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Monday Movie Madness: 5 Feel Good Movies from the 80’s

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Gross: $248.16M

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Gross: $290.48M

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
Gross: $435.11M

Back to the Future (1985)


PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Gross: $210.61M

The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
Gross: $30.86M

Motivational Movie Monday’s: These Movies Are Guaranteed to get you Through the Week

Monday’s are painfully terrible for most of us, I typically find myself staying up super late on Sunday night, trying to clutch what’s left of the weekend for as long as I can. Only to wake up for work early Monday morning, tired, cranky, and unhappy. It’s with this in mind that I put together a list of 5 movies to get you through this week, they’ll inspire and motivate you. Enjoy!

Steve Jobs (2015)
For anyone trying to get excited about work or a project, they’re working on. The drive and dedication of Steve Jobs was inspiring, no matter what hurdles he faced, he always picked himself up and pushed even hard towards his goals.

 

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Written By: Aaron Sorkin
Box Office: $12,403,169
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures

Remember the Titans (2000)
This one is emotional and filled with a bunch of familiar faces. Watch this to cheer you up, to motivate you to work as a team, or just for fun, It will not disappoint.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Boaz Yakin
Written By: Gregory Allen Howard
Box Office: $114,297,071
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Rocky (1976)
The ultimate underdog story, Sylvester Stallone just nails it, this movie is perfect for when you’re in a situation where you think you can’t do it, or that you’re not good enough, Rocky reminds us that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness
Directed By: John G. Avildsen
Written By: Sylvester Stallone
Box Office: N/A
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: United Artists

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
This didn’t do particularly well in theatres or with critics but it should be noted that 70% of people enjoyed it on Rotten Tomatoes. The story is about someone who wakes up one day and realizes that he’s stuck in a job he doesn’t love and living a life that’s less than ordinary, I’m sure many of us can relate to this. That’s why I enjoy this movie, it’s perfect for anyone who feels like they’re in a rut.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Written By: Steven Conrad
Box Office: $33,223,430
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Back to a time when Will Smith’s son (Jaden) wasn’t spewing out insanely confusing and borderline dumb tweets. I remember when I first watched this movie there were a couple scenes that really pulled at the old heartstrings. An inspirational feel-good movie, it shows us that, perseverance and hard work can lead you to great things.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Gabriele Muccino
Written By: Steven Conrad
Box Office: $162,586,036
Runtime: 117 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures