Autumn will soon end, and so will your motivation to get out of bed. Luckily, unless you have a dog, a job, a family or friends, you don’t really have to. Also, how boring would it be to open the door and end up in your good old neighborhood that you’ve seen hundreds of times? What you can do here is bigger and better: stay in bed, and let the marathons take you far, far away from your boring life. You’re welcome.
Mad Max (7 hours, 4 movies)
Ever wanted to spend 7 hours immersed in post-apocalyptic Australia? Here you go. Way cheaper and faster than booking a plane trip. From the very first Mad Max released in 1979, to the most modern Max: Fury Road, it’s all wars and blood. Sit comfortably and enjoy the collapsing of human society.
The Lord of the Rings (9 or 11 hours (extended), 3 movies. (add 3 movies and make it 20h with The Hobbit trilogy)
The great thing about a The Lord of the Rings marathon is that you can adapt it to your own level of geekiness. Just in for a peaceful 9 hour walk through Mordor and its stunning landscapes? You got it. Willing to stay home for one or two days exploring the depths of the realm? It’s OK, we’ve got enough material for that. As a wise friend said « All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you. ».
Jurassic Park (8 hours, 4 movies)
How cool would it be to run among dinosaurs for a third of your day? Thanks to Steven Spielberg, you can have all the fun without the risk of getting eaten – or running at all. The time-travelling will mostly take place when you compare the 1993 movie’ special effects and the ones in Jurassic World (2015).
Star Wars (18 hours, 8 movies)
The previous marathons did not lift your feet off the ground? It’s time to spice things up and dive into the galaxy. If you don’t know in which order you should watch the movies, ask friends, ask Google, and then try all the possible variations. Anyone who’s willing to spend 18 hours in front of Star Wars shouldn’t mind spending twice or four times this amount of time just to make sure they did it right the first time.
Ice Age (7h30 hours, 5 movies)
It doesn’t matter if you think you’re too old or too cool for animated movies, because you’re not. There’s a chance that this last marathon should be the most interesting and well-crafted of our list. Also, if you like movie marathons AND have a family life -it is frowned upon, but can happen- that one should reunite your two favorite things: silent children, and binge-watching.