Wording the title of this post with “Netflix Enthusiast” was my way of being nice. I really meant Netflix addict. Aren’t we all nowadays? As much as I love the video streaming service, I have one complaint. It can be ridiculously hard to find something decent to watch on there. With all of the Netflix content that’s available, there’s as much garbage as there is quality programming. To assist my fellow binge watchers, I’ve decided to share four Netflix-available titles that won’t leave you feeling like your time was totally wasted.
(2013, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie)
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
With a storyline that’s based on a true story, this action thriller is crazy to watch realizing that some of the events from the movie actually took place. With an intriguing plot and enjoyable cast, this was a movie I found entertaining enough to feel like it must’ve been overlooked when it debuted in the box office.
(2013, Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier)
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage.
Lighthearted family-appropriate fun that features ‘Scandal’ lead, Kerry Washington, is a decent romantic comedy with quite a few funny parts. It’s kind of like an African-American version of ‘Meet The Parents,’ only tamer.
(2013, Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch)
Todd wants everything to be just perfect at the family cottage where he plans to propose to Cammie, but things go awry with the arrival of Todd’s slacker brother Salinger and his free-spirited girlfriend Masha.
This movie is one of those comedy’s where you’re not sure you should laugh or be appalled, which made it a choice recommendation. With extremely questionable antics executed hilariously by Malin Akerman and Tyler Labine, it’s a movie that will have you engrossed no matter how you perceive it.
(2014, Mark Webber, Devon Graye and Tom Bower)
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
I thoroughly enjoyed this horror movie I didn’t know existed until I stumbled upon it on Netflix. Featuring superb acting from Mark Webber, ’13 Sins’ is not only unpredictable but disastrously entertaining. It’s one of my favorite horror films of 2014 due to the originality of its execution.
If you’re indecisively trying to find a movie to watch on Netflix, pick one of these four if you haven’t seen them.