5 movies for a lazy weekend


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Story by Maddie Gerrald, staff writer

Weekends are usually packed full of sleeping in and putting off homework, so it doesn’t take long for that continuous routine to get tiresome. After countless boring hours of sitting in bed doing nothing, scouring the internet for movies is what my weekends usually come to.


These movies are perfect for a late night or a lazy weekend when you don’t want to watch the same TV shows on Netflix you always do.



  • Top Gun- Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is for only the elite pilots that show great potential. When “Maverick” gets sent to the school, his huge ego makes it hard for him to compete with the other pilots. Along with fighting for best fighter pilot, he also fighting to be with his flight instructor, Charlie. This 80s movie falls right in line with classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “16 Candles” when it comes to being a necessary watch.
  • Seeking A Friend for the End of the World- After being told that an asteroid was headed straight towards Earth and giving everyone less than a month to live, mild-mannered Dodge has found himself alone at the end of the world. After his bold neighbor, Penny, gives him a letter from his high school sweetheart, the two decide to go on a trip to search for the love of Dodge’s life. As a result, they brighten their outlooks on the end of times– and change opinions of others around them.
  • Love, Rosie- Alex and Rosie have been best friends since they were little. After Alex moves to America, it takes everything they have to keep their friendship alive. After the distance weakens their friendship they both have to fight to keep their relationship strong over the years. This romantic comedy keeps you laughing as the couple refuses to see what has been right in front of them all along.
  • Dirty Dancing- Another classic 80s movie that tells the story of “Baby” Houseman in her summer she spends at a resort in the Catskills. After being dragged along with her family to various activities, she meets  dance instructor Johnny, who she soon becomes partnered with to perform at another resort. As the two fall in love, they face multiple struggles, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
  • Stuck In Love- After publishing many successful novels, a writer tries to reconnect with his two children– as they face hardships themselves– after his divorce. The family learns the true meaning of love through their experiences with relationships and themselves. This movie is a must-see because of its ability to make the watcher laugh and cry all at the same time while giving absolutely quote-worthy dialogue throughout the film.