So, I’ve decided to start a series of posts where I recommend movies that are on Netflix. I’m fairly sure everyone on tumblr (and the internet) has heard of Netflix, so no need to introduce that but you might be wondering why I’m recommending movies that are on Netflix. I’m doing that because Netflix is so vast and has so many movies that sometimes its hard to find good movies that are your taste. So without further ado, some of my favorite drama movies on Netflix:
1. Stuck In Love
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell
Summary: Its a movie about writers (in fact it was formerly titled Writers), but its also about more than that. Its about love, and family, and just living. All of the cast preforms amazingly, and they will have you smiling, laughing, crying and jumping for joy in no time.
2. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis
Summary: Johnny Depp plays Gilbert Grape, a responsible, reserved character who spends his time looking after his mentally handicapped brother, and obese mother in his small town. Throughout the movie, Gilbert learns to live a little, and even finds love. (Though, if you ask me, Leonardo DiCaprio steals the show as Arnie, Gilbert’s brother.)
3. Marvin’s Room
Cast: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro (A lot of talent for one cast.)
Summary: Marvin’s Room is a story about family. Diane Keaton plays a women diagnosed with Leukemia, who has to turn to her estranged sister, and nephews for help. The crazy cast of familial characters ends up learning a lot about each other, and family.
4. Freedom Writers
Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey,
Summary: A powerful true story about a teacher who changed students lives. (That’s all the description it needs.)
Cast: Emily Osment, Kay Panabaker
Summary: Don’t shy away from the fact that this is a TV movie, or that it stars former Disney actresses. This movie is a touching, and realistic story of a girl whose life was ruined by technology. It has great acting, and a powerful message about how the Internet allows for bullying at a whole different level.
6. The Breakfast Club
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Micheal Hall, and Ally Sheedy
Summary: If you haven’t already seen this classic teen drama, you have to! There’s a reason its classic; its honest, and doesn’t talk down to anyone. It has witty dialogue, and the characters you meet in this high school detention are ones you’ll never forget.
So, those are some of my favorite dramas on Netflix in no particular order. Some other great options are Camp, Brokeback Mountain, Mona Lisa Smile, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Hope you enjoy! I’ll be doing another genre of Netflix movies in a little while. See ya then! (Well… I won’t see you, but you get the point.)