2001: A Space Odyssey. North by Northwest. 400 Blows. Cinema is filled with classics, but these days there’s too much to watch in one lifetime. Especially when the beasts want you dead! Here’s seven movies to watch before you die tomorrow at dawn.
1. Before Sunrise
The chance meeting of two romantics in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise leads them to consider life’s fleeting moments, and is a good reminder of how much time you have left before the ones who hunger arrive.
2. Cleo from 5 to 7
The story of a young lounge singer as she waits for news from her doctor about a possible cancer diagnosis will remind you of the happy days when you assumed you’d die of natural causes.
3. Jesus Christ Superstar
Deathbed conversions don’t have to be a chore! Get the gist of at least one major religion by watching this stylish rock opera by Melvyn Bragg and Norman Jewison.
But it won’t save you. They are coming.
4. Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Crack commando Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) leaves his Israeli counterterrorism unit to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist.
5. The extended Lord of the Rings trilogy
Look, you might have to skim through this one.
6. Evil Dead II
“Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!” Sam Raimi’s cult favourite hits close to home, but this genre defying horror-comedy is worth every precious minute. From Bruce Campbell’s iconic performance to the practical effects to the chainsaw hand, the movie is a blast! And… how can we say this tactfully? It’s good exposure therapy to the concept of being disemboweled.
7. That video from your birthday party when all your family and friends were there
Time is short, so enjoy that classic crowd pleaser, the video your father took of everyone enjoying your birthday party two years ago. They’re all there: your parents, your friends, your siblings, your partner. Everyone who cares about you.
The terrible beasts care about you in their own way. And they’re here now too.