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Must-watch Movies for the Break
Lily Robinson '18 Staff Writer
November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving break is a great time to relax, and rewind.  Fall exams have just finished, winter is quickly approaching, so what could be better than getting in bed, snuggling under cozy blankets, and turning on a great film?  If this idea appeals to you, and you’re just struggling with which movies to pick from, take a look at this list, and get recommendations on why you should watch some of my all-time favorites!

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1. Talladega Nights: It’s arguably, the best movie ever, and hands-down one of the funniest movies ever made. Will Ferrell is a legend, and who can resist his overdone caricature of racecar drivers? The perfect movie to watch with family or friends, and guaranteed to elevate the mood of any Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong.

2. La La Land: A newer movie, the classic romance between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will pull at your heartstrings, and leave you laughing and crying.

3. Psycho: If family drama has you feeling a little bit darker, definitely go for Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying story around the enigmatic Andrew Bates that will haunt you for weeks.

4. Silence of the Lambs: This is the ultimate psychological, crime thriller, and will keep you on your toes until the very end. Hannibal Lecter is one of the most iconic, psychopathic characters known to date.

5. Anchorman: On a more light-hearted note, Anchorman is an absolute must-see. Its satirical depiction of the 1970s through the eyes of reporter Ron Burgundy is flawless. Watch it with your siblings, parents, and even grandparents because no one can resist the comedic genius of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner.

6. The Princess Bride: This movie is absolutely timeless. The Princess Bride rises above the confines of all genres as it is simultaneously a comedy, romance, drama, and action film. The heart-warming tale of Westley and Princess Buttercup, and their love that triumphs against all odds will have you in your ~feels~.

7. Superbad: Superbad is a classic high school movie, following the epic quest of two downtrodden seniors, Seth and Evan, to have an awesome graduation party. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill perfectly emulate the awkwardness of high school, and their college-related struggles will be especially relatable to seniors. This is a feel-good comedy that you will be McLovin.

Give this list a chance, enjoy your Thanksgiving break, and happy movie-watching, DA!