Taking a fresh look at the movie classics

February 26, 2013

By Katherine Lewis

Living in Issaquah, we all experience those days where we are stuck at home while it’s raining outside. On these days, I always find myself sipping a cup of tea and brainstorming a good movie to watch.

Hall Monitor Katherine Lewis Issaquah High School

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Katherine Lewis
Issaquah High School

As I was curled up in a blanket watching “The Breakfast Club,” it got me thinking. I feel like teenagers, and even adults, end up watching the poorly filmed, low budget movies on Netflix when they could be watching fabulous movies that seem to have been forgotten. I have compiled a list of movies I think everyone should watch.

“The Breakfast Club” (1985) — This is officially one of my all-time favorite movies. Five high school students from completely different social circles serve the same morning detention. Soon enough, their hearts are on the table.

“The Shining” (1980) — If you are looking for a scare, this movie is perfect for you. A family heads to an isolated hotel while it is closed down in the winter, but there is a catch: It’s haunted!

“Rear Window” (1954) — Laid up in a wheelchair, a photographer spies on his neighbors and finds himself caught up in a murder mystery! Despite being shot in one room only, the suspense in this Hitchcock movie is unbearable.

“The Godfather” (1972) — This is the most entertaining gang movie of all time, easily. The aging patriarch of a powerful New York crime family passes his position on to his reluctant son. This film is high action and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) — Two high school boys failing their history class find themselves in the possession of a time-traveling phone booth and the adventure of a lifetime! If you are looking for a wildly humorous comedy, check this movie out!


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