This week it is my turn to put together a Netflix watchlist. Like everyone else, one of my favorite ways to relax is to lay on the coach and enjoy a new movie, documentary or a new episode of my favorite TV show. In order to satisfy the majority of you with some Netflix tips, I tried to be as diverse as possible..
My last watched
A brand new mob movie was recently added to Netflix called The Irishman. Based on a true story, Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro) looks back on his life as a gangster associated with the Bufalino family. While doing so, he contemplates the choices he made in his life and the way he treated his family and friends. In my opinion, this movie has proven its place among renowned gangster movies such as Scarface, Goodfellas and The Untouchables. One important thing to add: the movies takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, so be prepared for a long sit! (IMDB: 8.3/10)
Personally I am not a big fan of action movies. However, if I have to put one action movie on the watchlist, it would be Polar. Polar is easy to watch, has more than enough shooting and explosions to satisfy your needs, contains an unexpected plot twist and has Matt Lucas (the bald guy from Little Britain) playing the villain. An excellent movie to watch when you have a hangover. But do not expect too much, it only has an IMDB rating of 6.3/10.
Horror / thriller
Gerald’s Game, based on the homonymous Stephen King’s 1992 novel is must watch. When a married couple tries to spice things up in a remote lake house, an unlucky turn of events results in a 1 hour and 43 minute emotional rollercoaster. The movie is not your typical horror that results in you almost having a cardiac arrest, but believe me, some scenes will give you a very eerie feeling. (IMDB: 6.6/10)
Black Mirror contains episodes of one hour where they create quite similar realities to ours in which our current technologies have taken a vastly different route. By simulating the darker situations of the usage of technology and how this might affect the average person, the show tries to provoke you to think about how technology might backfire. Also the makers of Black Mirror created an interactive movie called Bandersnatch, where you decide how the story turns out. If you have the right device, definitely try it out! (TV Show IMDB: 8.8/10) (Movie IMDB: 7.2/10)
Informative / interesting
If you have a spare half an hour, you could try out Explained. These short documentaries are created by VOX, an American news site that also has a Youtube channel with likewise content. These short documentaries contain various topics such as cults, gender pay gap, animal intelligence, coding and many more. They also created a miniseries about the human mind, where they explore subjects such as dreams, anxiety and memory. I am pretty sure that you will find topics that interest you. (Explained IMDB: 8/10) (Mind Explained IMDB: 8.1/10)
And a little extra..
As promised, I would finally like to add something that is not on Netflix, but definitely worth mentioning. It is a seminar called The Third Industrial Revolution (created by VICE) given by Jeremy Rifkin, a renowned American economic, social theorist and advisor to many world leaders. As a well informed expert, Jeremy Rifkin provides a different point of view on society’s current pressing issues and more importantly presents the practical solution by changing the way we manage, power and move economic life. (IMDB: 8.1/10)