We’ve all done it – spent hours scrolling through Netflix, looking for something to watch. With so much choice it can be hard to know where to start, but I think there’s something for everyone here…
I was scared to watch this film for a while, because I thought the storyline – about a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s – would be too upsetting. It is very moving, but it’s also inspiring seeing how the main character finds ways to cope with what is happening to her. It’s what I call a Sunday night film.
This is one of my all time favourite films. I LOVE Christian Bale, although he’s barely recognisable in The Fighter. It’s the true story of a boxer who’s career is all but washed-up, and his fractious relationships with various damaged family members aren’t helping. A true tale of the underdog.
Saving Mr Banks
I missed this at the cinema and was really excited when it came to Netflix. It tells the story of how Walt Disney convinced the author of Mary Poppins to let him make one of his most famous films. It has so many interested elements to it – the process of getting a film made, Disney during its golden era and the author’s own troubled past.
This huge blockbuster needs no introduction. Marvel have taken a real ‘quantiny over quality’ approach lately, but this is the superhero movie at its best. It has a stellar cast, some incredible action, and the story isn’t bad either. One to get the snacks in for, and to turn up loud.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
I went to see this 2014 Wes Anderson film at the cinema, and I have to admit I found it hard to get my head around. I’m really looking forward to watching it again as I think it’s one of those films which will develop every time you watch it. If you like your comedy offbeat, you’ll love this.
What are your favourite films on Netflix?