I love Netflix (and all streaming services really). They have some great content between their new original series and movies alone. This article will focus specifically on movies on Netflix, but honestly, you can find some great stuff on most streaming services.
Let’s face it, I’ll watch anything with Jennifer Aniston, but honestly, Jen and Adam have CHEMISTRY. Ever since Just Go With It, I have been waiting for them to star alongside each again and man they did not disappoint in this one. This movie was just the right amount of insane and hilarious (as are most Sandler movies) with beautiful views mixed in how can you not love it?
Nick Spitz (Sandler) is a cheap New York cop who’s never given his wife, Audrey (Aniston), who happens to be a murder-mystery novel lover, the European honeymoon he promised her before they got married. The closest they’ve had to a vacation together was a trip to a funeral in the Poconos (as Audrey so lovingly points out). Realizing on the night before their 15th wedding anniversary that the $50 Amazon gift card he bought at the variety store on the way home isn’t the way to go, Nick finally caves and books a flight to Spain with the plan of participating in a continental tour on a shitty bus with no air conditioning. The highlight: a visit to the small Italian town where they can finally learn how smoked ham is made. (Yay?) Oh and did I mention she thinks her husband was promoted to detective with a raise? Yeah, he failed that test at least three times.
Randall Park (swoon) and Ali Wong make a great pair in Always Be My Maybe, playing Sasha and Marcus, childhood friends who hook up in their teens, but have a falling out and lose touch for 15 years. Sasha goes on to become a very successful chef in Los Angeles and is engaged to restauranteur Brandon Choi (Daniel Dae Kim), while Marcus is a struggling musician living at home with his dad. The two reconnect when Sasha returns home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant, and it’s not long before sparks fly again.
I hadn’t seen Ali Wong in anything before, but you can bet I’ll be looking for her from here on out. Randall Park on the other hand, I have been a fan of since his Fresh off the Boat days, and honestly, having seen him in three things, this dude can connect with EVERYONE. Not going to lie though, I can’t quite shake the memory of him in Office Christmas Party. Just goes to show the wide range of his talents.
If there is a common theme here, it is that I tend to watch movies with actors or actresses I am already a fan of. That’s where Someone Great comes in with Gina Rodriguez.
It took me longer than I care to admit to start watching Jane the Virgin, but I started and I fell in love with Gina. She is just too stinking cute!
Someone Great centers around Jenny (Rodriguez) at a pivotal moment in her life after her long-term boyfriend dumps her and right before she is set to move to San Francisco. Naturally, she took her breakup rather hard and enlists her two best friends to create one last epic adventure before she moves and leaves the city and her old life behind.
Love, Rosie, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, is an adorable romantic comedy about two childhood friends that clearly love each other and are meant to be together but life keeps throwing obstacles in their way. I won’t spoil it… but… it’s worth a watch for some light-hearted romance.
Can you tell I love RomComs?
Set It Up centers around two young professionals suffering from (honestly kind of toxic work environments) due to their bosses having miserable and nonexistent love lives. The two pair up to set their bosses up with one another and yes, you guessed it, they soon come to realize they would be a pretty great pair themselves.
Another Netflix Original, Ibiza, centers around another young professional seemingly miserable in her career with a horrible boss. Within the first 5-10 minutes, Harper, played by Gillian Jacobs, takes off to Barcelona for a work trip with her two best friends where she meets a DJ and decides to throw away her work responsibilities and follow him to Ibiza. Love over work, right? Regardless, this is a great light movie with a soundtrack full of music you would hear at the club and scenery straight from your favorite influencer’s Instagram profile.
Do I even need to give you a summary? Batman Begins is a classic. I actually didn’t even know this was on Netflix right now… which leads me to number 8 on this list.
Again, The Dark Knight needs no explanation. I am also still trying to figure out how I did not know these were on Netflix!
Lest we forget my love for all things YA and RomComy… To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of the cutest books I have ever read, and in turn, also one of the cutest movies I have ever seen.
Lara Jean (Lana Condor) has to face her worst nightmare when five personal love letters she wrote to her crushes accidentally get sent to them. Her old crush confronts her after receiving his, and they decide to have a fake relationship so they can eventually get with who they want to be with. Naturally, real feelings ensue and they realize they want to be with each other after all.
10. The Hangover
Because sometimes you just need a raunchy ass comedy to lighten things up.