Five Movies For People Who Don't Like Movies

Five Movies For People Who Don't Like Movies

Movies so good even a self-proclaimed movie-hater likes them.

Recently I've come to the realization that I really don't like watching movies. I'm not sure if it's the time-commitment, or the feeling that it ends too soon, or just having to wait for the sequel to come out some years later, but I really just don't dig them. This has cut down my movie-watching costs, yes, as well as limited the amount of time I spend with my friends (friendships based off of sitting silently in a theater for two hours don't usually do well outside of the theater), but it's also made me realize I don't like endings.

TV shows are better- they keep going on and on, so long that the plots deteriorate and you eventually hate the characters. And, for some reason, I consider this better than a movie that begins and ends within two hours.

But I've found some movies that I don't mind. I don't mind that the ending comes when it does, and I don't mind that I can't watch a continuation of the movie directly afterwards.

So here's a list of movies for people who... don't like movies.

1. The Princess Bride (1987)

Arguably the most quotable movie of all time, I don't think there's anyone who doesn't like The Princess Bride. There might be people who don't have particularly strong feelings about it (which in and of itself is inconceivable), but I've never met someone who really hates it. It begins and it ends like a storybook- probably because, canonically, it is a storybook- one being read to a sick boy by his grandfather. I don't want there to be another movie, or more to the story. I'm perfectly happy with who gets stabbed and who rides off on (literal) white horses in the end.

2. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Apparently 1987 was just a really great year for movies. Everyone reading this has most likely seen Dirty Dancing, and already swooned over Patrick Swayze in all black. But going sixteen years of my life without seeing this was a mistake. I've made all of my friends watch it with me, separately, just so I can justify watching it a half-dozen times in a two-week span. I don't feel bad spoiling the ending, because if you haven't seen it in the 31 years since it's come out, that's your own fault. The ambiguous ending that doesn't quite fulfill your hope that Baby and Johnny stay together, but doesn't quite crush it either is strangely satisfying. If only all films could end with a dance to the credits.

3. The Mummy (1999)

My relationship with this movie is pretty strange. I thought I had seen it loads of times on cable, but it turns out I was watching the second installment of the series. Imagine my disappointment when I knew more about the main character's story than the main characters did. Of course, with adventurous romances such as these, many can see the ending from a mile away, but watching Rick and Evy pretend to hate each other for an entire hour was just plain tedious. This didn't ruin the movie for me, though, and it was almost comforting to be reminded that, if there was a second movie, they must survive the first one.

4. Ghost Town (2008)

Full disclosure: I've only seen the movie about three times. This isn't any indication of the quality of the movie, because-- as I mentioned at the beginning of this list-- I don't like sitting through movies. However the times I have been tricked into seeing all 102 minutes of this movie, I've been thoroughly entertained by it. The concept of a regular guy coming back from the dead only to realize he can see dead people- and then proceeding to be annoyed by those dead people-- is just as funny as it sounds. But this movie isn't on this list because it was entertaining. Die Hard was also entertaining, and you don't see a sixth movie being added. Ghost Town makes the list because of the ending. I won't give it away, but it doesn't succumb to the cliches of the romantic comedy genre. It's just the right amount of bitter and sweet.

5. Stuck In Love (2012)

This movie was recommended to me maybe a half-dozen times before I finally sat down to watch it. If not for the memorable celebrity names attached to the title it maybe have never happened, but who can resist Lily Collins and Logan Lerman separately, much less when they're each other's love interests? Sometimes absurd, sometimes sad and always romantic, this movie manages to follow three members of the same family through simultaneous relationships.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

Cover Image Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

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10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

It's like stepping into Hollywood!


I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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