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Sitting around on a Friday night and want to know what to watch? This list is  of must-watch movies before you die because they are like no other movie you have seen. So don’t just sit there, grab some food, watch it with your family, or even with your girlfriend, and enjoy the best movies that have been made.


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Shawshank Redemptionschindlers-list

Premise:  “Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding comfort and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.”(IMDB)


IMDB-  9.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes- 91 percent

Reason for watching: This movie has great, “topnotch” acting that keeps the viewer engaged.  It is a prison drama, but it’s uplifting because of the direction it takes.


The Godfathergodfather

Premise: “This movie focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone. When the don’s youngest son, Michael, reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay, he is drawn deeper into the family business.”(IMDB)


IMDB- 9.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes- 99 percent

Reason for Watching: This movie is just great. It get everything right in this gangster film. It changed the way movies are made because it sets the standard for what a movie should be and what it should look like.


The Dark Knightthe-dark-knight

Premise: “This movie is about a menace known as the Joker who wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.”(IMDB)


IMDB- 9.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes-94 percent

Reason for watching- This movie is dark, complex, and unforgettable. It is the best superhero movie because the acting is so good, it scares me. It pushes the limits of violence, but man does it make you feel the impact.


Schindler’s Listschindlers-list

Premise:  “German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.”(IMDB)



Rotten Tomatoes- 96 percent

Reason for watching-  Director Steven Spielberg, explains the dramatic days of the Holocaust. He tells a true, hard-to-watch movie that gives you perspective of what happened during the Holocaust. It’s hard to watch, but a well deserved A+.


Pulp Fictionpulpfiction

Premise: “The confusing, but great movie by Quentin Tarantino gives us a powerhouse performance of the lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.”(IMDB).


IMDB: 8.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 94 percent

Reason for watching:  This movie delivers a thrill of stories that captures your attention,with some humor. The all-star cast gives this movie the well-deserved Oscars it got. I was confused when watching this movie, but after a couple times I understand how great this movie really is.


Fight Clubfightclub

Premise: “An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. Don’t talk about fight club.”(IMDB)



Rotten Tomatoes-79 percent

Reason for watching. Fight Club is a movie that will keep you in confusion until it ends. The acting, along with the storyline is just spot on. Fight Club is a wild ride.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestone-flew-over-a-cookoos-nest

Premise:  “Jack Nicholson plays a criminal who pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.”(IMDB)



Rotten Tomatoes- 95 percent

Reason for watching: This movie won five oscars because Jack Nicholson takes us on an adventure of what it’s like to be different. This movie will make you laugh and cry. Watch out for the shocking ending.


The Matrixthe-matrix

Premise: “A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.”(IMDB)



Rotten Tomatoes-87 percent

Reason for watching: The Matrix is a smartly crafted combination of spectacular action and groundbreaking special effects.



Premise: “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.”(IMDB)



Rotten Tomatoes-80 percent

Reason for watching- “A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale.”(Rotten Tomatoes)


Saving Private Ryansaving-private-ryan
Premise- “Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.”(IMDB)


IMDB- 8.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes- 92 percent

Reason for watching-  With an all-star cast, Steven Spielberg takes this war movie and makes you feel like you are in war. It is a heart-pounding movie that will have you watching it over and over. This movie show the historical aspect, along with the emotional aspect. Even though this isn’t all true, it still feels like we are in war.

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