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Hosting a Movie Night? Check out these Five Movies 

Movie nights have always been popular amongst all generations as they allow people to reconnect and bond over something as simple as watching a movie. Unlike other types of parties that usually demand elaborate planning and sending out invitations on time, the advantage of hosting a movie night is that all you need is a couple of old buddies and you’re good to go.

Naturally, you’ll also need to pick a movie, but you friends can help out with that. Instead of picking a movie by yourself, it’s better to include your friends and ask each of them to write down a movie they’ve been meaning to see.  Then you can take turns voting to decide which movie to add to the watchlist. 

However, if you’ve run out of ideas, we’ve compiled a list of five movies that would be a good pick for your next movie night. To check out our suggestions, keep reading. Don’t worry—all the movie descriptions are spoiler free. 

The Half of It (2020) 

The 2020 American coming-of-age drama stars Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu, a shy yet intelligent teenager who earns money by helping out her classmates with their homework. As it usually happens in these movies, the smart girl is approached by your typical football player who needs her skills to woo another girl from school—Aster. Of course, he hires Ellie to write a love letter to Aster and that’s when the plot thickens.  

I know what you’re probably thinking—it’s another teen comedy where the nerd falls for the jock and they live happily ever after. Well, this time there’s a twist and you’ll just have to see the movie to find out what it is. 

Extraction (2020) 

The movie starring Chris Hemsworth is based on a graphic novel Ciudad and it quickly became the most watched movie in Netflix history, reaching 99 million households during the first month. The main character is Tyler Rake whose official job title is black-market mercenary and he is tasked with rescuing a drug lord’s kidnapped son. Sounds like a dream job, right? 

However, once the plan goes terribly wrong, Tayler is reluctant to leave Ovi behind and the two form a connection. This action-packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, so we highly recommend that you check it out. 

The Card Counter (2021) 

The last couple of years have been extremely successful for Oscar Isaac. He’s not only starred in one of the most popular TV shows Scenes from a Marriage, but he’s also managed to find time to star in a movie. The Card Counter is a crime drama movie whose plot revolves around WIlliam Tell. After being sentenced to eight years in military prison, he decided to use the time to learn a new skill, and so he did—he put his time to good use and learned to count cards.  

He had to learn it all, from the basic rules of poker to advanced card counting techniques.  Along the way, Willim gets into trouble and he has to find his way out. 

Always Be My Maybe (2019) 

If you’re in the mood for a comedy that will brighten up your day, then this one’s for you. At the center of the plot are Sasha and Marcus, two childhood friends who become very close until they fall out after an argument. Years later, it turns out that Sasha became a famous chef and is soon to be married.  

On the other hand, Marucs is still living in his old neighborhood and taking care of his father. The two bump into each other and quickly reconnect. Before they can admit their romantic feelings to one another, they’ll have to overcome certain stumbling blocks. 

Roma (2018) 

This 2018 masterpiece won three Oscar awards which just goes to show that it’s a movie you shouldn’t miss. It tells the story of a housekeeper working for a middle-class family and it represents a co-production between Mexico and the USA. Apart from the prestigious Oscar award, this drama movie has more than two hundred other awards and nominations. It takes place in the 70s and follows a family through their ups and downs. 

Key takeaways 

Hopefully, you’ll give some of the movies listed above a chance and include them in your next get-together. All the movies are both intriguing and full of interesting events, so you and your friends will definitely spend the night glued to your seats.