with fall coming op and the days getting darker, I give you these (somewhat) masterpieces for your soul:

1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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IMDb plot description:
"A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • a cast of characters you can root for
  • Stranger Things
  • squealing over cute animals
  • the 80's
  • having your heart swell with warmth

Personal favorite quote:

"I'll believe in you all my life, everyday."
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2. The Mask (1994)

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IMDb plot description:
"Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • ...or don't like Jim Carrey
  • hilarity
  • comic book effects
  • pop culture references
  • one-liners

Personal favorite quote:

"THAT'S A SPICY MEATBALL!"
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3. Blackfish (2013)

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IMDb plot description:
"A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • activism and justice
  • being nailed to your seat in intensity
  • crying
  • power soundtracks
  • a sense of purpose when everything else is grey and blue

Personal favorite quote:

"There is no record of an orca doing any harm to a human in the wild."
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4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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IMDb plot description:
"When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • escaping life
  • the idea of guardian angels
  • smiling and crying and crying because you're smiling and smiling because you're crying
  • fluffy things
  • seriously, they're fucking adorable

Personal favorite quote:

"Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!"
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5. Bullets over Broadway (1994)

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IMDb plot description:
"In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • all the fall colors
  • broadway fights and gangster comedies
  • eclectic characters
  • an underdog with undiscovered talents
  • 1920's intelectualism

Personal favorite quote:

"Go, gentle Scorpio, go. Your Pisces wishes you every happy return."
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6. Legally Blonde (2001)

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IMDb plot description:
"Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • dismantling stereotypes
  • and the patriarchy
  • the pink aesthetic
  • law school
  • legendary comebacks

Personal favorite quote:

"Happy people just don't shoot their husbands. They just don't."
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7. Spotlight (2015)

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IMDb plot description:
"The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • investigative journalism
  • being silenced in shock
  • scandalous cover-ups
  • government secrets
  • "based on a true story"

Personal favorite quote:

"For me, this kind of story is why we do this."
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8. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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IMDb plot description:
"Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • a companion when feeling lonely
  • fairytales
  • clear morale and message
  • the good of people and the hearts within them
  • small dogs (pupper Toto!)

Personal favorite quote:

"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?"
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9. Sucker Punch (2011)

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IMDb plot description:
"A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape."

You should watch this movie if you like:

  • existentialism so hard you forget time
  • a badass girl gang
  • the master and the student like Karate Kid
  • plot twists
  • steampunk to the max

Personal favorite quote:

"That place can be as real as any pain."
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Thank you all!
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