trouble. Rent now on Amazon Prime.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio takes the stage as The Wolf of Wall Street in what seems to be the film with the most swear words ever. Hysterical, witty, and oddly charming, DiCaprio teams up with Jonah Hill to depict some money-making scenes with suggestions on how to get rich on Wall Street – with a hefty side of cocaine. Rent now from Amazon Prime.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
If you love a good tear-jerker, look to The Fault in Our Stars, a romantic drama based on the best-selling novel. Augustus Waters makes light of any serious situation. As he and Hazel Grace get to know one another, embracing the sickness they’re forced to live with, memories are made, and tragedies are displayed. But once you get to the end, you’ll be grateful you saw their growing bond. Watch now on Disney+.
Starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Interstellar focuses on a team of talented astronauts sent on a mission through space to find a new home planet for humans to exist. Will they save the day? Watch now on Paramount+.
Which movies are missing from our list? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!