4 Suggested Netflix movies

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

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

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!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Carmen

    Ps I just watched the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel… is that on Netflix?

  • Carmen

    Haha I would never waste my time watching stuff like Orange is the new black! I hate terrifying movies. I’m more of a hopeless romantic Lol. Give me some good Bollywood movies and you have me hooked haha. I can actually recommend you some if you’d like. Btw, keep up with more posts like this one. Wouldn’t wanna miss a good movie on netflix! ;)

    • Diana Elizabeth

      I don’t know if it’s scary, but it’s incredibly inappropriate! ;) I had no idea!!! The fact that this is a popular show in America has made me really think we have lost our values!

  • Carmen

    Haha! I’m so glad you both enjoyed it! :) I’m in the middle of watching a series from Spain- it’s called “Grand Hotel” or Gran Hotel in Spanish. It’s so good I’m hooked to the tv almost 24/7! And I’m the type who barely has time for TV! Lol I started it to watch it thinking it was a movie, but after the first chapter I was captivated. The clothing, the characters in the story – better than a book! (I’m saying this cuz I always hated reading novels :P) Anyways, I’m thinking about watching Jane Eyre. I started watching it a few weeks ago, but when a movie doesn’t get my attention in the first 5 or 10 minutes, I move on to something better. I’ll try to stick to it this time though. :)

    Btw, here are some other suggestions:
    Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (Emotional)
    I watched “Pulling Strings” like 3 times already (when company comes over that way I have an excuse to watch it again lol) It’s a romantic comedy.

    If you like documentaries here’s an awesome, heroic, and emotional real life story: Nicky’s Family.

    Let me know if you liked them! :)


    • Diana Elizabeth

      Oh my goodness Carmen I’m just thrilled to have a list of new movies to watch! I want to finish The Grand Budapest Hotel. Benjamin doesn’t like the director Wes Anderson (he thinks he’s weird) but I kinda dig it. I’m heading back home to Nor Cal soon so I will be with no cable and just Netflix in that case your movies will come in handy. As long as they aren’t like the first 5 second of Orange is the New Black in that case I nearly died sitting there with my dad screaming, “Turn it off! Turn it off!”. Horrible!!!

  • Ricardo Dutkowiak

    Oh I really want to see Maidentrip.I’ve heard about it many times because half of my family is dutch but I never knew that there was a film about… :)

  • Carmen

    I saw Last Love and I loved it. Anything with a Parisian setting will definitely get my attention! Lol I saw Maiden Trip last week and it’s truly inspiring. May I suggest Girl on a bicycle? It’s a romantic comedy and the setting takes place in Paris. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaWoB50WU54

    Btw, I’m also a fan of movies based on true stories. :)


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