Film Friday: Top 5 movies to watch on Netflix

Film Friday

Netflix has a bulging library of movies. This week we are back with some mind refreshing, breathtaking movies that you can watch on Netflix. To make your weekend more interesting less boring don’t forget to watch them!

Marriage Story

A movie that is about divorce might not sound like the best viewing experience. But Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is a journey you’ll want to take. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver give two of the best performances of their careers as Nicole and Charlie. The couple who embark on the emotionally and logistically complicated legal processes involved in prying a partnership apart. Painted with emotional complexity, this is the happy-sad movie at its best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHi-a1n8t7M

Roma

Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-autobiographical snapshot of the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City tells a small story with staggering prowess. Let Cuaron steer you through the ups and downs of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. His lens captures intricately beautiful scenes in an album that quietly envelopes you with wonder and grace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg

First They Killed My Father

The fifth and latest film on Angelina Jolie’s directing is First They Killed My Father. It is based on Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s memoir. He is the biographical thriller that recounts the horrors Ung suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge. With an empathetic lens framing a shocking story from the perspective of a child, First They Killed My Father is a unique war movie made with control and finesse.

Mudbound

Mudbound gives you a historical look at class struggle through the lens of a Black veteran and a white veteran who both still have one foot stuck in World War II. Dealing with PTSD and racism in the Mississippi Delta, with a cast that includes Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell, Mudbound’s tempest will rivet you to the spot.

The Call

The Call came out in 2020. Watch the South Korean one, a time travel thriller revolving around, yep, a phone call. Twenty-eight-year-old Seo-yeon finds a phone buried in a closet in her childhood home. It rings and the caller, it turns out, is living in the same house 20 years earlier. Twists right up to the final moment, plus a wild cat-and-mouse chase that alters the past and presents make this a must-watch.