I do not know of anyone who doesn’t like to watch movies, be it a local movie or foreign one, we all love to just sit back, eat a popcorn, letting it take us anywhere or to a different dimension, amaze us, inspire us and some make us cry. Every once in a while we don’t just watch one movie at a time but a couple of movies, every once in a while we want to do a movie marathon. And sometimes we do not just watch random movies, we choose which movies you watch for the day based on theme, genre or another. Today we list down some movie marathon ideas you can consider the next time you sit on the couch. But this list would not include any movie franchises like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or any trilogies like Godfather or Back to the Future because these movies would surely occupy all the top ten, we want to consider some movies, separate movies for everybody’s pleasure and entertainment.
1. 1994 Movie Masterpieces
Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction
1994 was the year when three of the best movies of all time came out to theaters, and we thanked heaven for that. From Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, a story of a simple man with a low I.Q. who accomplished great things in life, to Frank Darabont’s prison drama about two prisoners who bonded over the years of their incarceration in the Shawshank Redemption, to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction about different stories of crime that are interrelated, three different genre of movies which came out of the same year. The Academy Awards gave its highest accolade to Forrest Gump, but fans of the other two films protested. Watch these three movies and choose your own best movie, and I can assure you, you will have a hard time choosing.
2. Romantic Comedy Movies
50 First Dates, The Proposal and The Wedding Singer
Having a bad day? Try watching these three movies to help you get through the rest of the day. These are all laugh-out-loud comedies with the touch of romance that would make you feel good. I would’ve put Blended instead of The Proposal, to make it all Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore’s movies, but I honestly thought the latter was much more superior than the former in terms of story and comedic scenes.
3. Christopher Nolan’s Movies
The Prestige, Memento and Inception
If you haven’t watched any films of Christopher Nolan, (seriously, not even the Dark Knight movies?) you are missing half of your movie-experience life. Nolan is the Man, the genius behind some of the greatest, thought-provoking, smartest movies of all time . Please, do yourself a favor, turn on that blu-ray and watch these movies, and thank me later.
4. Russell Crowe Movies Marathon
The Insider, A Beautiful Mind and Gladiator
Russell Crowe is one seasoned actor capable of portraying different roles. Whether he is playing John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician in A Beautiful Mind or Maximus Decimus Meridias, a powerful Roman general who was betrayed by the son of the deceased Roman Emperor and came back as a gladiator in Gladiator or as a former research biologist and chemist Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider, he always made sure to perfect the role. You watch each movie one after the other and you will realize that Russell Crowe is indeed phenomenal.
5. World War II Movies
Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and The Pianist
If there are movies that would surely make you reach for that kleenex, these definitely are World War II movies. It doesn’t matter whether you experience living in the time of war or you just simply read about it, it shoots you right in the feels. These three movies about World War II showed different facets of war, its atrocities and repercussions.
6. Martin Scorsese’s Gangster Movies
The Goodfellas, Casino and The Departed
I remember the speech given by Leonardo DiCaprio to pay tribute to Martin Scorsese when he, Scorsese, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in Golden Globes back in 2010, DiCaprio said that in the future the name Scorsese would be synonymous to film making as Picasso, Da Vinci, Shakespeare and Bethoven are synonymous to their respective fields. These three movies are only some of Scorsese’s greatest masterpieces but enough to merit him as one of the greatest film-makers of all time.
7. High School Movies
Dazed and Confuse, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and The Breakfast Club
If you are feeling a little bit nostalgic or you simply love movies about teens or youth, then these are the movies suitable for you. These movies, although the theme is about teens and their pains and troubles, solidified their rank on list of the top movies ever made.
8. Sci-fi Movies
Interstellar, Gravity and 2001: Space Odyssey
Seldom do we hear sci-fi movies in the same breath of the classic and greatest movies ever, but these three movies have paved the way to have sci-fi films be recognized. Great cinematography, flawless acting, impeccable writing and great storyline are all present on these films that made them memorable and classic in their own way.
9. Classic Romantic Comedy Films
Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping and Pretty Woman
These movies can be considered chick-flicks but even men can appreciate them. Who wouldn’t fall in love with Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts’ characters in their respective films? And surely, they don’t make films like these anymore. I miss the 90’s.
10. Quentin Tarantino Movies
Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino is the only one in this kind of movie genre. He is one of the best film makers, along with Scorsese, Spielberg, Zemeckis, Scott, etc that are still active and still giving us the pleasure of watching quality movies.
So, what are you waiting for? Turn on that blu-ray, heat up the popcorn and watch a movie!