10 Cool Movies To Watch When Bored

Fight back against the relentless pull of fatigue and disinterest with these 10 cool movies to watch when bored. From awe-inspiring thrill rides to suave and stylish classics, if you're suffering from indifference then these films are just what the doctor ordered.
  1. "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" – Still the best in the franchise, this sleeper hit owes its success to Johnny Depp's inspired performance as Captain Jack Sparrow. Make boredom walk the plank with this swashbuckling epic that's as breathtaking as it it hilarious.  

  2. "The Dark Knight" – Christopher Nolan's 2008 follow-up to “Batman Begins” will put a stranglehold on boredom and force it into submission. It's not just the scope of its action that makes the film so impressive, it's the complex moral dilemmas it examines. Thrilling, intelligent, and ambitious, “The Dark Knight” is one of the coolest movies ever made.

  3. "Goldfinger" – There's no cooler Bond than Sean Connery and “Goldfinger” is the pinnacle of his tenure. There's never been a woman he couldn't seduce or a case of boredom he couldn't kill. This remains one of the super spy's most enjoyable and enthralling adventures.

  4. "Ocean's Eleven" – Both the 1960 original and 2001 remake are wildly entertaining rides guaranteed to rob you of your boredom. The story centers on a group of thieves working to pull off the mother of all heists without ever losing their cool.  

  5. "Rio Bravo" – Howard Hawks' iconic western stars the legendary John Wayne as a small town sheriff tasked with keeping a murderer in custody. The film's plot has been used as the template for several modern action films and with good reason- it's still as exciting and suspenseful now as when it was released in 1959.

  6. "Iron Man" There's no one cooler than Tony Stark and Robert Downey Jr. plays him with such aplomb that he manages to elevate a straightforward comic book film into something so much more resonant. Director Jon Favreau gave a C-list Marvel character the A-list treatment and the result was box office gold.

  7. "The Matrix" – After two disappointing sequels, it's easy to forget just how revolutionary and cool the original film was. Although the movie's visual palette and groundbreaking effects have been copied again and again, what really makes “The Matrix” a classic is that its substance matches its style blow for blow. Boredom doesn't stand a chance.

  8. "Cool Hand Luke" – If you've never seen this 1967 classic, you have no idea what you're missing. Paul Newman stars as the charismatic new arrival at a Georgia prison camp who refuses to play by the rules. His unbreakable spirit is simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking.

  9. "Pulp Fiction" – Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece is loaded with incredible actors and memorable performances, but the stand out is Samuel L. Jackson as Jules- a cool as a cucumber hitman in the midst of an existential crisis.

  10. "Desperado" – Robert Rodriguez's big budget follow-up to “El Mariachi” put him on the map and introduced audiences to the expertly staged mayhem that has come to define his films. While not as flashy as its sequel, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”, “Desperado” has a tighter narrative and better action scenes.   




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