15 Best Movies To Watch: A Binge-Watcher’s Guide

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The holiday season is here and everyone is desperate to catch a break and just chill. Well, you can’t chill without binge-watching your favorite movies, can you? So, we took the liberty of compiling a list of 15 best movies to watch this time.

These 15 movies will not only help you chill, but are also great for when friends get together over a beer, or when a family gets together for Thanksgiving.

1. Hitch (2005)

Director: Andy Tennant
Cast:  Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James

This hilarious movie is about how a “date doctor’ tries to help one of his clients to get the gal of his dreams. Ironically, the moves suggested by the doctor fail to charm a gossip columnist, whom he has the hots for. To further complicate matters, the gossip columnist’s latest scoop involves one of the doctor’s clients.

2. School of Rock (2003)

Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

This movie is about how a failed lead guitarist of a heavy metal band makes a comeback with the help of a few pre-school students, whom he grooms into his own heavy metal band members. Even if you aren’t a fan of heavy metal music, this hilarious movie is a must-see.

3. Rocky (1976)

Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

The classic movie bagged three Academy Awards and launched the career of Sylvester Stallone forward and propelled him to stardom. Even though the movie was released in 1976, the plot of this movie is still relatable 38 years later, which makes it an ever-green classic and a must-watch for every generation.

4. Seven/Se7en (1995)

Director:  David Fincher
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

With a powerful star cast, and a gripping plot, it’s no surprise that this movie was a huge hit and is considered a cult classic. The movie is about how a demented serial killer uses the seven daily sins to represent his murders and how two detectives end his killing spree.

5. Blue Valentine (2010)

Director:  Derek Cianfrance
Cast:  Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman

This romantic drama deals with the many ups and downs of a married couple’s life, which makes them second guess their marriage. The couple also has a young daughter, which further complicates matters for them. The couple decides to go on an overnight getaway to try and figure out a solution for their many problems.

6. Django Unchained (2012)

Director:  Quentin Tarantino
Cast:  Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

Quentin Tarantino’s name alone is enough to generate hype and buzz, add Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio to the formula and you are sure to have brilliant acting, amazing action, and superb direction in a movie. And this is exactly what this movie has.

7. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

This movie is about a former teacher diagnosed with bipolar disorder, who spends some time in a mental institution because of a court order due to him beating up the lover of his wife. The order also mandates him to move back in with his parents. The ex-teacher tries to find a silver lining in his life by trying to get his job back as a teacher and reconciling with his wife, only to end up falling for the widowed sister of his ex-wife.

8. Total Recall (1990)

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

Another classic on our list, the sci-fi action flick, set in 2084 A.D, is about a man having vivid and recurring dream about taking a journey to Mars. To solve the mystery of his dream once and for all, he travels to the red planet to buy implanted memories. Something goes horribly wrong during the process and what happens next is for you to find out by watching this action packed movie.

9. World War Z (2013)

Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz

This movie is a must-watch for the lovers of Zombie genre of movies. The movie is about a United Nations employee trying his best to stop the Zombie apocalypse from destroying the entire human race.

10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

This installment of the movie, with a die-hard fan following, needs no formal introduction. In this episode of the highly-successful series, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

11. Forrest Gump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

No words can describe this movie better then “The world will never be the same once you’ve seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump.” This movie is a roller coaster of emotions, and takes you through the journey of a man who you can’t help but love and identify with. It is a must-watch for people of all ages.

12. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

This movie was released in 2003 but is still fresh in the minds of its fans. This was the first installment of this highly successful franchise, and documents “Captain” Jack Sparrow’s attempt at saving the life of his love from his former allies, who are now undead pirates.

13. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (uncredited)
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

Two extremely good-hearted but incredibly-stupid friends set out on a cross country trip to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner. The process of how they manage to do so is worth more than a briefcase full of money. And since the second installment of this movie was recently released, it makes it a must-watch for people who missed out on this hilarious bonanza in 1994.

14. Mulan (1998)

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Cast: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong

This animated movie tells the story of an old Chinese folktale about a girl who disguises herself as a man just so her father can be spared from joining the army to fight the invading Huns. She ends up becoming one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.

15. Nebraska (2013)

Directors: Alexander Payne
Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb

The movie shows a father and son taking a road trip together to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. The relationship between the father and son is less than ideal, but the trip somehow brings them together and helps the son get through to his father and understand him better.


It’s Black Friday and the beginning of a fun-filled weekend. Come celebrate this holiday season with us and enjoy 65% off on 12 months PureVPN plan. Enjoy this weekend with our list of the 15 best movies to watch with PureVPN.

Happy Holidays!

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