Top 10 movies to watch on Netflix



two packages of rented DVDs from Netflix

by Austin Graham, Staff Writer

#10: Crash(2004)
Crash is a indie film/drama directed by Paul Haggis that follows the lives of people from different races/ethnicities who all have interacted in someway. It focuses on the severe amount of racism in Los Angeles, California, and the aftermath of 9/11. The director perfects the connections between each character and the issues that racism causes. It also uses the domino effect of hatred where one person wrongs another, so the person that has been wronged takes there anger out on someone else. This movie can open your eyes and cause you to think. Rating: 7.5/10
#9: The Interview(2014)
The Interview is an action comedy directed by Seth Rogen(who also stars in the movie) and Evan Goldberg. The movie follows famous interviewer Dave Skylark(James Franco) and Aaron Rapoport(Seth Rogen) when they score an interview with the Supreme Leader of Korea, Kim Jong-un(Randall Park). The CIA catches wind of this interview and confronts the two with an idea to assassinate Kim Jong-un. They accept this challenge and get caught in some wacky adventures in North Korea in their venture to assassinate Kim. Great movie to sit back and relax while getting some great laughs. Rating: 7.9/10
#8: Mean Girls(2004)
Mean Girls
is a comedy directed by Mark Waters. The movie focuses on the extreme and abnormal amounts of teenage girl drama in high school. Cady Heron(Lindsay Lohan) is a new student at North Shore High School who just moved to the U.S from Africa. She has been home schooled her whole life and is experiencing public school for the first time. The first people she meets are Janis Ian(Lizzy Caplan) and Damian(Daniel Franzese) who despise a group of the 3 most popular girls at the high school, the Plastics. Cady unwillingly gets sucked into this group and Janis comes up with a plot to destroy the leader of the Plastics, Regina George(Rachel McAdams) using Cady. This movie teaches girls to accept other girls and is also a nicely designed comedy that will make you laugh. Rating: 8/10
#7: Reservoir Dogs(1992)
Reservoir Dogs
is a thriller/indie film directed by Quentin Tarantino. This film follows a group of 8 thieves who perform a diamond heist not knowing one of them is a cop. When it is found out that there is a cop amongst them they all do whatever they can to find out who it is, one even cuts off another man’s ear. This film was Tarantino’s debut setting this stage for his future films by being extremely profound and violent. Rating: 8.2/10
#6: Pretty in Pink(1986)
Pretty in Pink
is a romantic comedy/drama directed by Howard Deutch. It focuses on the social cliques in 1980’s high schools. It follows a poor girl named Andie Walsh(Molly Ringwald) who works at a music store a has a crush on a rich preppy boy at her school. Andie’s best friend Phil Dale(Jon Cryer) is in love with her, but he doesn’t take any action on it. This movie focuses on how social cliques in high school are unimportant and you shouldn’t let them get in your way. Rating: 8.2/10 (Only available on Netflix DVD)
#5: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off(1986)
Ferris Bueller ‘s Day Off
is a drama/teen film directed by John Hughes that follows a day in the life of teenager Ferris Bueller(Matthew Broderick) who pretends to be sick so he can skip school and ends up having an action packed day. It begins with borrowing his best friend’s dad’s Ferrari and taking it for a spin downtown. His school principal is the only one who thinks down on him and tries to catch him in the act of skipping school. This film has a lot to do with the life of teenagers in high school and is certainly a classic. Rating: 8.5/1
#4: Stuck in Love(2013)
Stuck in Love
 is a romance/comedy directed by Josh Boone that follows a family over the course of a year. The father(Greg Kinnear) is a famous writer who is divorced with his wife(Jennifer Connelly). His two children(Nat Wolff and Lily Collins) live with him, but don’t share a great connection. The father spends the year trying to reconnect with both of his children and his ex-wife. This movie will make you think about the issues in life and in having a family. Rating: 8.7/10
#3: Adventureland(2009)
Adventureland is a drama/comedy directed by Greg Mottola that follow the life of a college grad(Jesse Eisenberg) who planned to go on a trip around Europe, but finds out his parents can’t pay for him to go. He takes a summer job at the local amusement park, Adventureland, and prepares for the worst summer of his life not knowing he will fall in love with a co-worker(Kristen Stewart) and have the best summer he’s ever had. This movie will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. Rating: 9/10
#2: Pulp Fiction(1994)
Pulp Fiction is a thriller/indie film directed by Quentin Tarantino who makes a cameo performance in the movie. It jumps from scene to scene following lives of different groups of criminals who all end up meeting each other somehow. The acting is spot on and each character has so much development, you feel like you know them personally. It is brilliantly crafted and put together by Tarantino who never disappoints. Rating: 9.5/10
#1: The Breakfast Club(1985)
The Breakfast Club is a comedy/drama directed by John Hughes. This film focuses on 5 teenagers who all get detention on the same day and are completely different from each other. Throughout the detention, they open up to each other to realize they’re all similar and become friends. It is one of the best known films for it’s extreme amount of teenage angst and rebellious feelings towards parents/authority. Rating: 9.8/10 (Only available on Netflix DVD)