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7 Netflix Offerings To Watch If You're DEFINITELY Staying In Tonight

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Most of the country will not be venturing outside the house tonight and that's pretty fair.

You've spent a tonne of cash over Christmas, drank and eaten far too much, and you just wanna curl up at home and vegetate. It's times like this that possession of your sibling's Netflix password is a fucking godsend.

Now we know the problem with Netflix is that there's too much choice, you spend ages just trying to decide on something, and then when you do decide you kinda regret not picking the other thing that caught your eye. We're making that decision a little easier for you by narrowing it down to just seven options. 

You could always invite mates around to get in on this action as well, if you wanna be sociable about it. But then, who are we kidding? Most of you will be enjoying these movies in the solitary darkness of your bedroom... like fattened sloths with internet access.


1. Something you (probably) haven't seen yet – Slow West

Very recently added to Netflix, this cowboy flick stars Irish ledgebag Michael Fassbender as an outlaw who agrees to chaperone a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) across the Wild West as he searches for his lost love. 

2. Something you (probably) haven't seen in ages – Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One of the all time great '80s movies that's always great for a re-watch, preferably with company. When Monday comes around and we're all facing going back to work, we could all use a friend like Ferris to cajole us into pulling a sickie.

3. An easy watch – Avengers Assemble

Written and directed by the guy who made Buffy The Vampire Slayer and one of the highest grossing movies of all time, it's fair to say that first Avengers movie was a decent auld romp. 

Any movie that boasts Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson is always gonna be a crowd-pleaser in fairness.

4. Something hilarious – 30 Minutes Or Less

One that many might have missed, but well worth a watch.

Jesse Eisenberg stars as a pizza delivery guy who finds himself strapped with a bomb and forced to rob a bank before the timer runs out, and enlists the help of his best friend (Aziz Ansari) to pull off the heist.

The way the plot sounds, it might surprise you that this is actually a comedy. You'd probably be even more surprised to discover it was inspired by true events.

5. A horror movie – The Babadook

If you're in the mood to be creeped out, this is just the thing. 

The Australian fllm sees a single mother struggling with her demanding child. As the little boy's ravings about an imaginary creature called the Babadook start to get out of hand, shit starts to get seriously weird in the house... 

6. A series to binge-watch – Making A Murderer

Everyone's raving about this show at the moment, including us. It's a 10-part documentary series following the conviction and incarceration of a man for 18 years based upon little to no evidence. 

It offers a terrifying glimpse in the US justice system and leaves you questioning whether or not this man actually committed the crime he was accused of.

7. A gripping thriller – The Guest

If you liked Drive with Ryan Gosling, this has a similar vibe: it's all very cool, with a stellar soundtrack. 

The story begins with a soldier (Dan Stevens) as he introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. The polite young man is invited into the family's home, where he starts to make life better for all involved. But, of course, it turns out there's more to the guest (oh nowww I get it!) than meets the eye...

READ NEXT: 6 Brilliant Netflix Shows To Watch At Home Tonight


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