By Rachel Molina |Staff Writer|
When we aren’t studying or out with our friends, chances are, we are watching Netflix.
With over 9,000 movies to choose from, we can binge-watch endlessly.
We are bound to, however, stumble across some great films, and some not so great.
Everyone has their opinion on what those movies are, and these are some that CSUSB students can agree on.
A good comedy movie needs to be entertaining, make you laugh, and 1993’s “Groundhog Day” (3.7 stars), starring Bill Murray as Phil, fulfills that.
Phil, a self-centered weatherman who is always sent to cover the annual ritual of Groundhog Day, wakes up one day and begins to relive Groundhog Day over and over again.
“I completely agree that this movie is one of the best. It’s a simple movie, it’s set in one location throughout the entire length of the film but it’s awesome! The pop culture references are really hilarious,” said student Kimberly Aguirre.
If you aren’t in the mood for a comedy, and in search for a good romantic drama, “Silver Lining’s Playbook” (4.1 stars) is a good way to go.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this film, which is not your typical romantic drama.
After Pat is released from a mental hospital, he moves in with his parents in the hopes to win back his wife, until he meets Tiffany who is as crazy as he is.
“I enjoyed this movie and can see why it was chosen. The chemistry between the two leading actors was great,” said student Oscar Saldana.
“An action movie should be filled to the brim with explosives, chase scenes and a good story line to follow.
“Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (3.9 stars) was released in 1991, but knew the meaning of a good action film.
Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger played his iconic role as the reprogrammed Terminator who arrives from the future to protect young John Connor from a shape shifting cyborg.
“In my opinion, ‘Terminator 2’ is universally seen as a high-rated movie in part, I think, due to the portrayal of a strong female protagonist,” said student Gabe Flores.
“The special effects for that time also makes it a great movie and I’ve seen it on Netflix several times,” continued Flores.
While these movies are highly regarded, there are losers.
“Anchorman 2: The Legend continues” (3.3 stars), starring Will Ferrell, is widely perceived as a bad movie.
Aguirre, Flores, and Saldana all agreed on this.
“Comedies are supposed to be funny, and it wasn’t. It was also a little weird,” said Flores.
When a comedy is bad that is one thing, but when a romantic movie is bad, that’s another story.
I don’t know what Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were thinking when they made “Gigli” (2.2 stars). but it is considered by many to be one of the worst romantic comedies on Netflix.
“Not suprised,” laughed Aguirre. “I have never seen it but always hear really bad things about it.”
Sometimes, however, movies are so bad they are good; “Sharknado” is a good example of that as an action/sci-fi film.
When “Sharknado” (2.6 stars) came out in 2013, the mere fact that a tornado was throwing sharks at people was hilarious.
“It was ridiculously cheesy, and is one of the worst action/sci-fi movies, I mean the title says it all,” said Saldana.
Now that some of the best and worst movies have been brought to your attention, let the binge-watching begin.