33 Movies You NEED to Watch This Weekend

I was never a huge movie person growing up. My parents aren’t huge movie people and I was probably reading or busy trying to get the neighborhood boys to fall in love with me. Whatever the reason, I made it to 25 without seeing many of THE most important movies. I just saw Star Wars and Jurassic Park this year…… (big gasp, dude, I know. I’m working on it.)  Please still be my friend after you some to realize HOW un-movie educated I truly am.

It’s bout to be gloomy as hell ALL weekend in Denver, which is not what I signed up for. But combined with my last booze-free weekend, it seems like a blessing from the movie gods. Time to get all caught of on the good good.

  1. Office Space

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    Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss (imbd). A movie about an office, wasting time and smashing computers.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  2. The Shawshank Redemption

    the-shawshank-redemptionTwo imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency (imbd). RELAX, I’ve seen this one. And if you haven’t, I need you to stop right now and watch it.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on iTunes

  3. The Graduate

    the-graduateA disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter (imbd). A story about a graduate. And so much more.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  4. Good Will Hunting

    good-will-huntingWill Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life (imbd). When the bromance of the year, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, makes thier big screen debut. And some other stuff, prolly.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on iTunes

  5. BraveHeart

    braveheartWhen his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England (imbd). Hotties on horses are SUPER pissed about something.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  6. St. Elmo’s Fire

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    A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood (imbd). EVERY time we walked past the Sigma Chi house at OU, Donna had to re-tell the story about how her and her friends recreated the infamous graduation scene. So, I should probably see the movie. How did they do? I’ll let you decide.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  7. Fight Club

    fight-clubAn insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more… (imbd). I would imagine there is fighting and I know you definitely can not talk about it.
    Watch on Amazon

  8. The Godfather

    the-godfatherThe aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son (imbd)THE mob movie of all mob movies.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on Google Play

  9. Annie Hall

    annie-hallNeurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall (imbd)Idk, but Diane Keaton KILLS in menswear.
    Watch on HBOGo
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  10. Psycho

    psychoA Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother (imbd). A cinematography classic that you MUST see in your lifetime.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  11. Back to the Future

    back-to-the-futureA young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence (imbd). Marty McFly, self-lacing shows  and a time-traveling DeLorean.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  12. The Matrix

    matrixA computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers (imbd). Idk, Keanu does some trippy shit and a computer is involved?
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  13. Scarface

    scarfaceIn 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed (imbd). Guns and drugs and every rapper ever on Cribs had this movie and prolly a poster.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on Amazon

    Watch on iTunes

  14. Goodfellas

    goodfellasHenry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy (imbd)Mobs, yo.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  15. Citizen Kane

    citizen-kaneFollowing the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance (imbd). Zero clue, but I’m told its important.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  16. Some Like It Hot

    some-like-it-hotWhen two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in (imbd). Uh, Marilyn Monroe, duh?
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  17. Pulp Fiction

    pulp-fictionThe lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption (imbd). Johnny T. and Samel L. kicking ass and stuff. Definitely don’t say “what”.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on iTunes

  18. Saving Private Ryan

    saving-private-ryanFollowing the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (imbd) Matt Damon gets lost and a bunch of hotties risk thier lives to save him.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  19. Training Day

    training-dayOn his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears (imbd). Hot Denzel doing things.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on iTunes

  20. Rambo

    ramboFormer Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills (imbd). Hot Sly shooting guns. Turns out it’s not even called Rambo, wtf.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  21. Fargo

    fargoJerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson (imbd). Someone dies and it looks hella cold.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  22. Requiem for a Dream

    requiem-for-a-dreamThe drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger (imbd). Trippy drug shit.
    Watch on Google Play
    Watch on iTunes

  23. The Big Lebowski

    the-big-lebowski“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it (imbd). The Dude drinks White Russians.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  24. Wet Hot American Summer

    wet-hot-america-summerSet on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends (imbd). 96% of all our favorite funny people in one movie.
    Watch on Netflix
    Watch on iTunes

  25. Casablanca

    In Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications (imbd). Bogey at his dreamiest. “We’ll always have Paris”. swooooooooon.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  26. The Royal Tenenbaums

    the-royal-tenenbaumsAn estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill (imbd). Wes Anderson = pure gold.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  27. The Shining

    the-shiningA family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future (imbd).  Creepy little kids in a hotel and Jack Nicholson going cray.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  28. Pretty Woman

    pretty-womanA man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love (imbd). A prostitute gets rescued and swept off her feet by hot Richard Gere and gets the fairytale.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  29. Independence Day

    independence-dayThe aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive (imbd). Aliens and explosions? On Fourth of July? There’s gonna be a new one with a Hemsworth brother, so..
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  30. The Silence of the Lambs

    the-silence-of-the-lambsA young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims (imbd). Creepy dude who eats people or maybe lambs? And a chick named Clarice?
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  31. A Few Good Men

    a few good menNeo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders (imbd). This is already 100% more than what I knew before.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  32. Top Gun

    top-gunAs students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom (imbd)Hot Tom Cruise has the need for speed and thus begins our obsession with Tom Cruise.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

  33. Die Hard

    die-hardJohn McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party (imbd). Hot Bruce Willis kicks ass and has hair.
    Watch on Amazon
    Watch on iTunes

 

Ex-boyfriends everywhere will be SO pleased that I will finally understand their incessant movie quotes.

What other movies do I NEED to add to my list? Add them in the comments!

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