Sometimes I get annoyed with Netflix’s limited movies while other times I’m surprised when I find something good. When I was back home with my parents adjusting to their no cable lifestyle, I had to poke around a bit on Netflix. I love PBS 45 minute documentaries on castles but I also found some great movies.
I feel as though I successfully tackled an impossible situation so I had to share!
Last Love is about a friendship between a recent widowed American man living in Paris who meets a young Parisian woman who changes his view on a life he dislikes. Verdict: First I have to say it’s not like they fall in love, that may be the first thought when you see the poster. You all know I adore France and the movie is beautifully set in Paris which is of course nice. It is a sad movie, but it reminded me to be kind to everyone, and to extend a friendship to those we may first think we have nothing in common with. View trailer here.
Maidentrip is a true story filmed by a 14 year old Dutch girl who goes on a voyage to sail around the world for two years on her own. Verdict: I wasn’t as brave or capable as her to travel the world on my own, nonetheless drive a car on the road! She does have a little bit of a sailor’s mouth – it’s not crazy but she might slip once every 30 minutes, just a warning if you have sensitive ears like mine. This has won several awards including Best Feature by the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. She speaks in English and Dutch. View trailer here.
Jane Eyre is a governess (woman hired in a home to teach children) with an interesting upbringing as an orphan. She meets her employer, Mr. Rochester and falls in love with him but finds something about his past. Verdict: If you like Pride and Prejudice, this is your movie. Also if you are a fan of Downton Abbey like I am, the views of this movie is gorgeous. View trailer here. It’s not scary like the preview looks.
The Saratov Approach
The Saratov Approach is based upon a true story – two LDS missionaries are kidnapped and held for random in Russia. Verdict: Even though I’m not LDS, it made me think about my own faith and how I would handle it. Those young men were brace! Acting is decent, any movie based upon a true story is worth watching in my opinion. View trailer here.
Do you have any suggested movies to watch that’s available on Netflix? I’d love to know!
Diana Elizabeth and Mr. Wonderful and I totally got addicted to Battlestar Galactica last summer. Just watch one episode and see if you don’t get hooked!