When it's too cold to get out and about, and the shop heater isn't keeping up with the dip in temperature, there's no better excuse to just plop down on the couch and turn on a movie.

Whether you're going to whip out the old-school DVDs and Blu-Rays or put a little effort into streaming them for free, here are ten solid picks for the cold weather.

Keep in mind, we're all adults... so most of these probably aren't family-friendly.

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    It's the vehicle that delivered some of the most iconic one-liners of the last thirty years... "Bye Felicia!"

    The Friday trilogy is, and will always be, the funniest movies to come out of Compton. Not only did it introduce the world to Chris Tucker, the two sequels broke-out Mike Epps out of the LA comedy club scene.

    While I understand Next Friday is a little, well, slow... Friday After Next totally redeems the franchise.

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    Dumb & Dumber

    While a handful of truly awful sequels may have soured your attitude towards this franchise, the original D&D is still one of the funniest movies ever made.

    The times have changed, technology has changed, but there's nothing not-funny about that turbo-lax scene in the broken bathroom or the two of them walking into the fundraiser event in those tuxedoes.

    The spare gloves thing was the cherry on top...

  • 3

    The Mandlorian

    I know it's not technically a movie... but it is... It's just one long epic movie with plenty of intermissions.

    Westerns are great. Space movies are great. When you mix the two together, you get something even better.

    While it's technically only two seasons, The Book of Boba Fett is a continuation of the story as a season three, and if you don't watch it, you'll miss some of the most impressive space-cowboy lore and action the galaxy has ever seen.

  • 4

    Thor: Ragnarok

    Marvel's Infinity Saga might be 24 movies that all intertwine around a common theme, but Thor: Ragnarok is a stand-out movie that you can hop into and enjoy without the backstory.

    Lots of action, tons of comedy, it's a masterpiece deserving of its own unique placement in the national archives. You don't even have to enjoy superhero movies to love this one.

  • 5

    Ernest Goes To Camp

    Before you say it, I'll go ahead and agree with you... The Ernest movies are some of the worst films ever made... That being said and agreed, the original Ernest Goes To Camp is a stellar classic, and you'll agree.

    It's the story of an underdog becoming triumphant over his enemy. The loveable loser that becomes the hero... and so many hilarious supporting characters tied to an actually good plot, nobody can argue this single Ernest film is bad.

    If they hadn't come up with paratrooper turtles as weapons, you would have seen it in a James Gunn film sometime in the last ten years, guaranteed.

  • 6


    If you had to say one positive thing about a DC movie, it would have to be they introduced the world to Peacemaker... a very minor character from the most obscure comic classics.

    Over the last two months, James Gunn and HBO have redefined the dark-humor-sci-fi-comic-hero-comedy genre of entertainment.

    Peacemaker was such a tool in The Suicide Squad that I didn't even plan on watching this show. After all, name a good DC movie besides The Dark Knight and I'll argue to the death that you're wrong. DC just doesn't make good movies.

    That being said, Peacemaker might be the greatest superhero thing to be filmed in the history of Hollywood.

    It's hilarious, grotesque, beyond violent, raunchy, often disgusting, and something no parent would want their kids watching... but it's so incredibly funny.

  • 7

    Red Dawn

    Since Russia has been such a b-hole these days with the threat of WWIII breaking out, it's a perfect moment to take in a perfect movie dedicated to how much Russia has sucked since they helped us liberate Europe.

    If you've never seen it, it's the story of Russia invading America... starting with Colorado for some reason, but you don't want to focus on those details, just enjoy a classic story of a bunch of kids reigning gloriously over the "motherland."

  • 8

    Pitch Perfect

    Before you say it, I catch flack for liking this movie all the time. Critter will enjoy a movie like Shark Exorcist and then give me tons of crap for liking a musical about acapella singing... It's crazy.

    It's a pop-culture mind-bomb, annoyingly catchy pop music remixes, and some borderline raunchy girl humor. Maybe it's a generational thing between him and me, but I think this movie and the sequels are hilarious.

  • 9

    The Cowboys

    I know what you're thinking and I totally agree... If you've seen one John Wayne movie you've seen them all... but there's something unique about The Cowboys. John Wayne is the supporting actor to a bunch of talented kids you'll recognize from 80s fame.

    A little action, a little drama, some fairly hilarious moments, a coming of age story, and that classic David vs Goliath scenario makes this an all-around fantastic flick to enjoy. It's also family-friendly, but it might move a little slow for the kids to stay glued to it.

  • 10

    Band of Brothers

    Not technically a movie, but it is one of the greatest war stories ever told. A group of men facing unimaginable odds. The wins and losses in a triumph over pure evil. It's even mostly true... there are a few details the Hollywood studio fact-checking unpaid interns got wrong... but overall, as real as the war got in the 1940s.

    It's a story that is tragic, inspiring, emotional and something that should be mandatory viewing for every young man on his eighteenth birthday.

    HBO also did a miniseries on WWII vs Japan called The Pacific... it's even more graphic in nature, showing the true hell our marines went through for justice. Watch it too. It'll give you a new respect for a generation that's almost disappeared.

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