Netflix Picks

by Kyle Welsh

We’ve all been there, scrolling through Netflix for hours looking for the perfect movie to watch. However, nothing seems to suit your style, and now you’ve spent more time watching the Netflix main screen than an actual movie. Well, look no further! After just a little bit of reading, you’ll be able to find the perfect movie to watch the next time you open up Netflix.

DRAMA: Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler

If you’re a fan of Rocky (1976), just stop reading now and start watching. One of the best aspects of this film is that Sylvester Stallone is still Rocky Balboa. You won’t see Stallone in the ring throughout Creed, but you’ll see him training with Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), so he can avenge his father, Apollo Creed. Not only are the fighting sequences perfectly filmed, but the look and feel of the entire film brings you back to watching Rocky for the first time. Creed will keep you on the edge of your seat up until the very end. Until the last punch is thrown, you don’ know what is going to happen next, and that’s what makes this movie so special.

ACTION: Mad Max: Fury Road, directed by George Miller

Just like Creed, this movie is based off movies in the past. However, you don’t have to watch any other Mad Max movie to understand what’s going on. From the very beginning, your heart will be racing. The action just doesn’t stop, the car scenes (basically the whole movie) are filmed flawlessly, and the plot keeps you totally invested. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) finds himself caught up in a situation that goes against the wishes of Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), and he wants Max dead. If you’re still on the fence about watching this movie, just so you know, it won 247 awards and 6 Oscars! If you’re ready for two hours to feel like ten minutes, turn on this movie.

HORROR: Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster

In all seriousness, this movie isn’t for the faint of heart. It comes from, in the nicest way possible, the totally messed up mind of Ari Aster, and he doesn’t hold back. So, if you’re feeling a little down lately or don’t like horror movies, don’t watch this. That aside, if you’re a big fan of horror movies and you’re ready to witness the most messed up movie of your life, turn off the lights, turn on the TV, and get started. This isn’t one of those movies that leaves you afraid to look in the mirror; this is one of those movies that leaves you with an uneasy feeling for days. 

ADVENTURE: Coco, co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

Personally, I’m not a fan of animated films and Disney movies, but Coco is different. Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a world-renowned musician, but his family doesn’t support him. Miguel goes on a wild ride to the Land of the Dead, where he uncovers secrets about his family’s history. Coco still has that playful feeling of a Disney movie but offers a theme that even people a little older can relate to. It’s the perfect choice if you have kids and want to get them off their phones. Have them sit down and enjoy the thrilling story of Coco!

Hopefully something caught your eye on this list! If not, it might be around that time to rewatch Pulp Fiction or Forrest Gump because you can never go wrong with those. However, if you did find something you might like, I hope you enjoy the show!