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Very engaging movies have been debuted this decade

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Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer

2012: Stuck In Love (Amazon Prime)

  • Stuck in Love is a beautiful film that deals with family, romance, and friendship. The movie follows three couples, a divorced father figuring out how to deal with the love he still holds for his ex-wife, the daughter of the divorced father who refuses to fall in love but ends up meeting someone that swoons her off her feet, and the son of the divorced father who deals with high school struggles and meets a troubled girl who he ends up falling for. The movie is heavy at times, but adorable at others. It’s a movie I go to whenever I’m feeling down, but also one that I go to for a boost of joy.  

2017: Lady Bird (Amazon Prime) 

  • Just to preface this, Lady Bird is my favorite movie of all time. Not only does it feel so incredibly real, its cinematography and sequencing of scenes make the movie something I can watch over and over again, which I do! It’s a coming-of-age story that deals with mother-daughter relationships, high school romance, friendship, religion, and thinking about your future at a young age. The movie is directed by one of my favorite directors, Greta Gerwig, and the cast is absolutely spectacular (Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein, and Tracey Letts). I strongly urge you to watch this movie; you won’t regret it. 

2019: Parasite (purchase on Amazon)

  • I saw this movie about a month ago and all I can say is “wow”. Parasite isn’t a horror movie, nor is it a comedy or drama or thriller movie; it is completely its own genre. There are so many things happening all at once in this movie, so as a viewer, you continuously get drawn in and are always on the edge of your seat. This movie deals with class warfare in an intelligent manner that takes awhile to piece together, but is totally worth the large amount of time you’ll be spending just thinking about the movie as a whole. 

Honorable Mentions from the decade: It’s Kind of a Funny Story, 50/50, The Spectacular Now, Interstellar, The Little Prince, La La Land, Blackkklansman, Little Women, Booksmart, Roma, Men, Women & Children, Miss Stevens, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Moonrise Kingdom