If you’re in the mood for a night in, but there aren’t any good movies playing or at your local Redbox, CGD has you covered. Here are our top five Netflix picks you watch from your own couch with blanket and beverage in tow.
First They Killed My Father (2016). Based on the 2000 memoir by Loung Ung, this film tells the tragic story of genocide that killed millions in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Directed by the talented, Angelina Jolie, and starring her son, Maddox, who was adopted from the country, this movie provides viewers with a first-hand perspective of the horrors suffered under the Khmer Rouge regime.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Starring Jennifer Lawrence and (the gorgeous) Bradley Cooper, this not-so-typical rom-com tells the story of a Tiffany (Lawrence), a widower with depression and Pat (Cooper), a man struggling with bipolar disorder. The two meet and help each other through the ups and downs, and twists and turns associated with mental illness. Sounds more like a drama, but when the couple enters a dance competition, comedic relief becomes a part of their story and captures the unforgettable chemistry that will surely capture your attention too.
Mean Girls (2004). In order to add some light-heartedness to the list, Mean Girls is a classic comedy. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), who is the new girl at a new school, tries to join The Plastics, the popular clique. It isn’t until Cady falls for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of head Plastic, Regina George (Rachel McAdams), that she finds herself in the midst of a full-on catfight. The movie also stars Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert, which completes a comedic cast and makes it totally acceptable to watch over and over.
The Sixth Sense (1999). “I see dead people.” This iconic line has resonated with viewers since the film’s release. It tells the story about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who communicates with the dead. Frightened by these ghosts, who don’t know they are deceased, Osment seeks the help of a child psychologist (Bruce Willis). Unfortunately, as the two work together to better understand these supernatural abilities, they find more questions than answers.
Good Will Hunting (1997). An Academy Award winning film, it portrays the story of Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a misguided genius who works as janitor at MIT. He is discovered when he helps Professor Gerald Lambeau solve a high-level math problem, so Lambeau helps Hunting get his life back on track. But not without the help of therapist, Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). This movie shows viewers that sometimes you just have to meet the right people at the right time.
There you have it! Enjoy the weekend and tell us which movie you picked!