With our world seeming to be in perpetual chaos, people around the world have been turning to entertainment for comfort. One of the most popular entertainment platforms online is Netflix, with tons of movies and TV shows to choose from. No matter what your taste, there seems to be something for everyone on Netflix, and they are always adding new options to choose from. Here’s what’s coming in 2017 to keep an eye out for.
E.T. – This ‘90s classic is a great movie to watch with the whole family. It stars a young Drew Barrymore and a loveable extraterrestrial. It was also directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the world’s most acclaimed movie professionals.
Oceans Twelve – This is the sequel to Ocean’s Eleven, the popular heist movie with an all-star cast. This one is just as enjoyable, with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the leads of this loveable and familiar cast. It is fast paced and highly enjoyable, perfect for a movie night with friends.
Boogie Nights – One of the most acclaimed films of the ‘90s, Boogie Nights stars Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, and Mark Wahlberg in this unique take on the porn industry in the 1970’s. It’s shot well and is incredibly fast-paced, and manages to draw you into a setting that is inherently unappealing.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix has adapted this series of middle grade books into a series, and it promises to be a delight. Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf, an iconic villain, and the show adapts the books with just the right balance of dark, gothic elements and campy, over-the-top surprises.
Caddyshack – This ‘80s comedy produced tons of quotable lines and became an instant cult classic, so it’s definitely worth a watch. For those who loved the movie back in the day, it will bring back tons of nostalgia and make you laugh after a long hard day at work.
The Shining – If you like horror, give this classic a try. It stars Jack Nicholson as a writer who heads to a haunted hotel to work, but ends up completely possessed. The movie is based on the book by Steven King of the same name. Although it’s an iconic movie, you might not want to watch it alone if you’re easily spooked.
V For Vendetta – This engaging thriller stars Natalie Portman and makes some interesting commentary on society and government. It’s fast-paced and exciting, perfect for date night or watching with some good friends. The movie turned ten years old this past year, and it still holds up impeccably.
These are just a few of the many great releases to check out this upcoming year. Netflix has plenty to explore in the way of movies, TV, and live shows, so if you’re bored or just want to escape from real life for a bit, there’s no better way to do it than by digging into an awesome movie or an addictive TV show. If there’s something on Netflix you’re interested in, be sure to watch it soon! You never know when your favorite show or movie is going to be taken down. It also never hurts to keep an eye on the new arrivals page, as Netflix has been known to surprise us with brand new offerings without warning.