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Eight Old and New Movies You Should Definitely Check Off Your Watchlist This Month (And Why)

Eight Old and New Movies You Should Definitely Check Off Your Watchlist This Month (And Why)

“I’ll watch it eventually.”

How many times have you said this when you someone suggests a movie you should watch? And how many times have you actually followed up on it? Probably less than you’re willing to admit. We all want to stay up-to-date on the latest, buzziest new film. But there’s something uplifting about watching a classic that has stood the test of time.

Whether you’re a cinephile or just looking for some wholesome entertainment, we’ve curated a list of old and new movies that are perfect for your viewing pleasure. From heartwarming classics to uplifting modern tales, here are 10 films you should definitely cross off your watchlist this month:

1. The Princess Bride (1987)

You haven’t seen The Princess Bride yet? Inconceivable! Rob Reiner’s timeless classic is a fairy tale adventure for all ages. Filled with romance, humor and swashbuckling action, this film follows the daring escapades of Princess Buttercup and her true love, Westley, as they battle against the odds to be together. The real icing on the cake is the clever and witty dialogue that gets better every time you watch it.

2. Paddington 2 (2017)

Technically, you should see the first Paddington to really understand this world. But the sequel is even better than you can imagine. The marmalade-loving bear, Paddington, goes on a delightful adventure through the streets of London. This charming sequel is a heartwarming tale of friendship, kindness and the importance of family. With its whimsical storytelling and endearing characters, this is one you’ll want to watch with friends, family or even on your own.

3. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

This is the oldest film on the list, but it’s also one of the best films to stand the test of time. This beloved musical comedy is set in the 1920s and follows the tumultuous transition from silent films to “talkies” and the comedic chaos that ensues. From iconic dance numbers to unforgettable tunes, this film is the true definition of a classic that never fails to entertain.

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, this visually stunning film is a reminder we all need to seize the moment and live life to the fullest. Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a daydreamer who sets out on a quest to find a missing photograph that will change his life forever. The film didn’t make a huge splash when it premiered a decade ago, but it’s certainly a film you don’t want to miss.

5. Amélie (2001)

This  French romantic comedy is full of quirky charm and colorful characters. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the movie follows the adventures — or should we say misadventures — of Amélie Poulain, a shy waitress with a vivid imagination, as she embarks on a quest to spread happiness and find love in the streets of Paris. Sure, you’ll have to get used to subtitles, but with its magical realism, charming storytelling and breathtaking cinematography, you won’t regret getting lost in this film for a second.

6. Coco (2017)

Anyone who says Up is the most emotional Pixar film hasn’t seen Coco. Yes, the enchanting film takes on the colorful world of Mexican folklore as it follows the journey of Miguel, a young boy who dreams of becoming a musician, as he embarks on a magical adventure to the Land of the Dead to uncover his family’s long-lost secrets. But it’s celebration of culture, family and the power of following your dreams will stir your soul in the best way possible.

7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Phone home and visit Steven Spielberg’s timeless tale of friendship between a young boy named Elliott and a friendly extraterrestrial stranded on Earth. Filled with wonder, adventure and  plenty of heartwarming moments, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial continues to captivate audiences of all ages for good reason. We could all use a message of compassion and understanding delivered by a tiny alien.

8. The Parent Trap (1998)

To be clear, this one is last because it’s hopefully been crossed off your list at this point in your life. But if it hasn’t — or if you just feel like revisiting a childhood classic — pop on The Parent Trap for double the fun and double the mischief. This delightful family comedy follows twin sisters who scheme to reunite their long-lost parents — but don’t spend too long thinking about what kind of parents would separate their twins at birth. It will break your brain.

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