6 Perfect Netflix Movies To Watch If You're Not Leaving The House This Sunday Night

Because sometimes all you want to do is get cosy in front of a good movie

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Sunday are the kind of the day where it's perfectly acceptable to binge on Netflix. We're even encouraging it.

But there's a lot of choice, so it's hard to pick. Luckily, we've narrowed it down to six excellent options. Just pick your favourite (or several favourites), shut the curtains, crack open the biscuits, turn on the kettle, wrap yourself up like a duvet burrito, and enjoy.

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

In this instalment, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has just brought an end to the Hunger Games and now she has to lead a rebellion to save the world and her friend-zoned bestie Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).

2. The Guest

If you haven't seen this, you must watch it. 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 this guest than meets the eye...

3. Obvious Child

Now for something on the funny side. 

While going through a pretty shitty period in her life, what with her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend, New York comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) has a one night stand and later discovers that she's pregnant. She doesn't know if she should have the child or tell the father she's pregnant... 

Sounds serious, but it's weirdly hilarious.

4. What We Do In The Shadows

More comedy, this time from New Zealand. Coming from the same hilarious Kiwis who brought the world Flight Of The Conchords, the movie is a mocumentary about four vampires living in a flatshare situation as they prepare for the annual unholy masquerade ball... which is the highlight of the undead's social calender. 

If you like Flight Of The Conchords, you'll eat this up.

5. Locke

Fancy watching a thriller that's essentially just Tom Hardy sitting in a car for an hour and a half having very tense phone conversations while driving? In that case, Locke is for you. 

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten to destroy his entire life. 

An extremely gripping watch.

6. Wet Hot American Summer

Here's a cult classic that all comedy fans need to watch at some point. Set in a summer camp during 1981, Wet Hot American Summer stars a host of celebrities from before they became huge, including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks. 

It's hilarious and you easily imagine there was serious amount of craic on set when this was being made. Rudd's brilliant in it as the rebellious teenage heartthrob Andy.

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Seán Kenehan

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