5 Movies You Need to See Before You Die

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Let’s say, hypothetically, you’re lucky enough to live 100 long and incredible years on this earth. That gives you approximately 876,581 hours to indulge in movies. Granted, you won’t spend every bit of that time glued to your TV set but you should set aside some time for these 5 movies you (absolutely) need to see before you die.

Dirty Dancing

Does this even need an explanation? Patrick Swayze + great music = must see.

The Shawshank Redemption

It’s hard to believe this movie was released 21 years ago and still remains so prominent on the movie scene today. I can remember my dad talking about it much before I was old enough to understand the plot and here I am, years later, telling you that you need to see it in your lifetime. I suppose it’s hard to fail with a protagonist like Morgan Freeman.

The Breakfast Club

Speaking of timeless movies, The Breakfast Club is easily one of the best movies of all time. The Breakfast Club tells the story of a group of diverse teens forced to intermingle despite their differences. The lessons taught in this movie are a few that we could all afford to learn.

Dead Poet’s Society

Now, I may be particularly fond of this movie because of my love for writing… but there is absolutely no denying that Robin Williams is a phenomenal actor. If you’re seeking inspiration and a little ‘carpe diem’ motivation, look no further.

Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

With all of these serious movies, we needed a little light comic relief. I might be a little biased because Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) was my absolute favorite person on Friends, but I still think this is a must-see for all 20-somethings trying to figure their lives out between graduation and their 10-year high school reunion.



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