In addition to finally taking a few days off from work this past weekend, I also decided to take a break from publishing Sunday’s blog post to simply just relax. Every once in awhile, I love to take part in what I like to call Lazy Sundays, which is a day to do absolutely nothing and go absolutely nowhere. Lazy Sundays are spent at home on the couch in my pajamas with food and television. It’s not something that I get to do too often, so when I do, it’s heavenly. I’ve been able to catch up on some really great Netflix shows and movies during Lazy Sundays, so I thought it would be a cool idea to let you know exactly what I’ve been watching just in case you too are looking for something new to get into!
I’m a suspense and drama kind of girl, so I’m all for the crazy neighbor, friend, nanny, or ex — not in real life of course. With that being said, there was a movie that I wanted so badly to add to this list, but I see that it’s no longer available on Netflix. However, it’s called ‘The Gift.’ It stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton and tells the story of a man who recently relocated to California and runs into a former classmate who was seemingly friendly at first but is actually holding a murderous grudge against the former jock. So, if you can watch the movie elsewhere, it’s a film that I do recommend. However, here’s a list of films and shows that are on Netflix that I think are worth tuning into!
A Fall From Grace (Movie)
In this Tyler Perry film, disheartened since her ex-husband’s affair, Grace Waters feels restored by a new romance. But when gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth.
Starring: Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb, Phylicia Rashad, Cicely Tyson
In the first season, a charming first encounter quickly turns into something more nefarious when bookstore manager Joe takes a very strong liking to grad student Beck. In season two, Joe relocates from New York to Los Angeles where he’s trying to escape his past and forge a new love with Love, but his past catches up with him and the present creates even bigger problems for the future.
Starring: Penn Badgley
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (Documentary)
A documentary that tells the story of NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s arrest for the inexplicable murder of Odin Lloyd that shocked the sports world. It also dives deeper into his life and relationships as well as the much talked about neurodegenerative disease, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), sustained by repeated head injuries and the emotional, mental, and physical impact on the brain.
Deadly Switch (Movie)
In this indie thriller, a foreign exchange student moves in with her roommate’s family who grieves over the daughter they would do anything to get back.
Starring: Teri Polo, Dylan Walsh, Danika Yarosh
47 Meters Down (Movie)
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Home Is Where The Killer Is (Movie)
Nicole Turner has seen better times. Having just survived a health scare and painful breakup with her boyfriend Kyle, she is now facing eviction. When she finds a room for rent with former Doctor, Julie Thomason, she also discovers a new best friend. But Nicole doesn’t realize how far Julie will go to control this friendship and keep her from ever leaving.
Starring: Stacy Haiduk, Kelly Kruger, Christoper Sean
13 Reasons Why (Series)
As the school mourns the death of Hannah Baker, her friend Clay Jensen receives a box of tapes with messages she recorded before she committed suicide. Clay goes on a quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush and her decision to end her life.
Starring: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro
Secret Obsession (Movie)
When Jennifer wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack, her doting husband cares for her. But she soon realizes that he is not who he appears to be and the danger is far from over.
Starring: Brenda Song, Mike Vogel, Dennis Haysbert
Hidden In Plain Sight (Movie)
A woman stages her own suicide but still lives in fear of her abusive ex-boyfriend tracking her down and stealing the son he never knew he had.
Starring: Victoria Barabas, Gino Anthony Pesi, Jake Allyn
They opened the doors of their home to her, never expecting she’d be the houseguest from hell.
Starring: Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan, Nicolas Cage
A suburban couple hires a new sitter to watch their three kids for the night, unaware that the young woman isn’t who she claims to be.
Starring: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams
He’s Out There
On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Starring: Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky