I don't know about you guys, but unless I'm deep into a TV show binge, I will waste incredible amounts of time just looking for something to watch on Netflix. And actually, I know I'm not alone in this because of this hilarious video from The Onion. It's one of the biggest #firstworldproblems we face today, is it not?
Seeing as it's nearly the weekend and I figure you've already finished season two of House of Cards, you're probably planning a weekend full of laying in your bed and browsing the literally thousands of movies you feel "meh" about on Netflix. Most likely you'll end up watching LOST again. (I always do.)
Rejoice, I am here to help. Spanning many genres, I have selected, somewhat randomly (and in no particular order), ten of my favorite movies that you can watch on the 'flix at the moment. They each have my "better than just scrolling endlessly" seal of approval.
- Last Night: Emotional roller coaster, Keira Knightly and literally the hottest Frenchman who has ever lived. You're welcome.
- The Talented Mr. Ripley: I mean, please. Young everyone is in this movie, including Matt D, Gwyneth, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It's drenched in 1960s Italian sunshine and actually pretty terrifying. An all-time favorite.
- The Intouchables: If you're up for paying attention to subtitles, I can't recommend a better reason than this film. I laughed, I cried, I remembered how much I love Earth, Wind and Fire.
- Bill Cunningham New York: Most of us saw this documentary on the famed photographer long ago, but it's worth revisiting. (And yes, crying over. Again.)
- Drinking Buddies: I'll just say that this movie was not at all what I was expecting it to be—in a really good way. A very subtle romantic comedy that also explores the nature of male-female friendships. I highly recommend.
- Frances Ha: For all the New York City girls out there, this one is for you. Greta Gerwig perfectly captures the fun, drama and reality of making and losing friends, trying to be creative when you're stupid poor, and all in black and white.
- Heathers: "Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw. Do I look like Mother Teresa?"
- Clueless: Duh.
- Amelie: Oui!
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Perhaps the original bromance, this movie is so good and so funny and so full of Robert Redford and Paul Newman looking handsome that I don't know how you couldn't love it.
And of course, I'd love your recommendations, too! What should I watch this weekend?
*Oh, and I know the Oscars are this weekend, but none of those movies are available on Netflix so unless you're willing to go broke on iTunes renting film after film, this is definitely your best option.