Sometimes Shaun and I like to play this little game called let’s watch a movie on Netflix and it goes a little something like this- scroll on Netflix for an hour, disagree on every movie we come across, realize it’s too late to start a movie, go to bed. Amirite?! But lately there’s some really good stuff on Netflix so my list is overflowing with options. Also, if you haven’t noticed, The Notebook is on Netflix now. So if you want to bypass this entire list and just go watch that 27 times I’ll totally understand.
This is a Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson. Do I really need to go into detail?
Good Will Hunting
This is a really good one and it’s a classic. It’s about a janitor who is actually a genius and just needs to figure out his path in life. Robin Williams is incredible in this one and Ben Affleck’s accent is swoon-worthy. 😍 If you haven’t seen it you need to grab a few tissues and watch.
This is Shaun’s favorite movie and another classic! Quentin Tarantino is very bold so if you’re more of a rom com person this wouldn’t be for you.
A Cinderella Story
Okay where are all of my Chad Michael Murray fans at?! 😍 Even though he should’ve known it was Hilary wearing that tiny little mask, I will cut him some slack. I got so excited to see this was on Netflix!
The Butterfly Effect
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was actually surprised to hear a lot of people haven’t seen it. It really puts in perspective how one tiny moment can change your entire life. This is a must see.
Speaking of favorites, this is on that list, too. This one is heart-wrenching. Will Smith is always incredible but he really poured his heart into this one.
The Sixth Sense
I know. Like, everyone has seen this, right? Well, that’s what I thought. And about 3 years into Shaun and I dating he told me he’d never seen it. 😦 He said he thought it would be stupid and didn’t want to watch it. Obviously I forced him to watch it and he ended up really liking it.
This one is a little less known but it’s still one of my favorites. It’s super suspenseful so it keeps you guessing all throughout the movie. Halle Berry did a great job in this one but Penélope Cruz stole the show.
The Theory of Everything
This is based on the life of Stephen Hawking and his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease meanwhile having so much success in physics. The movie as a whole was captivating.
I really love this one because we’re so used to seeing Adam Sandler as this funny guy because he does play that role so well. However, in this movie he’s so raw and emotional and he pours a lot of heart into this role. I love the story it tells and the little hints of comedy they throw in there.
Honestly this one devastated me on so many levels. It’s romantic, it’s heart-warming, it’s sad, and heartbreaking. It made me angry. It really took me on an emotional rollercoaster and I love when a film can do that, when it really makes me believe the story.
Okay, so we’re switching gears a little bit. This one isn’t a rom com. It’s not a thriller. It’s a really deep movie. It’s also a long one so thankfully you can pause Netflix for bathroom breaks. But, it’s based on a true story and it’s set during World War II.
Mona Lisa Smile
This is one of my favorites, ever! It’s set in the 50’s at Wellesley and it’s starring Julia Roberts. It’s what girls night in dreams are made of. Pro tip: bring tissues for the second half of the movie.
This is a documentary about Sea World. I’ve watched it about 9 times, and no I’m not exaggerating (wish I was). It’s an eye-opener. Anyone I can tell to watch this, I do. I write letters to Sea World semi-annually now. If you’ve seen it, you know why. If you haven’t, you’ll see why.
Ryan Gosling. Romance.