Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Any Netflix recommendations?

Lately, at the recommendation of a close friend, I decided to give Netflix another try. I know, I know. Our past relationship ended on a sour note after I felt Netflix wasn't upholding its end of the deal. For that very reason I hardly expected things to be different this go 'round, seeing as how it's basically the same streaming video service. But since my friend is of the trusted variety, I figured she knew something, which of course left me curious. They say, curiosity killed the cat. In this case, curiosity earned Netflix enough respect to gain another life. And suffice to say I am more than pleased at the amount of surprisingly entertaining streams I've come across on the site.

So, during those times where I'm unable to fall asleep or suddenly awakened in the middle of the night and don't feel like searching for a DVD or flipping TV channels only to catch a great movie nearing the end, I grab my iPad, click on Netflix, prop my pillow and enjoy the show.

Below I've listed twenty films in no particular order that are worth viewing. While I do understand how our taste of genres might differ, at the end of the day, a great film is still a great film. If you are a Netflix subscriber, feel free to recommend a few selections.

  • Freelancers (2012)
  • Shakespeare In Love (1998)
  • American Violet (2008)
  • Loving Annabelle (2006)
  • Bloomberg Game Changers: Documentaries
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
  • Oldboy (2003)
  • The Glass Shield (1994)
  • Video Girl (2011)
  • The Grey (2012)
  • Eve's Bayou (1997)
  • Blue Valentine (2010)
  • All Things Fall Apart (2011)
  • BET's College Hill
  • Good Deeds (2012)
  • Diary of a Single Mom (2011)
  • Double Jeopardy (1999)
  • Freedom Writers (2007)
  • ESPN Films 30 For 30: Documentaries
  • Finding Forrester (2000)