Best Netflix films to watch over the weekend #1

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Netflix has thousands, literally, of films to watch via its streaming platform and sometimes the sheer number can be daunting and it can be hard to know what to add to your ‘watch list’ and what to discard.

Below are some of our recommendations of films you now have the time to watch.

Res Life will be updating this list regularly and if you have any film suggestions then please email residencelife@sheffield.ac.uk.

Happy watching!!

Film of the week: Marriage Story (15)

Okay so this film has been out for a while but we really recommend that you check it out.  The film offers an incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and how a family tries to stay together.  The film boasts a brilliant cast with some awesome performances. (And from this contributor's point of view, Scarlett Johansson was robbed of the Oscar for her performance in this film!)

Animated film: Charlotte's Web (PG)

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. A lovely adaptation of a classic children’s novel.  WARNING - This one's a weepy!!

Action / Adventure: Spencer Confidential (15)

Spencer, an ex cop and ex con, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to uncover a sinister conspiracy tied to the death of two Boston Police Officers.  This is a bit silly but if you’re willing to suspend belief for a couple of hours it’s an escape from the mundane and will provide you with a few giggles. WARNING - Contains swearing and violence, not for children.

Film not in the English language: I Am Not an Easy Man (French: Je ne suis pas un homme facile) (15)

A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author.  This film had us laughing out loud at some points and at times made us think just how bound we are to gender stereotypes.

An oldie but a must watch:  Jumangi (PG) (1995)

When two siblings discover an enchanted board game that’s a portal to a magical world, they meet a man who has been trapped inside the game for years.  It's a great family film with loads of laughs, jungle animals and creatures, and just plain hilariousness!

Come back soon for more of our recommendations.

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