5 Movies You Need to Watch

By: Emma Parry

OwlFeed Journalist

Winter break in here in a little over a week, and almost everyone right now is freaking out about what they’re going to do with all this new free time.

One predominantly large activity is watching movies, but people hardly ever spend their time watching the movies. Time is wasted scrolling through endless covers and bios looking for something remotely interesting or new, and then giving up and watching The Office again.

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To help you out and save your time, here are 5 movies that you have to watch if you haven’t seen them yet. You’re missing out on prime elements of American pop culture.

#1 Superbad (2007)

If you haven’t seen Superbad yet, this is your wakeup call. Superbad made McLovin a household name. Starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, this raunchy R-rated movie actually has a lot of heart and a really good message. It’s funny, cringey, and relatable for high schoolers. Superbad is a really good piece on the social pressures on teenagers, while also still being a fun movie to watch. Superbad is available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

#2 Office Space (1999)

This movie is a little old, but it’s humor has not lost its touch. Office Space starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston is a hilarious take on working an office job. Most comedies to this date make some kind of reference to Office Space. Office Space is definitely worth a watch this break. It is available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

#3 The Room (2003)

The Room is probably one of the worst movies ever made. If you haven’t seen it yet what are you doing? Written, Produced, and Starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room became a cult classic almost immediately after its release. The movie based on the production of The Room (The Disaster Artist) won a Golden Globe for its portrayal of Tommy and the story of his friendship with Greg Sestero. The Room is rated R, and definitely not for the faint of heart. Iconic quotes like, “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” and “Oh, Hi Mark!” are from this movie. The Room is available on Amazon Prime.

#4 Eighth Grade (2018)

Comedian Bo Burnham’s directorial debut, Eighth Grade is a hauntly accurate depiction of a socially awkward teen in her last weeks of eighth grade. Starring Elsie Fisher, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Kayla, Eighth Grade is elegant, simplistic, and something you can appreciate now that eighth grade is over. Eighth Grade is available on Amazon Prime.

#5 Psycho (1960)

If you’re a fan of horror, and you haven’t seen Psycho, then this is the opportunity to redeem yourself. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a psychological thriller that to this day is known as the most popular in the genre. Though many know Psycho for the shower scene, the entire movie is packed full of well directed spooky moments. Psycho is available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.