Spectrum editor’s list of films to watch – Oct. 27

“The Tourist” (2010)

Starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, “The Tourist” is about an unsuspecting American, played by Depp, who gets trapped in a scheme by Jolie’s character’s to help her lover escape both the police and the mob. The two go to great lengths to avoid capture as they spin a dangerous web of deception and intrigue.

20% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Netflix

“500 Days of Summer” (2009)

When a man falls in love with a woman the first time he sees her, he knows he’ll do anything to spend the rest of his life with her. However, she doesn’t believe in romantic relationships. The film goes through all 500 days since they first met, showing how the pair’s relationship develops and changes.

85% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Amazon Prime Video

“Flipped” (2010)

Set in the 1950s, this film tells the story of Juli Baker, who falls in love with her new neighbor, Bryce Loski, the first time she sees him. Bryce doesn’t feel the same way about Juli, complaining about how clingy she is. 

As they get older, Juli’s obsession with Bryce and his resentment towards her remains. Yet as they grow into new people, Bryce begins to realize that he’s been mistreating Juli.

54% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Netflix

“Booksmart” (2019)

High school seniors, played by actresses Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, are destined for greatness, having worked hard to get into Ivy League schools by sacrificing their social lives. 

When they find out all their classmates who had fun during high school also have futures ahead of them, they decide to spend their last day before graduation trying all the experiences they never got to before they leave for college.

96% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Hulu

“Air Force One” (1997)

A fictional story about United States President James Marshall, played by Harrison Ford, who is forced to save his wife and daughter and all other passengers when terrorists hijack the Air Force One plane and take them hostage. 

The president, who is a trained veteran, must use his stealth and skills to take out the terrorists and save his family.

78% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Hulu  

“Rain Man” (1988)

Selfish, self-centered Charlie Babbitt, played by Tom Cruise, finds out his late estranged father left him nothing in his will. However, he left $3 million in a trust fund to Charlie’s autistic brother, Raymond, whom he didn’t know he had. 

When Charlie kidnaps Raymond and tries to convince him to give him the money, the two instead form an unlikely bond, brought closer by their differences.

89% Rotten Tomatoes | Available on Netflix

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