One of the biggest first world problems we struggle with as Americans is what we’re going to watch on Netflix.
Netflix is one of the most popular movie outlets available. They have a decent selection and variety of movies to choose from such as “The Breakfast Club” and critically-acclaimed independent movies like “Submarine”.
For someone such as myself, a movie junkie somewhat, it can be hard to find a new movie to watch that will keep you interested and entertained. Sometimes you have to go into the depths of Netflix, or sometimes a great find can be on the surface, but Netflix rarely disappoints.
Here are some of my personal favorites to watch on Netflix:
Submarine: This critically-acclaimed independent movie definitely threw me off when I discovered how much I loved it. It may be a bit strange for some people to appreciate, but I do recommend it to everyone. A camera crew follows a 15-year-old boy around his hometown in Wales as he deals with school, bullying, falling in love, and trying to keep his parents together during a tough time in their marriage. The themes touch all the right spots, focusing on family struggles, first loves, depression, and coming of age.
“It was a morbid yet romantic movie in a different perspective,” said sophomore Milana Sharipova.
Heathers: “Heathers” is a classic 80’s and 90’s movie, so if you appreciate those eras, you will surely appreciate this movie. “Heathers” follows three popular girls (all named Heather) who are as sweet as salt. The main character, Veronica (who has a soul), has been taken under the girls’ wings; however, Veronica is not a mean girl like the rest. After attending a college party with head Heather and throwing up, Veronica seeks comfort in new student, Jason. After a night of romance, Veronica seeks revenge on Heather by wanting to see her puke her brains out. They visit her house before she wakes up and try to create a concoction that will make her throw up; however, Jason has a dark side and switches the concoction with liquid drainer. This happens to kill Heather and the two have to stage a suicide, the first of many…
“I think that she should choose her friends wisely instead of just being friends with them because they were popular. By her being surrounded by them and their negativity and bad attitudes effected her in a negative way. They pushed her to do things that she would never imagine herself doing,” said junior Tina Esteves.
Movie 43: “Movie 43” is the perfect movie for someone who enjoys a really corny, goofy comedy. It is very similar to “Saturday Night Live” since the whole movie is full of hysterical skits and contains no storyline. What makes it even better is the cast: Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Gere, Gerard Butler, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Common, and many more.
Chef: “Chef” is a great heartfelt movie for a more mature audience. It follows a prestigious chef at a Los Angeles restaurant who is tired of getting pushed around by his controlling boss. After quitting, he joins forces with his ex-wife and starts a food-truck business traveling around the country with his young son and best friend. He reignites his passion for cooking, his relationship with his son, and the power of social networking. This movie stars Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman and many more.
What are some of your favorites on netflix?