Arts & CultureIssue 001

Top 5 films to watch instead of doing your work

By 16th September 2019 No Comments

By Katie Marshall

We all procrastinate: it’s life. That’s why I have brought to you the top 5 films that you can watch instead of doing your work! These feel-good films may inspire you progress with your work but even if they don’t you’ll have an enjoyable time and may not feel guilty for putting your work off so much. Anyway, happy watching!

  1. Grease

Grease! Who doesn’t love a timeless classic musical like Grease? A musical about an innocent girl (Olivia Newton-John) turned bad girl by leather stud Danny (John Travolta). Experience a school like no other whilst you’re putting off your studying for that test due in two weeks. This feel-good film with catchy songs will definitely help you through the day; you may feel guilty about not doing your work but may as well feel guilty with a classic film getting you through. Grease is one of the best musicals and laid out a foundation for future musicals so even if this film isn’t to your fancy you can at least appreciate what it is and find your own groove, so you don’t have to do that assignment that’s due soon.

  1. To all the boys I’ve loved before

To all the boys I’ve loved before, a 2018 teen romance about a fake relationship turned real. Peter (Noah Centineo) and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) play in this teenage romance. There is sister love and best friend love, humour, sadness and empathy this is a film that can be enjoyed by many. This is a good film for anyone to avoid their work with, get lost in the romance and humour, the love of the family and the somewhat awkward situations the characters find themselves in. If you’re wanting a film to laugh with before facing the fact you need to get your assignment done this is the one for you: and it’s on Netflix! Easily accessible and an enjoyable 1hour 39minutes.

  1. Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde, a fun film to watch as an inspirational story but probably not for law students as I believe it may not be completely truthful. This is still a nice film however to watch instead of starting on the important dissertation, it’s a distraction that sometimes us students just need, something light and funny. It’s a nice film to watch with friends and share your ideas with, it is based on a true story – just maybe slightly over exaggerated the reality – but that’s what makes the film so fun! If a story was completely true the majority may find it boring. It isn’t a hard story line to follow and if you’re procrastinating you may as well watch something worthwhile and possibly inspirational.

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody, who doesn’t love a biopic about one of the greatest bands? This film is highly inspirational with amazing acting, so much that Rami Malek (our very own Freddie Mercury) won best actor. This is a good film to watch when you’re putting your work off, for anyone, if you like Queen you will like this movie, Rami Malek who plays Freddie Mercury does a fantastic job. The whole cast really captures the journey that Queen had to take to be as successful as they were. This film is a fun film to watch instead of doing your work and unlike other films you probably won’t feel guilty as you would have just watched an amazing film. Even if you don’t like Queen, it’s a classic film, and really does do the iconic band justice. Your time certainly won’t been wasted!

  1. Breakfast club

Breakfast Club is about a bunch of stereotyped students who get Saturday detention and by the end of the day become the closest of films. This is a good film to watch instead of doing your work because it’s about students in school who are there for minor to major reasoning, some people may be able to relate to some of these characters or there situations; surely, we all know someone like Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald). It may be an older film but it’s a classic and never gets old, the story is a timeless and iconic, this film has been referenced in many modern-day films/TV shows. This film can be enjoyed by many which are why I put it as number one; you definitely won’t feel guilty about not doing your work as you’ve been watching a timeless classic