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Great movies to watch over break

Regal Cinemas | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Regal Cinemas | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian


Winter break is approaching, and nearly a month off can get boring. Here are 10 movies to watch in 10 different genres to make sure you never have a dull moment. All movies on this list are currently on Netflix.

Action: “Black Panther”

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, “Black Panther” has it all for an action movie: fast-paced action scenes, intense fight scenes, innovative technology and great character relationships.

Although part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s one of the few in the lineup where you won’t be completely lost if you haven’t seen the others.

Family: “The Karate Kid” (2010)

Starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, “The Karate Kid” is a feel-good movie and a fun take on the classic 1984 film.

If you’re in the mood to feel nostalgic, grab some popcorn and some friends and watch this movie. Also, let’s not forget the top hit featured song for the movie, “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber.

Comedy: “Murder Mystery”

“Murder Mystery,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, is a funny yet clever movie.

The ending doesn’t give itself away, so the mystery is a puzzle the audience must try to solve along with the characters.

Adam Sandler, who was one of the producers, and Jennifer Aniston work great together in this witty comedy.

Crime: “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

Starring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as Elizabeth Kloepfer, this true-crime movie tells a different side of the infamous Ted Bundy story.

Without going into his crimes, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” tells the story of Ted and his girlfriend Elizabeth as Ted goes through trial for his crimes.

While it is true crime, it is important to note that this is a Hollywood dramatization of what actually happened.

Documentary: “The Movies That Made Us”

Although not a movie, this four-part docuseries talks about four different movies:

“Dirty Dancing,” “Home Alone,” “Ghostbusters” and “Die Hard.” This series discusses the making of these iconic movies and everything that went into them.

With interviews with people involved such as actors and directors, the audience gets insider information as to how these movies were made.

Drama: “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Starring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez, “The Fundamentals of Caring” is a heartfelt movie with great dynamics between the characters.

Showing how everyone struggles in their own way and how people can help others without even knowing, this movie will pull every emotion out of you and keep you watching until the very end.

Horror/ Thriller: “Hush”

Starring Kate Siegel and John Gallegher Jr., “Hush” is a psychological thriller where a deaf woman must fight off her intruder.

A new take on the ‘intruder’ trope, this movie lets the audience experience what the woman is experiencing as she must outsmart and outrun the intruder in silence.

Musical: “Grease”

Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, this classic musical is a fun and energetic watch that will have you singing along.

Invite friends over and have a musical night; chances are you all already know the words.

Packed with classic high school drama and everything else in between, “Grease” earns the musical spot on this list.

Romance: “Her”

Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, “Her” is a satirical love story.

Tired of all the overdone, sappy love stories? Then “Her” is the movie for you.

Falling in love with a new advanced operating system, Samantha, which is the voice of the system, Phoenix’s character must try to understand his feelings as Samantha becomes a self-sufficient and intelligent personality.

Sci-fi: “Men in Black”

Starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, “Men in Black” builds a fantasy world where aliens are on Earth and the Men in Black are there to regulate them.

Funny, witty, mysterious and futuristic, this movie plays with the audience’s imagination and provides an entertaining watch.