Imagine the time when movies aren’t made yet? Sure, various other forms of entertainment existed, like reading books, playing music and singing, having a chess game, or drinking lavish amounts of beer. Yet, there’s no denying the fun, thrill, and other emotions brought to us by movies. From compelling stories, touching dialogues, and awe-inspiring special effects to the riveting special effects, watching films provides a different experience.
With that, movie times shouldn’t stop even if you have a set of new duties and responsibilities as a dad. Truth to be told, a dad should watch even more movies to boost his mood, reduce stress, and learn new things. Or else, watch it with his whole family and see better relationships with his partner and kids.
If you’re a dad curious about what movies other dads like to watch or perhaps, a wife or a son looking for movies to watch together the coming weekend, read on below! We’ve compiled all the movies that will provide all of you with solid entertainment – you’ll watch them over and over again!
Regarded as one of the best sci-fi thriller movies of all time, “Inception” features the story of a man’s dreams inside another man’s dreams. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, he plays the role of Dom Cobb, a thief who steals secrets and other valuable information from other people in their subconscious. While his rare capability made him famous in the realm of business espionage, he lost everything he loves, including his family. To redeem them, he must accomplish the opposite: instill an idea into someone’s mind.
If you haven’t seen “300” yet, look it up, take a favorite snack and drink, and witness one of the most epic historical action films ever told in cinema! It’s an engrossing masterpiece about the Battle of Thermopylae in the Persian Wars that made a $456 million revenue at the box office. It’s just the perfect man’s movie – filled with action, gore, violence, blood, war, and an enthralling chronicle of the past.
3. Fight Club
“Fight Club” failed to achieve success money-wise upon release. Yet, all the incredible reviews and critical acclaim it received afterward proved the true value of this cult classic. Headlined by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the film’s narrative focuses on a depressed insomniac man and a soap salesman. The two formed a local underground fight club to pacify their aggression, which heralded other fight clubs to sprout in other towns across the United States. Brimmed with violence and blood, a plot twist happens to turn everything a hundredfold.
4. The Bourne Trilogy
Racking up over $1.6 billion at the box office worldwide and receiving generally positive reviews from fans and critics, there’s simply no reason to miss the successful trilogy featuring the story of the elite CIA assassin Jason Bourne trying to uncover his mysterious and dangerous past after suffering from amnesia. Feisty, grounded, and action-packed, be amazed by all the real stunt work used in this film, something hard to find in our world where computer-generated imagery reigns today.
5. The Shawshank Redemption
Widely deemed as one of the best movies ever made, “The Shawshank Redemption” is a cinematic gem propelled by first-rate sensitive direction, amazing script, superb performances, and a moving story that’ll touch your heart. It follows Andy, a respected banker falsely convicted of murdering his wife. He spent 30 years of his life in the crooked Shawshank Prison where he met his best friend, Red. Eventually, Andy executes his ultimate prison break.
6. The Departed
Popularly known for his portrayal as Jack in the highly-successful movie Titanic, proving that Leonardo DiCaprio is more than that. Watch him in “The Departed,” playing the role of Billy Costigan, a police undercover trying to infiltrate an Irish mob. Along with him in this movie is Matt Damon, who does the reverse, serving as a mole in the Massachusetts State Police. Be ready to be as this epic crime thriller is abounding with suspense, bringing you to the edge of your seat throughout the film.
While its plot is not out of the ordinary, this rags-to-riches tale of Rocky, a debt collector, and a small-time underdog boxer, is a highly enjoyable film that will tap into your psyche and inspire your heart. It won three Oscars Awards, including the Best Picture, prompting five more movie follow-ups and cementing Sylvester Stallone’s status as one of the most iconic Hollywood actors of all time.
8. The Godfather
If you’re looking for a remarkable script, on-point dialogue deliveries, outstanding acting, a thrilling plot, and a glimpse of the Mafia life, “The Godfather” is your best bet. This must-watch classic is based on the 1969 eponymous novel penned by Italian-American author Mario Puzo. Brought into the cinema under the helm of Francis Ford Coppola, it centers on family, revenge, and honor, making it a quintessential gangster movie that’s sure to delight any male viewer. Amassing a $135 million revenue in 1972 without even factoring in inflation, winning three Academy Awards, and followed by two more installments, just watch to discover why it received such massive success.
Ask around which is the greatest crime flick of all time – you’ll most likely hear “Goodfellas” numerous times. Deemed among the best ones made in its genre, the legendary film directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci in one mob movie is ample reason for you to add to your movie watch list.
10. Die Hard
This iconic 1988 flick has all the recipes to be any man’s choice of his favorite action feature: action, comedy, guns, hand-to-hand combat, helicopter stunts, and lots of explosions. Taking place in a hi-rise office building in Los Angeles, follow Bruce Willis as John McClane. An NYPD office, he works off-duty to single-handedly fight a group of terrorist trying to takeover the skycraper where his wife works in.
11. The Expendables 2
A more explosive follow-up to the original movie, “The Expendables 2” banks on lots of firepower, sheer action, and cool fight scenes, making it an ideal movie pick for a Saturday movie night with your colleagues. Its story focuses on a group of eponymous mercenaries trying to depose a dictator in a country in South America. Bringing some of the best action stars of all time like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Chuck Norris into one film, you just simply shouldn’t miss this flick.
12. Saving Private Ryan
Ending this rundown is a cinematic masterpiece that bestowed Spielberg an Oscar for Best Directing – “Saving Private Ryan.” This World War 2 movie showcases Tom Hanks playing as Captain John Miller and leading a team of soldiers. Their mission was to find and bring back Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war, to his grieving mother. The film’s outstanding ensemble includes Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, and Edward Burns.
Those movies are a good start for a movie marathon, whether alone, with your friend, or with your loved one. There are many movies to discover like “The Terminator,” “Braveheart,” “Dirty Harry,” “Full Metal Jacket,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and the “Road House.” The key is to continue watching and exploring movie titles. After all, the movies are there to bring endless solid entertainment whenever you need it. Happy watching!