Saturday, July 23, 2011

Top 5 Netflix Movies You Might Have Missed

As previously hinted at, I don't have a boyfriend. If I were to call out the person/place/thing in my life that is most like my boyfriend, it would undoubtably be Netflix. When I come home to my Netflix after a long day at work, all I want to do is open a bottle of wine and hang out for a few hours of undisturbed bliss. Is that so much to ask? Since I have no life, I have watched pretty much every good movie Netflix has to offer. (And most of the bad ones, too.) Here are the best movies you may have missed because they weren't box office blockbusters, and you were out hanging out with friends or something. (Who needs friends when you've got a website that plays your favorite movies INSTANTLY?!)

1. Dakota Skye 

This movie is basically my greatest fear: Dakota Skye can see the truth in any lie she hears. Um- like I really want to know what the McDonalds cashier is thinking of me for ordering two large fries and a Diet Coke for lunch and I ask "This is, like, healthier than a burger, right?" LIE TO ME! Dakota encounters much more serious problems than the McDonalds cashier thinking she's a fatty. Her boyfriend and her friends pretty much consistently lie to her. Some are white lies- some are more serious grievances. She's basically in a downward spiral of life-hating-ness, when she meets Jonah, a stoner boy who doesn't lie to her- ever. It's an adorable alt romance that made me laugh, cry, and wish I had a superpower.

2. Ira & Abby

Ok obvi the only thing you need to know about this movie is that the star of the movie is also the luckiest woman in the world, aka John Hamm's longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt. She is so freaking adorable, it makes me want to vomit. She stars as Abby, a free spirited Manhattanite with a pension for falling in love easy. She plays opposite Chris Messina, who is an uptight typical New Yorker. After meeting and getting married very quickly, they realize they have to BUM BUM BUM... get to know each other.

3. Broken English

Broken English is actually in my Top 10 List of Favorite Movies of All Time. It stars Parker Posey as neurotic single New Yorker, feeling the pressure to find a husband. (Basically the story of every girl living in Manhattan.) When she encounters the super hot, super sexy, super french Julian, as beautifully portrayed by Melvil Poupaud, he shakes things up in her life in a way most of us only dream of. (Trust me- he's probably the only guy in the world who can make the name Melvil sexy.) This movie made me want to spend the rest of my life in Paris, chasing after beautiful men and not understanding any of the sexy sounding words that come out of their mouths.

4. Wristcutters: A Love Story

Warning: If you're squeamish at the sight of blood, skip the first 5 minutes of this movie. I mean- it's in the title. Come on. Wristcutters tells the story of Zia, who is trapped in a weird afterlife place reserved for people who commit suicide. It stars Patrick Fugit, the adorable kid from Almost Famous, who was also in Saved! (which, if you haven't seen, you totally should.) He picks up two friends, one of which is a girl (oooooooo! I sense a love connection!), and some interesting stories on his way to find the people in charge and get sent back to life.

5. Luke + Brie Are On A First Date

An adorable tale of the awkwardness of a first date. This is the most honest movie I've seen in a very long time. It depicts the reality of trying to get to know someone, while simultaneously working to look like you're not trying too hard. Do you hold hands? Do you get another drink? Do you kiss at the end of the night? We all struggle with it. And this movie confronts it head on.


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