Summer is coming to a close. Am I mad about it? No.
I never, ever, ever thought I’d say this, but I want summer to be over. Sure, it’s nice to not have homework or responsibilities or tests or really anything. But you know what? That’s the thing, I’d rather have things to do, people to see, and even tests to study for. I’m my happiest when I’m my busiest. I really enjoy doing. It’s not that I can’t do in the summer time it’s just that I don’t.
Well, for 8 weeks of the summer I had a job from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon working at a day camp. It was the most exhausting job I could ever imagine. Entertaining kids for nine hours a day is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. Doesn’t sound easy? That’s because it’s not.
What did I do after work everyday you ask?
Did I workout? No.
Did I experiment with new recipes? No.
Did I lay on my bed and watch Netflix? DING DING DING, yes.
Because I spent a good 8 weeks of my summer coming home and watching things on Netflix, you can bet your bottom dollar that I found some super great shows / movies. Guess who’s the best blogger ever and is going to share these insider secrets with you. Me! It’s me!
Here we go:
one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s about slavery, love, and power roles but so much more. The cast is amazing, the cinematography is amazing. Honestly, one of my top five favorite movies of all time.
a cute summer movie. set in the 80s and oh so relatable. a coming of age movie, kind of. it’s funny, cute, and sad. is that what they call a “triple threat?”
a movie I didn’t expect to be good. it’s about learning how everyone has an interesting story. inspiring, for sure.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
a small town story with a long lasting affect. another inspiring one. I love movies that leave me feeling emotionally drained, and this is one of them. johnny depp and leonardo dicaprio are both in it if you weren’t already convinced.
a wes anderson film, so obviously it’s gorgeous. I’m obsessed with the subtle humor, the awkward (yet relatable) encounters, and the colors.
honestly, if you haven’t already seen clueless this should be the first movie on this list that you watch. a classic.
one of those movies that makes you think. it’s long, but so worth it. this one is about making difference choices and how certain choices can change your whole life path. definitely a must watch.
probably my number one favorite movie. so many quotable lines, so many perfect shots, so much good. please watch it.
Stuck In Love
a movie about love, but also about family and living in the moment. a cute indie film.
Can’t Buy Me Love
a classic coming of age 80s movie. not sure why it’s not more talked about.
when you’re in need of watching a romcom, this is the one for you. sure it’s a christians movie, but it’s appropriate for anytime of the year.
V for Vendetta
a movie that makes you think, super important to watch. it’s definitely not a surface level movie. my mom didn’t like it (she thought it was too weird) but this is one of those movies that’s about reading between the lines and understanding.
Short Term 12
a darker movie about the darker parts of life. emotionally draining, but important. one of the greatest (and most surprising) endings of all time too.
The Big Short
a movie that everyone in the millennial generation should watch. the 2008 finical crisis happened when we were alive and this movie helps break it down and make it more understandable. phenomenally edited.
about the media and how twisted (fake?) it can become. definitely an interesting take on media in this age. also, jake gyllenhaal isn’t too bad on the eyes.
a movie about pulling off a diamond heist. super bloody, just a warning. you’ve definitely head some quotes from this movie before (ie “My way... or the highway!”). makes you wonder who you can trust.
a funny movie for sure. on the same level as hot rod (another movie to watch even though it’s no longer on netflix).
an 80’s movie that you have to watch. have to.
Best in Show
one of the most quotable movies I have ever seen. absolutely hilarious. I might relate even more than the average person because my grandfather is a dog show judge, but nevertheless, still hilarious.
for comedic relief. for quotable lines. for everything, honestly.
for an addicting tv show. the first season is the best and then it get’s kind of repetitive.
for a love story. for behind the scenes in the white house. for the fashion.
How to Get Away with Murder
for understanding how to tell a story. for a good show. first season is the best season.
Orange is the New Black
for everything. honestly, if you haven’t watched every season by now, why not?
THE BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX. it’s a little bit on the scarier side, but so so so good. a must watch.
And there you have it, the best of Netflix. The real winners. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for me. I still have a week and a half of summer left so I’m trying to watch everything before the craziness of college comes back into my life.
Thanks for reading!