10 Teen Movies You Know You Love

It’s obvious that movies are a staple of our culture. While some people prefer action movies, others prefer dramas, and still, others prefer horror films. Thankfully, there is no shortage of movies in any genre. But, arguably, one of the best things about watching a movie is finding something within the movie you relate with on some level – be it the plot, a character, or even just one setting within the film. Enter teen movies.

While we may not think to call this genre a “teen movie”, we all know it. More than that, we were all raised on it. The teen movie is a quintessential part of most millennials’ adolescence. Everyone has their favorite, and the debate over which one is best could go on for ages.

What Are Teen Movies?

Teen movies are more often than not, romantic comedies taking place in a high school or college – with some exceptions, of course. They often work off of stereotypes, such as the jocks, cheerleaders, geeks, misfits, new kids, and rebels (think Breakfast Club).

They also typically include an element of coming of age, be it a first love, a prom, a high school graduation, or a summer vacation. Social cliques are often heavily involved in the storyline, and the storyline often centers on a character or characters that don’t seem to fit into the already established cliques.

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Essentially, the best way to think of a teen movie is a rom-com adapted to the age of a high school student. This may be one reason teen movies are so successful. Almost everyone can relate to some element on some level. Almost everyone has gone to high school, or had their first love, or felt like they didn’t fit into the social groups around them.

Characteristics Of Good Teen Movies

Just what exactly makes up a good teen movie, then?

A Social Hierarchy

A good majority of teen movies are structured around some sort of hierarchy. At the top of this hierarchy tends to be the male athletes and the female princesses (defined below). Scattered downwards through the hierarchy are the geeks, the rebels, the stoners, the student government types, and the social outcasts close it out at the bottom. Many teen movies focus on this social hierarchy being disrupted on some level, often by a new kid.

A High School

Most teen movies either take place in an actual high school or are comprised of high school aged characters.

The Jock

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The jock in a teen movie is most often male, extremely popular, and a bully. Sometimes, the jock is not a bully (think High School Musical’s Troy Bolton).

The Princess

The princess in a teen movie is female, extremely popular, often a bully, and always at the top of the social hierarchy (think Mean Girls’ Regina George).

The Geek

The geek can be male or female, book smart, often shy, and often is bullied. Most of the time either the jock or the princess character spearheads the bullying.

The Rebel

The rebel can go a few different ways in a teen movie. Sometimes, the rebel is the one to disrupt the social hierarchy and demand that things be different, sparking the change that the teen movie focuses on. In this light, the rebel is often a positive character.

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Other times, the rebel can be more of a negative character, where they are often disrespectful to authority, disregard rules, and adopt an “I don’t care about anything” attitude. Teen movies use both types of rebels often.

​The Outcast

In teen movies, the outcast is often a new kid to the high school that struggles to exist within any of the preexisting social cliques, although the outcast doesn’t have to be new. Many teen movie storylines center on this character.

​Improbable Romance

The Romeo and Juliet of the teen movie, improbable romances define many of the storylines of teen movies. Essentially, two characters fall for each other that, according to the social hierarchy, shouldn’t have. In doing so, they disrupt the order of the hierarchy and create the tension in the plot.

​Complete Makeover

Many teen movies involve a makeover of one character (think Mean Girls’ Cady). Often, a more popular character such as the princess or the jock reaches out to an outcast and changes how they dress, act, and talk. Other times, the character makes over themselves.

​Killer Soundtrack

All memorable teen movies include a soundtrack with popular songs from the time the movie is released.

10 Teen Movies We All Know And Love

While there are too many good teen movies to list, here are 10 of the best.

​Mean Girls (2004)

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So many stereotypes, so much drama, so many one-liners! Regina George will forever define the princess role. This movie checks off all the teen movie boxes: high school, popular (mean) girl, new girl, backstabbing, prom, social hierarchies being disrupted. To list teen movies without listing Mean Girls would be a crime.

​10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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Arguably one of Heath Ledger’s best performances. In this teen movie, the self-proclaimed outcast high school student Kat ends up falling for the charming rebel Patrick against her will. Improbable romance, anyone?

​A Cinderella Story (2004)

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The iconic line: “Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought – useless and disappointing.” While there have been endless “Cinderella story” remakes, this version with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray is, without a doubt, the best. Social outcast Sam falls for jock Austin, who walks off the football field to be with her – much to the many princesses in this film’s dismay.

​The Princess Diaries (2001)

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Who didn’t wish their grandma would show up and tell them they were a secret princess of a foreign country after this one? When Mia’s grandmother, played by the one true queen Julie Andrews, shows up and tells her she is the princess of Genovia, Mia undergoes one of the most epic makeovers seen in any teen movie. She struggles to adjust to her new role, but settles in and brings her charming quirks along with her for the job.

​13 Going on 30 (2004)

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When Jennifer Garner’s iconic character Jenna Rink wishes to be “thirty, flirty and thriving” on her thirteenth birthday, she wakes up to find that her wish has come true. She is thrilled to find that she is a successful 30-year-old but quickly discovers that being an adult really isn’t easier than being 13 years old, after all, and wishes for her old life back.

17 Again (2009)

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Can we make a deal to include all Zac Efron movies in the teen movie category? In 17 Again, his character reverts to his 17-year-old self. The catch? He is still in present time and is now in high school with his kids. It’s a heartwarming story about how a dad’s eyes are opened to the real struggles that his kids are dealing with in high school.

​Grease (1978)

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A little older than most other films listed, Grease is possibly one of the original teen movies. Full of stereotypes and high school drama, Danny and Sandy created the ultimate prototype for the improbable romance in a story that only gets better with time.

​Pitch Perfect (2012)

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Although Pitch Perfect takes place in college rather than high school, most of the essential characteristics of a teen movie remain. A social hierarchy exists within the Barden Bellas’s a Capella group, which gets disrupted when Beca walks into their group. She gives the entire Bellas group the makeover they needed and breaks down their social hierarchy for good.

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)

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This one doesn’t seem like the typical teen movie, but it fits the category nonetheless. One magical pair of pants connect four best friends by fitting all four of their different body types perfectly. With an underlying message of friendship that remains strong despite the friends going their different ways, this movie is a classic and cannot be excluded from the teen movie discussion.

A Walk To Remember (2002)

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This teen movie is equal parts romance and tragedy. When rebel high school student Landon meets the shy, good girl Jamie, he falls in love with her despite himself. But just when it seems like their improbable romance is finally about to work out, Landon learns that Jamie has terminal cancer and isn’t expected to live much longer. They end up getting married, and although Jamie dies, this movie lives on forever as one of the best teen movies of all time.

Conclusion

Teen movies are a staple in the movie world. They have a feel-good element that draws people in and have so many relatable scenes and experiences portrayed that not relating to them on some level is nearly impossible. Even if it’s not our absolute favorite genre, we can all agree that a teen movie occasionally is always a good choice.

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10 Best Christian Movies on Netflix

Are looking for movies that promote Christian values or movies that tell stories from the bible? Then look no further than Netflix; with thousands of movies and endless choices, we’ll give you a hand and list 10 great Christian movies available to watch on Netflix right now. So, grab your popcorn, get comfortable, and pick out something great to watch.

What Is Netflix?

Netflix is a paid streaming service that contains a digital library of films from every genre, including Christian movies, so you can always find a movie that fits your personal tastes and preferences. Christian movies come in a variety of genres: sports movies, animation, romantic comedy, drama, documentaries, and more.

Christianity & Cinema

Christian movies are a genre of film that refers to movies that support strong christian values and promote messages like forgiveness, faith, and community. Sometimes these movies can also be bible stories. Some examples include The Passion of the Christ (2004), Fireproof, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005). These movies can be made by Christian filmmakers, but sometimes they are simply targeted at a Christian audience, particularly the bigger budget Hollywood films.

Below are ten Christian movies currently streaming on Netflix that we think are worth the watch. They will leave you laughing and crying, feeling inspired and hopeful and full of faith in God and his miracles.

10 Best Christian Movies on Netflix

23 Blast (2014)

Run time: 98 min, rating: PG-13

23 Blast is a sports drama and family movie that focuses on 2 Corinthians 5:7 “live by faith, not by sight.” It’s an inspirational movie about a young football player named Travis, who is a star on the field and leader in his community, but when he goes blind, everything changes. With the help of his friend Jerry and a mobility coach named Patty, he learns to navigate the world, having faith in God and himself, and even gets back on the field and plays football again. There are some light language and violence, but overall it’s a film that is beautiful and heartwarming as we see someone bravely trying to get their life back after a tragedy with faith and determination.

Christian Mingle (2014)

Run time: 103 min, rating: PG

Christian Mingle is a satirical comedy about an advertising executive, Gwyneth, who after too many failed dates ends up signing up for the dating site, Christian mingle, even though she’s not a Christian. She meets Paul, who she quickly falls for, and to keep up appearances buys books like Christianity For Dummies. Antics ensue as she tries to keep up the rouse, but when the truth comes out, she goes home alone wondering if she’ll ever find true love or faith in God. This film has been praised for its faith-filled humor and is an all-around fun viewing experience for the whole family. There’s nothing in the movie that is overly sexual or violent, only lying which is eventually rebuked.

The Case For Christ (2017)

Run time: 112 min, rating: PG

The Case For Christ is based on a biography by Lee Strobel, this film about an investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune who is a self-proclaimed atheist. When his wife becomes a Christian, he sets out to disprove the existence of God. His findings provide him with unexpected results that change his life forever. This is a movie about finding faith, and this man spent two years investigating the bible for historical accuracy, seeking evidence of Jesus’ personal claims and His resurrection to find it. It’s definitely worth the watch at least once.

Unconditional (2012)

Run time: 92 min, rating: PG-13

The Christian movie Unconditional is the story of a woman named Sam who has everything. She has faith in God, she’s happily married, lives on a ranch with her horse, and she’s happy until her husband is killed by an act of senseless violence. She doesn’t know how to move forward until she reconnects with a childhood friend Joe after she rescues two kids. She learns that Joe has health problems, but still manages to care for the fatherless kids in his neighborhood.

Sam begins to have faith again and begins to believe she can rebuild from her loss, but it’s an uphill battle when her husband’s killer comes back into her life. She is left to make a decision that could change everything and to get through it; she needs her faith in God. This may not be for the youngest viewers, but this movie will strength your faith in God and inspire you in your everyday life.

The Prince Of Egypt (1998)

Run time: 99 min, rating: G

A renown Bible story from the old testament of Moses freeing the Hebrew slaves, his people from their captivity by the Egyptian pharaoh who also happens to be Moses’ brother Ramses. The Prince of Egypt tells the story of a baby boy given up for adoption by his Mother in the hopes of a better life for him. She puts him in a basket and lets the river carry him away where he ends up at the pharaoh’s door.

He grows up as a prince of Egypt, his brother Ramses by his side getting ready to assume the throne when he learns of his true heritage. He then realizes he must free his people and his journey defying his adopted family begins. It’s a gorgeous animation that will leave you captivated and a soundtrack that resonates beautifully. You’ll love watching it with your kids over and over.

A Question Of Faith (2017)

Run time: 104, rating: PG

A Question Of Faith shows how three families can come together in a time of need and share their faith, allowing them to heal. A girl gets in a car accident with someone’s son and ends up in jail, leaving his family devastated. Another girl collapses at an audition discovering serious health problems and killing her father’s dreams for her singing career. As these families come together, their faith tested, they learn to love and trust, in the hopes of moving past what tore each of them apart.

Raising Izzie (2012)

Run time: 88 min, rating: NR

A story about two orphaned girls trying to raise themselves after the death of their mother. When their teacher discovers their circumstances, she tries not to prod because the children are adamant, but then their house burns down, and they are left with nothing. The teacher takes the girls into her home despite her husband’s protests, but then she is hit by car a car and falls into a coma.

Everyone is saddened by this tragedy, and Izzie, the younger girl, and the teacher’s husband pray for her recovery while Gerty, the other girl, struggles with her faith. She finally decides to hope for one more miracle. You’ll find inspiration in this movie and hope. It’s a movie for all ages with only a little violence meaning everyone will be able to enjoy it.

Son of God (2014)

Run time: 138 min, rating: PG-13

Son of God is the story of the new testament and the life of Jesus Christ. It tells of his joining with the apostles and his miracles, his birth and death and resurrection, those who loved him and those who betrayed him. It is a story of God’s grace and love by giving us his son, created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett who originally had made a Bible mini series on the History Channel, but wanted a theatrical version of Jesus’ story. It is a beautiful movie and one every Christian will love.

The Letters (2014)

Run time: 114 min, rating: PG

The Letters tells of Mother Teresa and her mission, following the letters she wrote to her spiritual advisor, in which she shared her doubts and alienation from others and from God. It is a stark contrast to the miracles and success in the ministry. It shows how she learns medicine and takes care of the sick after India goes through the pain of independence from the British empire in 1947 and 1948. It is a miraculous movie and one every Christian should see, so they can understand what a life dedicated to faith truly is.

Is Genesis History? (2017)

Run time: 100 min, rating: NR

Is Genesis History?  This documentary explores the history recorded in the book of Genesis in the old testament of the Bible featuring scientists and scholars who want to know how our world intersects with that history. Dr. Del Tackett who created “The Truth Projects” guides you through this documentary to see the two competing views, and what rises as the ultimate truth while traveling across the world. Unlike most Christian movies, this one looks at the world around us and tries to prove faith.

Conclusion

We think these Christian movies will hit the spot when it comes to finding a movie to watch on Netflix and we hope that you enjoy all of them.

Netflix July 2019: Exciting Arrivals and Sad Departures

Another month has gone by, and it’s time to say goodbye to some of our favorite titles on Netflix. But all is not lost! As we say goodbye to movies and shows that have been here a while, we get to say hello to a whole new crop. And isn’t it great to see some fresh things on Netflix? Of course it is!

Let’s start with the bad news.

Leaving Netflix in July 2019

First, we want to give you a chance to see these titles one last time. Plan this last week or so left in June carefully because July will be here before you know it and these shows will be gone. And here they are, ready for their last hurrah. The 1st starts off with a big list.

July 1

Monster-in-Law
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Blood Diamond
Body of Lies
Bull Durham
Chasing Amy
Cool Hand Luke
Definitely, Maybe
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Doctor Zhivago
Dolphin Tale
Dumb and Dumber
East of Eden
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 1
It Takes Two
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Pan’s Labyrinth
Punch-Drunk Love
Silence of the Lambs
The Boondock Saints
The Interview
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Terminator
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
The Wild Bunch
Turner and Hooch
Valkyrie
Wedding Crashers

July 2

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

July 4

The Indian in the Cupboard

July 9

Lion

July 10

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

July 12

Gone Baby Gone

July 16

American Gangster

July 27

Pretty Little Liars: Seasons 1-7

July 30

Staten Island Summer

Exciting Titles Coming in July

While it’s sad to say goodbye to old shows, you get to look forward to new shows and movies coming to Netflix in July, so there’s a lot to look forward to!

Get that fountain soda, some candy, or maybe some ice cream to beat the heat and settle in for some shows not to be missed. It all starts with the 1st of July.

July 1

Designated Survivor: 60 days — Netflix Original
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room — Netflix Original
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Astro Boy
Caddyshack
Caddyshack 2
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
Cloverfield
Race to Witch Mountain
Frozen River
Inkheart
Kill the Irishman
Lady in the Water
Little Monsters
Mean Dreams
Mean Streets
Megamind
Nights in Rodanthe
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Philadelphia
Rain Man
Road House
Room on the Broom
Scream 3
Starsky & Hutch
Swiped
Swordfish
Taxi Driver
The Accountant of Auschwitz
The American
If you haven’t seen “The Book of Eli,” you’re missing out on some Denzel Washington at his absolute best. And if you have seen it — watch it again:

The Brothers Grimm
The Hangover
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther 2
War Against Women
Who’s That Knocking at My Door?

July 2

Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection — Netflix Original
Bangkok Love Stories: Plead — Netflix Original
Good Witch: Season 4

July 3

The Last Czars — Netflix Original – Watch the trailer. This looks like an interesting original series.

Yummy Mummies: Season 2 — Netflix Original

July 4

Kakegurui: Season 2
If you haven’t watched seasons 1 and 2 of “Stranger Things” then fire up your Netflix because at long wait, “Stranger Things 3” is here! Get excited:

July 5

In The Dark: Season 1

July 6

Free Rein: Season 3 — Netflix Family
The Iron Lady
Sicilian Ghost Story

July 9

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Mary. But here she is again in mysterious and magical wonder. Check out Mary Poppins Returns:

Kinky

July 10

Family Reunion — Netflix Family
Grand Designs: Season 10
Grand Designs: Season 15
Parchís: El documental — Netflix Original

July 11

Cities of Last Things — Netflix Film

July 12

3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2 — Netflix Family

4 latas — Netflix Film
Blown Away — Netflix Original
Bonus Family: Season 3 — Netflix Original
Extreme Engagement — Netflix Original
Kidnapping Stella — Netflix Film
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1
Point Blank — Netflix Film
Taco Chronicles — Netflix Original
True Tunes: Songs — Netflix Family

July 13

Sorry Angel

July 16

The Break-Up
The Princess and the Frog
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein — Netflix Original
Wynonna Earp: Season 3

July 17

Pinky Malinky: Part 3 — Netflix Family

July 18

Secret Obsession — Netflix Film

July 19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed — Netflix Original
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 3 — Netflix Family
La casa de papel: Part 3 — Netflix Original
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2 — Netflix Original
Queer Eye: Season 4 — Netflix Original
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac — Netflix Anime
Typewriter — Netflix Original

July 22

You have to see Brad Pitt in this 2009 movie: “Inglourious Basterds” — Quentin Tarantino directs this film, which should be high praise all in of itself. It’s a war on Nazis, and Lieutenant Aldo Raine is on a mission to wipe them out.

Watch:

July 24

The Great Hack — Netflix Original

July 25

Another Life — Netflix Original
Workin’ Moms: Season 2 — Netflix Original

July 26

Boi — Netflix Film
The Exception
Girls With Balls — Netflix Film
My First First Love: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Orange Is the New Black: Season 7 — Netflix Original

The final season. See how it all ends:

The Son — Netflix Film
Sugar Rush: Season 2 — Netflix Original
The Worst Witch: Season 3 — Netflix Family

July 29

The Croods

July 30

Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? — Netflix Original

July 31

Kengan Ashura: Part l — Netflix Anime
The Letdown: Season 2 — Netflix Original
The Red Sea Diving Resort — Netflix Film
Wentworth: Season 7

Start July with a Bang

So, there you have it! There are so many great shows to choose from. And did you notice all the Netflix Originals? Awesome! Let’s continue to fill that summer show hole with great titles from Netflix.

We’ll keep this list updated through the end of the month for any changes or additions, so come back, because you don’t want to miss a thing.

Which shows are you looking forward to the most in July? Which ones are you surprised to see go? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

I Am Mother: The Dystopian Netflix Film That Will Make You Think

When you usually think of robots and the future, especially where movies are concerned, the first thing that comes to mind is probably that they’re going to take over the world. The poor misplaced or wiped out human’s time is up, and it’s the robots who get to rule all. If you saw the Netflix film trailer for I Am Mother, you might wonder why a robot then is raising a child. A human child.

Certainly, she couldn’t have feelings for this human. Or could she?

We begin in a facility full of embryos and a robot who calls herself Mother. When she chooses an embryo to grow into a baby in a make-shift womb, we get to watch Mother, well…mother. We see her cuddle and care. We see her teach and nurture. It makes us question what it is to be a mother. Do you have to be human to mother a child?

The answer is an emphatic no, according to this story.

Mother begins with Daughter and a promise: When the time is right, she will grow more babies, and they will all be a family. Okay, so you’re wondering what the point is. The point of this whole thing is that Mother is tasked with re-populating the Earth. The question is: Who tasked her?

There was some unknown catastrophic event that wiped out the human population. The air outside Mother and Daughter’s facility is unbreathable, and she is the last person on the entire planet.

At least that’s what she’s told.

And she believes Mother because why not? Mother has raised Daughter and has always done everything to take care of her. Daughter has no reason not to trust her and no reason to believe Mother would lie.

But when Hilary Swank comes a-callin’, Daughter quickly discovers that there are humans left on Earth and the catastrophic event was carried out by robots. Robots who look exactly like Mother.

So, what’s a girl to do? Doubt the only family she’s ever known for the word of this stranger?

Under normal circumstances, you probably wouldn’t believe a stranger over your own mother, but humans are curious creatures. They’re also social creatures. And there’s no way this teenage girl who’s been locked up with no human to talk to is going ignore what’s right in front of her — another human.

Yes, this is a story about robots and the future. And yes, this story is a cautionary tale of what could be in store for all of us. But this story is also about family and what it means to be a Mother.

And if you think you know how I Am Mother is going to end, I can assure you — you don’t.

When you finish watching the film, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it. It’s a movie that makes you wonder what you would do in Daughter’s position and in Mother’s.

And I have to admit, the concept is pretty genius. I mean, what better way to save humanity than to have little embryos stored in a facility only to be activated upon our extinction. After all, we have a storage facility for every seed known to man do we not? Why wouldn’t we do that to save the human race?

So, watch I Am Mother. And once you have, come back and tell us what you think about it in the comments!

The Netflix Must Watch Series You May Have Never Heard About

Although this Netflix Original series has two seasons now under its belt, you may not have heard of The Rain. Or maybe you haven’t watched it because it’s Scandinavian and the main language is Dutch, dubbed over with English.

But don’t let that stop you. If you can get past the mouths not matching the words, you’re in for an interesting story.

This sci-fi thriller has your typical elements of the apocalypse. A sickness has descended on the Earth and wiped out most of civilization — at least that’s what you assume. The source of the catastrophe, in this case, is the rain.

Now, think about that for a second and what kind of impact that would have on the world. Sure, you can go inside when it rains, but the trees and bodies of water can’t. The ground has nowhere to hide either, and what about the puddles the rain leaves behind? And we haven’t even touched on the wildlife.

Once you wrap your mind around that, you know what the main characters Simone and Rasmus are going through.

Luckily for this brother-sister team, their dad set up a series of underground bunkers for just this situation. He even designed one especially for them. But, wait, how did he know this was going to happen?

It would help for you to know that Simone and Rasmus’ dad is a scientist, so you can only imagine how he anticipated the rain.

They had to live underground, it’s true, but at least they had some refuge. The people caught out in the first storm and after weren’t so fortunate.

And if you’ve ever watched The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, or any other apocalyptic show, you know the disease or the thing that it turns people into are not the only things to worry about.

The people who remain seem to be worse than the disease itself.

The first season of The Rain came out in 2018 and season 2 just hit Netflix in May 2019, so now is the time to catch up.

Unfortunately, this season only gave us six episodes as opposed to eight in the first season, so that’s disappointing. But if this season is as successful as the last, maybe we’ll get more in season three.

Either way, The Rain is not only a story about what happens at the end of the world, but like other stories in the same genre, it’s not just about that. The big-picture story of The Rain is about loyalty, love, family, and trust.

And the solution to the rain that falls lies in the last place you would expect.

Even if you’re not a sci-fi fan, you can still enjoy The Rain because it has more elements than meet the eye at first blush. If you haven’t discovered The Rain, you should give it a try. Then come back here and tell us what you think of it in the comments!

New Netflix Series for May 2019 You Need to Watch

With so many things to watch on Netflix, it’s hard to choose. Which shows are worth your time and which aren’t? That’s the big question. We know your time is important, and you want to fill up your watch list before the show hole of summer hits. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

For one of our must-watch shows on Netflix, we’ve chosen a Netflix Original: The Society. It’s different, it’s dark, and it makes you think. And we like that.

The only bad thing about The Society is that it’s easy to blow through the whole season, leaving you wanting Season 2.

Saving you from the show hole… The Society

The Society starts off in normal town America, where the only thing noteworthy is the awful smell in town. When a large group of high school kids board a bus bound for a school trip, they land in an exact copy of their home town.

The only difference? They’re alone and cut off from the outside world.

Think, Lord of the Flies in the digital age.

They soon realize there’s no clear escape from wherever they are and decide all that they can do is survive on their own.

The Society is a view of society as a whole, under glass. You’ve got different personalities, different agendas, and not everyone plays well with others. Leaders step up, and leaders are knocked down.

These kids go from worrying about what to wear for prom and immersed in technology to a low tech world where they have to figure out how they’re going to eat once their food runs out.

Not only do they not know where they are or how they’ll get home, but the viewers don’t either. That makes it more interesting as you’re trying to figure out where you think they are and how you would behave in the same circumstance.

What if you don’t like sci-fi?

And if you think this is too sci-fi and out there, for your taste. I say, think again. The focus is on what forms when society forcefully falls away. It’s about who comes out on top and can adapt and who can’t handle the pressure. But mostly it’s about humanity and what people are made up of at their core. Because once society goes, all that’s left is your true character.

Would you rise to the top, skirt under the raider, cause chaos, or create order?

The Society was created by TV producer, Christopher Keyser, who also co-created the wildly successful Party of Five TV series. So, if anybody knows how to get you hooked into a story, it’s that guy.

Described as dark and suspenseful, The Society will pull you in with its compelling characters and have you on the edge of your seat waiting for another season. It looks like Netflix has done it again.

Check out the trailer:

How well do you know your friends? The Society will have you questioning everything. If you haven’t watched the first season, you’re missing out.

Have you watched Season one of The Society already? Tell us your thoughts about the story in the comments!

Netflix June 2019: Out with the Old in with the New

Each month on Netflix, we say hello to the new and returning, while we say goodbye to others. Maybe forever, maybe not. In any case, we have the scoop on what you can look forward to watching in June.

We also want you to have a heads up on what’s leaving, so you can give it a final watch before it’s gone.

Leaving Netflix in June 2019

First, we want to give you a chance to see these titles one last time. Don’t worry, they don’t all leave at once, so you don’t have to cram them all into your schedule before May 31st.

They do, however, have dates — starting with June 1st.

June 1

101 Dalmatians
A Cook Abroad
Afghanistan: The Great Game
An Extremely Goofy Movie
Apollo 13
Cold in July
Cromo
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 2: Three Little Pigs
Disney Animation Collection: Vol 3: The Prince and the Pauper
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 4: The Tortoise and the Hare (TV Series)
Doom
Escape to the Continent (TV Series)
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday the 13th
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
I Am Legend
In the Army Now
Inspector Gadget 2
Jason X
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Love Bird (TV Series)
Mother Goose Club (TV Series)
My Bloody Valentine
Playing It Cool
Pretty in Pink
Reindeer Games
Stargate
Sword Art Online (TV Series)
Tales of Irish Castles (TV Series)
Terminator Salvation
The Bionic Vet (TV Series)
The Bone Collector
The Constant Gardener
The Fox and the Hound 2
The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg (TV Series)
The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
The Strange Calls (TV Series)
Whisker Wars (TV Series)

June 4

District 9

June 5

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club (TV Series)
Lords and Ladles (TV Series)

June 6

The Soloist

June 14

Grand Designs: Australia (TV Series)
House Doctor (TV Series)
I Own Australia’s Best Home (TV Series)
I Own Britain’s Best Home (TV Series)
The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure (TV Series)
Mother

June 15

About the Important Things
After the Raves (2016)
Apocalypse Now
Canimals (TV Series)
Liquid Science (TV Series)
Minimalism: A Documentary
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
Screenland (TV Series)
Social Fabric (2017)
The Horn (TV Series)
The Pianist
The Road Trick (2017)

June 16

Death Race

June 17

Bad Guys (TV Series)
In Need of Romance (TV Series)
In Need of Romance 2012 (TV Series)
In Need of Romance 3 (TV Series)
Let’s Eat 2 (TV Series)
Let’s Eat (TV Series)
Misaeng (TV Series)
Reply 1994 (TV Series)
Reply 1997 (TV Series)

June 24

Mulan 2

Exciting Titles Coming in June

While it’s sad to say goodbye to old shows, you get to look forward to new shows and movies coming to Netflix in June, so it’s not all bad news.

Get your popcorn ready because June is a huge month for Netflix shows and you’re not going to want to miss anything. There are lots of Netflix originals coming out this month and that means lots of goodies you’ve never seen before. Or they’re follow-up seasons that you’ve been waiting for.

Before we get to the dates, there are two shows rumored to arrive some time in June, but the exact dates are unknown.
They are:

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 3 and likely the series finale. And we’ve got a little teaser:

Also coming some time in June is a Netflix Original called Trinkets, which is set in high school and based on a YA novel.

**Update: It’s just been announced that Jessica Jones is coming to Netflix on June 14th**

Now for the titles for which we know the date for sure.

June 1

50/50
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Arthdal Chronicles—NETFLIX Original
Batman Begins
Cabaret
Carrie
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Dynasty: Season 2
Good Night, and Good Luck
Gran Torino
Life in the Doghouse
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Magic Mike
Network
Oh, Ramona!—NETFLIX Film
Platoon
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World Of Ben Ferencz
Satan & Adam
Small Soldiers
The Dark Knight
The Phantom of the Opera
The Space Between Us
What a Girl Wants

June 3

Documentary Now! – Season 3
June 3rd: Malibu Rescue: The Series (Season 1)

This looks like a modern day Baywatch-ish series. It’s sure to be a hit for the teen crowd. Check it out:

June 4

Miranda Sings Live…Your Welcome—NETFLIX Original

June 5

A Silent Voice
Black Mirror – Season 5

If you haven’t gotten into Black Mirror yet, you’re missing out on some great stories. Each episode is individual in its own right, but little breadcrumbs and Easter eggs tie them together to make a collection. It’s time for you to jump into Black Mirror.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch — This is the newest rendition — not the classic and not the Jim Carrey version.

June 7

3% – Season 3

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City – Season 4
Belmonte

Designated Survivor, Season 3

Thanks to Netflix, this show survived cancelation. See what we did there? Let’s see what Keifer Sutherland is up to now.

I Am Mother

Have you had a fear of robots taking over the Earth since the first release of Terminator? Well, this won’t make you feel any better and boy does it look interesting. Take a look:

Pachamama—NETFLIX Family
Rock My Heart—NETFLIX Film
Super Monsters Monster Pets—NETFLIX Family
Tales of the City—NETFLIX Original
The Black Godfather
The Chef Show—NETFLIX Original

Fun and lighthearted, The Chef Show is sure to make you smile. And hey, it’s got food! What’s not to love?

June 8

Berlin, I Love You

June 12

Jo Koy Stand-up Special
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Boy Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

June 13

Jinn (Season 1)
Kakegurui xx—NETFLIX Anime
The 3rd Eye 2—NETFLIX Film

June 14

Aggretsuko: Season 2—NETFLIX Anime
The Alcàsser Murders—NETFLIX Original
Awake: The Million Dollar Game—NETFLIX Original
Charité at War—NETFLIX Original
Cinderella Pop—NETFLIX Film
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 5
Leila—NETFLIX Original
Life Overtakes Me—NETFLIX Original
Marlon: Season 2
Murder Mystery—NETFLIX Film

Jennifer Aniston AND Adam Sandler in the same film? This one is sure to be a hit. Take a look at this trailer and see what we mean.


Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Unité 42—NETFLIX Original

June 15

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15

June 16

Cop Car

June 17

The Missing: Season 3—NETFLIX Original

June 18

Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives—NETFLIX Original
Big Kill

June 19

Beats
The Edge of Democracy—NETFLIX Film

June 20

Le Chant du Loup—NETFLIX Film

June 21

Ad Vitam—NETFLIX Original
Bolívar—NETFLIX Original
The Casketeers: Season 2—NETFLIX Original
The Confession Tapes: Season 2—NETFLIX Original
Dark: Season 2—NETFLIX Original

The End of Evangelion
Evangelion: Death (True)²
Girls Incarcerated: Season 2—NETFLIX Original
GO! Live Your Way: Season 2—NETFLIX Family
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil—NETFLIX Film
La misma sangre—NETFLIX Film
Mr. Iglesias—NETFLIX Original
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shooter: Season 3

June 24

Forest of Piano: Season 2—NETFLIX Anime

June 25

Mike Epps: Only One Mike—NETFLIX Original

June 26

The Golem
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Zookeeper

June 27

Answer for Heaven—NETFLIX Original

June 28

20th Century Women
7SEEDS—NETFLIX Anime

Dope: Season 3—NETFLIX Original
Exhibit A—NETFLIX Original
Instant Hotel: Season 2—NETFLIX Original
Motown Magic: Season 2—NETFLIX Family
Paquita Salas: Season 3—NETFLIX Original
The Chosen One—NETFLIX Original

June 29

Scare Tactics: Seasons 4 and 5

June 30

Madam Secretary: Season 5

Get Ready for June

So, there you have it and it’s quite a list. With so many shows to choose from, you’re guaranteed not to tumble into a show hole!

We’ll keep this list updated through the end of the month for any changes or additions, so come back, because you don’t want to miss a thing.

Which shows are you looking forward to the most in June? Which ones are you sad to say goodbye to? Sound off in the comments!

Hindi Movies: Top List Of Incredible Movies To Watch

If you’ve always been interested in watching movies from other countries of the world, but you haven’t been sure of where to begin, this guide will give you all the motivation you need to enter the vibrant, cheery world of Hindi movies. Bollywood, as the industry is known, is one of the most entertaining movie industries the world has seen. Read on to understand more about this industry, and for some amazing Hindi movie recommendations.

What Is Bollywood?

Bollywood is the term used to collectively refer to Hindi movies produced by the Hindi film industry, which is based in the Indian city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). It’s a portmanteau of the words “Bombay” and “Hollywood.” The languages used in Hindi movies in Bollywood are Hindi and Urdu. In recent times, “Hinglish,” which is a combination of Hindi and English, is also increasingly being incorporated into Hindi movies that are set in modern times.

Characteristics of an Amazing Hindi Movie

Of course, the plot and the smaller details vary from one movie to another. But a majority of the most successful Hindi movies have some common elements that are all part of one big, Bollywood formula. Here are some of the characteristics that a lot of the most amazing Hindi movies have in common.

They Are Explosively Colorful

Most Bollywood movies are furiously colorful. The colors start off right from the costumes, which are typically ethnic and vibrant. Even in urban plotlines, which feature the modern Indian, these movies ensure that their leads and the surrounding actors are dressed in bright and bubbly colors. The makeup is also mostly not subtle, with a lip color or nail paint adding a necessary color pop to every outfit. In many movies, the women’s sarees stand out for their intricate embroidery and heavy embellishments. Even in movies where the characters are relatively more subtly dressed, there’s always a pop of color in sight. The backgrounds and the scenes in which the stories are set are also fabulously colorful.

They’re Longer than the Average Hollywood Movie

While the average Hollywood movie runs up to two hours (give or take a few minutes), most Hindi movies touch the three-hour mark easily. With such a distinctly long runtime, it’s easier to invest in the emotional element of the story. Another upside to long movies is that it gives the audience a lot of time to get into the story and connect with the characters involved. Longer movies may seem like a drag, but once you sit down to watch one, you’ll be glad that Hindi movies run for as long as they generally do. Most movies also have an interval at the halfway mark to give their audience a short break in between. The scenes before an interval are typically one of the high points of a Hindi movie, and in many cases, include a cliffhanger.

Hindi Movies Have a Lot of Songs and Dances

Songs form an integral part of Hindi movies. While musicals form a distinct sub-genre in Hollywood, most Hindi movies are musicals by default. The movie’s album with all the tracks from the film are released weeks, or even months, before the movie. This helps build anticipation and people look forward to watching the movie on the big screens. Most albums have a typical mix of a happy song, a melancholic number, a romantic track, and a fast, peppy song that you can dance along to. Indian moviemakers have been including music as an important element in their movies since as early as the 1930s. In fact, Alam Ara, which was released in 1931, was the first sound film in Hindi cinema. This movie included seven songs.

They Have That Extra Something Known Locally As Masala

While not all Hindi movies have the masala element, it has to be said that masala films are uniquely Indian. Essentially, the masala factor means that Hindi movies, which are the cinematic equivalent of a mix of spices, include various subplots like a comedy track, a romantic track, an element of melodrama, and even a few fight sequences. All of these blend together effortlessly to create a storyline that everyone in the family can enjoy. Of course, if you aren’t used to watching movies that blend all these various cinematic elements together, you’ll find that it takes some time to get used to the shift in tones that comes with such fully-packed scripts. But once you do, you’ll find that this makes Hindi movies fun and entertaining.

The Best Hindi Movies Have Happy Endings

Sure, Hindi movies come with their own fair share of woes. The hero and heroine may face some hurdles that hamper their prospect of a future together, family feuds may tear parents and children apart, misunderstandings could cause a rift between siblings, or a villain may wreak havoc on the hero’s mission. But at the end of it all, as the climax approaches, the problems are almost always resolved. The families reunite, the hero destroys the villains, and the protagonist and his lady love live happily ever after. Although there are a few tragedies and slice-of-life movies made occasionally, most blockbuster Hindi movies almost always end on a happy note.

Examples of Great Hindi Movies

With every decade that has come and gone, Bollywood has given us some memorable Hindi movies that have stood the test of time and have continued to remain a favorite with fans and critics alike. Let’s take a quick look at some great Hindi movies.

Rang De Basanti

The movie revolves around a group of friends who graduate from Delhi University and continue to hang around their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she’s making about Indian freedom fighters under British rule. The group of friends is generally apolitical, but when a friend dies because of the corruption of their local government, their patriotism is awakened. Inspired by the freedom fighters whose roles they play in the film, the friends collectively decide to avenge the killing.

Jab We Met

This is one of the most colorful Hindi movies, and it tells the story of Aditya, a heartbroken business tycoon who is depressed and on the verge of committing suicide. He aimlessly boards a train, where he meets Geet, a high-spirited, chatty, and cheerful girl who is crafting a plan to elope with her lover. When the train stops at a station midway, Aditya gets down and fails to get back on. Surprised, Geet runs after him and consequently misses the train. Eventually, he finds himself pulled into her crazy life, and falls in love with her.

PK

In this movie, PK is human-like alien who arrives on the earth to learn about its inhabitants. Within a few minutes of his arrival, his control device connecting him to his spaceship gets stolen, leaving him stranded on Earth. The unanimous advice he seems to receive from the people of the Earth is that only God could help him. Not having any clue about the concept of God, he sets off on his mission to understand the skewed principle of religion on Earth. In the process, he makes people sit up and take notice of how organized religion exploits them.

Guru

This Hindi movie follows the life of the ambitious Gurukanth Desai, who rises to power as a successful business magnate in the late 50s in India. Through a mix of chance and cunning, Guru marries the beauteous Sujata primarily for her dowry. Later, he discovers that he really does love her. Meanwhile, Guru becomes extremely successful, although his business methods have much room for improvement. But his fates darken when newspaper tycoon Gupta, an upright and principled man, is determined to destroy Desai and expose his ways.

Devdas

One of the grandest and most colorful movies ever made, Devdas revolves around the story of Devdas and Paro, who are childhood sweethearts separated when Dev leaves India to study law in London. He returns home after ten years, and love blossoms between the two. But Dev’s family opposes their union, and Paro’s mother, spurned thus, marries Paro off to an older widower. The story then follows the tale of Dev, who pines for Paro and takes to alcohol, which propels him to a future of doom.

Swades

Swades tells the story of Mohan Bhargava, a successful NRI (non-resident Indian), who works at the technological forefront of NASA in the USA. Driven by nostalgia, and to fulfill a mission he set for himself, he returns to his hometown. There, he finds the nanny who raised him as a child, and intends to take her back with him to America. During his stay there, his journey leads him through the rural areas of India to the village of Charanpur, where he discovers that there’s so much work to be done, and that he owes it to his motherland to do it all.

Conclusion

So, if these movies seem like something you’d love to watch, then go ahead and catch these colorful blockbusters online. Bollywood may not have been your cup of tea until now, but once you watch these Hindi movies, you’ll certainly crave for more.

Crime Movies: Top 8 Amazing Movies That You Should Watch

FINISHED TRUE CRIMES? CHECK OUT THESE 8 CRIME MOVIES ON NETFLIX

If you’re anything like us, you absolutely loved 2016’s True Crimes (also known as Dark Crimes). Jim Carrey absolutely nailed the role of Polish detective Tadek. We were very impressed.

But finishing a particularly good movie can leave you with somewhat of a void. The story and characters that consumed you are suddenly gone. But you still want more. You want that same feel, that same vibe, as whatever film you just finished, whether it be The GodfatherDonnie Darko, or in this case, True Crimes.

And while it’s virtually impossible to recapture the exact same feeling when watching a particular film, you can get pretty damn close with the right material. And luckily, Netflix has no shortage of crime movies.

If you’ve finished watching True Crimes, and find yourself wanting more, here are eight high-caliber crime movies that are available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix.

So go ahead, grab yourself a big old bag of popcorn and a Coke, dim the lights, settle into the sofa, and enjoy.

Crime Movies to Watch on Netflix

1

Devil’s Knot (2013)

The year is 1993. A working-class neighborhood in West Memphis is shaken by the sexual assault and murder of three eight-year-old boys. The manner in which the three boys were killed points to Satanic ritual. A month later, three teenage boys are arrested and charged with the heinous crime. Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, and Damien Echols are a trio of misfits, who certainly look and act different. But are they actually guilty?

Pamela Hobbs, mother of one of the victims, has her doubts after private investigator Ron Lax starts delving deeper into the case.

Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in this riveting crime drama, based on the tragic true story of the West Memphis Three.

2

The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)

Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a dirt biker in a traveling carnival stunt show. A wild spirit, untamed by society. His life is one of excitement and adrenaline on the road. But all that seems to change when he calls in on a past lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), while in the small New York State city of Schenectady. He unexpectantly finds himself a father.

He does what he deems the right thing to do. He decides to stay in town and provide for his infant son Jason, and Romina.

While working as a garage mechanic, he receives a proposition from his boss. A proposition that gives Luke the chance to be able to set Jason and Romina up financially. A proposition that involves going out on a limb. That proposition is bank robbing.

Luke accepts, finds himself in very deep indeed. Rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper), catches wind of Luke’s new financial exploits and is hell-bent on taking him down.

Turns out that Luke’s life of excitement and adrenaline is far from over.

Featuring a haunting score by Mike Patton (Faith No More), and crime movie actor maestro Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) in a supporting role, The Place Beyond the Pines is both high octane, and visceral.

3

Inside Man (2006)

A showdown between a determined cop and expert bank robber is sent spiraling into disaster when a manipulative power broker steps in at request of the bank’s founder. This crime movie takes place over a 24-hour period in a Wall Street bank.

Inside Man stars Denzel Washington as Detective Keith Frazier; NYPD hostage negotiator, Clive Owen as Dalton Russell; the man behind the heist, and Jodie Foster as Madeleine White; the power broker who steps in to seemingly take control of the situation. Directed by Spike Lee in his trademark style.

4

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara (A Nightmare on Elm Street) star in this enthralling thriller, and first installment in the Millennium trilogy.

Four decades ago, Harriet Vanger vanished from a family gathering on a remote Swedish island. Still convinced of foul play, her uncle recruits journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig), and rogue hacker Lisbeth Salander (Mara) to investigate the matter.

Adapted from the late-great Stieg Larsson novel of the same name, and directed by the renowned David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, Seven), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo doesn’t disappoint. This in an American ‘remake’ that lives up to the level set by its foreign counterpart.

5

Sicario (2015)

Idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is sent to the US/Mexico border as part of an elite task force responsible with the task of combating the Mexican drug cartel. It doesn’t take long for Macer to realize that all she took as truth and honor aren’t quite what they seem.

Sicario is a crime thriller with a strong cast, which includes Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro (Sin City), Josh Brolin (The Goonies), and Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd).

Sicario received several Academy Award nominations, as well as BAFTA nominations, and even made it to the Cannes Film Festival.

6

Donnie Brasco (1997)

If you’re a fan of crime movies like Goodfellas and the Godfather, this baby’s definitely for you.

In the 1970s, during the FBI’s war on organized crime, Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) went undercover to infiltrate the Bonnano crime family under the alias ‘Donnie Brasco’. He does this by earning the trust of Mafia made man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino), who vouches for him.

It doesn’t take long for Pistone to realize that he’s in deep, and crossing the line from cop to criminal, all the while bestowing a death sentence on Lefty.

Based on a true story, this Academy Award-nominated film is one of the best crime movies on Netflix. Both Depp and Pacino give solid performances and the film is believable and absolutely enthralling.

7

Number Box Round With Border

Based on the novel of the same name by Dennis LeHane (Shutter Island), Gone Baby Gone, follows two Boston-based private investigators, Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and Angela Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan) as they search for a missing four-year-old.

Amanda McCready is abducted from her very own home without the slightest trace. The police drum up nothing. Amanda’s mother goes on television, and pleas for her daughter to be returned. This is the catalyst that sets Kenzie and Gennaro onto the dark path to recover the missing child.

Dennis LeHane’s writing seems to transpose to the screen exceptionally well. From the psychological horror of Shutter Island, to the epic drama of Live by Night, to the seat-riveting Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone is no exception. If you haven’t read any of this guy’s books, and are a fan of the aforementioned films, go pick up a copy. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

Gone Baby Gone takes cues from the timeless genre of noir. In fact, the film is labeled ‘neo-noir’, but there’s no ‘new’ about it. There’s a reason why classics are classics and in his directional debut, Ben Affleck does it right the first time around.

Gone Baby Gone is definitely worth checking out.

8

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Adapted from the Stephen King novella by writer/director Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is one of the best crime movies of the past few decades.

Andy DuFresne (Tim Robbins) catches his wife in bed with another man. And even though he has a gun, he doesn’t kill them. But what he doesn’t do, someone else does. And Andy takes the rap. He is sentenced to life imprisonment in Shawshank State Penitentiary.

He befriends contraband smuggler Red (Morgan Freeman), and sets a clandestine plan into action. The Shawshank Redemption is an amazing film about life, loss, brotherhood, and most importantly, hope. The movie’s cast do an incredible job with the roles, and you’ll likely find yourself laughing, crying, and holding your breath for its 136 minute duration. And that’s another thing about this film. Despite its considerable length, it never seems to get drawn out, boring, or dull. Which is quite a rare thing for longer movies. From the very first frame to the last, The Shawshank Redemption is an absolute pleasure to watch.

Darabont handles King’s original material with the utmost skill, and not only does it justice, but improves it. Which is a rare thing indeed when it comes to adapting the page to the screen. Darabont has done the same with King’s The Green Mile and The Mist.

The film nominated for an impressive seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Morgan Freeman).

Even though it’s relatively unlikely that you haven’t already seen this film, you’re certainly in for a treat if it’s your first time. And even if it isn’t your first time, this drama-crime movie’s definitely worth rewatching. It’s one of those rare films you can see again and again without it getting old.

Conclusion

So there you have it. If True Crimes has whet your appetite for crime movies, you should have found at least one title on this list that you haven’t seen before. From newer titles like Sicario and Devil’s Knot, to undisputed classics like Donnie Brasco and The Shawshank Redemption, Netflix has it covered.

Netflix Comings and Goings for May 2019

The ins and outs at Netflix can be enough to make you cry, whether with joy or sadness depends on how you look at it.

To start with the bad news and that so you have plenty of time to say goodbye, you have very little time to watch all three Jaws movies as they’ll be taking their leave just in time for summer.

Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws the Revenge uncover the worst about beach season, so catch them before the temperature rises or by May 1 when they swim for distant shores.

While talking about franchises, A whole lot of James Bond is also disappearing from the streaming service including Dr. No, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia with Love, Goldeneye, License to Kill, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Thunderball, and Tomorrow Never Dies. No more 007 on Netflix!

If love stories are your thing, you’re running out of time to see Sixteen Candles, Chocolat, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sliding Doors, The Notebook, and The English Patient. All of these great movies leave Netflix on May 1.

Speaking of summer, I Know What You Did Last Summer is another aptly themed flick leaving the service.

When it comes to Television, Switched at Birth Seasons 1-5 are lifting off of Netflix, but there will be a lot more coming in their place.

As to what’s coming to Netflix, it’s nothing but good news and a lot of it.

Netflix Originals you must see include Zac Efron’s turn as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile which hits the service on May 3. This will pair nicely with the Netflix Original series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

Saved by Netflix, Lucifer Season 4 arrives May 8 with promises of a very sexy new look and the addition of Eve, as in Adam and Eve.

May 10 brings a lot of new series, including The Society, a modern-day take on The Lord of the Flies. It’s a lot deeper than you’d imagine and well-worth the watch.

On May 17, the return of the popular post-apocalyptic series The Rain arrives, and on May 21 Wanda Sykes: Not Normal premieres so you can tickle your funny bone.

The third season of the anthology horror series Slasher returns with Slasher: Solstice on May 23, and on May 24 She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 drops while Rene Zellweger’s first TV series What/If joins it.

And one of the most anticipated dramas, When They See Us from Ava DuVernay arrives on Netflix to tell the true story of five Harlem teens wrongly accused of a Central Park rape in 1989.

When you’re done with the Netflix Originals, make room for more acquisitions!

Subscribers get a replacement for 007! Austin Powers, Goldmember has been hanging out all by himself on Netflix, but the first two flicks, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me join to make it a very fun trio.

Another franchise getting in on the excitement is The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves as the savior of mankind. The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix: Revolutions all arrive on the first.

Series news brings Outlander Seasons 1 and 2 to the streamer so that those who steadfastly refuse to find the TV adaptation of their favorite novels can finally see the love.

Roswell, New Mexico just finished up its first season on The CW, and you can binge it in its entirety beginning on May 1. Be on the lookout for other seasons of shows from The CW to come later in the month as the turnover from broadcast to Netflix is relatively nonexistent. Those include Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Supernatural, and Charmed.

Fans of the thrilling futuristic nightmare that is Colony finally get a chance to see it to the end. Unfortunately, after Colony Season 3, there is no more, so enjoy!

The full list of arrivals can be found below:

May 1

Angels & Demons
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: Th Spy Who Shagged Me
Casper
Chasing Liberty
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Dumb and Dumber
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Gosford Park
Gremlins
Hairspray (1988)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Her Only Choice
Hoosiers
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer Season 2
Jon & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
Just Friends
Knock Down the House — Netflix Original
Munafik 2 – Netflix Original
Revolutionary Road
Roswell, New Mexico Season 1
Scarface
Scream
Snowpiercer
Taking Lives
The Da Vinci Code
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
To Rome with Love
Wedding Crashers
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

May 2

Colony Season 3
John Carter

May 3

A Pesar De Todo – Netflix Original
All in My Family – Netflix Original
Alles ist gut – Netflix Original Series
Cupcake & Dino: General Services Season 2 – Netflix Original
Dead to Me – Netflix Original Series
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Netflix Original
Flinch – Netflix Original Series
Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage
The Last Summer – Netflix Original
Mr. Mom
Supernatural Season 14
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town – Netflix Original Series
Tuca & Bertie – Netflix Original Series
Undercover – Netflix Original Series

May 4

Like Arrows

May 6

Abyss – Netflix Original Series

May 7

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
Queen of the South Season 3

May 8

Lucifer Season 4 – Netflix Original

May 9

Bathtubs Over Broadway
Insidious

May 10

Dry Martina – Netflix Original
Easy Season 3 – Netflix Original
Gente que viene y bah – Netflix Original
Harvey Girls Forever! Season 2 – Netflix Original
Jailbirds – Netflix Original Series
Pose Season 1
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share – Netflix Original Series
Shéhérazade – Netflix Original
The Society – Netflix Original Series
Wine Country – Netflix Original

May 12

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Volume 3 – Netflix Original

May 13

Malibu Rescue – Netflix Original Series

May 14

Revisions – Netflix Original
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate – Netflix Original
Weed the People

May 15

Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

May 16

Good Sam – Netflix Original

May 17

1994 Limited Series – Netflix Original
Chip & Potato – Netflix Original Series
It’s Bruno – Netflix Original Series
Maria – Netflix Original
Morir para contar – Netflix Original
Nailed It! Season 3 – Netflix Original
See You Yesterday – Netflix Original
The Rain Season 2 – Netflix Original
Well Intended Love – Netflix Original Series
White Gold Season 2 – Netflix Original

May 18

The Blackcoat’s Daughter

May 20

Prince of Peoria Part 2 – Netflix Original

May 21

Arrow Season 7
Moonlight
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal – Netflix Original

May 22

A Tale of Two Kitchens – Netflix Original Series
One Night in Spring – Netflix Original
The Flash Season 5

May 23

Riverdale Season 3
Slasher: Solstice (Season 3) – Netflix Original

May 24

After Maria – Netflix Original Series
Alta Mar – Netflix Original Series
Joy – Netflix Original
Rim of the World – Netflix Original
She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 – Netflix Original
The Perfection – Netflix Original
What/If – Netflix Original Series

May 27

Historial Roasts – Netflix Original
Outlander Seasons 1 & 2

May 28

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

May 30

Chopsticks – Netflix Original
My Week with Marilyn
Svaha: The Sixth Finger – Netflix Original
The One I Love – Netflix Original

May 31

Always Be My Maybe – Netflix Original
Bad Blood Season 2 – Netflix Original
Black Spot Season 2 – Netflix Original
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) – Netflix Original
Killer Ratings – Netflix Original
When They See Us – Netflix Original Series

Here’s the full list of what’s leaving Netflix in May:

May 1

8 Mile
Chocolat
Cold Justice
Dances with Wolves
Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Dr. No
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For Your Eyes Only
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Russia with Love
Godzilla
GoldenEye
Hostel
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
License to Kill
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Sixteen Candles
Sliding Doors
Somm
Somm: Into the Bottle
The Birdcage
The Dirty Dozen
The English Patient
The Lovely Bones
The Notebook
The Other Boleyn Girl
Tomorrow Never Dies
Watchmen

May 11

Switched at Birth Seasons 1-5

May 15

Bill Nye, the Science Guy Collection 1

May 19

Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia

May 22

The Boss Baby

May 24

Southpaw

May 31

I Know What You Did Last Summer
West Side Story (1961)

Check back for further upates!