New Year, New Movies to Watch on Netflix

The new year usually begins with the saying, “New year, new you,”  so here are some of the recently added movies that you should watch on Netflix. This year, Netflix hasn’t added a huge television series like Friends to their online streaming service, but they have added a variety of new movies to watch. From comedy to horror there is something new for everyone.

  1. The Shining (1980)  Based on a book written by Stephen King, this drama/horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick is about a family who lives in a vacant hotel for the winter where there are evil spirits that persuade a man to murder his wife and son. This two and a half hour movie, is for anyone who likes a psychological thriller.
  2. Across the Universe (2007) This movie is a drama/musical about a group of people who come from various lifestyles and places during the Vietnam War in New York. This storyline successfully brings Beatles songs to life and features songs such as, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Come Together,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.” If you’re a fan of 1960’s culture or The Beatles, this is a must-watch film.
  3. Training Day (2001) This movie is a crime/thriller film about a Los Angeles security guard who wants to become a LAPD narcotics officer and his first day in training. Starring Denzel Washington, this movie is about how although the LAPD should be stopping crime and following the law, but that isn’t the case here. This movie is for anyone who is a fan of action and crime movies and whoever loves Denzel Washington.
  4. Meet the Parents (2000) This movie is about a man named Greg Focker and how he is soon to meet his fiance’s parents. Starring Ben Stiller and Robert de Niro, this movie is all laughs for people who have met their significant other’s parents who are a bit overprotective of their children. Although this is not your average Robert de Niro movie, this is a movie for people to see that he can act in different genres of film. This is a very popular comedy for everyone.
  5. Along Came Polly (2004) Written and directed by John Hamburg, this romantic comedy stars Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller. This movie is about a man and how he begins to take risks in his life for the first time when he meets an old classmate named Polly. If you’re a fan of cute love stories with funny situations in-between this is a movie for you.       

These are only some of the many movies that have come out on Netflix this month and there is always a wide variety of movies for any viewer.

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