There’s nothing like a good movie. Problem is, many of us forget to watch the older ones. As we did in our previous feature, we’re leading you down the right path with another five of our favorite “old” movies every millennial should watch.
Some of these are really old; others not so much. But all are either critically acclaimed and/or too much fun to miss. Let’s get down to it!
Yes, really! Beetlejuice. Look, anything with actor Michael Keaton in it deserves a look. Whether it’s acclaimed dramas like Spotlight or popcorn action flicks like Batman (1989), Keaton has serious chops, and here he really gets to show his comedic muscle for a change with an absolutely zany turn as a wise-cracking ghost. Also starring Alec Baldwin, a young Winona Ryder, and the mom from Home Alone, Catherine O’Hara (what is this, a “six degrees of Home Alone” article?), this is a creative, genre-defying flick.
Easily the finest actual film on this list, Almost Famous comes courtesy of celebrated writer/director dynamo, Cameron Crowe ( Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Jerry Maguire). The flick is autobiographical, mirroring Crowe’s time as a youth reporter on the 1970s music scene interacting with the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and The Allman Brothers.
In the movie, “William” (effectively young Crowe) tricks Rolling Stone into giving him an assignment covering the emerging band “Stillwater”, helmed by star Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup). Also starring Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Zooey Deschanel, this is a coming-of-age tale with a masterful mix of drama and humor. It’s so good, in fact, it won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. A must watch.
Curve ball selection! Sure, you’ve almost certainly heard the famous, long-parroted Arnie lines, “It’s not a tumor!” and “Who is your daddy and what does he do?”, but we’ll bet you don’t know what flick they came from.
Well, this is that movie. Schwarzenegger plays the role of Detective John “I’m a cop you idiot!” Kimble, an officer who must pose as a kindergarten teacher to locate a criminal’s ex-wife. But really, the plot doesn’t even matter. This is your shot to see Arnold absolutely lose his shit at four-year-olds. Don’t squander your opportunity!