Top 7 Netflix Films to Watch This Spring

By Kristina Bergwall

Posted in Lifestyle on May 9, 2018

We’ve just had the  most amazing weather so it kind of feels like summer already, but it’s still spring, which means there will still be rainy evenings with nothing better to do than to cuddle up on the sofa and turn on Netflix.

To help you reduce the never ending flicking and indecisiveness of what to watch (happens to us all the time), I’ve made a top 7 Netflix film list full of easy to watch classics that will save your rainy evening!

1. La La Land

Quite the obvious first hand pick for me! If you haven’t seen it, you’ve been missing out and need to correct this instantly. Thankfully it’s just a click away on Netflix!

If musicals are not your thing, you will still love this one. Take it from someone who finds it extremely awkward when people burst into song – I might be a typical Swede in that way, can’t stand the whole over the top cringy performing. However La La Land is different, it takes you to a different place to create a safe haven for spontaneous singing and all of a sudden it’s totally natural and amazing. And with 8.1 on IMDB you really gotta see it.

Make sure to pack some tissues as it gets emotional, and prepare to be humming all the tunes for the next week or so…

2. Titanic

Nothing beats a bit of nostalgia on a rainy evening. I was 10 when it came out (1997) and I think I was just old enough for it to scar me emotionally for life. Like, in a good way. I love this film, it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure perhaps, but just look at Leo’s little face!

Titanic

3. Pulp Fiction

Another rush of nostalgia. All the way from 1994! I’ve got a confession to make… I’ve always had a bit of a crush on John Travolta – think Saturday Night Fever kind of John, not the 2018 botoxed John.

Even if you’re not a Quentin Tarantino fan (or John Travolta fan), Pulp Fiction is just such a cool cult film, it can be watched over and over without getting old. Big thanks for this one Netflix!

4. The Blues Brothers

This one is even more vintage, but just as much of a cult film. If you’re into your music and need a bit of feel good, this is one for you! You can go watch it here.

Blues Brothers

5. Madagascar

For me, the best animated film out there. It’s almost 13 years old already but still feels new to me. What makes this film a must watch is really the amazing voice actors in it: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer. Jada Pinkett Smith, and especially Sasha Baron Cohen as Julien. If you’re looking for some lighthearted fun and laughter, this is the film to watch.

6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I’m not a massive Star Wars fan but I’ve always appreciated the films and re-watch them every now and again. The Force Awakens is full of adventure, action, and great acting, so even if you don’t feel like getting to Star Wars, you can still really enjoy this exciting movie.

7. The Revenant

This is a bit of a wild card, as I personally didn’t like it. It’s too gory and real for me (I’m a bit pathetic, I know). But Leo is absolutely amazing in it, and of course won his first Oscar for his performance in it. So it’s definitely worth giving it a watch if you haven’t seen it already.

And don’t forget…

It’s all about the experience! Get those popcorn popped, high juice mixed, and pyjamas on for ultimate sofa comfort. For me, the sound quality and image quality is also an essential part of watching films at home. We’ve got a powerful sub woofer and a great soundbar, and even though we haven’t got something like a high dynamic range television (xmas 2018 pressie please), we’ve got a pretty good smart TV that does the job.

Popcorn

Enjoy your rainy evenings cuddled up on the sofa! I know I will.

Kristina xx

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