Social Distancing Film Club
I hope everyone is staying safe and well during this hectic time. Since it looks like a fair number of us are due for some extended time inside, I thought I might poke around Netflix and see what was available that I might recommend. I think this would be a great place to talk about films, especially our favorites to watch when home sick or our go-to rewatchables. The ones below are all available on Australian Netflix as of the time of posting. I did my best to avoid anything too heavy/serious/related to sickness!
Action & Adventure:
Princess Mononoke (1997): Gorgeously animated environmentalist fairytale with great English-language voice acting
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019): incredibly stylish, hyper-violent third entry in the hitman series starring Keanu Reeves
The Matrix (1999): mind-bending story about a society run as a computer simulation
Jurassic Park (1993): Feel-good but thrilling classic about a theme park where dinosaurs are brought back to life
Baby Driver (2017): heist movie about a getaway driver with a great soundtrack
Kids & Family
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989): Excellent adventure about the search for the Holy Grail with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery
The Iron Giant (1999): Touching animated movie about a boy’s relationship with a robot
Shrek/Shrek 2 (2001/2004): Funny animated send-up of fairytales enjoyable for adults as well
Matilda (1996): Danny DeVito’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl story of a precocious girl and the unimpressive adults in her life
Hairspray (2007): campy adaptation of the John Waters original about an aspiring singer in 1960s Baltimore
Logan Lucky (2017): underrated heist film with Adam Driver and Channing Tatum about two poor brothers who plan to rob a NASCAR event
I, Tonya (2017): Dark comedy biopic about the career of figure skater Tonya Harding, played by Margot Robbie
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018): Heartwarming teen rom-com with great writing and acting
Clueless (1995): Modern-day high school adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma
Pineapple Express (2008): stoner action comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco
Mullholland Drive (2001): Surreal and bizarre David Lynch movie about a young woman moving to Hollywood to pursue stardom
Uncut Gems (2019): tense movie about a diamond dealer and gambler in NYC played by Adam Sandler
Gone Girl (2014): David Fincher adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel about a man who appears to have something to do with his wife’s disappearance
Event Horizon (1997): eerie cult classic sci-fi horror about a space ship that attempts a rescue mission
Jaws (1975): indisputable classic about a quiet beach town haunted by a bloodthirsty shark
Feel free to respond with your own recommendations, or any comments on mine!
Hi uncut_gems, thanks for this thread, how interesting!
I love Matilda, that's one of my favourite movies. I've never watched any of the other ones you suggested but I don't watch movies and TV much and read.
My favourite movie that I've watched a few times is The Departed.
I also like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
I absolutely LOVE the Sherlock Holmes stories and have only seen some of the more recent TV/movie adaptations and have been meaning to catch up on the classics (Basel Rathbone I think?).
I think I'll watch one today 🙂
Quick udpate on what I've been watching so far during quarantine:
- Infernal Affairs (2002}
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
- Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
- Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
- John Wick Chapter 3– Parabellum (2019)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
- The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
- Strictly Ballroom (1992)
- Inherent Vice (2014)
Hope everyone is staying safe!