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Good NETFLIX films to take your mind off things!

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

2020 is gone....but annoyingly it did not take the corona virus with it which means doing little things like, going to the cinema is just not happening!

But you can still bring the cinema experience to your home and indulge in a little self care at home of popcorn, drinks and a nice film alone or with your household.

Here is a list of films I have actually watched and recommend.....let me know if you liked any of them?

I hope you will find something on the list to help you JUST PAUSE for a moment and forget about any chaos around you.

Feel free to leave some other suggestions you may have come across!

The Town-

The Town is a 2010 American crime thriller film co-written, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. This film was given a very positive rating score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes (and you know Rotten Tomatoes are very brutally honest!)

This film is one of those rare times you find yourself wanting the bad guy to actually win in life! Watch to find out why!

Message to the King-

Starring Chadwick Bosman. After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last movements. Rest in peace Chadwick!


A French film (with English subtitles but don't be put off by this) showing the journey of a young boy and his sister trying to escape to Europe after their parents are killed in Congo.

The Queen's Gambit

A netflix series following the journey of a young girl who grows up to become the best chess player....and all the challenges that come in between that journey.

I ended up watching the WHOLE series at once!!

Emily in Paris

Netflix series- Say oui to new possibilities! Emily in Paris, a new series from the creator of Sex and the City. Emily takes on a new job in Paris but soon learns she is not as welcomed by the French as she hoped to be!

Spenser confidential-

When two Boston Police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk (Winston Duke), to take down criminals in this action-comedy.

This had those comedy moments but still managed to show the corruption that goes on in the Police force. Comedian Dave Chappelle takes on a very believable role different to what we see him do on stage as a comedian.

TIME- The khalief Browder Story

This is a documentary series about 16 year-old student Khalief from the Bronx who spent three years in one of America's worst prisons for young offenders named Rikers Island, without ever being convicted of a crime.

One of the best documentaries on Netflix for me, with first hand accounts from Khalief himself highlighting the consequences of what can happen to a young person when they are pushed too far off the edge.

What happened to Khalief should never have happened to him or anyone else.

Revolutionary Road-

Features Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet- A great film on the price you pay when you compromise too much in a relationship.

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