Movies from the 1990s create perfect COVID-diversion

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Dumb and Dumber is a must-watch on Dokman's list.

Nic Dokman, Staff Writer

I know a lot of students have too much time and just don’t know what to do with it. One good way to pass the time is by watching a movie. I’m here to recommend that you not only watch a movie but that you (re-)discover some of the classics from the 90s. 

For all the students out there who only watch the all-new Netflix shows from 2019, I’m doing you a favor by expanding your view with television. So, here are some of the top movies I recommend you all watch from the 1990s. 

The first movie that I recommend is from the drama/thriller genre, but it still has great action. Fight Club was released in 1999 and has great reviews from some of the best-known movie critics in the country. The movie received an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, but a 96% audience score which means a lot of people enjoy this movie. The show has two very well known actors in the movie as well: Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. The movie is about a depressed man who has insomnia, which means he isn’t able to sleep. He meets a man by the name of Tyler Durden, and after they meet, they begin to live with each other in a very dirty, rundown house. After fighting with each other one night, they get the idea to run an underground club where men fight each other to get their anger out about their boring everyday life. But, the club is only part of it, and it only gets crazier from there. 

The next move that I suggest is Good Will Hunting. If you ask your parents about this movie, they’ll definitely know what it is and want to give it another watch with you. This movie also has some very known and respected actors with the main characters being Matt Damon and Robin Williams. Also, for all viewers that like their drama/indie movies this is the one for you. Good Will Hunting has gotten a lot of recognition as well; it actually won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay which is a highly, well-respected award in the film industry. The movie is about a man named Will Hunting, he is an absolute genius, but instead works as a janitor at MIT, a very prestigious college. When he solves a problem that no students at the school can solve, a professor takes him into work with him to show him his true potential. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’ll leave it at that. Absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time.

This movie has to be one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in my life: Dumb and Dumber. This movie is about two friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dune (Jeff Daniels) who embark on a crazy adventure to return a suitcase to the love of Lloyd’s life. I don’t think I have laughed harder at any other movie in my life. According to the critics, it scored a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, personally I think that is very low; it is a super funny movie, and I really recommend seeing it during this quarantine. 

The final movie that I want to recommend is a pretty scary and mind-twisting movie: The Sixth Sense. It stars a young boy named Haley Joel Osment, and Bruce Willis. This movie is more of a thriller/drama movie, but I see it a lot more on the scary side. The plot of the story is a kid is able to see dead people, and these dead people visit him with their problems. The only man he feels comfortable talking about his visits with these people is his psychologist Dr. Malcom Crowe. Then, Dr. Crowe goes on a hunt to try and find the truth about his abilities and finds out some unexplainable truths. I absolutely loved this movie, but may have been a little too scary for me. A quality film that all of you should watch during the break.