There are a lot of movies available to watch at home right now. From Netflix to regular cable – the choice of great film has never been broader, bigger or more overwhelming then right now.
In the last few years, Netflix really has worked hard to become the home of great choice and make some incredible original movies that you can only watch via the streaming platform.
Let’s take a look at some of the best that they’ve made:
The Trial Of The Chicago 7
If hard-hitting crime dramas are your thing, this all-star film is one you need to stream. It’s based on a real-life court case involving Vietnam War protestors who were charged with conspiracy to incite riots.
It was created by the incredibly talented Aaron Sorkin, who really knows how to create in-depth characters and some meaty dialogue. The cast includes some big names too – Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen.
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
Another all-star line-up brings this quirky comedy/crime drama to life. It stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood as two neighbors who decide to take the law into their own hands after Lynskey’s character is burgled in her home. The story gets quite dark and yet it is all about the idiosyncrasies of life and the mundane.
Bryan Fogel started out trying to make a documentary about doping in sports and ended up with one of the most dramatic films about scandal and criminal investigations in history.
His source, Russian anti-doping expert Grigory Rodchenkov, ended up becoming a whistle blower and launching something that certainly wasn’t intended but is incredibly compelling to watch.
Beasts Of No Nation
This is the very first Netflix original film to be made by the streaming giants. It stars Idris Elba and the (then) unknown Abraham Attah, and is the story of a child who is forced into becoming a soldier in Ghana.
It’s a harrowing tale about loss, suffering and the lack of choice that this young boy faces – as well as his fears of becoming a monster through the actions those have taken upon him.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
If you’re looking for something more light hearted and as fun as AFL bets, this is one of the biggest RomComs created by Netflix. It’s based on the novel by Jenny Han and is incredibly charming.
It’s all about a teenaged girl who has written love letters to all the boys she has had crushes on over the years, and one day her sister finds them and actually posts them out to the boys. There’s even a highly successful and just as sweet sequel to enjoy now.
This film is actually about divorce and stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. It’s quite the emotional piece from Noah Baumbach, who wrote and directed it, and is truly moving. You really feel the ebb and flow of emotions going through the characters as they move towards the possibility of hope.