Spring break may be a party-based school vacation, but what about those of us that just want a week to relax, snuggle up on the couch and turn on some Netflix for endless hours of movie binge watching? For those of us to whom this applies, here is a top ten list of Netflix movies perfect for your Spring Break enjoyment.
1. “13 Going On 30”
Who doesn’t remember Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in this classic tale of growing up? Never in my life did I want to try Razzles so badly. This 2004 film is currently on Netflix, and it’s the perfect romantic comedy to start out this list.
Shark. Tornado. Sharknado. Who isn’t intrigued by that? Of course, don’t expect a good movie, because you won’t get one. However, it is extremely entertaining, if not for the mediocre acting then for the laughable special effects. Plus, they’re making a sequel, and after the huge amount of publicity the first film got, who knows what we’ll miss if we don’t watch the second.
3. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
If you haven’t seen this film yet, you need to. The star-studded cast, including Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Chace Crawford, will literally have you laughing out loud. Instead of glorifying pregnancy, this film lets you in on all the truths of parenthood: the good, the bad and the ugly. Take my word for it: it’s worth the watch.
4. “101 Dalamatians”
This isn’t the Disney animated version, but instead the real life version, which we can probably appreciate more now that we’re older. The film was released in 1996, but it remains a huge part of our childhoods and is perfect for satisfying that nostalgic mood.
5. “White Chicks”
This list needed a good comedic backbone, and here it is. The film is slightly older, released in 2004, but it’s still funny every time you watch it. For that day where you just need a good laugh, here’s your film!
6. “American Psycho”
Alright, here’s a large disclaimer: this is a weird, weird film. If anyone other than Christian Bale had the lead role, I’m not sure how good it would be. But lucky for us, Bale’s beautiful face is the center of the film, and let me just say that’s extremely enticing. I wouldn’t classify the film as horror, but it’s definitely got that twisted factor, so go into the film with an open mind.
7. “Failure to Launch”
Matthew McConaughey. Enough said. Another romantic comedy that just won’t ever get old; I couldn’t leave it off the list. After McConaughey’s big year at the Oscars, it makes us think back to his past plethora of romantic comedies, and Netflix is home to this one in particular. Score!
8. “Hit & Run”
We always love watching on screen couples that also have an off screen relationship, especially when they’re as honest and real as Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. This film is mostly action packed, but there is definitely humor in too. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth the time to watch it.
9. “Love, Wedding Marriage”
Okay, who doesn’t love Kellan Lutz or Mandy Moore? More importantly, who doesn’t love a good romantic comedy? This film was released in 2011, but somehow went by fairly unnoticed. If you need a good romantic comedy you haven’t seen before, here it is.
10. “Rugrats Go Wild”
Talk about a throwback. This film was released in 2003 and combined TV shows “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” We all loved these TV show mash-ups, and Nickelodeon was always the best place to go for them. So take the 80 minutes and watch your childhood right before your eyes.
Now pull out that Snuggie, grab a few pillows and some popcorn and sit back, relax, and enjoy your movie filled Spring Break relaxation!