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TikTok Movie Recommendations

By Sophie Wells

Over the years, artists around the world have produced films with the ability to bring out some of the most intense emotions stored within each of us, both positive and negative. Many know how it feels to leave a theater with the weight of a storyline on your shoulders, stunned by the cinematic beauty that has unfolded before your very eyes. There are some movies that just stick with you, and give you new and interesting perspectives on various different aspects of life.

TikTok, being the creative and popular app it is, has become a great outlet for influential movie recommendations, especially during these strange, quarantined times. While you may have already seen some of these fan-favorites, it may be worthwhile to give one or two of the unfamiliar ones a try…I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


To start, there are four particularly thrilling and scary movies that continue showing up on TikTok. Being that I have seen them myself, I can attest to the fact that each one will bring chills down your spine in their own unique and haunting way. More specifically though, I’d recommend these two if you’re looking for more of a scare:

  • Us (2019)

  • American Psycho (2000)

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more thrilling experience (with hints of horror and mystery,) I would go with one of these:

  • Shutter Island (2010)

  • Gone Girl (2014)


The way I see it, the dramas that have been consistently and frequently recommended originate from three sub-categories: crime-based dramas, dramas involving romance in some aspect, and dramas with a little more thrill to them. No matter which you choose from, however, I guarantee the plot will have you captivated the entire time.

Crime Dramas

  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • The Godfather (1972)

Romantic Dramas

  • Little Women (2019)

  • American Honey (2016)

  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

  • Lady Bird (2017)

Drama Thrillers

  • Fight Club (1999)

  • Django Unchained (2012)

  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)

  • Black Swan (2010)


What makes a great comedy? Some say it’s the charismatic characters and amusing, yet relatable storyline. Some say it’s the wide range of humor and timing of jokes. I say it’s all of the above, and is displayed in all of the following TikTok-recommended films:

  • Clueless (1995)

  • Superbad (2007)

  • Wedding Crashers (2005)

  • Step Brothers (2008)

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


Last, but not least, we have action. The following recommended movies contain a stunning mix of science fiction, adventure, and coincidentally, were all directed by the talented and widely-recognized filmmaker, Christopher Nolan.

  • Inception (2012)

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Interstellar (2014)

Sophie Wells is an editorial intern who is knowledgeable in all things fashion, cooking, and entertainment.


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