Are you stuck inside and are looking for some great movies to help you pass the time? If you have Netflix, then you are in luck as they have hundreds of great films that you can choose from. However, when you have such a large choice, it can often be difficult to decide on which ones to watch. This is where we come in. Below we have provided you with 7 great movies that you should watch on Netflix. Some are old and some are new.
This teen movie classic directed by John Hughes has finally found its way onto Netflix, meaning that a new generation can meet the Sherman High School misfits who are stuck in detention together and find out that they have more in common than they would like to think. With the likes of Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleeson, and Ally Sheedy, this is a movie that you must watch if you have not seen it. If you have seen it, then you will know that it is definitely worth another watch.
Dee Rees, the director of this film, gathered a potent cast that includes fantastic actors and actresses such as Carey Mulligan, John Mitchell, and Mary J. Blige. This movie tells the tale of two families, one black and one white, in rural 1940 America who are struggling to live and get by. When it was first released, this movie created a huge buzz and was subsequently nominated for 4 Oscars. This is a powerful and moving movie that you would be foolish not to watch.
This film was long in the making and you can tell this by how long it is. If you decide to watch this movie, then make sure that you have 3.5 hours spare. It is directed by the wonderful Martin Scorsese and stars no other than Robert De Niro – this is the 9th collaboration between the pair. This mafia biopic centers around Frank Sheeran (DE Niro), who tells the story of the disappearance of his friend Jimmy Hoffa, who is played by Al Pacino. If gangster movies are your kind of thing, then you need to add this to your must watch list.
This is a film by Bong Joon-Ho that has a very good chance of making you cry. If the name sounds somewhat familiar to you, then it is because he dominated the recent Oscars thanks to his film Parasite – if you have not seen that yet, then you should put it on your list of films to watch. Okja is a slightly weird film that follows a young girl and her best friend, which just so happens to be a big and weird animal that goes by the name of Okja. The pair get in a lengthy battle with the CEO of a big company (Tilda Swinton) as she is trying to take Okja.
If you enjoy movies that have the ability to creep you out more than just a tiny bit, then we highly recommend that you give IT a watch, which is based on the book by Stephen King. In this film, children start disappearing in a small town which prompts a group of misfit schoolchildren to face their own fears as evil hunts them down. When it comes to Stephen King movie adaptations, it is fair to say that this is the best one. Are you not scared of clowns? Well, you will be after you have watched this movie.
We should warn you straight away that if you decide to watch this movie, you are in for a stressful and tense couple of hours. Adam Sandler is known for his comedy movies, but the Safdie brothers in this film turn him into a jeweler from New York who has to risk everything in order to clear his debts and escape the debt collectors that are coming for him. Sandler is almost unrecognizable in this film, but we are not going to say that is a bad thing. He really should have got some type of reward for his brilliant acting in this film.
This film is based on a true story and was directed by the talented Jean Marc Vallee. This film depicts HIV positive people as heroes instead of martyrs or victims. Matthew McConaughey, who plays the main character Ron Woodruff, won the Oscar for Best Actor thanks to his performance as an AIDs sufferer and an illegal medication dealer. Jared Leto plays the supporting role and his performance was so good as well that he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Role.
If you are into your casino movies, then we are going to mention below some great casino-themed movies that you need to watch after you have watched all of the above. We are not sure whether they can be found on Netflix or not, but if they cannot then there are easy enough to find elsewhere. Casino movies have become very popular among the masses due to the fact that they are usually full of highly dramatic and exciting sequences.
This casino heist movie sees 11 oddballs come together in an attempt to rob three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. The casinos that they are planning to steal from are the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, and the Mirage. The first part of the film deals with the group putting together a meticulous plan, while the second part of the film deals with all of their plans being put in place. The cast is full of great actors and actresses such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. The movie turned out to be a big success and two sequels were created as a result.
Once you have watched this movie, you will feel like getting your own group together so that you can rob a casino and become filthy rich. However, this is not something that we would recommend as spending a large chunk of the rest of your life behind bars does not seem too enticing to us. Instead, if you want a chance to win get some extra money, we recommend that you find an online casino to sign up with. When you have an online casino account you can keep yourself thoroughly entertained by playing a wide variety of slot games and table games such as baccarat, blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps.
When you think of James Bond, you probably think of a man that loves to gamble. Well, if you do, it is safe to say that you are not wrong. It really should come as no surprise to see the word “Casino” feature in the title of a James Bond film. In this film, Bond is played by the talented Daniel Craig for the first time. The action of this movie revolves around a poker tournament in a casino in Montenegro – Bond has to defeat Le Chiffre, who is a banker for the world’s most dangerous terrorists.
Bernie, played by William H. Macy, is an avid gambler who has no luck at all. His lack of luck means that he owes around $100,000 to a casino. However, due to how unlucky he is, the casino owner decides to hire him as a “Cooler”. This means that he sits next to players who are known to bet big so that his bad luck might rub onto them as well. Bernie nearly pays most of his debts off by doing this, but Shelly, the mobster boss, who is played by none other than Alec Baldwin, decides that he is not going to let him off that easily.