Quarantine Movie Recommendations

Taylor Decina, Staff Writer

Quarantine has become synonymous with a time for relentless binge watching and snacking. If you’re anything like me, you feel as though you have watched everything on Netflix. Recently, I compiled a list of movies that I believe every person should watch. These are not cinematic classics or cartoons or my favorite movies, but important movies nonetheless. I hope that this list can cure some quarantine boredom and teach a few valuable lessons along the way!

Legally Blonde: Follow bubbly sorority sister, Elle Woods, on her journey through Harvard Law School as she chases love, justice, and inner confidence against all odds.
Pay It Forward: Learn how one young boy changes his town and family with a chain of small acts of kindness.
13 Going on 30: Experience the reality of adulthood and learn the true values of childhood as a young girl is granted her greatest wish: to be a well adjusted adult.
He’s Just Not That Into You: Watch as an unhinged young woman ventures into the Baltimore dating realm, only to be greeted by unanswered phone calls, tough love, and the true meaning of “It was nice to meet you.”
Soul Surfer: Embrace the term, “unstoppable,” as competitive surfer, Bethany Hamilton, perseveres through a brutal shark attack in the midst of her competition season.
The Hate U Give: Find your voice with a young girl juggling two vastly different identities and learn to stand up for your beliefs.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Play hookie with a renowned juvenile delinquent and discover the importance of stopping to look around at life once in a while; because if you don’t, you could miss it.
The Breakfast Club: Watch the social hierarchy of high school fall on a Saturday morning with a group of detention go-ers.
Lean On Me: Defy the societal standards and limited potential of a neglected high school, as a respected teacher turned principal transforms a building and those inside it.
Freedom Writers: Learn how powerful a pen, a piece a paper, and a relentless teacher can be upon the future of a class.
Pursuit of Happiness: Struggle alongside an aspiring stockbroker and his young son through their quest for stability and joy.
Perks of Being a Wallflower: Begin to take pride in your quirks and embrace your individuality with a group of extroverted, introverted, depressed, anxious, and joyful high school outcasts.
The Edge of Seventeen: Recognize that the best friendships come from the most unexpected places as a seventeen year old seems to lose everything, yet gain so much more in the process.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser: Redefine the meaning of beautiful as a high school princess and a devout band kid team up to win the heart of an innocent jock.
Love Simon: Embrace your true self without fear and learn to not shy from who you love.