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5 Films Perfect for a Movie Night

Before long the temperatures will finally be warmer! Until then hunker down with a good movie and better friends.

It may be only a few weeks until spring, but this winter seems to be hanging on as long as it can. If you’ve lived in Northeastern Ohio for very long you’re used to hard winters, and late February is arguably the worst part of winter. The temperatures start to rise just enough to then drop to single digits two days later. If you’ve already organized and cleaned your apartment and are still looking for something to do to fight cabin fever, invite some friends over or snuggle up with your boo for a movie night! What are your go-to films? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and let us know!

Back to the Future

No matter if you’re looking for one movie to watch or a whole night, Back to the Future is for you! The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and is still immensely popular decades later. The sequels may not have done as well in the box office as the first, but altogether the three were nominated for five Academy Awards and won one. The series follows the adventures of a high school student and an eccentric scientist as they travel to different periods in time.

Where to Stream:

Varies based on which film you want

Groundhog Day

If you’re looking for a time-traveling story told in a different way, check out Groundhog Day. This comedy fantasy film stars Bill Murray who is caught in a time loop and is forced to relive the same day, Groundhog Day, over and over. The film was only a modest success on release but later attracted critical acclaim and is no included in many lists of the best comedy films. It helped create the trope of the time loop and now the term “groundhog day” is used for recurring situations in government and military arenas. Groundhog Day was added to the U.S. Film Registry in 2006 as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Where to Stream:

Amazon Prime Video (from $2.99), Vudu (from $2.99), YouTube (from $3.99), iTunes (from $3.99), Google Play Movies & TV (from $3.99)

The Breakfast Club

Another classic movie night flick is John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club. The film tells the story of five misfits from different high school who are stuck in Saturday detention together. It received critical acclaim from the start and is now considered as one of the greatest films of all time. In 2016 it was entered into the U.S. National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Where to Stream:

YouTube (from $3.99), Amazon Prime Video (from $3.99), iTunes (from $3.99), Google Play Movies & TB (from $3.99), Vudu (from $3.99)

Dirty Dancing

The ‘80s produced many classic films perfect for a movie night. Case in point, Dirty Dancing, the 1987 romantic drama dance film that tells the story of Baby, a young woman from an affluent family who falls in love with a dance instructor, played by Patrick Swayze, at her family’s resort. It was the first film to sell more than a million copies for home video, and the soundtrack generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles and won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as a Grammy for Best Duet.

Where to Stream:

Amazon Prime Video (from $2.99), YouTube (from $3.99), Google Play Movies & TV (from $3.99), iTunes (from $3.99), Vudu (from $3.99)

Mean Girls

Partially based on the non-fiction self-help book, Queen Bees and Wannabes, the 2004 teem comedy film Mean Girls is the perfect movie for a girls’ night in. It explores the female high school social cliques and their potentially damaging effects on teenage girls. The film has since developed a cult following and won several awards the year it was released. In 2018 a musical adaptation of the film premiered on Broadway and certain quotes are destined to live in infamy.

Where to Stream:

YouTube (from $2.99), Amazon Prime Video (from $2.99), Google Play Movies & TV (from $2.99), Vudu (from $3.99), iTunes (from $3.99)

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