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Movies to Watch When You Don't Really Want to Watch a Movie

Meet the Make Out Movies

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Aug 22 2018

My pal Polly recently invited me along to an outdoor screening she was attending after work. These kinds of events are catnip to New Yorkers, something about making an entire park or rooftop into your (otherwise very small) living room.

The film? Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums.

“Have you seen it?” Polly asked me.

“A few times, I think. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through,” I laughed. “It’s such a make out movie.”

She looked at me, head lolling towards her left shoulder. “A make out movie?”

“Yeah, you know. The kind of movie you put on with no intention of actually making it through the whole thing.” I couldn’t believe she didn’t know exactly what I was talking about. “Like a Spotify playlist you keep on your computer for hooking up to. Those movies you put on when you don’t really want to watch a movie, but you need some…accompaniment.”

“You. Have. To. Write. About. That.”

So here we are. I polled a few members of Team SG for their favorites and listed a few of my own, below.

Below, the top 10 movies to make out to, according to Style Girlfriend:

1. The Royal Tenenbaums

available on: Netflix

Megan Says: As already stated, total make out movie. Talking with Gabi about the topic, we realized you can categorize directors’ and actors’ whole bodies of work as such. “All [whoever] movies are make out movies/all [whoever else] movies are not.”

Here’s an example. All Tom Cruise movies are make out movies. All Casey Affleck movies are not.

All Wes Anderson movies are make out movies. The tribe has spoken.

2. The Big Lebowski

available on: YouTube Movies

Megan Says: The original make out movie. Has anyone ever seen this in one sitting? Doubtful. Maybe Jeff Bridges, but he probably doesn’t even remember it.

3. Dazed and Confused

available on: Amazon Prime

SG Says: Parrot the lines you know (“Fry like bacon, bitches!” “You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.”), and then prove Pink right (“I think they’re afraid some of us might be having too good a time.”)

> Steal His Look: Matthew McConaughey in “Dazed & Confused”

4. The original X-Men movie

editor’s note: I don’t know if this is from the first movie but the picture looks old, so…

available on: iTunes

Hitha says: The chemistry between Logan and Jeanne was palpable, and no guy would say no to seeing it again.

Not so, however, for the follow-ups, she told me. “The sequel X-2 is another solid make out movie, but X-3: The Last Stand…not so much. Too chaotic, I think?”

5. The Omen

available on: HBO Now

Gabi says: Horror falls into make out category because why do they exist???? They’re nightmare-inducing and there are always so many teens in the audience.

Also? “Anything I agree to see that doesn’t fall into my usual genre is a make out movie.” What can I say? She’s a catch, fellas!

6. Goonies

available on: Netflix

Taylor says: When I was 17, I went to France with an American family, and I was totally head-over-heels in teenage love with the son, who was a year older than me and looked like a Ken doll come to life.

During the last days of our trip, my dream was finally realized. After the rest of the family had gone to sleep, we stayed up to watch Goonies. I could tell he wanted to make out, but I had never really French kissed a guy before, and I was terrified. I could tell he wanted to kiss me, so I…pretended to be asleep? I’m sure he knew, but I had committed, so eventually he ended up just swooping me up in his big, tan 18-year-old arms and carried me to bed.

So, yeah, Goonies could have been my make out movie but, alas.”

Additional entry: Labryinth

7. Thor: Ragnarok

available on: Netflix

Taylor and Megan agree: Superhero movies? Not our thing. Chris Hemsworth as a jokes-cracking Thor? We’ll make an exception.

8. Beatles A Hard Days’ Night

available on: iTunes

Megan says: This is really a win-win. The film holds up surprisingly well even today (alas, the same can’t be said of Spiceworld). Then, when you want to…stop paying attention, your movie transforms into a hook-up ready playlist!

9. Jurassic Park

available on: Netflix

Taylor Says: So being the 32-year-old make-out monster that I am now, I’d vote for Jurassic Park as a perfect 2018 make out movie. You’ve got drama, you’ve got laughs, you’ve got nostalgia, and you’ve got Jeff Goldblum.

You cuddle up for the fun of the first like, 40 minutes of the movie (right around when Laura Dern sees the dinosaurs for the first time, because that is one of the best movie scenes EVER) and then it’s make out city. Just be sure to sneakily turn the volume down at some point so you don’t get interrupted by that scene when Dennis gets his truck stuck in the mud during the chaos and…well, you know how that goes.

And finally, one not so romantic movie:

10. Man on a Wire

available on: Netflix

Taylor Says: In college, I was great friends with a guy whom I knew had a crush on me. He invited himself over to my parents’ house to watch a movie one night over the summer. I was so determined to keep the mood platonic that I selected the “Fascinating!” documentary film, Man on Wire for us to watch. He was so bummed. I spent the whole movie leaning on the armrest away from him. He got the picture. So if anyone needs a “we’re just friends” film, I’d highly recommend that one.

Got it. Documentaries, not romance-inducing.

TELL US:

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO MAKEOUT MOVIE? 

(feature image: Etsy)