Ahh, doesn’t the promise of another six weeks of winter just warm your heart?
Yeah, it doesn’t for us, either. With the weather outlook remaining bleak for the upcoming holiday weekend, it might be time to settle in next to a laptop and queue up some of the latest flicks arriving on Netflix.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)
Of course we had to start off our list with this classic ’80s standard. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Biff Yeager, and Helen Hunt, this flick follows Janey’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) dream to become Miss Dance TV, albeit against her father’s wishes.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Another classic. This Lifetime picture stars former BUST cover girl Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, and Sally Field as they go about the life and times of their close-knit friend group in Louisiana. This one will tug at some major heartstrings.
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Romantic and funny, this film follows an American couple struggling to finance their London stay. When their lives are further disrupted by a theft, they struggle to find the romance they once shared.
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
This late ’90s indie dramedy has a familiar feel as it tells the story of recently-dumped nurse Erin (Hope Davis) and plumber Alan (Alan Gelfant) as their lives take a turn when they finally cross paths.
My First Mister (2001)
Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks star in this picture about what makes people connect and trust each other. When a troubled teen seeks a job at a clothing store, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the store’s lonely 49-year-old owner.
This gripping drama, based on the David Auburn play of the same name, follows a 27-year-old woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) dealing with a possible genetic penchant for mental illness while falling for a handsome graduate student (Jake Gyllenhaal) of her late father’s, a brilliant mathmetician.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
This American-Canadian dramedy stars Ryan Gosling as an eccentric and lonely young man living in his brother’s garage. When he falls for a life-sized female doll, Lars’ (Gosling) friends and family are concerned and try to get to the root of his behavior. It’s an endearing and original tale that is sure to keep you company on a bracing winter’s eve.
In Secret (2013)
In Secret is a spooky and erotic tale based on the 1867 novel Thérèse Raquin. It stars Elizabeth Olsen as sexually repressed Camille and Jessica Lange as her cold, domineering aunt who has forced her into a loveless marriage to her cousin. If you’re a fan of thrillers and/or Lange’s amazing character skill, you’ll definitely be into this one.
Plus, an awesome bonus for those who “have no patience for useless things”: Season 3 of House of Cards is coming to Netflix on February 27th.