Ten Non-Definitively Classic Movies
Written by Bwog Staff
It’s a rainy Saturday and, yes, it would be prudent to spend the day in Bulter, but don’t you deserve a break? (Bwog thinks you do.) And there’s really no better way to relax and pass a dreary Saturday than with a couple feel-good flicks. Here, Bwog has compiled a smattering of movies that will help ease your midterm anxiety and brighten your day. So cozy up with some Swiss Miss and popcorn and enjoy!
(N.B. Some of these titles may be difficult to find on DVD, but Kim’s will probably have the VHS version.)
1. Manhattan: A Woody Allen classic all too often overshadowed by Annie Hall. The story is pretty much the same as most of Allen’s films. He plays a lusty, bumbling New Yorker seeking love wherever he can find itï¿½a search which lands him with a high schooler and later his best friend’s mistress. With Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton.
2. Small Time Crooks: One of the few recent Woody Allen films worth seeing.
The story follows one cookie manufacturer from near failure and foreclosure to fortune and fraud: delightful!
3. Coming to America: Eddie Murphy at his best! Murphy as an African prince arrives in Queens to find a wife and goes undercover as an employee at fast-food restaurant.
4. Trading Places: Eddie Murphy was so funny once, what happened? Oh, right. Enter: Norbit. Here, Dan Aykroyd and Murphy team up to get back at Aykroyd’s boss and stick it to The Man.
5. Blues Brothers: Another fine moment for Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd and Jon Belushi, in this musical-comedy quest, come together as Midwestern crooks and reunite their blues band in order to raise the money to save the orphanage where they grew up.
6. Raising Arizona: An earlier Coen Brothers classic. Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter steal a baby. Enough said.
7. Father of the Bride: Steve Martin charmingly grapples with the parental and financial anxieties of seeing his first-born daughter married. With Martin Short as a ambiguously European wedding planner.
8. The Mask: A Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz tour de force in which Carrey finds a mysterious mask that transforms him from a lonely goof to a smoking, green-faced stud. And Cameron Diaz looks really hot.
9. Breaking Away: A young and muscular Dennis Quaid fights to win a cycling competition and break free from his small-town digs.
10. The Sting: An indispensable Paul Newman and Robert Redford comedy and crime thriller. Set in the 1930s, Newman and Redford play charming crooks who rustle together a masterful get-rich quick scheme.