4 Classic Movies To Watch Once You Finish Your Favorite TV Shows
The end of summer is nigh, or sometimes it does seem to feel like so. For good measure and to keep your spirits up, here are 4 must-see movie classics guaranteed to help you get through this summer!
1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
A constant Christmas favorite through the years, Frank Capra’s cinematic classic released in 1946 is set in a small town called Bedford Falls on Christmas Eve. A downtrodden character named George Bailey is contemplating suicide for all his woes and failures.
A tender yet revealing look on how depression can take over the sensibilities of any person, the film shows that even at our lowest points, amid bitterness and uncertainty, life is worth every single fleeting second. Truly a film not only for Christmas but for the summer too!
2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl who dreams of a better place and runs away with her dog until a tornado besets the farm whisking her mundane earthbound existence into a land called Oz.
Dorothy meets The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion. Magical characters who seek external magic to give them qualities they already possess but fail to recognize.
This film is a feel-good staple for all seasons and poignantly teaches us about self-sufficiency. Let’s all go down the Yellow Brick Road!
3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Matthew Broderick is cast as the lead character, Ferris Bueller, in one of the few cult classics from legendary director, John Hughes. The movie is about a slacker who has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago.
The satire and slapstick of this film are sure to help brighten any bleak summer day with its humor!
4. Amélie (2001)
Considered a modern classic, Audrey Tautou’s sulky pout appeared on the screen as Amelie, and the film chronicles the life of a stereotypical Parisian. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) charms with its poetry and its magnificent sequences of a charming and playful Paris. This humble comedy invites us to look a little more around us and give a little more of our time to others.
These cinematic classics tell tales of fiction but where uncertainty belittles our faith, life lessons can be found in the smallest details shown on the silver screen. What are you waiting for? Grab that tub of buttery popcorn, relax, see a movie, and chill! It’s summertime!