It has been far too long since we joined in with Kate for a Listography and this month we simply could not resist. As a fellow Netflix #streamteam member Kate is asking for our top five films on Netflix and here are mine.
In at number one has to be Into The Wild. This is a proper weepy film for me. I literally cried for weeks after watching it and the soundtrack is just beautiful. It scores a decent four and a half stars on Netflix. For me it is five stars all the way. If you haven’t seen it yet I would certainly recommend but have your tissues at the ready. You have been warned.
For me number two would have to be Ten Things I Hate About You, a really funny modernisation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Witty, heartwarming, again a great soundtrack and of course a beautiful young Heath Ledger. What’s not to like? This too scores four and a half stars on Netflix.
Number three is one of those truly rare films that, having LOVED the book, the film didn’t then disappoint. It has to be Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Al Pacino, Marlon Brando…need I say more. A solid five star rating on Netflix. Also made it into Kate’s top five.
In at number four, and staying with the crime genre, I was delighted to find Face Off. I have not seen this film in years but cannot wait to watch again. A somewhat ridiculous plot but awesomely acted by Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. I cannot believe it only gets three and a half starts on Netflix. What is wrong with you people?
And finally I would have to agree with Kate’s choice again with an I-cannot-wait-until-the-kids-are-big-enough film, Stand By Me. A beautiful tale of childhood friendship, another awesome soundtrack, and a very young River Phoenix. Another solid five star rating on Netflix.
So, there you have it. My top five films on Netflix. Wow, I am more of a softie than I thought and writing this has made me a little sad thinking about some of those young actors who are no longer with us.
Pass the tissues please.
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Disclosure: I am a Netflix streamteam member and have been provided with a years subscription to Netflix and an i-pad mini on which to view it for the purpose of these reviews. All opinions are my own.