Nowadays, being a geek is no longer a cause for shame. With the popularization of films that address themes that involve time travel, superheroes, comic books, mythology and otherworldly beings, society in general has embraced the geek cause and shares the same tastes as nerds. If you are one of those, check out this list of 6 geek movies to enjoy this weekend — all available at Netflix.
The Goonies (1985), Richard Donner
One of the greatest classics of the Afternoon Session, “The Goonies” takes us on a pirate adventure that reminds us a lot of childhood. It’s not possible that you’ve never seen this movie, but if that’s your case, the story involves a group of kids who find a mysterious treasure map and start following the clues, entering a fabulous subterranean world of secret passages, dangerous traps and an ancient pirate galleon hiding gold coins.
Watch on Netflix ⭐ The Goonies
Monty Python in Search of the Holy Grail (1975), Gilliam & Jones
You may have heard of the Monty Python group that was very successful on British TV during the 70’s. They came together to bring the story of King Arthur to life, but without much money to pay for the production, they had to adapt the work in a so funny and creative that it became a classic. The plot of the feature satirizes several historical events that occurred in the Middle Ages.
Watch on Netflix ⭐ Monty Python in Search of the Holy Grail
Akira (1998), Katsuhiro Otomo
“Akira” is a classic Japanese anime from the 80s that simply emerged as a model for all the productions that came after it. A large explosion caused Tokyo to be destroyed in 1988. In its place, Neo Tokyo was built, which, in 2019, suffers from terrorist attacks throughout the city. Friends Kaneda and Tetsuo are part of a biker gang. They dispute violent races with a rival gang, the Clowns, until one day Tetsuo meets Takashi, a strange child with powers who escaped from the hospital where he was kept as a guinea pig.
Watch on Netflix ⭐ Akira
Spider-Man (2002), Sam Raimi
The Spider Head movie needs no introduction, but if you were on Mars during the 2000s, I’ll explain. Considered to this day as one of the best adaptations of the comics for the cinema, the film tells the story of the young nerd Peter Parker who gains superpowers after being bitten by a spider. Not understanding much of what was going on, he realizes he can use his powers to do good when he sees his Uncle Ben do good. Peter decides not to use his powers for his own gain anymore, but to face evil, having as his first big challenge the psychotic Green Goblin.
Watch on Netflix ⭐ Spider-Man
Top Gun: Big Aces (1986), Tony Scott
The recently released “Top Gun: Maverick” stole the show in recent months and brought back the adventures of one of the greatest air pilots in popcorn cinema. But the classic 1980s film has even more special sensations, especially for those who watched it at the time of its release. In that first film, Maverick is sent to school, and his irresponsible attitude and arrogant behavior put him at odds with the other pilots, especially Iceman. But Maverick isn’t just vying to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor Charlotte Blackwood.
Watch it on Netflix ⭐ Top Gun: Indomitable Aces
Gremlins (1984), Joe Dante
The guidelines were clear and easy to follow: Do not expose them to the sun, never get them wet and never feed them after midnight. But of course it can’t end there, and an inventor who intends to give his son a special gift, sees everything go wrong on Christmas Eve, resulting in a band of uncontrolled little monsters who decide to destroy the city. A lot of people are afraid of these little monsters, but it is undeniable that “The Gremlins” is one of the classic films of the nerd community to this day.
Watch on Netflix ⭐ Gremlins
Which of these movies are you going to watch again this weekend?