Make a date with your couch
Always a solid weekend plan: Netflix and chill. But if you feel like you’re scraping the bottom of the online-movie barrel these days, worry not. We’ve rounded up 14 flicks that you may have forgotten about and are worthy of a second (or third, or 14th) rewatch.
Current mood: Watching John Cusack face his midlife crisis, hem and haw over lost loves and debate the merits of pop music.
The Friday Night Lights of 1999.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
It’s everything you would be doing on your day off (if you weren’t watching Netflix).
Tarantino’s pièce de résistance is, to this day, still a thrill.
Comic books, New Jersey, sexual ambiguity, pre-fame Ben Affleck: the stuff of Kevin Smith dreams.
“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”
Two dim-witted teenage boys stumble upon a time-machine phone booth, which they use to write a history report and graduate from high school. No-brainer (literally).
“Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”
Speaking of man-children: the original, on a wacky cross-country jaunt.
The one that made you never want to pop popcorn alone again.
“My Father the Hero”
French actor (and tax evader) Gérard Depardieu is the father who pretends to date his teenage daughter (Katherine Heigl) to help her impress another guy. It’s weird, but it works.
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”
DiCaprio and Depp as brothers in a movie that makes you feel all the feels.
Formula for (weird) success: Jim Henson puppets + David Bowie.
“This is Spinal Tap”
Spoiler alert: This hilarious mockumentary chronicles a British rock band…in demise.
Calling all David Lynchians.
Calling all beautiful babies.