What has no stress, three weeks of free time and relaxation? Winter break. ‘Tis the season for the end of the semester. A perfect idea to enjoy your time off is to watch Netflix! Here is a list of worthy movies and television shows to watch.
Action and Adventure
“Top Gun” – 4 stars, PG
- Watch Tom Cruise balance his love life and the weight of being one of the top pilots in the military pilot jet crew.
“Django Unchained” – 5 stars, R
- This excellent movie stars Jamie Foxx. He plays a free slave who travels across America to save his wife. Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson also star in this film.
“Kill Bill” – 4 stars, R
- Watch an assassin, played by Uma Thurman, place vengence on members of her assassination circle.
“Hitch” – 4 stars, PG-13
- Will Smith plays a character that helps people have successful first dates. See how he gets a taste of his own medicine in this movie.
“Clueless” – 4 stars, PG-13
- Never seen or heard of “Clueless”? Ugh, as if! Watch this classic romantic comedy from the ‘90s.
“Moonrise Kingdom” – 4 stars, PG-13
- Enjoy this cute movie about two 12-year-olds who runaway in love together.
“Rocky” – 4 stars, PG
- If you have never seen this underdog classic, take the time to watch it. Keep count of how many famous references you notice!
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – 4 stars, PG
- Audrey Hepburn stars in this witty and classical movie from the ‘60s.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – 4 stars, PG-13
- See all the activities that Ferris Bueller can get into in just one day of skipping school in this classic ‘80s movie.
“Coyote Ugly” – 4 stars, PG-13
- Get a glimpse of what it’s like to make it work in a bar in New York City.
“Silver Linings Playbook” – 4.5 stars, R
- This Academy Award nominated movie stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
“Pulp Fiction” – 4 stars, R
- This film directed by Quentin Tarantino stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.
“Blackfish” – 5 stars, PG-13
- Warning: if you love Sea World, do not watch this documentary film.
“Beyond the Lights” – 4.5 stars, PG-13
- Watch this movie about a star who is under the pressure of fame. Can someone save her from this pressure?
“The Best of Me” – 4.5 stars, PG-13
- This movie is a tearjerker, so make sure to have tissues and ice cream by your side while watching.
“The Loft” – 3 stars, R
- Try to solve the mystery between five friends and their love affairs in this movie.
“Christmas with the Kranks” – 3 stars, PG
- Watch this movie about a family who tries to skip out on Christmas. That is, if their neighbors and friends let them!
“12 Dates of Christmas” – 3 stars, TV-PG
- Wouldn’t you love the chance to retry anything until you get it right? Watch how a character in this movie gets that opportunity.
“The Mistle-Tones” – 3 stars, TV-PG
- This Christmas movie is a musical. Be sure to warm up your vocal chords before watching!
“Bad Santa” – 2.5 stars, R
- Santa is on the naughty list in this movie.
“A Christmas Carol” – 4.5 stars, G
- This movie is a classic Christmas film that is perfect to watch during the holiday season.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” – 4 stars, PG
- This is a movie that can be watched twice a year during two holidays. Is it meant for Christmas or Halloween? The more, the merrier!
“The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” – 2.5 stars, TV-G
- This movie is always a childhood favorite. Watch this to bring back those cherished memories.
“Love Actually” – 4 stars, R
- This romantic Christmas movie features multiple different love stories.
“Friends” – 5 stars, TV-14
- Kick back and watch this smash hit sitcom with some friends for a great time.
“New Girl” – almost 5 stars, TV-14
- If you need a good laugh, “New Girl” is the show for you to watch. The dorky character Jess is played by Zooey Deschanel.
“The Walking Dead” – 5 stars, TV-MA
- Watch this TV show based off of comic books about survivors in a zombie apocalypse.
“Orange is the New Black” – 5 stars, TV-MA
- This Netflix original series gives a look into life in prison. Interestingly enough, it is based on true events.
“Dexter” – 5 stars, TV-MA
- This show follows a serial killer who only aims to kill other murderers.