We all lead busy lives. As Hurricane Irene and TD TEN get closer what better time to catch up watching some classic films? While you are out buying water and batteries be sure to buy some popcorn as well. Here is a list I compiled for you if you get stuck. Many are available on Netflix or Hulu.
Best Films to watch during a storm
Lost Highway (1997)
134 min – Drama | Mystery | Thriller – 21 February 1997 (USA)
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
David Lynch, Barry Gifford
Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette and John Roselius
100 min – Drama | Thriller – 21 March 1997 (USA)
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
J.G. Ballard (novel), David Cronenberg
James Spader, Holly Hunter and Elias Koteas
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
111 min – Action | Crime | Thriller – 10 October 2003 (USA)
The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her – a team she was once part of.
Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino (character The Bride), and 1 more credit »
Uma Thurman, David Carradine and Daryl Hannah
Pulp Fiction (1994)
154 min – Crime | Thriller – 14 October 1994 (USA)
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary(stories), and 1 more credit »
John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
95 min – Comedy | Crime – 18 April 1997 (USA)
A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his latest hit, has been switched.
Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau and Kristy Swanson
124 min – Thriller – 20 June 1975 (USA)
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Peter Benchley (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb(screenplay), and 4 more credits »
Stars:Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss
128 min – Horror | Romance – 13 November 1992 (USA)
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor’s fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Francis Ford Coppola
Bram Stoker (novel), James V. Hart (screenplay)
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins
109 min – Horror | Mystery | Thriller – 25 August 1960 (Brazil)
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel)
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles
Natural Born Killers (1994)
118 min – Crime | Drama | Romance – 26 August 1994 (USA)
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Quentin Tarantino (story), David Veloz(screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore
170 min – Crime | Drama | Thriller – 9 December 1983 (USA)
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)
Brian De Palma
Oliver Stone (screenplay), and 3 more credits »
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer
A Few More Suggestions:
When Harry Met Sally… Sleepless in Seattle
National Lampoon (Any one)
Dumb & DumberAirplane
Hot Tub time Machine