Netflixing: 3 Recommendations

Thursday, July 10, 2014

If you are like me and you like to go on a Netflix binge every now and then, here are some of the movies that I think you should check out. Now keep in mind these recommendations are movies I've seen recently, and all three of them are fairly sad in nature. So... tread lightly. 

Short Term 12
Rating: 5 stars
According to Netflix, this movie is 'emotional.'
I would say it is definitely emotional, but also strangely uplifting. I highly recommend everyone seeing this film, as it touches on many sensitive subjects that often gets overlooked by society today. I love the cast as well as the pacing of the movie. Very underrated and deserves higher accolades in my opinion. 

The Virgin Suicides
Rating: 4 stars
According to Netflix, this movie is 'dark.' And dark it is. The Virgin Suicides is one of the most emotionally haunting films for me. There is something about the atmosphere behind this movie, and if you combine that with the music and storytelling, there's something special about it. I read the book a few years ago and liked it, but for some reason, I feel something extra for the movie. It has Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, and even Hayden Christensen in it. It is also important to note that it is a film by Sofia Copolla. 

Blue Valentine
Rating: 3.5 stars
According to Netflix, this movie is 'romantic.' Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, this movie is about Cindy and Dean, who is going through a languishing marriage. The movie is told through present time and goes back every now and then to show their blossoming relationship full of hope and love. I enjoyed the movie, I thought that it portrays a very realistic relationship - how it is to fall in love, to fall out of love, etc. It is a bit of a sadder feel to it, so after watching this, I did want to watch something happier. 

Have you seen these movies? What did you think of them? Also, what should I watch on Netflix next? 


  1. I've seen Blue Valentine. Because of Ryan Gosling. He was also the reason I actually finished the movie. I absolutely hated it! :D Hahaha :D

    1. I can see why you didn't like it, I didn't particularly love it either. I had some issues with it, but I just liked it for its realistic story, I guess. But yeah, it was a bit exhausting. Ryan Gosling was cool though haha

  2. I need to get Netflix. I've heard that The Virgin Suicides is a really good film, albeit depressing.

  3. I've been meaning to watch Virgin Suicides someday. I loved the book - it was sad, sure. But beautifully narrated. I'll be checking the other two recommendations!

    1. Yes, the narration and the atmosphere behind The Virgin Suicides are great.

  4. Blue Valentine was an excellent movie, but whew was it rough! Being married myself as well as a mother, it was hard to watch at times but so superbly acted. Ryan and Michelle were phenomenal. I remember liking The Virgin Suicides but it's been a really really long time since I've seen it. Now I'm wanting to see it again! Speaking of Sofia Coppola, have you seen Lost in Translation? If not, you must! :)
    I haven't heard of the third movie and want to check it out.

    1. I think it's interesting to rewatch The Virgin Suicides, because there's something new about it every time. Also, I have not watched Lost in Translation, but I like her style a lot so I should check it out.