Classic: St. Elmo’s Fire (Amazon)
This one has a major theme of “grappling with adulthood”. But…are we ever not? A couple members of the Brat Pack team up for this ensemble where emotions run high. There’s romance, laughs, trials, tribulations, the works! If you’ve been feeling burnt out, I can almost guarantee this will help you recalibrate. And no that’s not the lifeguard from Stranger Things, it’s Rob Lowe!
Comedy: Stick It (Amazon)
During my tomboy stage, all I wanted to be was Haley Graham. She has cool friends, can skateboard, and not to mention is an incredible gymnast. After a run-in with the law, Haley is forced to attend the elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary coach (Jeff Bridges). Madison will kill me for saying this but it’s the pre-CHEER. Hey, we all know it’s not called gym-nice-stics.
Romance: Love, Rosie (Netflix)
This is the ultimate will-they-won’t they rom-dram. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star in this gem of a movie about two best friends who never seem to get the timing right. This is my favorite movie to put on when I have no idea what to watch. The tenth watch is just as entertaining as the first.
Drama: Eighth Grade (Amazon Prime)
My high school friends tell me daily that I remind them of Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade. Not sure if that’s a compliment or an insult, but we do follow the same people on Tumblr (cough accio-sh*tpost cough). If you haven’t seen it, what are you doing with your life? If you have, it’s a great re-watch that’ll make you laugh, cringe, and maybe tear up a bit. Warning, Elsie Fisher has some terrible manners. Seriously, my parents would murder me if I showed up to the dinner table wearing headphones.