Cuddle Up to This: Movies that won’t leave you a sobbing heap of a mess

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Dear Movie Watcher,

Romcoms are the epitome of “chick flicks.” There are mixed opinions about romantic comedies, but if you are trying to stay away from them this month, ing Magazine has your back! We have compiled a comprehensive list of awesome movies (on and off Netflix) that will satisfy your movie watching needs without breaking your bank, or your heart.

“Dazed and Confused”
Based in ‘76, this cult film will have you reminiscing about your high school days. Watch this classic, as well as comedic, coming of age story unfold with narratives of high schoolers who are trying to figure out their individual identities and where they belong.

“Pulp Fiction”
This confusing turnabout of a movie will have you guessing at every turn, a typical plot construction for director Quentin Tarantino. The differing viewpoints are woven together to create a fast-paced storyline that connects characters you would have never thought imaginable. Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman create a hilarious narrative that comes full circle.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
To satisfy both your musical urges and need for gore, watch Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman sing their hearts out in the nineteenth century London streets. Tim Burton directs this understated musical in his usual outlandish fashion. You’ll be singing its songs before it’s over.

“Jaws”
The shark movie that started it all. Considered to be one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest accomplishments, this horror film will scare you so much that you won’t pee over an open toilet, let alone venture to any lakes or small pools nearby.

“The Lego Movie”
Everything about it is awesome. You can’t go wrong with a little bit of Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks. This recent animation will reconnect you with your childhood imagination and make you succumb to the awesomeness of this movie.

“Pumping Iron”
This documentary, which chronicles Arnold Schwarzenegger’s story before he became the governor of California, will make you look at bodybuilders in a whole new light. Every time you see a bodybuilder, you will question whether there is actually a little man in there trying to stick out behind his big, broad shoulders.

“The Godfather Trilogy”
This three part epic follows the lives of the Corleone family, as they deal with what it’s like to be a classic American gangster in the 1970s. Your eyes will be glued to the screen during every second of this 518 minute, jaw-dropping drama.

“Dodgeball”
There are five rules to watching this movie: Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive and Dodge. If you don’t follow these rules, Ben Stiller, in his best role of all time, will make sure to beat your ass at the National Dodgeball Championship, with his highly elite team of professionals.

“The Imitation Game”
History lovers unite. This isn’t just another World War II film; this one features the true story of British codebreaking specialists (Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley) that came up with a machine to break German code. This will have you on the edge of your seat; not only for the safety of everything we love, but because there are some twists and turns that might surprise you.

Sincerely,
The people looking out for you this season:
ing Magazine

P.S. If you are aching to watch any type of romantic movie this season, stick with Walk the Line — the truest love story ever (with some really awesome music, too).

 

Veronica Finniss is a senior double majoring in professional writing and history. She enjoys binge reading and suffocating under mounds of homework. When she isn’t dying, she loves petting dogs on the street and eating sandwiches, burgers and carbs.