Do you have a new HD TV with no plans for the weekend? When having no plan is actually a plan, this only means it’s time for some good old binge watching at home. Science says watching the movies the second (or third?) time around gets the brain to process new perspectives. So why not get your mind working while you cozy up with these best movies worth the re-watch, especially in high definition or 4K on your brand new television.
1. 50 First Dates
We all have that one film that that we watch over and over again and fall even more in love with it every time. That’s 50 First dates for you. In the movie, Henry (Adam Sandler) is the playboy, happy-go-lucky veterinarian who falls in love with Lucy; played by Drew Barrymore, Lucy has short-term memory loss, and her life resets every day. Henry is set to prove his love for Lucy by wooing her daily. Set in Hawaii, this movie would make you look forward to beach days and sunshine.
2. 13 going on 30
This coming-of-age romcom stars Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo with 80s nostalgia to boot. It brings back not just the colorful pop culture of the 80s but the innocence of your youth. In the film, Jennifer Garner plays Jenna Rink – a 13-year-old stuck in her own 30-year-old body. It started when her wish to become thirty, flirty, and thriving eventually comes true. But adulthood, as she had found out isn’t as easy as it looks. This is an overall feel-good movie for the whole family, for your girls night in, and for some Netflix and chill.
3. My Best Friend’s Wedding
Recently, the international cover of My Best Friend’s Wedding reunion flooded everyone’s IG feed. It’s because this timeless story of love and friendship is a staple in the list of best romcom movies in the past two decades. The plot – Julianne (Julia Roberts), a 27 year-old restaurant critic had a pact with her lifelong friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) that if neither of them were married by the time they had turned 28, they would marry each other. Three weeks before her 28th birthday, he tells her he’s getting married in four days with 20-year old Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). This unconventional romcom that made many of us laugh and cry is sure to stay a hit even beyond 20 years.
4. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Hachi: A dog’s tale is a story of love at its purest form. Based on a true story of a Japanese Akita, Hachiko and a professor, played by Richard Gere. This heartwarming movie for animal lovers takes a momentous high in showing love and devotion between man and dog. It is a tale as old as time for a man’s best friend whose love is so simple, so pure, that his unfailing loyalty moved anyone who heard his story. Grab your tissues and hug your puppies because this one will be a sure tearjerker.
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert’s iconic novel has moved countless lives and inspired millions of people to search for their best selves. Adapted into a movie which stars Julia Roberts as the newly-divorced woman who realized how unhappy her life is – she decided to travel around the world to find herself. If you’re on a journey towards self-love, then this visually pleasing and emotionally satisfying movie would be your best bet for a quality me-time. Eat, Pray, Love takes Liz to Italy, India, and Bali bringing along its viewers to her gastronomical and spiritual journey. Cliché as it is but self-love is the best love. As Elizabeth Gilbert says, “People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”
Suit yourself for a trip down memory lane while reliving the same feelings you had the first time you watched it. The best part of the experience? It’s when your new HD TV complements your mood for some serious binge watching.
What is the ideal TV for watching these classics?
An ideal TV will transport you into the scenes like magic. A world of extraordinary clarity with detail that brings what you watch to life. With the evolution and innovation brought by technology, rendering the artistic intent of visual creators can now be brought to your TV screens.
One such television the Sony BRAVIA, which features Acoustic Surface Audio that generates sound through vibrations in the display itself where the TV is also the speaker. It makes dialogues more audible; as if you’re eavesdropping on the conversation of your favorite characters.
With Sony BRAVIA’s Acoustic Surface Audio it would be like hearing 10 seconds Tom of 50 First Dates say, “Hi I’m Tom” over and over again as if he’s just in the same room. Or chant with Jenna to be “Thirty, flirty, and thriving” like you’re hearing it again for the first time.
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