It’s Saturday night, which means we all have plans for a party – right? Not the case, sometimes it’s better to kick back and watch a couple of gems on TV. If you really have to leave the house, do it to get some healthy sweet and salty popcorn, make your comfy nest and open up Netflix. Here are a couple of our favorites, enjoy!
If you’re fan of true crime, you’re going to love this. Almost everyone knows Amanda’s name, she was an American arrested for the murder of her British roommate in Italy. The news turned the public against her. Portraying her as a sexual deviant, her face was plastered all over the world. But her conviction was overturned, she is a free woman, and now this documentary film will show you all the gory details, and really make you think.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
This has to be my favorite film of all time. Ferris Bueller skips school one day before leaving for college and decides to take his best friend and his girlfriend on the day of a lifetime before they leave for college. There are some seriously iconic movie scenes in this film, who can forget the art museum scene or Cameron’s reaction to the car.
Meet the parents
Another classic (and hilarious) movie to amp up the feel-good factor on a Saturday night. We’ve all dreaded the inevitable meet the parents moment, well this film plays on everybody’s worst fears. If you haven’t watched it (where have you been?) it shows Gaylord “Greg” Focker (already off on a bad start with that name), a nurse who intends to propose to his girlfriend. One disaster after another, Greg ends up flying out to meet his girlfriend Pam’s family and finds out his father-in-law is a retired CIA officer, who really doesn’t like him. It’s hilarious. I think I might just watch it tonight.
This is a quirky film starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis amongst some other seriously talented actors,12-year-old orphan Sam meets 12-year-old Suzy, who lives where the camp is held, and they plan to run away together. There is a romantic, adventurous and innocent fun about their adventures together, but Sam still has nobody to foster him, besides a woman who wants to treat him with electroshock therapy. It’s actually a great feel good film with a great ending.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
40 years ago Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering, her body was never found but her uncle suspects that the murderer is a part of his family. He employs a financial journalist and the tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to uncover the truth. The pair of them together uncover far more than they’d hoped. If you’re looking for something fast-paced and thrilling, this is it.
Amelie is a quirky French movie that I fell in love with when I first watched it. Amelie is a shy waitress who decides to make other people happy after finding a long-lost childhood treasure in her apartment and returning it to its original owner. While working through her own stuff she meets an equally quirky guy who collects lost polaroids. It’s so good.
If you are a fan of romantic turn of the century movies, you’ll love this. This is a biographical movie about the life of Jane Austen, which it turns out, is quite as romantic and devastating as Pride and Prejudice. Starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy, it’s a really nice romantic film.
If you’re a fan of cheesy romcoms (who isn’t?) Leap Year is the perfect Saturday night flick. Amy Adams plays Anna Brady, a successful real estate agent that’s frustrated that her cardiologist boyfriend still hasn’t proposed to her. So she decided to propose to him herself on a leap year. She travels to Ireland to pop the question, but her plans are slightly derailed and she’s put in the path of Declan O’Callaghan, a surly guy who might just make her question her plans.
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