Se7en (1995) is an incredibly well known film for having an excruciatingly tough and grity ending. I won’t spoil anything for you, but expect your anxiety levels to be through the roof for the last 30 minutes of the film. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman team up as detectives to catch a serial killer who bases his kills off of the seven deadly sins found in the Bible. Don’t let the slow start of this movie fool you into quitting out early, there are plenty of surprises in store once you get into it. Also Kevin Spacey plays the villain and it can’t hardly get creepier than that.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is every action movie lovers dream come true. The movie is jammed to the brim with amazing car chases, incredible cinematography, and a ridiculous amount of stuff blowing up. It also is stuffed with non-CGI stunts and it is truly awesome to watch. Don’t expect a ton of plot or story involved, we’re here to watch real people jumping back and forth from exploding vehicles in the middle of the dessert.
Halloween (2018) is the sequel to the original that fans have been waiting on for forty years. It’s grity, aggressive, and just flat out awesome. It’s rare in the horror genre to get a good story and action in a horror movie, and this falls into it. The ending is a classic horror trope and is truly a satisfying good time. This is the best reimagining of Michael Meyers in a long run of movies, and after many years he’s back to being truly terrifying.
Get Out (2017) is a strong and eerie thriller. This was Jordan Peele’s debut as a director and he exploded onto the scene. The movie has a ton of symbolism and great commentary on many issues in our world today. The movie is entertaining, fast paced, and surprisingly funny thanks to one of the best supporting characters I’ve seen in recent years. The ending is explosive and shocking and this movie is well worth your time.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is a romance movie that is more than certain to make you appreciate your significant other or even your ex. This movie focuses on the importance of memories and the impact they have on our lives. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet create some of the best on screen chemistry I’ve ever seen. It makes you think and forces you to pay attention to the details, plus it is quite the tear jerker. Great for anyone, wether in a relationship or not, it will be sure to make you thankful for the people in your life and the memories you have with them.
Goodfellas (1990) is the crowning achievement of Italian mob movies. Many believe that would be “The Godfather”, but Goodfellas outpaces it at almost every turn. The storytelling is brilliant and there isn’t a dull character in the entire movie. There isn’t a ton of action, this would be more classified as a drama, but the intriguing dialogue and twists move this lengthy movie along at break-neck speed. Add on a career defining performance by Robert De Niro and your left with a true masterpiece.
American Beauty (1999) is an Academy Award Winning Drama and is one of the most intriguing movie I’ve ever watched. I had no clue what I was going to be watching when I first went into this movie and I think that just made it even better. It is part drama, thriller, and romance and it provides beautiful social commentary on the world around us. With an ending twist unlike any other, this movie is sure to please even the most common movie goers.