Unless you’re a jet setter, and spend most of your time living an exciting life that the rest of us dream about, then you’re bound to, often, feel bored. There are many things you can do to overcome this boredom. You could read a book, start a hobby, talk to friends, or you can watch a movie. With thousands of movies being produced yearly, it may be difficult to pick just one. For me, I have a few movies that if everything else fails I can watch when bored. So here are my top ten favorite rainy day movies, if you haven’t seen any of them, I suggest you rent them on Netflix.
Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman create probably two of the most infuriating, but likable characters to ever grace cinema. Both characters do pretty despicable things to one another and others in the pursuit of love. All is fair in love and war is taken to a whole new level in this film. The results of their war adds to some hilarity very few films can match.
9. Back to the Future
A person that doesn’t love Back To The Future is not someone I would like to know. Back To The Future is fun, funny, and futuristic-sort of. It’s just one of those films many of us have grown up watching, probably on television, during continuous marathons, and it has ties to our youth. For that, watching Back to the Future feels like seeing an old friend we haven’t seen in years. It’s a familiar experience, but still feels new.
8. Bend it Like Beckham
Besides having a really attractive cast (Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) before they became super famous, it’s a very heartwarming film. A great portrayal of friendship, love, gender roles, interracial dating and so many other things few comedies address. It’s not just a sports film or a romantic comedy, but one with a powerful message about female empowerment. Plus the cast is really, really pretty.
7. Never Been Kissed
This movie has terrible writing at points, super cheesy, and just plain stupid at parts. But it’s a movie many can relate to, especially anyone who has ever been awkward, or a late bloomer. The movie is very appealing to the hopeless romantics and anyone that dreamed about making out with their hot English teacher in an outfield. Isn’t that everyone’s grand romantic fantasy?
6. Say Anything
Lloyd Dobler is such a weirdo. He has no career goals, he obsesses over a girl, he goes to the point of stalking…yet he’s perfect. He’s not the smartest, best looking guy, or even says the best lines, but he’s genuine and just want to make Diane Court happy. For that, he’s probably millions of girl’s dream guy (he’s totally mine). Many will not watch this movie and cry because there are no real Lloyd Doblers, but for those of us still waiting for our Lloyd’s, this is a great way to pass the time until he busts out that boombox.
5. While You Were Sleeping
Sandra Bullock is at her most charming in this movie. She plays Lucy who finds herself trapped in a fake engagement with a coma victim, Peter. His family completely falls in love with Lucy. But things get complicated, when Peter’s skeptical brother, Jack, starts fall in love with Lucy. A really charming movie about family, love, and chance encounters.
4. Fight Club
Fight Club is a film about anarchy and consumerism…..oh, if only it was that simple to describe. Fight Club is not only an enjoyable film, but it has so many layers of things film geeks can analyze. It’s not only a good movie to watch repeatedly, but one you see, or learn something new every time you see it.
3. Love Actually
Love Actually reminds us that love can really suck. You fall for someone that cheats on you, someone you love doesn’t love you back, and the painful agony of sacrificing love for family and responsibility. Love actually sucks. But the movie also reminds you love can be amazing. It pushes you to be selfless. It makes you stronger. And it feels amazing when things work out. So love is actually amazing. Plus with so many amazing British actors in the cast it shows how ensemble, interlinking storyline, love movies should be. Take notes, America!
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is probably one of the more realistic portrayals of love. The concept and storyline is scifiesque in many ways, but stripped down this is a movie about love. The ups and downs of allowing yourself to truly love someone. It’s a complex film, but simple enough you can watch it repeatedly and not get bored. Every new viewing will make you appreciate all the painful breakups, or fights, because what’s love without a little pain to make you stronger?
Without movies like Clueless shows like Gossip Girl, or movies like Mean Girls, may never have came into existence. Most likely they still would have, but isn’t it nice to believe Cher led the way for Regina George and Blair Waldorf? A great teen movie, a great comedy, and a great adaption movie. A timeless movie that will always hold a special place in my heart. I mean “as if” there is any movie better for a bored day.