Flights are boring. You’re stuck in one place for HOURS, looking at BORING stuff like clouds, skies, magnificent sunsets, etc. Why not watch a movie instead? It can keep you busy without having to do any real work, which is the best kind of keeping busy. Here are five movies that should be available on every flight, and five that shouldn’t be.
1. Yes: Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark
Any of the trilogy (let’s pretend that fourth one never happened) would work, but opt for the first film, which has everything you’d ever want: Nazis, snakes, and swooning over badass Marion Ravenwood.
3. Yes: The Breakfast Club
Being in detention is like being trapped on a plane, so commiserate with the ragtag group. Let’s hope, though, that the flight doesn’t decide to share their deepest darkest secrets or talents.
5. Yes: Any Liam Neeson movie except Non-Stop
Fill in the blanks for the titles, but the plotlines all pretty much sound the same: someone is taken from someone else, and Liam Neeson is there to kick ass and get them back. The ultimate stupid crowd-pleasers. Never quit, Neeson, never quit.
6. No: Gravity
If you STILL haven’t seen Gravity, you missed your chance to fully appreciate it: on a big-ass screen. Don’t even bother checking it out this gorgeous movie on your tiny reclined-seat screen.
9. Yes: Mean Girls
Rewatching this highly quotable movie is like talking to an old, comforting friend. And really, when was the last time you sat down and watched it all the way through, instead of just randomly finding it on cable television one weekend?