Weekends are a great time to get caught up on movies. Are you looking for some engaging flicks to dive into? I've got you covered. Whether you're in the mood for thrills, action, or heart-touching drama, this list has a little bit of everything.

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These are my five favorite movies to watch over and over beginning to end. Get comfortable, grab the remote, and check out my top picks that I think you'll love.

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The Shining

Starting things off with a classic, 'The Shining' is a masterpiece in horror. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King's novel, it's a chilling story of a family isolated in an eerie hotel with a crazy past. Jack Nicholson's performance is unforgettable, and the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.


 

Roadhouse

Now for a change of pace with 'Roadhouse'. This is a high-octane action film starring Patrick Swayze as a cool bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri. It's filled with epic fight scenes and some awesome one-liners.


 

Point Break

Keeping up with the action theme, 'Point Break' is an absolute thrill ride. Keanu Reeves stars as an undercover FBI agent who joins a group of surfing bank robbers led by Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze. It's exciting, fast-paced, and has some of the best surfing scenes in film.


 

The Green Mile

This is a deeply moving film set on death row. Based on Stephen King's novel, it stars Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan in unforgettable roles. It’s a story that's as heart-wrenching as it is beautiful.


 

The Shawshank Redemption

Lastly, 'The Shawshank Redemption' is an absolute must-watch. It’s a story of hope and friendship inside a maximum-security prison. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman deliver fantastic performances that make this film a timeless classic.

There you have it – my top movie picks for a weekend binge. Whether you're into something spooky from the haunting halls of 'The Shining' or an inspiring story like 'The Shawshank Redemption', you'll have a great time with these. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy.

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There were ghosts, nerds, karate and a whole lot of dancing (especially breakdancing). The list of movies released in 1984 is dotted with classics that have been remade many times over. Some of the franchises that started that year are still going today. Here is a look at 40 movies that will turn 40 years old in 2024.

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