There is a real chance you’re here because you got nothing else to do. If so, then you’re probably here to find good movies to watch when bored.
It can be very frustrating to sit idly for hours on end with very little human interactions – thanks pandemic. Sure, you could try playing video games, cards, and even read a book or two, but the best brain food is and will be watching movies.
If you still cannot get over the boredom, then this is the article for you. In this article, we will be talking about the top 10 good movies to watch when bored.
So, let’s begin.
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Directed by the legendary Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction brings together your favorite actors in a movie considered to be one of the best ever made.
You’ll notice that some of the movies on this list will be from a different time. The 90s were truly spectacular when it comes to movies. Pulp Fiction is certainly a spectacular film from a spectacular director and writer in Tarantino. Saying that Pulp Fiction will get over your boredom is an understatement. Simply put, this movie is so much more.
In Pulp Fiction, John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson are good buddies that are up to no good. And like every Tarantino movie, it is divided into a three-part-story with excellent storytelling and acting from the cast.
There is no chronological order to the story and you have to reach the end to the movie to really piece together everything. If you’re feeling bored out of your mind, then we highly recommend Pulp Fiction.
The first comedy movie on this list, Half Baked stars the legendary comedian Dave Chapel, Jim Breuer, and Harland Williams, among others.
Half Baked, if the name didn’t give it away, is a stoner classic. Everyone that’s ever been high has seen or heard about this movie. The movie was also made in a time before Dave Chappel made millions from comedy shows.
But his comedy genius really stood out in Half Baked. The plot revolves around the friendship of three friends that almost exclusively get bored by getting high.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Yet another timeless classic directed by Peter Jackson that takes you and your favorite hobbits on a journey to a land far away.
If you’re bored with your life and need something to watch, The Lord of the Rings trilogy offers you hours of home entertainment.
The movies are an adaptation of the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. This man is on a similar status to G.R.R. Marting, in a way that both have created something unique and brilliant.
The plot takes place in Middle Earth and revolves around four hobbits that try to take a ring to Mount Doom to destroy it. This is the short version, of course, as we want you to experience the journey to Mordor yourself.
Meet the Parents
Yet another comedy movie, but this one’s more family-oriented. Meet the Parents stars Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro who is an ex-CIA agent that is overly protective of his daughter.
Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the unlucky man that wants to marry her. Despite all the things Jack throws at Greg, the fact that a male nurse wants to marry his daughter is the funniest thing ever, according to Jack himself.
This movie is a sequel to the 2004 “Meet the Fockers” and we suggest you watch that one first.
There is a whole bunch of alien movies that you can binge when bored at home. From the first Alien movie in 1979 to the most recent Alien: Covenant, it’s safe to say that you got plenty to watch.
But the first is probably the best one out of the entire six movies. The first Alien movie is unique in its own way, as people have never seen anything like it.
While we do have CGI nowadays, you can imagine the excitement and sheer horror on people’s faces when they first watched Alien.
The movie takes place on Nostromo; a transport shuttle that intercepts a distress signal from a nearby planet. However, what the passengers of Nostromo didn’t realize is that there’s an alien monster out there to get them.
If Forrest Gump doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, then you’re probably more like the Alien. Starring Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump is one of the most memorable movies ever made.
What’s so great about it is that you piece together multiple stories as the movie goes. Essentially, the plot of Forrest Gump revolves around the life of, well, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks).
In the movie, Forrest is a very gentle-man that wouldn’t hurt a fly. He sits and waits at a bus stop and tells his story to people that wait alongside him.
He tells the story of Vietnam, being a ping-pong champion, and lots of other real-stories. But his life is also a tragedy. Forrest is an extraordinary person that has been left heartbroken by Jenny, his childhood sweetheart.
We highly recommend you watch Forrest Gump as it is a truly unique experience.
Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman, Hot Fuzz is a British cop comedy that should be on your bucket list.
The best thing about Hot Fuzz is the synergy of Nicholas and his cop-buddy, Danny. Nicholas gets transferred to a small English town that looks perfect on the eye.
He then discovers that the “perfect” town isn’t so perfect. So he team-ups with Danny to bring the resident’s secret to a stop.
Yet another timeless classic from an age where comedy films had more personality about them, The Mask was the movie that turned Jim Carry into a world star.
The 1994 film might have shady CGI, but it will put an end to your boredom. The plot of The Mask is when Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask that transforms him into the unique and green character we all know and love.
Stanley is a very shy guy and the mask makes him more confident and charming than he could ever imagine. It also turns him into a green elastic person capable of pulling baseball bats off his pants, but we’ll leave that for you to discover.
School of Rock
School of Rock is a comedic film about a “fake” substitute music teacher that ends up competing in the Battle of the Bands. The substitute teacher is none other than Jack Black, who is a failed musician that ends up turning his students into a pretty solid rock band.
School of Rock is a very cheesy film with outdated one-liners, but that’s exactly what makes it so great and fun to watch.
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective
It’s not easy to make two movies in a single year, but that’s exactly what Jim Carrey did in 1994. Ace Ventura – Pet Detective and The Mask are both iconic films from an iconic star that will leave you laughing at the end.
In Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, Ace is hired after a famous dolphin gets stolen. The dolphin is none other than the Miami Dolphins mascot, and it gets stolen during the Super Bowl final.
Ace isn’t the type of detective you’d think of hiring when someone robs you, but he will get the job done if your pet is missing.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are LOTS of good movies to watch when you’re bored. While on the topic, lots places you can watch music videos online as well. They’re a great alternative to movies when you’re feeling bored but don’t have so much time on your hands.