If you’re looking for a guide to the must-see movies and shows on Netflix right now, let #NowOnNetflix Vol. 38 be your guide. As always we’re highlighting five movies and shows that you can’t miss out on. We try to cover all genres, from documentaries to drama and beyond, for an eclectic mix.
This week’s selections bring us a couple bingeworthy shows, some drama, comedy and even a little romance for cuffin’ season. Check out the list below.
#NowOnNetflix Vol. 38
5. Daredevil Season 2
If you aren’t caught up on season 1 of the surprising series Daredevil, it’s time to catch up. Season 2 launched on March 18, and it’s bigger and badder than ever before. All of the rich, layered characters are back as well as a couple new additions. Cough *PUNISHER* Cough.
It’s no secret that Jon Bernthal (aka Shane from The Walking Dead) is a major element of this season as we see the emergence of the Punisher. Throwing the Punisher in the mix with characters we already love like Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Daredevil (Charlie Cox) makes this a season to remember. Did we mention the special Luke Cage series trailer at the end of episode 12? It pays to binge watch.
Get up on Daredevil S2 via Netflix now.
4. Short Term 12
Before her Oscar-winning role in Room, Brie Larson was already flexing her acting chops in the unknown film Short Term 12. With America becoming more cognizant of the struggles of foster children, Short Term 12 does an amazing job of showcasing those issues through Grace (Brie Larson), a worker at a foster-care facility trying to aide these troubled teens with help from her coworker and boyfriend.
The film is packed with feels, so don’t expect to get through this one without some much-deserved tears. You’ll find yourself attached to each of the characters and their harrowing tales as the film unfolds in a tidy hour-and-a-half package.
Like we said, if you want to see Brie Larson putting on an acting clinic before her big Oscar win, Short Term 12 is a winner through and through.
Stream ST12 on Netflix right now.
Considering the 2016 US Presidential election feels like a dark satire brought to life, 1999’s Election is an easy inclusion in #NowOnNetflix Vol. 38. Directed by Alexander Payne, whose resume includes Sideways and The Descendants, the movie focuses on a school election featuring the school jock (Chris Klein) and the overbearing kiss-ass Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon).
The laughs in this movie never stop. Whether is Matthew Broderick killing it as tired husband and teacher Jim McAllister or Witherspoon making your skin crawl with her over-the-top ways, Election delivers. This movie’s been a favorite of this author since its release 17 years ago, and it only gets better with age. Just be warned that you’ll never hear the phrase “fill me up” the same way again after seeing this.
Head to the polls and stream Election here.
2. Happy Valley Season 2
If you’ve missed out on all the brilliant British crime dramas like Broadchurch and The Fall, it’s time to play a little catch up with Happy Valley. Season 2 of the series just dropped on March 16 via Netflix, and it’s even better than the first.
Happy Valley follows police officer Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) in the Yorkshire valley where she’s a tough sergeant battling crime — and her own issues. The first season focuses on a kidnapping gone wrong that escalates to a crime of massive proportions. We won’t spoil the second season, but expect more twists and turns in this follow-up that’s even sharper than the first six-episode season. The accents can be thick for American viewers so make sure you’ve got your radar on. You don’t want to miss this.
Take a trip to Happy Valley now on Netflix.
1. Cruel Intentions
Spring has officially sprung, which means cuffin’ season is in full effect. That’s why Cruel Intentions was a no-brainer inclusion for #NowOnNetflix Vol. 38. In fact, we’re even hearing of a Cruel Intentions tv show/movie possibly coming out, but that’s a big meh compared to this classic.
Just how essential is this movie? For starters we dare you to ever hear the Counting Crows again the same way after this movie. Actually, we take that back. The only Counting Crows you should hear is in this movie. But serious, we can’t even ride the escalator at the airport without imagining ole Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) waiting there with flowers. And don’t even start us on the infamous Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair kiss scene. It’s still lit.
Revisit the classic Cruel Intentions now on Netflix.
Check out our past #NowOnNetflix suggestions, and mark your calendar for Wednesday when we’ll see you back here again.