Friday, 17 April 2015

5 things: Friday Night Films

If you're anything like me, then Friday night is film night. There's nothing like finishing a long, hard week at work, popping a pizza in the oven and throwing a film on to relax. I find the best films for Fridays are the ones that I don't have to think about and can help me unwind.

So if you're looking for a film to watch tonight then here are five Friday night film ideas.

Moonrise Kingdom

Any Wes Anderson film would make a great Friday night film. He is great at creating beautiful worlds which are so visually stunning. Moonrise Kingdom is case in point and it captures a story of young love. A boy flees camp to run away with his girlfriend. What follows is a fun adventure as they try not to get caught. It includes Wes Anderson's usual suspects like Bill Murray, Ed Nornton and Jason Schwartzman, but also has great newcomers in the young cast.


This is the story of a mysterious driver of few words who falls for his neighbour who's husband is in prison. He also moonlights as a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver in heists, and things don't go well. It is the darkest and most violent film on this list, but it is very engaging and has has a great soundtrack. It also stars Ryan Gosling, which I'm told is a very positive thing.

Avengers Assemble

Action movies make a great Friday night addition. They're good for just being able to switch off, and Avengers Assemble is one of the best. It has the witty Joss Whedon stamp all over it, and that's definitely not a bad thing. Best of all, it brings some great Marvel characters together in one film! And even better? It has Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Definitely a good way to spend a Friday evening.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Yes, another Superhero movie. I can never get enough of them, and Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the cinematic highlights for me of last year. It is an incredibly fun film. Basically, superheroes in space! It is also a film that somehow made cinematic audiences love a talking raccoon and a tree.


The last on this list, but definitely not the last of this pick, Pride is an amazingly witty and poignant film and was one of my top films of last year. It tells the true story of members of the gay community coming together to support the miners in Thatcher's Britain. It shows to very different communities coming together and obstacles they face, all with an 80's backdrop. This film got standing ovations when it came out in cinema, and when you watch it it'll be obvious why.

What are your favourite Friday night films?

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