Friday, March 11, 2016

5 Netflix Movies

5 Netflix Movies to Get You Through!

For When You're Working Your Way Through A Whole Bottle of Wine When You Don't Know What To Watch

We all know how easy it is to get sucked into Netflix on your days off or in the evenings. And with the storms that can hit in the early sprintime, many of you might be cuddled in your PJs sometime soon making your way through the stash of Girl Scout cookies you bought from all your co-worker's daughters (No? Just me? Okay, I'll take one for the team.) So Netflix & laundry it is! (We know how to have a good time, am I right?) But it seems like it's easier to find a series that you like and binge-watch your way through 3 seasons of a TV show (hello, Girlmore Girls & Friends) than it is to decide on a good movie. So I thought that in order to combat the cabin fever that those of us experiencing winter are prone to feeling right around now, I'd put together a list of great Netflix movies to get you through the cold!

Mulan (& Other Nostalgic Disney Faves-Mostly Rated G)
Maybe I just enjoy watching Disney movies still because I don't have kids yet who watch the same Disney movie 600 times in one week, but I really enjoy going back every so often and visiting with Mulan, Pocahontas, Belle & Ariel. 

Pride & Prejudice (Rated PG for mild thematic elements)
This is by far my favorite Jane Austen adaptation. Keira & Matthew are perfect as Elizabeth & Darcy, who may be my favorite literary couple of all time. The writing is so smart and funny, and the cinematography and score are beautiful in this film as well. 

Stardust (PG-13 for fantasy violence and risque humor)
This movie is so quirky & great! It's a fantasy story located in Britain (a version of Britain, anyway) about a boy who lives adjacent to "The Wall" a stone wall that separates our world from a fantastical one. Tristan promises a girl he likes that he will bring her a fallen star from that side of the Wall and gets into many scrapes & adventures along the way. Claire Danes, Mark Strong, Robert De Niro, and Michelle Pfeifer and a young Henry Cavill all have amazing parts in this movie as well, in case you needed another reason to take the plunge!

Camp Takota (Not officially rated, but PG-13-ish for risque humor)
Anyone who is a big YouTube watcher has heard of at least one of these ladies: Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, & Mamrie Hart. They star in this independent film about a girl whose life is kind of falling apart and accepts a summer job at the camp she used to attend. It's romantic, whimsical, slightly inappropriate, and hilarious. And you need it in your life. 

Drinking Buddies (Rated R for language throughout & thematic elements)
This one is kind of a dramatic comedy (dramedy?) and all the stars are incredible. In fact, this movie wasn't really ever scripted. They just told the actors the general story and let them narrate their own conversations. The result is the type of slightly awkward, unsmooth dialogue that would happen in real life. The whole movie feels very much like you're just watching your friends have a conversation. It deals with friendship, romance, fidelity and a slew of other topics. There is definitely some language and the content is somewhat adult, but it's a phenomenal watch. 

And there you have it! 5 Netflix movies to add to your list for the next time you want a movie rather than a TV series binge. Enjoy!
Check out my first Neflix post, Top 12 Things to Watch on Netflix here!


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