End of a chaotic week of submissions, assignments, and exams, every teen would welcome weekends like a chilling breeze. Yet, there’s always a dilemma to make decisions for picking movies for spending the time. Are you in need a new bucket list for movies for the upcoming weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. From Oscar-nominated movies to highly underrated, yet marvelous movies, from influential and psychotic genres to dramas, we’re ready to fill up your bucket list. Grab your popcorn and settle to be engaged productively. Here are such top 10 must-watch movie recommendations for teens and college-based movies for the weekend.
#1. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Genres: Romance, Musical, Drama
A must-watch and an excellent film for contemporary music lovers and art romantics. Based on a semi-fictional biography of PT Barnum (aka Phineas Taylor Barnum), who was an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Each and every song in this film is a recognized and a relatable one. The cast consists of a mind-blowing actor of all time, Hugh Jackman, along with the beautiful Zendaya, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and many others, who have also contributed in voice-backings of the songs.
#2. LADY BIRD
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Mediocre rating for a film like this would be an underestimating act, because of what it portrays. A typical and practical example of a middle-classed American girl and the challenges that she tries to overcome to stand by her passion and dream all the while. It also contains many funny and sarcastic instances, yet, of the thought-provoking type. The film stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, who invariably stand best suited for a drama such as this.
#3. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Genres: Romance, Coming-of-age Fiction,
Award-winning film and an Oscar nominee; this is a very choosy film that only a few individuals can really feel deep and appreciate it for its beauty. It’s a slow-paced film based in suburbs of Italy during the summer season where the family is on a vacay. A must-watch for all the Timothée Chalamet fans.
#4. PAPER TOWN
Genres: Romance, Drama, Mystery
It is true that the films shot based on novels usually don’t contain that much life when compared to reading the book itself. But this film makes an exception. It is deployed from one of John Green’s popular and best-selling novels. Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff have played the roles of protagonists in the film, exceptionally well.
#5. THE LAST SONG
Genres: Romance, Musical, Drama, Family
A heart-touching emotional play done extremely well by Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. The story is based on a troubled-daughter relationship that gets a new lease of life when the two begin to explore a common thread, their passion for music. Music-lovers would be poignant and uplifting with a knotty-connection towards this film.
#6. AUGUST RUSH
Genres: Musical drama, Romance
Hypersensitive, delicate and an incredibly soul-stirring film of a young chap who follows the music to get back to his world, his parents. It revolves around the plot where the proof of having a deep attachment of children towards their parents is proven. Fulfilling the hairline gap between passion and determination, this film is a must-watch for everyone. Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Keri Russell have been portrayed as the amazing protagonists in this film.
Genres: Horror, Psychotic thriller, Drama, Mystery
The film ‘Mother!’ stands unique for its hidden meaning related to real life. Not to leak a spoiler, but think of (mother) Earth and all her developments made by humans these days, at the end of this film. It is hard not to be affected internally, after watching this movie. While terminating this film, the actress Jennifer Lawrence (the protagonist) had to undergo therapy to relieve herself off from the affected state of carrying out such a hard part in it.
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Adventure
Another Jennifer Lawrence’s successful debut given alongside Chris Pratt. The film’s plot is based on a space-travel mission in the far-upcoming years where Earth is believed to be dying. In order to make a new home, selected people are sent on a space-travel to adopt a new planet to start making a new living there. But the ride is a bumpy one. Do watch this film to find out.
#9. A DOG’S PURPOSE
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Any dog-lover would just keep rewatching this movie over and over to admire the cuteness of how dogs mingle with humans. It carries the personification of a dog, and how he feels to grow in a human house. Best suited for a weekend, and a beautiful film starred by KJ Apa and Britt Robertson.
#10. BIRD BOX
Genres: Horror, Drama, Doomsday, Thriller
Bird Box features about how a negative force or a magnet prevails, picturing the post-apocalyptic effect of “if you see it, you die”. But as a dedicated servant of nature, birds always sense if something goes wrong. That is the theme of the film. A doomsday horror film that deserves attention to stay away from negativity. Sandra Bullock has done a deserving performance of her part.
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