10 More Netflix Recommendations
Winter has officially arrived in Ohio. I can't complain, we've had it pretty easy the past few months while the mid-west was hammered with snow, ice, and blizzard conditions. We enjoyed bouts of sunshine, 40 - 60 degree days, with a rain mixed in here and there. Fair is fair, it's our turn.
Nothing is better on a cold, winter day than curling up with a steaming bowl of Chili, or other such comfort food, and watching TV. It's nice just to relax and unwind. In honor of that, I have ten more Netflix suggestions for you. This edition is a mixture of comedy, history, and nostalgia. Let's dive in!
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
Ellen is one of the most beloved people in the world. She's kind, compassionate, and exactly what the title of her special says: relatable. She isn't afraid to be silly and inspires so many people. What I love most about Ellen is that she's funny without being crude. You can watch this with your children in the room and not have to worry. In this special, Ellen discusses her career and her life, with plenty of visual aids and laughs along the way.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
This is an interesting special. If you can keep an open mind, follow along, and don't mind a little bit of eccentricity, you'll have plenty of laughs. Russell Brand isn't for everyone, but when you watch this, you see a completely different side of him. I appreciate Russell's honesty about his past and respect that he's changed his life. He discusses how becoming a father has transformed him and I loved the bit about how he got wrapped up in helping out some people in London. This is worth the watch.
Have you ever wondered how something came into existence? How society developed government or war? Want to know how clocks work or an understanding of the banking system? Interested in unraveling the mysteries of ancient legends? This series has the answers to all those questions and then some. There are three seasons of interesting facts, connecting three concepts, all wrapped up into a 30 minute episode. There's something to satisfy everyone's curiosity. This is a perfect show to put on for a quick viewing session, or grab the kids and watch a few episodes.
This is a fascinating series that you will want to binge, especially if you are interested in history. There are six episodes, each dedicated to exploring more on an ancient civilization that impacted the world: Dive deeper into the assassination of Julius Caesar and how it affected Rome; Explore the innovations of the Pharaohs of Egypt that continue to captivate us today; Learn more about the rise and fall of the mysterious Aztec civilization. There is much to discover!
Churchill's First World War
As you can tell, I like to split my time on Netflix between entertainment and education. One of the best features of Netflix is the variety it offers. Winston Churchill is revered and this documentary explores his life and career, offering insight and knowledge that we never learned in history class, at least not in the United States. It's an honest look, acknowledging his faults and failures; a coming of age story, showing how his experiences shaped and changed him; and an inspiring tale, teaching important life lessons.
I was delighted to see that Netflix has all four Indiana Jones movies available and I will wholeheartedly admit that we binged all four in a single evening. I came into these movies late in the game. My husband introduced them to me, and I realize that I've been missing out for a long time. You can't beat Harrison Ford going on exciting adventures and uncovering the world's most important artifacts. Even in my 30's, it makes me want to change careers and become an archaeologist. Grab some popcorn, settle in, and enjoy.
Austin Powers in Goldmember
I have a soft spot for spy movies. What's better than a spy movie with some comedy thrown in? You can't go wrong with the cult classic: Austin Powers. This one features quite a few celebrity cameos: Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Britney Spears. Then we have the star-studded cast including Fred Savage, Seth Green, and Michael Caine; and we can't forget everyone's favorite, Beyoncé as Foxxy Cleopatra. Mike Meyers is a comedic genius and this movie will have you reliving the early 2000's and the 70's, baby. This one also has everyone's favorite character, Fat Bastard, who sounds suspiciously like Shrek. Grab some popcorn and get ready for some laughs.
The Addams Family
Few movies continue to touch my heart quite like The Addams Family. I grew up watching this movie and love it to this day. It's one of those classics that you can watch at anytime of the year. It's funny, it's a little dark, but at its core, is about a family who loves and sticks by each other. Gather the kids, curl up with a cozy blanket and a snack, and enjoy!
No doubt, you've seen trailers and advertisements for this movie. After seeing the trailer myself, I decided to give it a try. I was apprehensive, but the story captivates you from the very beginning. Your heart will break for Willowdean and you'll find yourself rooting for her and her friends as they enter the beauty pageant and find themselves, and their place in the world. It was a heart-warming story, full of friendship, love, and laughs. Worth the watch!
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