By: Dana Agatha

Aquarius season is from January 20 to February 18. This air sign of the zodiac is known for its free spirit and eccentric personality traits. Sometimes, you may find that Aquarius’ have a hard time expressing their true personas and perhaps come off as shy at the first meeting. Once you crack their shells open, you will see that they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love to fight for idealistic causes. Here is a list of films that I, a fellow Aquarius, feel encapsulates the aura of Aquarians! 

Fantastic Planet (1973) – René Laloux

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This 1970’s experimental adult animated science fiction film is the perfect watch for any Aquarian that loves the avant-garde! This film includes psychedelic animation, lines that ruminate your mind, and a spellbinding musical score! Seriously, the soundtrack to this film ALONE scratched the furthest part of my brain. Did I also mention that it’s in French? Fantastic Planet will certainly have you transcending reality as you watch. Everyone needs to experience this film at least once in their lifetime!

13 Going on 30 (2004) – Gary Winick

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13 Going on 30 is a film for people who “aren’t like other girls, but are also intellectuals” as quoted by my friend Bella. This film is such an all around fun time from the glamorous outfits, to the hottie heartthrob that is Mark Ruffalo! Also, the multiple dance scenes! It’s honestly one of my comfort movies that I put on when I’m feeling down. This film can be read two different ways. One, what does it mean to be an adult and how can we be true to ourselves? Two, this is a better Donnie Darko with multiple realities and time travel. Whichever way you choose to watch, this film is definitely a top rom-com and a must see!

Her (2013) – Spike Jonze 

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You know I had to add this one for all my technology savvy Aquarians out there. Her is the ideal film for those who like to show off how unique and different their tastes in movies are! I mean, I definitely do. The ways Her explores themes of satisfaction/intimacy with technology are beautifully acted and something not as popularly explored in the media. This uniquely romantic science fiction film will leave you surprised, warm, and possibly wanting a phone upgrade. 

Sorry to Bother You (2018) – Boots Riley

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We all know Aquarians are recognized for their humanitarian attributes. They see it as their mission to make the world a better place. Sorry to Bother You will absolutely put you into that anti-capitalist mood! Watching this film almost felt cathartic in a way. Honestly, there’s a lot of great political, radical, and social/satire statements that really make intriguing points. Be warned before watching, Sorry to Bother You does include absurd and some (me) may say disturbing imagery. This outrageous corporate satire film will surely stay in your mind for weeks and premiered during Aquarius season!

A Trip to the Moon (1902) – Georges Méliès

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With a running time of 14 minutes, A Trip to the Moon is considered the first science-fiction film ever made. This film was actually groundbreaking for it’s time taking into account the “vanishing” actors and putting an actual face on the moon, as seen on the film’s iconic poster. Watching this film for the first time makes you appreciate how imaginative filmmakers would have to be to tell stories while also keeping the audience entertained. A Trip to the Moon will have you questioning, was this the actual first trip to the moon? 

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