Have you ever gotten bored and wanted to watch an interesting movie? Then you could binge watch these top 5 movies from Netflix, listed below. --Daria Oxley, 7Th grade
The first film is called American Murder: The Family Next Door. If you’re into true crime or murder documentaries, this is the perfect fit.. The film tells the story of the 2018 Watts family murders, which took place in Frederick, Colorado. It uses archival footage including social media posts, law enforcement recordings, text messages and home video footage to depict the events that occurred. It was released on Netflix on September 30. The movie was rated a 7.2/10, got 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 67% on Mecracitric, all of which was rated by movie critics. Overall 88% of the people who have watched this movie have liked it.
The second film is called =Becoming. It’s a 2020 American documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren about the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. The documentary features footage of Obama's travels, talk-shows and her work during her tenure as the First Lady. Sixty-three percent of the people that have watched this movie liked it, and I would recommend watching it.It looked quite promising in the beginning, though some might disagree with the ending. Too often we hear or read the word "Obama" and instantly think of the former president. But Becoming is a look through the eyes of Michelle Obama. It’s a documentary of the things that made Michelle Obama the person who she is. It delves into her upbringing, life post-politics, and how her life can never be "normal" again. It's intimate, warm, and human.
The third film is called Enola Holmes. If you like dramatic movies, then this is a movie you should watch. Enola Holmes, played by Millie Bobby Brown, is Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. She is extremely intelligent, observant, and insightful, and defies the social norms for women of the time. It was rated a 6.6/10, and 68% metracitric, and out of all the people who have watched the movie, 93% liked it. Fast-paced, clever, and hugely entertaining, this film will delight fans of Milly Bobby Brown thanks to her outstanding performance. Enola Holmes delivers positive messages about individuality, equality and freedom.
The fourth movie is called Crip Camp. If you like heartwarming movies, then this is the right one to watch. Crip Camp is about a groundbreaking summer camp that takes in a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality. A slight warning that this movie is rated R for “some language including sexual references.” Otherwise this movie is rated a 7.8/10, got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 4/5 on Common Sense Media, and out of all the people who have watched it 90% have liked this movie.
The last film is called Da 5 Bloods. It's the perfect movie if you like the genres war or drama. Da 5 Bloods is a 2020 American war drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Spike Lee. The film's plot follows a group of four aging Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader, as well as the treasure they buried while serving there.“The film digs into racial tensions between the U.S. and Vietnam, but also between the U.S. and Black soldiers who fought for their country only to return home to find they had even more battles to fight. This is a confronting and ugly film that cuts no corners in showcasing all aspects of humanity, and Delroy Lindo gives the performance of his career as a hardened, bitter man harboring old wounds that refuse to heal. It’s not just the best Netflix movie of 2020 so far, it’s the best film of the year so far full-stop,” says Adam Chitwood, who is a movie critic, it was rated a 6.5/10, got a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 82% on Metracitric.