Movies During Down Time

In a few weeks, I’ll be laid up for a day or two after getting my wisdom teeth out, and I think it would be a good time to see some movies I’ve missed over the years. I made a list today of 26 movies—none of which I have ever seen—that I think I would like to see. Obviously I can’t see them all during my two days on the couch, and many probably aren’t available on the Netflix instant queue.

But here are my ideas. I want your feedback on which movies from this list you think I would like and which ones suck! Or if you think of some others, feel free to add that in the comments.

  • Almost Famous
  • Boogie Nights
  • Catch Me if You Can
  • Children of Men
  • Coach Carter
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Donnie Darko
  • Election
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Graduate
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Life During Wartime (the only Todd Solondz film I haven’t seen)
  • Lost Son of Havana
  • North
  • Outside Providence
  • Rushmore
  • Say Anything
  • Sex, Lies and Videotape
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Station Agent
  • Strange Brew
  • Swingers
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Wall-E
  • With Honors


  1. Well, I haven’t seen most of these either, but I loved “Sixth Sense” and still like to watch it when I see it on TV. It should be a must see for you. When are you getting this done?

  2. If you need help getting any of these, let me know, and we can take an hour or so to set up your home networking and get your computers and PS3 talking.

  3. I know you’ll probably dismiss it because it’s anime, but if you’re only to add an animated film like WALL-E onto the list already, I’d add on Grave of the Fireflies. Saddest movie ever, if you don’t at least come close to crying you officially don’t have a soul.

  4. Wow, Grave of the Fireflies sounds amazing. I’m definitely going to watch that. I think you’ve got a good list of movies to watch right there.

  5. Wall-E is so-so, Coach Carter is OK, The Sixth Sense is solid, but by far the one movie on your list that you need to see is Catch Me if You Can. I watch that movie anytime it’s on TV and also own the dvd. It’s almost a Back To the Future type of movie in that it never gets old no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

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