Happy 2018 everyone! So excited to start the year fresh with a totally renewed mindset and a faith bigger than it’s ever been. My priorities for this year have completely shifted and for the first time ever, exercising is at the top of my list. I seriously cannot wait to start working out and seeing my energy levels increase. But anyways that’s a whole other blog post, which I promise to write soon. Today I want to share with you my Netflix movie favorites list!
After creating a list of all my favorite must watch movies, with graphics and all, for my sister, I came up with the idea for this blog post. I talk about Netflix on stories quite often, they seriously have so many great movies on there and I’ve probably watched them all. Romance films are big favorites, but I truly enjoy a good foreign or independent film. They seem to always have better story lines + I love the different languages and accents spoken. So without further adieu, in no specific order and with my personal rating included, here’s my Favorite Netflix Movie List. I have marked my favorites with a gold star on the graphic below.
One: Leap Year – This is one of my very favorite romance movies. It’s both sweet& funny. Plus I love the beautiful Dublin scenery. A good feel movie for sure.
Two: Before We Go- Just another love story. Well, kinda. bUt I love anything Chris Evans Makes.
Three: Begin Again- A great movie about a girl who’s douche bag boyfriend leaves her over his new-found success. But she then creates her own success like a true girl boss!
Four: Playing It Cool- Uh oh! He fell in love with an engaged woman.
Five: A Case of You- Boy meets girl, falls in love, but is too scared he creates an online alter ego to get to her. Sweet movie.
Six: Blue Jay – There’s something about this movie that reminds me of my very first boyfriend. I cannot relate to the story AT ALL (just to clarify) but it’s a good movie about high school sweethearts that reconnect after 20 years.
Seven: The Other woman- An emotional drama about a mistress becoming the wife then losing her daughter. Go watch it if youth into drama/love stories.
Eight: Last Night- A young married couple faces temptation from other people, but will they fall into it?
Nine: 6 Years- A movie about a young couple who’s been together for 6 years and are facing the end of college, which brings on many changes and challenges.
Ten: Carol – Ok this one is different, but really good. I love both Rooney Mara & Cate Blanchet characters. Must Watch!
Eleven: Serena – A movie about a young successful couple during the Great Depression who face issues of infertility and unfaithfulness. Basically any movie Jennifer Lawrence makes is worth watching.
Twelve: Suite Française – I love this one so much too! A Frenchwoman during war & a German solider. Yeah, it’s good.
Thirteen: Chloe – Ok guys this one’s a little steamy and should be watched when the kids are in bed!
Fourteen: Madame Bovary- Based on the novel of Gustave Flaubert, this story follows the life of a newly married woman who lives beyond her means to fill the void her new life has caused. I love the costumes in this period film.
Fifteen: Atonement- A jealous little sister separates a young couple by telling a lie that sends one of them to prison.
Sixteen: Meet My Valentine- Can’t say too much about this one without giving it away. But definitely a must watch. Might make you cry!
Seventeen: The Reader – This one touches my heart so much. A 15-year-old boy falls in love with an older woman, loses her, then finds her many years later in the most unexpected place.
Eighteen: *Little Boy – Oh my God! Get your tissue out for this one. A little boy willing to do anything to bring his daddy back from the war.
Nineteen: Run Boy Run- This story follows an 8-year-old Jewish boy escapes Warsaw and hides in the woods. Get ready to cry your eyes out.
Twenty: From the Land of The Moon- A young woman who marries for convenience, ends up in the Alps by Doctors orders and finds an outlet for her desires. Shocking end. I really wasn’t expecting it.
Twenty One: *Remembrance(foreign)- An older woman learns that her former lover who rescued her from a concentration camp 30 years earlier is alive. Based on a true story.
Twenty Two: Fanny’s Journey(foreign)- A true story about a group of Jewish children who flee France for freedom.
Twenty Three: 3 Generations – This one I thought was very very interesting. A story about transitioning from female to male.
Twenty Four: *Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Evan & I love this movie and have watched it multiple times. A very sweet movie about a little boy who lost his dad in 9/11.
Twenty Five: Copenhagen (foreign)- A Canadian guy visits Denmark in hopes of finding his grandfather and meets a 14-year-old girl who changes how he sees and treats women.
Twenty Six: Amar(foreign)- Another movie about young love and all the struggles and changes that come with it.
Twenty Seven: *The Boy in the Striped Pajamas(foreign)- This movie hurt my feelings in so many ways. The story follows an 8-year-old boy who befriends a jewish boy his age, who’s in a concentration camp.
I will admit that giving you a little sum of each movie without completely giving it away was harder than I thought it would be. So I hope my rookie-movie critic reviews make you want to watch all of these!
Ok this is already such a long post, but totally worth it. Plus you can always come back to it when looking for something good to watch! Below is a list of other Netflix favorites which I guarantee you will enjoy.
La Mujer De Mi Hermano (foreign) | Lion (foreign) (true Story) | The Young Victoria (period piece) | Adore | Spotlight | Sleeping with Other People | You’re Not You (based on true story)