We have all been there when browsing through Netflix; just trying to find what you want to watch can be a bit a long drawn out process. I was laughing with my good friend and fellow film buff Abhishek Gattani about the limited selection we had in our arsenal prior to online streaming. The amount of choice we have now is great but I always find myself getting frustrated when deciding what to watch, because of this I have created a small list of films that are must see on the popular streaming service.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
With over ten awards under its belt, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of my favourite films of 2016. An independent comedy from New Zealand received all the plaudits after being realised last year. The plot is about a wild teenage boy and his late foster mother’s husband getting lost in the wilderness as social services threaten to take the boy away. This is one of the quirkiest and inspiring films I have seen in some time, give it a go. I guarantee you will love it. 8/10
Pulp Fiction (1994)
I feel like a lot of you would have already seen this masterpiece. If you haven’t then I don’t know where you have been since the 90s but I am also slightly jealous that you get to see the film without knowing what you are about to watch. If I could get zapped by a men in black style memory zapper I wouldn’t mind erasing this from my mind so I could have the experience of watching it for the first time again. For me it is Tarantino’s best film and heads the top of many best film lists. I won’t go into narrative or anything like that but the best advice I could give you… WATCH IT!! 9/10
A Bronx Tale (1993)
If I am honest this is a film I have stumbled on fairly recently, I hadn’t heard of it prior to watching it. A film that offers Robert De Niro as lead is usually worth a watch and A Bronx Tale is no different. If you are a fan of well-known gangster films like Goodfellas and Casino then this film is right up your street. The film is based on a father (De Niro) becoming worried about his son when a local gangster befriends him. It is a great coming of age story as the film start with the son a toddler and proceeds to his early twenties. A real underrated film with a lot of great qualities. 7/10
The Lobster (2015)
The Lobster is a 2015 film that stars Colin Farrell, I am about to explain a narrative that is really out there so stick with and I am sure you will enjoy the film. A dark comedy/romance consists of single people who are obliged by the laws of the city to attend a hotel where they must find a romantic partner within 45 days. If they don’t then they are turned into an animal and released into the woods. I told you it was out there! Trust me though give it a go, it is heart-warming and different in a world where films are released for financial gain. It’s a film with a lot of charm. 7/10
I hope this has helped you out for your nightly or weekend film. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.