With winter break looming juuuuust around the corner, many students are planning out their free time meticulously. This makes sense, of course, because there’s nothing in the world quite like finishing up with your finals and knowing that you have an entire month of freedom before you have to come back and take another course in organic chemistry or 15th century British literature.

Whether you’re celebrating your break from the comfort of your student apartment (hopefully it’s one of ours!) or you are heading home for the holidays, chances are that you’re going to settle in for a good movie or two. This is a good idea, of course, because it’s the perfect way to turn off your brain after an entire semester of letting it run around the clock.

But what will you watch? The team at Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes knows that you have some options, so we decided that maybe we ought to help you narrow things down a bit. What will make the list? Keep reading to find out.

Make Time for Movies During Break

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Although it might feel like we’re in a year that’s already overloaded with superhero movies, this is one that really stands out. Some movies have been exceptionally good (Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, for example) and some have been…something…(we’re talking about Venom). It might be tempting to notice an animated movie about Spider-Man and think it’s an easy pass.

You’d be wrong.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is a unique and refreshing take on a familiar story. Even if you’re not a massive Spider-Fan, you probably know the origin story of Peter Parker and the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” thing. But did you know that there’s another Spider-Man on an alternate Earth and that his name is Miles Morales? You do now, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Currently sitting at 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s one movie to make time for seeing in the theater.

Roma

A new film from Alfonso Cuaron, Roma has been garnering its fair share of critical acclaim since its release. Cuaron, also known for directing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and Gravity brings an autobiographical flair to his latest film. Best of all is the fact that you won’t have to leave the house to see it because it’s on Netflix right now.

Filmed in black and white, it tells a story that takes place in the 1970s in the neighborhood the movie is named after. If you’re on the fence about seeing this type of movie, go ahead and Google it and you’ll see that it’s received nearly critical acclaim from film critics and general moviegoers alike.

It might be out of the ordinary for you, but isn’t this the perfect opportunity to try something that’s not quite your norm?

Bad Times at the El Royale

Described by NPR as an “Irwin-Allen-sized B-movie [that] mostly works thanks to Goddard’s knack for nesting-doll-style narrative compartmentalization and his talent for bringing out the best in his uniformly strong ensemble cast, which includes Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, and breakout star Cynthia Erivo,” this movie is really something else. The actors mentioned above don’t even scratch the surface of the talent on display, because it also features Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Lewis Pullman, and several others in unique roles.

Is it a movie everyone will like? Probably not, but it is certain to keep you on the edge of your seat for a night, and isn’t that the goal?

If you are in the mood for a puzzling movie that has many moving parts, this is most definitely the one to check out. Directed by Drew Goddard, who is also known for his work on Cloverfield (and its good sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane), The Martian, World War Z, and Cabin in the Woods, this is a film that brings something fresh to the table, making it worth a watch.

Make the Most of Your Winter Break

There you have it! A handful of movies to check out. With one in the theater, one on Netflix, and one on Blu-ray, you have some options. Whether you’re in your old bedroom at your parents’ house or the living room of your student apartment, you’re sure to enjoy your time watching a good movie.

Are you looking for somewhere to live for the upcoming spring semester? If so, look no further than Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes. There are a number of floor plans to choose from, ensuring that no matter your situation, you can find an apartment near campus that suits your needs.

Schedule a tour today to come by and see for yourself, or apply now. We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you enjoy your winter break!