Older Movies You Should Watch

By Jocelyn Donaldson

If there’s one thing I love, it’s movies. There is such a variety of movies out there, but my all time favorites types to watch have to be older movies that came out. Some have been unforgettable movies that are still popular even today. These are some of my favorite movies that, although older, still hold a certain charm.

First off, is the 1999 classic 10 Things I Hate About You. Even after all these years, the movie is still up to par with what we expect from movies now. A romantic comedy that focuses in on two sisters who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Bianca, the younger, more bubbly of the two, is asked out by a popular senior. All this while the new kid secretly pines after her also. However, they face a major roadblock in their plan to date her, as her father has instilled a rule that Bianca can’t date until her older sister Kat does. Kat, the most prickly, abrasive girl in the school, who refuses to be just another boring old popular. With her terrible attitude, it takes paying someone off for her to get a date. Patrick, the terrifying bad boy takes up the challenge. Will these two bad attitude individuals fall in love or clash. The movie is awesome and stars Heath Ledger, which should be enough to convince you to watch the movie for the first time or again.

Another classic that released in 1985 is The Breakfast Club. Having only recently been introduced to this movie myself, I have to say that it’s a movie worth watching. This movie is all about how cliques can have things in common. When 5 very different students all show up for a Saturday detention with a surly principal, they all automatically clash. There is the bad boy rebel, the popular princess, a psychotic outcast, a genius nerd and, of course, the typical jock. Each tell their story and, at the end of the day, question whether they can ever view life as they did before detention.

 One of my all time favorite movies, Forrest Gump, came out in 1994. A little slower than most, Forrest has spent his entire life exceeding everyone’s expectations. Whether it be becoming the college football star, becoming a Vietnam hero, or starting a famous shrimp company, he is an inspiration to all and can befriend anyone. Throughout it all, his childhood best friend turned sweetheart makes appearances before once again disappearing. His biggest challenge will be saving Jenny from herself.   

Disney movies are always wonderful classics, but the tale of Mulan that released in 1998 will always be a favorite. Considering that there will be a live action version of Mulan released in 2018, now -actually always- is a good time to watch the animated version. Mulan is a headstrong girl who can’t seem to do anything right when all she wants is to bring honour to her family. When her ailing father is drafted into the war, Mulan disguises herself as a boy and takes his place in the military. In the process, she finds herself, love, and honor.

Movies don’t have to be brand new for them to be relatable. Watch any of these movies and you’ll see, that classics can be just as incredible or maybe more so than the movies being released in theaters today.


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