Netflix for me is like a kid in a candy store but with movies! There are so many great movies and shows that you would probably never know about if you hadn’t explored their library. Here are some of the great finds that I discovered while browsing through Netflix.
The Basketball Diaries – So you know that super hot actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in Titanic? Well, yeah, that guy starred in a movie that a lot of people don’t know about. When he was 20 years old, he gave the performance of a lifetime in this true story. He plays a young Catholic high school boy who gets heavily involved with heroin. He ends up homeless and addicted to this horrible drug while he writes about it all in his journal. This movie is so raw and real, you can’t help but get entangled in it and feel every emotional scene. Leo DiCaprio is amazing every time he steps in front of the camera.
Forks Over Knives – This documentary is an amazing look at how being a vegan can change your health and your life for the better. It follows a former surgeon and shows how plant-based foods have been proven to reverse disease. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty amazing. It also shows how farmers manipulate the food they feed their animals in order to increase their weight so they can sell at higher prices. It’s a great find for any health fanatics or even if you’re just curious about how food is processed.
Orange is the New Black – This is a Netflix exclusive that I have absolutely fallen in love with. It is witty, heartfelt, and it has some action and attitude to keep you on your toes. It follows a young woman who smuggled drugs over 10 years ago for her girlfriend. The twist is, she’s now engaged to the man of her dreams, but her plans are put on hold when she has to spend a year in prison after she is ratted out. Did I mention that her ex-girlfriend is in prison with her? I can’t wait for the next season!
Trust – This movie is definitely a tearjerker. Jam-packed with intense emotion, it tells the story of a young teenager who is stalked and sexually assaulted by an online predator. It can be quite painful to watch, but it really makes you think about the dangers that people face everyday, especially living in this digital age. Be prepared to ride on an emotional roller coaster with this one.