Before the World Ends… Movie Edition


Now that you have become educated on great music, it’s time to dig into the best films of all time. With just a week remaining until the world ends in whatever crazy way it is supposed to, you have a limited time to see every movie that you have always wanted to get around to seeing. So, before you go digging through your VHSs and DVDs from the old days, you have to see these five films.

Rushmore (1998)
Wes Anderson’s masterpiece, and Jason Schwatzman’s most famous role, this is a film that is made for every spoiled kid told that they can reach the stars. A young prep student falls in love with a teacher and must fight for her love, against Bill Murray. It’s a dose of reality in the most hilarious way. This movie is not something to be missed out on.

Spirited Away (2001)
This might be the most beautiful film ever drawn. From the mind of Hao Miyazaki, it succeeds in ways that few other films can by completely immersing you in a different world. In it, a young woman is sent to a ghostly world to serve in a bathhouse to save her parents. The sense of wonder you get from first entering the film never leaves.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
What is there left to be said? If Spirited Away is the most beautiful film ever drawn then this is the most beautiful film ever caught on camera. The plot involves a man inside of a newly constructed space station, as the malfunctioning Artificial intelligence goes insane. The film features so little dialogue, and it’s so easy to enjoy the spectacle that is every minute of this movie.

Usual Suspects (1995)
An ending like no other marks this film as fantastic, and watching it the second time through with all knowledge is even better. This film is about a man telling a police officer the story of a great set of heists. The revelation at the end of the film will shock anybody.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This film is, simply put, a miracle. The Shawshank Redemption is a prison movie where the atmosphere is most important and the story takes precedence as a device rather than simple violence showing how horrible the jail is. The main cast exude panache, and every scene in the film is a look into prison life.