Movies Sure To Cure Boredom

Amina Feratovic, Contributor

If you are ever faced with the dreadful feeling of being unable to find what movie to watch during your free-time, here are some movies you should watch.


“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar” (1995)

This 1995 movie is in essence about two drag queens and one ‘drag princess’ on a road trip from New York City to Hollywood to participate in the “Miss Drag Queen of America” pageant. Unfortunately, they get lost and their stylish automobile breaks down in a western town with seemingly different ideals than those of which the three characters have. In the end, the characters influence the people of the town and vice versa. 

The film features “Dirty Dancing” actor and Golden Globe nominee Patrick Swayze, as well as some small features by Robin Williams and Stockard Channing. The movie also features Wesley Snipes, who acted in all three “Blade” movies and John Leguizamo who has acted in roles such as “Romeo + Juliet” and “Ice Age.”

This movie is perfect for those who like to watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” or have a general interest in movies that go against the status quo.


“Beautiful Boy” (2018)

“Beautiful Boy”  is based on two books about a teen named Nic Sheff. Before he was introduced to the life-threatening consequences of using meth, Nic was the star-athlete and ideal image of the American high schooler. In this movie, viewers gain perspective of what addiction can cause people to do, breaks down the stigma against addicts and opens the way for discussion. 

Academy Award winning actors Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet, one of the youngest nominees of Best Actor in the past 80 years, are both featured in this American biographical drama about the sad reality of drug addiction and what many people tend to turn their eyes from.

This movie is for everyone, regardless of what interests precede them. It is a perfect discussion topic and has caused tidal waves of opening the world’s eyes on the fact anyone can become a drug addict.