We all may be spending a little extra time at home for the next few weeks, so here are some amazing films I loved, all available on NetFlix – some you know, some you don’t, some are worth a second look. The common these, all favourites of mine
The Godfather and The Godfather Part II
Francis Ford Coppola’s mob masterpieces, told from a ground level voyeuristic point of view as if you are a fly on the wall in secret conversations. About 7 hours total, but if you regularly binge watch, you can handle it. Best Pictures of 1972 and 1974.
Monthy Python’s Life of Brian and The Holy Grail
The pinnacle on British humour, so happy to see these two brilliant films on Netflix. Life of Brian was banned all over the world for being blasphemous. Its not, it does not make fun of Jesus or God, just their followers. Holy Grail changed my life and my sense of humour. At age 15 when I first saw it, I was suprised I found something this weird this funny. Two of the most quotable movies ever made.
The Death of Stalin
Can you make a comedy out of the battle for power in Cold War USSR after Stalin keels over? I say, yes you can. This is a bizarre movie, totally unique.
The Imitation Game
They used to call them Turing Machines, they are now called computers. The story of Alan Turing and his contribution to WWII by basically inventing the first computer that could think while he his his secret life.
Before Bong Joon-ho won four Oscars for Parasite, his made this amaing English Language post-apocalyptic class struggle film. Uninque in every way with a great cast.
Dave Chapelle: Sticks and Stone
I love stand up comedy, this is one of the best specials ever made. Its offensive, its supposed to me. So don’t get made at me if you don’t like it. Then again, don’t get mad at me if you like it too.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Proof Jim Carrey can act. Michel Gondry’s Oscar winning story of an unlikely couple in love, their hardships and how they try to forget each other is the most unthinkable way possible! On my Top 100, great film. An amazing cast, haunting script and arguable Kate Winslet’s best film.
Real Sci-fi, a film designed to make you think about life, struggle, facing fears and what you would be willing to sacrifice for another person or the whole world. Allegorically, very fitting right now.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Francis McDormand acting clinic. A great film about crime, grief and revenge, but worth the time to watch this masterful actor do her career best work.
Dolemite is my Name
Caution – enough cussing to make Quentin Tarantino blush. Eddie Murphy’s best movie is a decade or more. The story or Rudy May More, the performer whose alter-ego Dolemite became a star of Blaxplotation flix of the 70’s. Extraordinary costume design and a great supporting role from Tony Award nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Some of today’s biggest stars when they were up and coming. Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader. Stupid and light but a genuinely funny film.
Guilty pleasure. Denzel Washington beats up and kills people. Just a fun movie, easy to watch. This is an airplane selection for me.