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10 Films to Watch This Weekend

What films make up your favorites? Redbox has a list of the 10 best feel good films to help fill your weekend as we continue to "Shelter in Place".

Staff Report Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

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So another weekend stuck inside the house. What to do. Redbox has compiled its own 10 best feel good movies.

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In no particular order from Redbox:

The Princess Bride – An all time favorite movie. And because what’s happening in the world right now is truly “Inconceivable!”

The Lord of the Rings series  – These movies can keep us entertained for more than 9 hours! And this quote from Gandalf (Ian McKellen) seems quite fitting: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”   

Old School – We may not be able to go streaking through the quad right now, but Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell) still can.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Save Ferris. Save the world!

The Goonies – A young Samwise Gamgee and his meathead brother Thanos set off with their friends in search of pirate treasure that could save their town.

Double feature: The Time Traveler’s Wife and About Time – Both star Rachel McAdams, both have time-traveling twists, and both help me keep my priorities straight.

The How to Train Your Dragon trilogy – Most kids are out of school, so many days will definitely be spent watching all three of these most excellent animated movies about a boy and his dragon.

Julie & Julia – There’s something calming about watching others do it. In this true story, a writer (Amy Adams) recreates all 524 of Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) recipes within 365 days.

The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie: The Second Part – Much of lockdown is been spent together as a family playing with kids’ beloved little bricks, so these movies help inspire us to keep building and dreaming up new creations.

Crazy Rich Asians – A gorgeous cast, an exotic setting and a classic love story make for the perfect escape from reality.

This is Spinal Tap – We all need to “go to 11” right now! And laugh like no other “mockumentary” about clueless rockers can make us laugh.

Ever After – Gotta have a fairy tale in the mix because we’re all hoping for a fairy tale ending to this crisis.

You’ve Got Mail – A classic rom-com starring two of America’s most beloved people, taking us back to simpler times.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – This documentary should be on everyone’s list to help remind people that a little kindness goes a long way — especially during a crisis.