The Zoom backgrounds and watch parties are not without their charm, but many people are ready to get back to their normal lives. Whatever your personal opinion on when and how to reopen the country, the fact is, no one wants to remain in quarantine forever. But what is the world going to be like after all this time? What will it be like to go to school, work, or doing nothing? Here are some of the best movies about starting over.
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
There is no doubting that action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is his best incarnation. Still, would be comedy star Arnie had his moments. Take this 1990 movie that is mainly known for one line. The plot may by formulaic and nonsensical, but it also captures the essence of going back to school. More importantly, it also shows how easily it can rekindle your love for education.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Going back to work will not be quite how they remembered it for many. Take the case of Morris Buttermaker. Buttermaker was a minor league pitcher who flamed out before making it big. He gets a second shot at baseball…as the coach of a little league team comprised of the worst players in the league. Things turn out alright in the end – but it takes a lot of perseverance and soul searching for Buttermaker to get back in the swing of things.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
A lot of people have been separated from their loved ones during this time. What used to be a weekly visit to a house that would sometimes drive you to the brink of insanity now brings tears to your eyes as you look back. Many have spent hours thinking about how great it will be to see their family again. But what happens if you go home and no one really cares? What if they rather you were not there leaving you to prove how value to them?
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
It is always great to come back home after a vacation. It is especially nice to come back after leaving the country. Imagine going on the vacation you have dreamed of your entire life and it is one of the worse experiences of your life. It does not just fail to meet lofty expectations, it goes out of its way to make a mockery of your dreams. Then you come home and nothing is as you expected. Everyone wants you to go back on that vacation you hated so much. Born on the Fourth of July is about returning back to something a changed a person. It is also about living in the new normal.
Back to the Future (1985)
Many times, the journey back home is where we learn the most about ourselves. In this case of Marty McFly, this is literal. After being sent back thirty years, Marty learns about his family and why they act they way they do. Along the way, he also comes to appreciate his normal life more. Once he does get back, he is more appreciative and understanding.