We know that the days in Austin are growing longer and the time we’re spending in front of the television has probably doubled in the last few weeks. You may have even asked your Facebook friends for recommendations, which resulted in your aunt asking that you call and talk to her instead of watching movies or your “cultured” friends recommending documentaries you’ll never be bored enough to watch. With that in mind, we’ve put together five classic Texas movies to watch now.


Boyhood is a coming-of-age tale that captures some of the highs and lows of growing up in Texas. The story is told through Mason’s point of view and depicts a variety of defining moments for him. The story is relatable and extremely profound.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights highlights how much football is loved throughout Texas. Watch as a high school football team from Odessa carries the hopes and dreams of an economically struggling town on their shoulders as they tackle their football season.

Office Space

This cult classic film was set and filmed in Texas. While the film makes fun of the tech boom that was seen in the 1990s, it’s still relevant today, especially in a tech city like Austin. This satire brings the perfect blend of comedy to white-collar jobs and will bring much-needed laughter to your movie night.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

If you’re a fan of horror films, this classic has probably graced your screen a time or two. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only set the standard for slasher movies in its time but propelled all future films to push the boundaries. This film was made by Texans in Texas with strong Texas themes and ‘Texas’ in the title, so it had to end up on our list of quintessentially Texas films.

Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues is another classic that shows the deep-rooted love that Texas has for college and high school football. Filmed in Austin, you’ll see some local hot spots and some people sporting UT orange. Check out the team that leaves it all out on the field.

Before opening yourself up to bad recommendations and misinformed news on Facebook, be sure to reach out to Team ATX Life at (512) 586-7270 for help. We’re more than happy to give you some Austin advice and answer any questions you may have about the real estate market.