What to watch: Essential fall break movie streaming line-up
After seven weeks of classes, we’re all looking forward to catching up on everything we’ve given up in the past (almost) two months: sleep, relaxation and most importantly, MOVIES. Who has time to sit down for over an hour and dedicate yourself to a single plot line when you have a midterm, a paper and a lab all due in the next week? So if you’re planning on using your fall break as wisely as I am, here are, in no particular order, the five movies you should queue up each night of fall break.
The new(ish) Netflix original movie “Murder Mystery” serves us some new content starring our favorite comedy duo, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Though they’ve shared the screen before, this spoof of the murder mystery genre doesn’t take itself too seriously, with a fun and original plot that will keep you laughing from start to finish. (Available on Netflix)
Lovable characters? Check. Amazing music you’ll learn all the words to immediately? Check. A heartwarming plot that will simultaneously keep you on the edge of your seat and make you feel all your feels? Yup, “Coco” has it all. Disney and Pixar’s 2017 collaboration never fails to amaze, even after the first few viewings. Its spooky Dia de los Muertos vibes will get you in the mood for Halloween, so why not pop it on one more time? (Available on Netflix in English and Spanish)
With fall break comes the beginning of another season: breaksgiving. That’s right, the break-ups are getting real. However, never fear, Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise have you covered with their iconic portrayal of girls supporting girls through the breakup of a long term relationship in “Someone Great.” (Available on Netflix)
If you’ve been following the current trends on certain social media platforms **cough cough** TikTok **cough** then it’s likely that you’ve seen videos using music from “Heathers: The Musical.” But the real shame in the growing popularity of the musical is the relatively unknown 1989 original movie, “Heathers”. Maybe something good will come from one of these TikTok trends, as this R-rated, Winona Ryder-starring masterpiece is finally gaining the attention it deserves, now being featured on the trending row of the Netflix home page. Go get your fill of iconic 80’s drama featuring Heather, Heather, Heather, Veronica and J.D. (Available on Netflix or Hulu)
It’s not Marvel without Tom Holland, thanks to the role Spider-Man has played (and will continue to play!) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But sadly, Disney is breaking our hearts by pulling their productions from Netflix to create their own streaming service, Disney Plus, meaning that we’ll no longer have access to our favorite superheroes or our favorite Disney characters. So for your fall break, the most valid use of your time would be to watch every Disney or Marvel movie you want to see before having to pay for an entirely new streaming platform. (Available on Netflix…for now)