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    22 Movies That'll Cure Your Boredom In No Time At All

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    Suddenly found yourself with extra time on your hands and want to break up the monotony, stat? Nip your boredom in the bud with a solid movie. Ahead, we've covered the bases for a wide range of genres, no matter if you’re a rom-com connoisseur, horror enthusiast, or anything in between.

    1. Fear Street: 1994 (as well as the rest of the trilogy)

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    Love a teen slasher? Netflix's Fear Street trilogy, based on R.L. Stine's Shadyside adventures, is for you. The Fear Street movies consist of three parts: 1994, 1978, and 1666. The third film is arguably the best, but the first installation, Fear Street: 1994, is bloody good as well. We follow Deena (Kiana Madeira) as she and her friends figure out the curse that a witch has put on Shadyside. Along with some sick kills, the movie also spotlights a sweet queer love story and some pretty sharp social commentary. 

    Where to watch it: Netflix 

    2. Palm Springs

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    Imagine Groundhog Day, but with the charms of Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. The two leads play Nyles and Sarah, guests who find themselves stuck in a time loop while attending a wedding in Palm Springs. Get ready for lots of chemistry between the two in addition to some wacky space-time physics.

    Where to watch it: Hulu

    3. Uncut Gems

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    In one of his best roles yet, Adam Sandler portrays a gem dealer with a big personality and a bigger weakness for gambling. His latest gamble involves an uncut opal gem and a deal with Kevin Garnett that leads him down a dangerous path. Directed by the Safdie brothers, this crime thriller may be a bit weird and highly anxiety-inducing, but we promise that you'll never be bored watching it.

    Where to watch it: Netflix

    4. Hamilton

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    Missed the original Broadway run of Hamilton? Now you can watch it over and over again on Disney+ and rap-sing along as loudly as you want throughout the 2 hour and 40 minute duration.

    Where to watch it: Disney+

    5. Dirty Dancing

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    Between an iconic soundtrack, sexy dance moves, and Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze being hot, Dirty Dancing leaves little room for boredom. You'll have the time of your life watching it.

    Where to watch it: Cinemax

    6. Birds of Prey

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    Birds of Prey is a bubblegum-pink fever dream that gives us a closer look into the bonkers character of the DCEU's Harley Quinn, who's impeccably played by Margot Robbie. Reluctantly, she and the Birds of Prey assemble to fight the egomaniacal Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). There's a whole bit about one of the characters needing to poop out stolen goods, so boredom isn't really in the cards, is it?

    Where to watch it: HBO Max

    7. The Matrix

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    The Matrix's intelligent story and cool effects will be plenty to cure listlessness. Here, Keanu Reeves plays Thomas Anderson, code name Neo, a run-of-the-mill computer programmer who finds out that he's been living in a simulated reality called the Matrix. A mysterious man named Morpheus gets in touch with Neo, believing that he's the One who will save and free humanity.

    Where to watch it: HBO Max

    8. Sorry to Bother You

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    Boots Riley's directorial debut is wacky in all of the right ways, blending sharp commentary about labor and race with weird sci-fi. At the lead of the film, we've got LaKeith Stanfield as Cassius Green, a Black telemarketer all too familiar with apologizing on phone calls. As his friends organize at work, Cassius learns about how to use a "white voice" to climb the corporate ladder, a journey that leads to some pretty twisted discoveries about his company.

    Where to watch it: Hulu

    9. The Lovebirds

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    Just a hair away from breaking up, Jibran and Leilani go on the run after believing that they killed a cyclist. While on the lam, the couple gets wrapped up in a twisted murder mystery with an Eyes Wide Shut twist. The effortless comedy and chemistry between Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make The Lovebirds anything but a snooze!

    Where to watch it: Netflix

    10. The Old Guard

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    Based on Greg Rucka's comic book series of the same name, The Old Guard focuses on a mysterious group of ancient immortal warriors who find themselves the targets of a pharmaceutical executive. It's Charlize Theron's Andy as the fearless leader of these warriors up against Harry Melling's Steven Merrick as the evil executive — that's Dudley from the Harry Potter movies!

    Where to watch it: Netflix

    11. National Treasure

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    Yes, the plot of National Treasure, which revolves around stealing the Declaration of Independence to protect it, is utterly ridiculous. But we'll forgive it for being so silly just because it's so damn fun, and Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, and Justin Bartha make for an extremely charismatic trio of unlikely heroes.

    Where to watch it: Disney+

    12. The Avengers

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    It's the movie when all of our favorite core Marvel superheroes (Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye) first assemble! In addition to all the fun action sequences, the plot is streamlined and easy to follow: Our valiant heroes must stop Thor's brother Loki from wreaking havoc on Earth with an energy source called the Tesseract.

    Where to watch it: Disney+

    13. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

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    Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are two music-loving high school goofballs who travel back in time to work on their history report. Also, just putting it out there that young Keanu Reeves is very dreamy!

    Where to watch it: HBO Max

    14. Clueless

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    Between iconic plaid outfits and zingy lines, Clueless is '90s perfection. (And for the literary connoisseurs among us, Clueless is also an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, thank you very much.) The film follows the life of the fashionable Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), who spends her time haggling for better grades with teachers, doing charity makeovers for the less fabulous, and sparring with her cute ex-stepbrother Josh (Paul Rudd).

    Where to watch it: HBO Max 

    15. Parasite

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    Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is a cinematic masterpiece, but it's anything but stuffy and overly lofty. In Parasite, the poor Kims basically scam their way into working for the wealthy Parks — unfortunately, not everything goes as planned, and the film treats us to a WILD third act.

    Where to watch it: Hulu 

    16. Run

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    If you've watched American Horror Story or Ratched, you know that Sarah Paulson is *chef's kiss* as a scream queen. Directed by Searching's Aneesh Chaganty, Run is a thriller centered on the harrowing relationship between Chloe (Kiera Allen) and her mother, Diane (Paulson). Chloe has been using a wheelchair and taking medications her entire life, kept from the outside world by her protective mother. One day, she gets the impression that her mother has been hiding some sinister secrets, and so, a gripping cat-and-mouse thriller unfolds.

    Where to watch it: Hulu

    17. The Platform

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    Love a high-concept dystopian plot? This Spanish social thriller focuses on a vertically built prison where a platform with food is continually lowered from the top — those who reside at the bottom are inevitably doomed to starve as upper-level occupants feast on the meals.

    Where to watch it: Netflix

    18. I Care a Lot

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    Are we here for Rosamund Pike's bob? Yes. Anyway, I Care a Lot is about a shady court-appointed legal guardian named Marla (Pike) who finds herself in hot water when she tries to scam a woman whose son is deeply connected to the mob.

    Where to watch it: Netflix 

    19. Coco

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    You can never go wrong with a Pixar movie — but just prepare for the screen to pull tears from your face as you watch Coco! On the Day of the Dead, a musically gifted young boy named Miguel enters the Land of the Dead, coming across past family members and discovering the truth about his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. 

    Where to watch it: Disney+

    20. Mamma Mia!

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    After spending her life on a lush Greek island, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is about to get married, and she’s tracked down three men (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Stellan Skarsgård) who might be her real father. Hijinks ensue (don't think too hard about them), and there's a lot of dancing and singing along to ABBA's greatest hits. Oh, and Meryl Streep just so happens to be Sophie’s mom, NBD.

    Where to watch it: Peacock

    21. Shrek

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    Hey now, you're an all-star! Shrek is a green ogre who just wants to chill in his swamp but finds his peaceful life rudely interrupted by Lord Farquaad. Like the titular character, this movie has layers, and it'll still be funny if you're rewatching it as an adult. 

    Where to watch it: Hulu

    22. 13 Going on 30

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    If Big had a cute rom-com, glamorous NYC editorial life twist, it'd be something like 13 Going on 30. Jennifer Garner effortlessly embodies Jenna, a guileless 13-year-old girl who finds herself in a 30-year-old body. It may just have you craving Razzles and crushing on Mark Ruffalo big time. 

    Where to watch it: HBO Max

    What are other movies that’ll definitely help you break your boredom? Let us know in the comments below!