In 2018, we’ve seen plots getting more intense, special effects at the top of their game and actors pushing the boundaries more than ever, but sometimes it’s hard to look past a classic. These timeless films are sure to warm your heart, even if you’re watching them for the hundredth time. You can stream them all on Telstra TV tonight.
Grease (BigPond Movies)
It’s been 40 years since Danny Zuko gave us electrifying chills with his smooth voice and unbeatable dance moves, proving that great films never really age. With an unbelievably catchy soundtrack and a stellar cast, GREASE follows the unlikely relationship between good girl Sandy and Rydell High’s resident bad-boy, Danny. This iconic musical comedy showing on Telstra TV BigPond Movies covers a string of timeless teen obstacles, with everything from peer pressure to fake friendships, all wrapped up in a lovable package.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Netflix)
Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining 80s comedies, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF follows a popular and highly determined teenager as he plots to make the most of his day off from school. Ferris’ forged sick note instantly leads to rumours spreading throughout the school about his wellbeing, all while he’s running around Chicago with his best friend and girlfriend. Expect fast sports cars, marching bands, and one seriously angry principal in this hilarious cult film playing on Netflix.
Good Will Hunting (Stan)
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is the most brilliant mind at MIT university, who also happens to be the on-campus janitor. Shortly after his arrest for attacking a police officer, a professor discovers his mathematical ability and makes a deal to grant him leniency if he seeks help from a therapist (Robin Williams). GOOD WILL HUNTING follows the deep bond the pair quickly form as they work through the dark obstacles holding Will back from pursuing a life of greatness. Catch it all on Stan.
The Goonies (Foxtel Now)
What started off as an adventurous children’s film quickly turned into a family favourite, with a group of fearless boys dubbed ‘THE GOONIES’ facing terrifying odds to uncover a buried treasure. Determined to find the lost gold, the squad find themselves battling an evil, money-hungry family, a doubtful older brother and harsh conditions to get their hands on riches that could save their family’s home from being destroyed. This is one adventure on Foxtel Now that you’ll want to relive over 30 years later.
The Breakfast Club (BigPond Movies)
There’s no shortage of films about high school cliques, but this adorably retro movie on BigPond Movies breaks down all stereotypes and proves we’re all human. After five very different students find themselves in detention, they begin to open their hearts and discover they have quite a lot in common. THE BREAKFAST CLUB briefly touches on everything from domestic violence and bullying to unwanted advances and teenage angst, all while strong friendships form as they help each other through it.
When Harry Met Sally (Netflix)
It shot to mass success for that cafeteria scene, but there’s much more to When Harry Meets Sally that makes it one of those timeless films guaranteed to crack a smile. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY ten years previously, they argued about the plausibility of a truly platonic friendship. After a decade, Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet again and attempt to stay friends without sleeping together. View it on Netflix to find that very quickly, however, the pair realise that some emotions are stronger than any pacts.
Stand By Me (Stan)
After hearing that a young boy has been killed near their rural homes, four mystery-seeking teenage boys plan to find the body. Along the way, the group encounter questionable characters, leech-ridden areas and discover much more about each others’ home lives than they could have imagined. As the boys’ adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives, STAND BY ME on Stan quickly becomes a beautiful coming-of-age story that everyone needs to watch.
Cool Runnings (Foxtel Now)
If you’ve never seen COOL RUNNINGS or it’s been a few years since your last ride, this is definitely worth a watch on Foxtel Now. The iconic film gives a hilarious and lovable look into the Jamaican bobsled team who were determined to make it to 1988 Winter Olympics, despite never seeing snow. Marrying four unlikely athletes with a disgraced ex-champion as a coach, audiences can prepare for a load of laughs as the slightly dysfunctional team prepares for the competition of a lifetime.
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