Fancy taking a break from work but can’t decide to watch on Netflix? Well, here at Student Wire we have come up with a list of films and TV shows to watch so that you don’t have to spend ages browsing the hundreds of films Netflix has to offer.
1. Full House
If, like me, you never got round to watching Full House as a kid, now is your chance. With the sequel having recently been filmed, there is no better time to follow the antics of the Tanner family. Expect lots of humour and ‘aws’ when Michelle (played by the Olsen twins) appear. Fans of Malcolm in the Middle, Modern Family and Outnumbered are sure to love Full House.
2. Fuller House
When you’ve finished watching Full House, why not try the sequel? It’s set 20 years later and follows D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy as they find themselves in a similar situation to that of Danny, Joey and Jesse. D.J. has to come to terms with the loss of her husband while looking after her three sons with the help of Stephanie and Kimmy. There are only 13 episodes of Fuller House so it’s great to binge on if you’re taking a break from that dreaded dissertation.
3. Once Upon a Time
Our favourite fairy tale-inspired show is back for the second half of its fifth season. Follow Emma and co as they venture into the mysterious Underworld to search for Hook and bring him back to Storybrooke.
4. Pretty Little Liars
If you haven’t yet seen the remainder of Pretty Little Liars season 6 and are dying to find out what happens next to the girls, you’re in luck. The whole of season 6 is now available on Netflix. We may have found out the identity of A at the end of the first half of season 6, but there’s now another anonymous texter on the loose in Rosewood. Who will it be this time?
Everyone needs a bit of comedy in their life, and what better than Love? Directed by Judd Apatow, Love is an original Netflix show that was released earlier this year. It stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as an unlikely couple who meet through chance encounter in a convenience store. The show is very realistic and follows the two protagonists as they deal with the breakups with the exes and learn about the true meaning of love.
6. Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink was a big teen drama of the late 1980s. It focuses on Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald), a working-class girl who is persuaded to go to prom by her boyfriend Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy), who is at the complete opposite end of the social spectrum.
7. Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting is a sweet film about a girl (Alexis Bledel) who is walking through the woods one day and stumbles upon a family with an unusual secret. She befriends the youngest son, and though they fear the girl might expose their secret, the family lets her stay with them for a while. If you loved The Chronicles of Narnia and Bridge to Terabithia as a child, you’ll enjoy Tuck Everlasting too.
Adventureland is a poignant coming-of-age comedy about a graduate called James Brennan who has to work at a theme park in order to save up for a trip to Europe. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Wiig.
9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is another successful teen film from the 1980s. Student Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) decides to take a day off school and spends the day in Chicago instead with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron.
10. Let Me In
Let Me In is an American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Abby, a vampire who moves in next door to a lonely boy (Owen), played by Kodi Smit-McPhee. They form a close friendship and regularly communicate through a wall using Morse code, even after Own finds out that Abby is a vampire. Although Let Me In is quite different to the original film, it is still touching and haunting.