There are no shortages when it comes to the releases of new movies and TV series, even though the COVID-19 pandemic did put a huge dent on some highly anticipated new movie releases. However, are some “old” movies that have remained absolutely timeless, and can be enjoyed with much zest even after years or decades. As a result, we have taken the liberty to compile a short list of old movies that are still capable of rocking your weekend. Even better, these movies have been uploaded onto streaming platforms like Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. so,let the fun begin…
The Terminal (2004) – Netflix
Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Storyline: Viktor Navorski gets stranded at an airport when a war rages in his country. He is forced by the officials to stay at the airport until his original identity is confirmed.
Step Up (2006) – iTunes
Cast: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Storyline: Tyler and Nora meet at Maryland School of the Arts, where Tyler works as a janitor. They fall in love and encourage each other to follow their passion for dance and fulfil their dreams.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018) – iTunes
Cast: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
Storyline: Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the West End/Broadway musical of the same name using the music of ABBA.
La La Land (2016) – Netflix
Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
Storyline: Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) – iTunes
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn.
Storyline: Mrs. Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. When a wealthy bachelor starts living near them, Mrs. Bennet’s happiness knows no bounds.
Magic Mike (2012) – YouTube
Cast: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Cody Horn.
Storyline: By day, Mike makes ends meet any way he can — handyman jobs, detailing cars or designing furniture. But nighttime is when Mike really gets to display his many talents: He’s the hot headliner in an all-male revue. Mike sees potential in a 19-year-old he dubs the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), takes the teen under his wing and instructs him in the tricks of the trade. However, Mike learns there’s a downside to the stripper lifestyle when it threatens his romance with the Kid’s sister.
Bridesmaids (2011) – Hulu
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris O’Dowd.
Storyline: Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend, Lillian, to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding rituals in a rage of conflict with one of the bridesmaids.
Chef (2014) – Amazon Prime
Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson.
Storyline: A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.