I’m pretty sure everyone has these; movies that they say they just have on in the background, that they can totally do other things while watching, no problem. It’s possible that this is true, but for me, these usually just turn into procrastination movies. Some of my favorites, that I’ve seen a million times, but can always watch a million more. In honor of finals week here at UCD, here are some of my favorite movies to watch instead of doing something productive:
The To Do List
I think this movie is so funny! Ben & I saw it in theaters when it came out, and it was one of the few movies that I didn’t feel ripped off by afterward. The humor is right up my alley and it’s pulled off excellently by truly great comedians. If you need a break and a good laugh, and you have a raunchy sense of humor, this is a good one. However, DO NOT watch it with your parents or parent-like people. DON’T. I would even discourage parents from watching this at all.
Sleepless in Seattle
This is one of my favorite movies ever! Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have such great chemistry, even though they don’t even officially meet until the end! They’re both relatable characters, and Hanks’ son Jonah is hilarious. It has some of the best scenes ever. The part where his sister is describing the plot of An Affair to Remember to Hanks and her husband and ends up sobbing? I feel that so hard. And when Ryan is driving and listening to Hanks on the self-help radio show because his son called in? Magic. If there’s ever a movie I could (and do) watch over and over again, it’s this one.
I Love You, Man
Jason Segal and Paul Rudd are two of my favorite dude actors, and this is the movie that made me fall in love with them. “Latres on the menjay” and “totes mgoats” are two of my favorite expressions to use, especially with my mom, so I guess this could be considered a family movie? Lol, no, don’t let children watch this one.
The Prince of Egypt
This is a pretty underrated non-Disney (but kinda Disney) movie. Filled with important lessons and themes for the young ones, it also has legit songs, and some of the most-said movie lines in my friend group: “I am the sovereign prince of Egypt!” and “I AM THE MORNING AND THE EVENING STAR.” It’s quite Biblical, and it will be interesting to compare who did it better, Dreamworks, or the new Exodus: Gods and Kings movie (it’s probably gonna be Dreamworks, if only because they’re not going to sing in the live action version).
Enjoy some great movies this week, whether or not you’re supposed to be doing something else!