Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Listography: Top 5 films on Netflix

As part of the Netflix Stream Team I was lucky enough to be sent out an Apple TV and yearly subscription to the wonderful Netflix. The Apple TV simply allows you to connect to Netflix via your internet connection - but this can be done through lots of devices such as DVD and blu-ray players or some gaming consoles. For more on the techy bits click here.

Since returning to Ireland we have a very basic Sky package that the kids are extremely unimpressed with - so being hooked up to Netflix has gone down very well indeed. Next month the kids are going to give you their own Top 5 films from there - but this month it's my turn.

If you'd like to join in with your own suggestions please come back and linky up below. With the colder weather on the way and the pennies being put away for Christmas I need all the suggestions I can get.

So with no further ado - here are my Top 5 Films on Netflix (as discovered do far)

1. Drop Dead Fred.
I could barely contain my excitement when I saw Drop Dead Fred appear on the menu. Having not watched it for about 20 years I wasn't sure it would live up to expectations. But of course it did. I'm not sure it was such a good idea to let the 5 year old watch it too though. The intro of a gentle bedtime fairy story lulled me into a false sense of security - which the 'what a load of shit!' line from snot-face quickly woke me up from. Naturally the kids were all sold on it immediately.


2. The Royal Tenenbaums.
2 stars! I can't believe this film has only 2 stars on Netflix. There must be a conspiracy. A delight to the eyes and senses - this Wes Anderson's story about a family of eccentrics stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow. All in crazy outfits. What's not to like?

3. Fargo
You're darn tootin' it's in my top 5! Impossible to fault. Round of applause to the Coen Brothers once again.

4. Stand By Me
Another movie-I-can't-wait-to-show-the-kids. Starring an impossibly gorgeous and talented young River Phoneix, it's a coming of age story that will stay with you forever. As will the barfing scene unfortunately. Keifer Sutherland as the evil older brother and Corey Feldman as the unfortunate Teddy Duchamp also put in Oscar winning performances.

5. The Godfather
We all know how good it is. We just need to find the spare three hours to watch it.

So what have I missed? Linky up with your favourite Top 5 films currently on Netflix and I'll share every post on Twitter under #streamteam.

Looking forward to reading and watching!

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