5 Movies To Watch On Netflix

5 Movies To Watch On Netflix

Movies for that perfect lazy day.
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Whether it be because the weather is not perfect, you do not feel well, or you just feel like having a lazy day, popping on a movie on Netflix is always an option. If you are anything like me, you will spend half an hour going through titles because you want to see something new, but you always end up rewatching an old favorite. Well, here is a list of five movies currently on Netflix to help shorten your search!

1. Spotlight.

Spotlight depicts the reporters at the Boston Globe as they work to uncover the wrongdoings of the Catholic church surrounding the cover up of multiple cases of child molestation performed by priests. This movie stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and many other fantastic actors. Spotlight is an intriguing recount of actual events that occurred in Massachusetts. This movie specifically interested me because my parents remembered a lot of what had occurred and recognized the names flashing across the screen.

2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is based on a book written by Jonathan Safran Foer. This movie depicts the journey of a young boy searching for the lock in which a mysterious key found in his father’s closet will fit. His father was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This story shows the boy, Oscar, traveling throughout New York, inquiring people about the key and searching for answers, while coping with the loss of his father. This movie is heart wrenching. It was truly fascinating watching how this young boy copes after the loss of his father to the attacks.

3. Zootopia.

Zootopia is a fun movie for people of all ages. Children love the animated story, while adults love the underlying messages. This movie revolves around a rabbit that becomes a police officer and her mission to discover what happened to the animals that had gone missing. This movie confronts the ideas of discrimination. This is seen through the differentiation between the predators and prey. Characters believe that the predators all root back to evil and problems. A few of the predators had reverted to these ways and because of those select few, other characters began applying that stereotype to them all. This movie is applicable to the political and social environment today. Unfortunately, stereotypes are still prevalent outside of movies; however, they are seen in the form of racial stereotypes, gender stereotype, and too many more.

4. Cyberbully.

Cyberbully, starring Emily Osment, first aired on ABC Family (now Freeform). This ABC movie follows a teenage girl and the realities of constant access to the Internet. The audience watches the extent of bullying in the digital age. The constant online bullying leads Osment’s character to attempt suicide. This movie is important for both children and parents to view because it shows how what you say online is hurtful. It also brings awareness to the idea that bullying now has the potential to follow children home. This movie is sad, but it carries an important message about bullying in the twenty-first century.

5. Grease.

Grease will forever be one of my favorite movies. In a list full of movies with deep, underlying messages, I had to include one movie that has always put me in a good mood. This musical has always been a favorite and I have known all of the songs by heart since I was a little kid.This movie depicts the idea of a summer romance and what happens when the two lovers meet again unexpectedly at school the following year. This movie also depicts conflicts regarding dropping out of school, unplanned pregnancy, and problems faced by high schoolers. The movie complements these underlying messages with catchy songs.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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11 Songs That I Haven't Been Able To Get Out Of My Head, And You Won't, Either

Finals is coming and these are the songs I keep on repeat.

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1. "Goodbye Again" by Vertical Horizon

2. "Slip The Noose" by The Maine

3. "Cool" by The Jonas Brothers

4. "Broken Horse" by Freelance Whales

5. "Street Map" by Athlete

6. "All Eternal Things" by Trembling Blue Stars

7. "Don't Cry" by Emarosa

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