This weekend Andy and I did something we haven’t done in ages.
We rented a movie.
It used to be a regular occurrence for us, but with Netflix we usually don’t have any reason to venture out to the video store.
This weekend we were in the mood for something a little different and we both like watching Oscar nominated films so we rented The Theory of Everything. It was a great film and certainly worthy of the nominations it received. Eddie Redmayne was absolutely brilliant in the role of Stephen Hawking. I always find it fascinating to learn more about the lives of real people, so this movie was right up my alley.
(This movie is available on DVD through Netflix, but my Netflix subscription includes instant streaming only which is why we cheated on Netflix with Family Video!)
I really really enjoy movies. I love the way they teach me things, expand my knowledge base, pique my imagination and take me to faraway lands from the comfort of my sofa. Watching a movie over the weekend instead of putzing around the house or wasting time on my phone reminded me how much I enjoy movies. It made me want to put my darn phone down more often and pick up a good film (or documentary) instead.
I do well with lists, so I decided to put together a “watch list” to reference the next time I find myself wasting an evening in the Bermuda Triangle of social media on my phone.
Here are some of the titles that made my list….these are all available to watch Instantly on Netflix:
The Butler: This is another Oscar film that I remember wanting to watch when I first heard about it.
Chef: This movie was recommended to me by my dad and it involves a food truck, so I’m basically sold.
Fed Up: This one is a documentary and I’m a total and complete sucker for documentary films. It talks about the crazy sugar problem in America. After doing the Whole30 and being utterly astounded at the amount of sugar in so many foods that aren’t even sweet, I’m a total sugar nazi now and scour nutrition labels to see how much sugar things contain.
The Mind of a Chef: Anthony Bourdain interviews renown chefs to learn about their creative process. There are two seasons of this show and I’d like to try a few episodes to see if it grips me as much as I think it will. You know me and food :)
Chef’s Table: This is a Netflix original 6-part documentary series that peeks inside the kitchens and minds of 6 international food stars. Netflix has proven itself pretty awesome at creating original programs and again, this one is about food, so sign me up!
I’m realizing the bulk of the items on this list aren’t even movies at all which kind of negates the point I was making in the beginning about how I want to carve out more time to enjoy movies. But they are about food and that’s another passion of mine, so you can see how I couldn’t resist them when I was making my list!
What about you?
Have you streamed anything awesome on Netflix lately??? Hit me with your recommendations, I want to add to my list!
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