Netflix What to Watch: First Edition


I spend more time looking for something to watch on Netflix, than I spend actually watching anything. That’s why I’m going to try and recommend five movies or shows to watch every week, so you can avoid the, “what the hell do I watch” problem. Also, I’ll try not to be too boring and put movies like Gladiator because, duh, everyone’s seen Gladiator.

If you haven’t though…

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WHAT TO WATCH

Tombstone

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Best movie mustaches ever

I’ll just start by saying Tombstone is my favorite western movie of all time. Kurt Russel plays the lawman Wyatt Earp who is looking to settle down in a quiet town, before a band of outlaws causes him to have a change of plans. Never boring, a great cast, and so much gun-slinging action it puts other westerns to shame, Tombstone is a definite must watch.

I Saw the Devil

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Yeah…this movie is violent, you were warned

Horror or hardcore thriller fans need only apply. I Saw the Devil is an extremely violent, but amazing take on the revenge genre that Korean cinema is almost known for at this point. A special agent seeks revenge on a serial killer who murdered his fiance, and a game of cat-and-mouse begins. Sporting one of the most terrifying villains in recent years and delving into questions of right and wrong, I Saw the Devil is a film that will stay with you for some time.

Silver Linings Playbook

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Bro you gotta watch this movie…no it doesn’t suck…bro I promise!

Yeah so you might’ve seen this one already but I really don’t care. This is one of the best rom-coms ever, also my personal favorite along with 500 Days of Summer. Centering around sports, life, love, and illness, Silver Linings Playbook is never overly sappy or dull. This movie is heartfelt, hilarious, and transcends beyond the usual, we’ll call it “shittyness,” of your average romantic comedy.

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

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Yes, that is a young Jason Statham. Yes, you should watch this.

I’m not gonna lie to you and say I remember everything that happens in this movie, but damn if this movie isn’t an absolute blast to watch. The plot follows four friends who become in-debt to the wrong guys, as they attempt to make their money back by robbing a group of robbers. This sets off a chain reaction of events that become more exciting the more convoluted the story gets, and it’s all centered around two highly valuable antique guns. Not entirely clear and not too hard to follow, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is a Tarantino-esque British gangster flick that’s definitely more than meets the eye. You might want to put captions on because these British accents are thick.

Headhunters

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Look at those names…yeah I don’t know how to pronounce them either

A Norwegian film? They make those? Ok, bare with me. Headhunters is multi-dimensional in how you can analyze the plot but I’ll summarize it to say, an art thief steals from the wrong guy. Wants the movie gets kickin’ it shifts into full gear. A lot of twists and turns abound as our thief protagonist tries to avoid getting killed, while dealing with his insecurities and lost love of his wife. It also has Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones and there’s no incest, so bonus points.


So hopefully I’ll do these weekly and give you guys some movies you may not have heard or watched before. If you do watch any of these let me know what you thought, leave a comment or shoot me an angry text.

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