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5 Movie Options for This Week’s Movie Night

Not sure what to watch this weekend? Fight off cabin fever and have a movie night with one of these 5 titles!

Need something to do the last few weeks of winter? If you’ve already organized and cleaned your apartment, pop some popcorn and invite some friends over for a movie night! If you’re trying to decide what movie to go with, read on for some inspiration. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and let us know your go-to movies.

Beaches

Adapted from the novel of the same name, Beaches received generally negative reviews when it was released, but has since gained a cult following. The film tells the story of two friends who come from different backgrounds but who keep reconnecting with each other for three decades. The film itself may have not won critical acclaim, but one of its singles, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, was a smash hit and won Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Where to Stream:

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

The Jerk

Steve Martin, in his first starring role in a feature film, plays the adopted son of sharecroppers in Mississippi. He heads to St. Louis to find himself and finds himself in one misadventure after another, inventing gadgets, dodging bullets, joining the carnival, and finding love. The Jerk was No. 20 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies in 2000 and is considered one of Martin’s best comedic efforts.

Where to Stream:

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

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The classic 1982 Spielberg film was it hit from the start, surpassing Star Wars when it was released as the highest-grossing film of all time and receiving universal critical acclaim. Roger Ebert said of the film, “This is not simply a good movie, It is one of those movies that brush away our cautions and win our hearts.” The film, which tells the story of a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial and helps return him to his own planet, was nominated and won many awards and will stay in our hearts for many years to come.

Where to Stream:

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

Sleepless in Seattle

Both a critical and commercial success, the 1993 romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle quickly became a classic. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan play the two protagonists, who seem to fight the inevitable while living parallel lives at opposite sides of the country. It was nominated for several awards and won a few as well. Though the plot is a bit contrived, Sleepless in Seattle will stay on the list of “must watch” romantic comedies for years to come.

Where to Stream:

Crackle, 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 Hangover

The first in a trio of films, many argue The Hangover should have stayed a solo attempt as it received a much better reception than its counterparts. The 2009 comedy tells the story of four friends in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. They take the themes and tropes of a bachelor’s weekend in Sin City and ramp it up for a hilarious series of misadventures. While it received mixed reviews from critics, it was a box office success and won several awards including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Where to Stream:

HBO, YouTube (from $3.99), iTunes (from $3.99), Google Play Movies & TV (from $3.99), Vudu (from $3.99)

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