Top 10 Good Movies to Watch When You’re Bored

Everybody needs to relax every once in a while. And what better way to spend the extra time you have in your hands than watching a good film?

When you’re bored and trying to relax, you don’t want an overly complicated movie. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of entertaining films that are perfect for light watching. Here are the ten of the best good movies to watch when bored.

Top 10 Good Movies to Watch When Bored

10Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

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Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer in Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

There’s a big chance you’ve never watched or even heard about this film before. So, we recommend that you see its two prequel films, Barbershop 1 and 2, before or right after this one just so you get the full story.

Anyway, Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) is a great comedy starring Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson and Lamorne Morris.

This installation of the series focuses on the merge of the main characters’ barber shop and beauty salon. This naturally leads to some competition between the sexes as the employees try to settle their differences.

9Let’s Be Cops (2014)

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Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Ever wondered how’d you’d do as a cop? Then you should definitely watch Let’s Be Cops (2014). It is one of the best good movies to watch when bored.

The film is pretty straightforward. Two college buddies, Justin (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Ryan (Jake Johnson) go to a reunion party dressed as cops. Everything is fun and games until they decide to head out into the real world and pretend to be real policemen. This leads them to comedic but highly dangerous situations.

Sounds interesting, huh? Better add it to your to-watch list, then.

8Nerve (2016)

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Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in Nerve (2016)

In this teen movie, every teenager is tuned in to a game called Nerve which is kind of like the ultimate dare challenge where people are paid to do increasingly dangerous or embarrassing things in exchange for money and popularity.

Caught in this premise are two strangers turned accomplices Vee (Emma Roberts) and Ian (Dave Franco) who are paired together by the watchers of the game. Together, they spend a night in New York taking on dares and rising in the ranks of the game.

However, the game is revealed to be something more sinister when Vee discovers Ian’s story and decides to ‘snitch’ about the game to the authorities. What will happen next? Better watch it for yourself.

7Blockers (2018)

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Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena in Blockers (2018)

This film is probably every teenage girl’s worst nightmare.

In Blockers (2018), we follow three parents on a quest to quite literally ‘cockblock’ their own daughters who have made a pact to lose their virginities on the night of their prom.

A sex comedy film at its core, it’s definitely the type of movie that’ll keep you entertained when you’re bored. And since it’s just been recently released, you can watch in theaters and experience the raunchy fun through the big screen.

6Mean Girls (2004)

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Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried in Mean Girls (2004)

We know people who can quote this film literally word for word, which is a testament to Mean Girls (2004) ‘rewatchability’.

If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t watched this film yet, go watch it now. It’s the ultimate teen comedy movie about quite literally mean girls, cattiness and well, friendship.

Watch as pre-disaster Lindsay Lohan plays Cady Heron, the new girl at school who’s pressured by her friends to join The Plastics in a revenge plot that involves tricking the queen bee to eat candy bars that makes gain weight and many more. Mean Girls is one of the best movies to watch when bored.

5Men In Black (1997, 2002, 2012)

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Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black (1997)

If you’re a 90’s kid, you grew up watching the Men in Black movies and cartoon series. Why not take a trip down memory lane and give the films a rewatch?

A mix of comedy, adventure, crime and science fiction, these films are the perfect watch to keep you entertained on a boring day when you’ve got nothing else better to do. Better yet, why not binge watch the three films in an afternoon movie marathon.

4Shrek (2001)

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Shrek (2001)

Before all the memes, Shrek (2001) was just your regular old animated comedy film. People often forget that the film is a solid and entertaining watch that holds up to multiple viewings.

Reminisce your childhood (and its innocence) with Shrek, donkey and your other favorite characters in this unique take on classic fairy tales. Hey, maybe you’ll be surprised of how much of the movie you actually remember. And if you’re up for it, why not binge watch its equally entertaining sequels as well?

3Lord of The Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)

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Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Oh boy. If you have an entire day with nothing to do, rewatching the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, yes all glorious nine hours of it in one sitting, is the best day to spend it. Better yet, why get a few friends together and make a hangout sesh out of it?

2The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Elizabeth Banks and Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

In The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005), Steve Carell, yes Michael Scott from The Office, plays a literal 40-year old virgin looking for love. The film has the perfect premise for a raunchy sex comedy movie as Carell’s character goes on a quest to finally lose his virginity with the help of his hilariously vulgar set of co-workers played by Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Romany Falco. The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of the good movies to watch when bored.

110 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Of course, a list of good movies to watch when bored is not complete without a mention of this Teen Romance film.

Before Heath Ledger as The Joker, he was a bad boy on a mission to make the school’s ultimate man hater fall with him to win a bet with two school outcasts in this iconic 90’s teen film. Watch out for one of the most romantic scenes ever capture in teen rom coms where Ledger croons and dances to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You to convince Julia Stiles to go on a date with him.

If you haven’t watched it yet, the film’s story is derived from Shakespeare’s comedy play, The Taming of the Shrew but set in a California high school.

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