100 good movies you can watch on Netflix while stuck at home
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In seemingly less than a week, the coronavirus has changed American life – at least for the time being.
In the hopes of encouraging social distancing – therefore slowing the spread of the virus and lessening the impact and pressure on our nation's hospitals and health care centers – just about everything has closed, from sports arenas to music halls to bars and restaurants, and movie theaters.
In short: We're all going to spending a lot of time at home. And sure, we could try to convince ourselves that we're going to spend that time getting around to those cleaning projects we've been putting off, learning a new skill or talking to our fellow quarantined family members, but the reality is we're going to streaming a ridiculous amount of movies over the next ... a long time. So, to help your social distancing go as entertainingly as possible, here's a list of 100 good movies – from awesome action flicks to cool choices for children to stellar sports stories and even a movie about Daniel Radcliffe literally farting his way across the ocean – you can currently find on Netflix.
So stay home, stay healthy and watch away, everyone; we're in this together. And if we do this right, I won't have to write about 100 MORE movies you can watch on Netflix while stuck at home.
"Ant-Man and the Wasp": Most of the Marvel movies have made their retreat to Disney+ by now, but this chipper and imaginative entry is still on the Big Red Streaming Monolith – and is a lot of fun.
"Avengers: Infinity War": Watch part one of the Avengers' great fight against Thanos, then pop over to Disney+ to see how it ends. And then pray that "Black Widow" doesn't get delayed like the rest of ... well, everything.
"Batman Begins": Christopher Nolan's Batman origin story is still a great reintroduction to Bruce Wayne and a great crime thriller ... starring a guy who dresses up like a bat to scare grown adults. (Available until March 30)
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon": Martial arts epics are known for their mesmerizing visuals and thrilling action – and they don't get much more incredible than Any Lee's Oscar-nominated 2000 hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Tune in for prime swooning, scenery and sword-fighting.
"The Dark Knight": Perhaps the best blockbuster of the young millennium, Christopher Nolan's comic book crime epic features an unforgettable Heath Ledger performance, a smart story, some memorable action sequences and also the essential line, "I'M NOT WEARING HOCKEY PADS!" (Available until March 30)
"Dirty Harry": You've gotta ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya ... punk? Well, you should feel VERY lucky because this Clint Eastwood action classic is currently on Netflix! Lucky you!
"Drive": A slick driver (Ryan Gosling) gets in over his head after a robbery gone wrong in director Nicolas Winding Refn's ultra-violent, ultra-cool and ultra-hypnotic crime thriller. Just don't go in thinking it's a "Fast and the Furious" movie.
"Free Fire": What happens when you toss a bunch of guns and weapons into an empty warehouse with a bunch of ornery criminals in the middle of a deal gone wrong? You get this chaotic, crazy shootout of an action comedy, starring Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.
"GoldenEye": The new Bond movie may have been delayed until November, but at least Netflix has several of the Brosnan flicks on its service – the best of the bunch being "GoldenEye" – a solid and slick action movie with all of the Bond bravado while almost none of the shticky goofiness and gizmos.
"Haywire": While everyone's minds are on a different 2000s Steven Soderbergh movie, check out "Haywire" as well. You don't watch this actioner for the plot – and you definitely don't watch it for star Gina Carano's action skills. You watch it because she kicks and punches people in the face really hard – and you know what, sometimes, that's enough.
"Hellboy": In the name of all that's good and holy, don't watch the recent remake. Instead, stick with the entertaining and oddball original from 2004, creatively brought to life by writer-director Guillermo del Toro and drolly performed by an unrecognizable Ron Perlman.
"Inception": Stop stressing out your brain and instead get your mind re-blown by Christopher Nolan's dream-bending action heist movie about fancy professional thieves tasked with sneaking an idea into a person's mind. BWAAAAM!
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers": The second chapter of this Oscar-winning trilogy, as well as the Best Picture-winning final entry, are both on Netflix until the end of the month. So yeah ... get on that. (Available until March 30)
"Man of Tai Chi": Before the Keanu-sance and "John Wick," Keanu Reeves directed this solidly kickin' martial arts actioner about a tai chi master who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an underground fight club. Come for the sweet old-school action, stay for Keanu Reeves angrily yelling, "YOU OWE ME A LIFE!"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark": You don't need me to tell you what "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is about – and you certainly don't need me to convince you to watch it. You just need me to remind you that it, along with its two sequels (What fourth movie? Don't believe they ever made one, nope!), is waiting for you on Netflix. Mission accomplished.
"Shadow": Did you miss this borderline black-and-white martial arts epic at the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival? Good news: It's now available on Netflix, where you can bathe in the beautiful monochrome visuals, cheer on the outstanding action sequences – BLADED UMBRELLAS! – and make a flow chart trying to understand the plot. But did I mention UMBRELLAS WITH BLADES!?
"Don't Think Twice": If you're a fan of Mike Birbiglia's stand-up comedy work, you shouldn't think twice (my apologies) about streaming this bittersweet and winsome indie comedy gem about an improv group strained as its various members go in different career directions.
"Edge of Seventeen": Judging by the box office, you probably missed this excellent 2016 coming-of-age dramedy about Nadine, a high schooler (Hailee Steinfeld of "True Grit") coping with being unpopular and losing her only friend when she catches her dating Nadine's jock brother.
"Frances Ha": Love the wit and wisdom of writer-director Noah Baumbach's movies ("Marriage Story," "Squid and the Whale") but struggling with the brutal honesty and barbed vinegar? Try out this delightful coming-of-age story starring Greta Gerwig as a young woman trying to figure out her life. It's delightful – also features the most accurate scene involving a tax refund ever.
"Groundhog Day": We're all going to be living some boringly uneventful and repetitive days while locked up, so let's watch somebody do it the right way with this classic Bill Murray comedy about a grumpy weatherman who gets trapped in a time loop and has to live the same day over and over and over and over ...
"Hairspray": This joyous musical should get a pep back in your step during this stressful times, as you follow along with young Tracy Turnblad as she becomes an unexpected celebrity on a '60s Baltimore musical revue TV show. Most importantly, it features a song-and-dance number featuring Christopher Walken, so that's a guaranteed smile. (Available until March 30)
"Kung Fu Hustle": Throw a classic kung fu action movie into a blender with a Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote bit, and you might get something like this kooky, consistently unpredictable live-action cartoon about some cons who get in hot water when the gangsters they've been impersonating come after them. Axe fights and super-fast landlady chase scenes ensue ...
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail": You've almost certainly quoted this comedy classic in the last few days – but have you actually watched this medieval lark recently? Remedy that; you'll certainly have the time.
"Dolemite Is My Name": You may not be able to see anything on the big screen right now, but you can at least watch this jubilant tribute to the movies – and this wild yet heartwarming tribute to an under-appreciated mad genius movie-making mind in Rudy Ray Moore (an awards-worthy Eddie Murphy), who brought the blaxploitation character Dolemite to overlooked audiences across the country.
"The Naked Gun": The famed ZAZ crew (all Wisconsin born and raised!) brings their delightful sense of comic, throw-every-joke-at-the-wall lunacy to the world of cop movies in this detective send-up starring the late great Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin, a cop trying to foil an assassination attempt on the Queen.
"The Other Guys": Aim for the bushes and jump for this very funny buddy cop comedy starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock. It'll happily remind of you of the days when writer-director Adam McKay made goofy comedies like this instead of condescending political Oscar bait like "Vice"!
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World": Need a jolt of energy? Edgar Wright's electric rom-com will give you the cinematic power-up you need, a blissful blitz of music, action and laughs as Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) attempts to defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil execs – a quest that includes bass battles, Chris Evans, vegan police and much more.
"Swiss Army Man": You know, just another comedy about a man trapped on a desert island who befriends a talking corpse – played by Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe – that farts him like a jetski back to society. Hollywood: NO CREATIVITY THESE DAYS! As crazy as that all sounds, and the movie IS crazy, "Swiss Army Man" is funny, one-of-a-kind and strangely moving.
"20 Feet From Stardom": This Oscar-winning rock doc shines its spotlight on those musicians left out of it: the background singers that helped turn your favorite songs into iconic earworm-y hits.
"Amy": This Oscar-winning documentary follows the rise and fall of acclaimed singer Amy Winehouse, going through her musical genius and incredible voice but also her demons and the cruel press coverage that helped push her to her premature death.
"The Force": A selection at the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, "The Force" is a gripping behind-the-scenes look inside the Oakland Police Department as it tries to build trust in the community while also battling its own controversies. A severe yet sympathetic look at an unsolved conflict in our country.
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi": I don't even like sushi that much, but this delectable documentary, about an aging sushi master in charge of a tiny subway restaurant that's earned three Michelin stars, will make you crave it. An excellent food doc from David Gelb – who would go on to tell more tasty stories via Netflix's "Chef's Table" series, if you're hungry for more.
"Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992": As you'd expect from a documentary going through a decade of tension and strife, "Let It Fall" is a dense and (at almost two and a half hours) extended watch. But it's essential and gripping viewing when it comes to understanding one of the country's largest and most notorious riots in recent memory.
"Paris is Burning": An essential work of American culture and documentary filmmaking, "Paris is Burning" lovingly goes into ball culture in New York City during the late '80s and introduces the audience to the colorful and effervescent real-life individuals that lived it gloriously loud and proud.
"2oth Century Women": One of the best movies of the past decade, Mike Mills' coming-of-age drama follows a teenage boy being raised by a collection of women in the late '70s. Watch this movie and cry because it's great – and then cry because somehow Annette Bening wasn't nominated for Best Actress.
"A Serious Man": One of the Coen Brothers' most under-appreciated projects, "A Serious Man" is a fascinating and funny dark comedy about a professor whose seemingly normal existence and faith is rattled when his marriage, job and reputation begin to unravel.
"A Single Man": In a just world, Colin Firth would've won his Best Actor Oscar for this stellar drama (directed by fashion icon Tom Ford) about a gay man in the '60s shook by the recent death of his boyfriend.
"Atlantics": Part drama and part ghost story, this alluring should've-been-Oscar-nominated film from Senegal follows a young woman sent adrift when her lover leaves the country to find better work across the ocean. Meanwhile, back at home, young women keep getting possessed by angry spirits. So that's not good! (But the movie is.)
"Black Sea": Think having to practice social distancing is stressful and claustrophobic? Think about the poor stars of this tense and taut aquatic thriller about a bunch of thieves stuck in a submarine trying to hunt for gold at the bottom of the sea.
"The End of the Tour": Thinking of FINALLY finishing "Infinite Jest" over this quarantine? Don't kid yourself; you won't finish. So watch this drama instead about a writer (Jesse Eisenberg) tasked to profile David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), sparring and learning from each other over the course of the interviews.
"Goodfellas": One of the great crime movies of all time, Martin Scorsese's mobster classic is currently available on streaming – and as an added bonus, here's how to make the famous tomato sauce from the prison scene.
"Good Time": Did you love "Uncut Gems"? Then you'll love this fellow gritty and delightfully stressful trip into the criminal underworld from the Safdie Brothers, starring Robert Pattinson (make a "Twilight" joke at your own risk!) as a crappy thief trying to get his brother out of prison after a job gone wrong.
"Hell or High Water": In this terrific modern Western, Chris Pine and Ben Foster play brothers robbing their way across Texas while chased by Jeff Bridges. They may be the headlined stars, but the TRUE star of "Hell or High Water" is the grumpy dive restaurant waitress that serves Bridges and his weary deputy. Worth watching just for that – though the rest of the film is aces, too.
"Her": I get it: A movie about a man falling in love with an app sounds REAL strange. But Spike Jonze's romantic drama is bittersweet, lovely, smart and painfully human for a movie about a guy loving an operating system.
"I Lost My Body": Animated movies don't come much stranger – but also much better – than this Oscar-nominated hand-drawn bittersweet and bizarre beauty about a sentient severed hand crawling its way back across the city to its rightful owner.
"Inglourious Basterds": Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning revisionist history take on World War II is bad at spelling but GREAT at killing Nazis – and great at delivering those iconic funny yet tense sequences that made him one of our finest screenwriters and directors.
"The Irishman": Listen, you've finally got a lot of time on your hands. So now there's no excuse for not checking out Martin Scorsese's excellent gangster epic. It's a gripping gut punch of a movie, immaculately performed, but it's also not without its entertainment value. (Give me EVERY Al Pacino line-reading, please.) It's a powerful (seemingly) final statement from Scorsese.
"Jerry Maguire": SHOW ME THE FAMOUS '90s ROMANTIC DRAMA ABOUT A COCKY SPORTS AGENT CHANGING HIS LIFE AROUND! Wow, timely reference; excellent work, me. But anyways, watch "Jerry Maguire." It's still good!
"Kon-Tiki": Is there a better movie to watch when you can't leave your house than an adventure movie about men out on the incredible open sea? I argue no. This thrilling 2012 adventure about two explorers setting sail on a raft and the obvious dangers they meet along the way might be just what the doctor ordered, getting you out on the gorgeous ocean without leaving the couch.
"Legend": What's better than one Tom Hardy? TWO Tom Hardys! That's the selling point of this gangster drama, a true-life caper about twin British mobsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the '60s.
"Locke": There have been worse things in the world than being locked in a car with Tom Hardy for 90 minutes or so. This sparse but stellar drama follows an eventful and stressful night for a construction manager – all without leaving his car.
"Marriage Story": One of the best movies of last year is at your fingertips thanks to Netflix with this biting drama about a husband and wife (Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, never better) trying to survive a cross-country divorce.
"The Master": Another Paul Thomas Anderson masterwork, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a military vet lost at home after the war but finds a new purpose with an intense new religious sect (led by Philip Seymour Hoffman's Lancaster Dodd) that definitely isn't scientology.
"Moonlight": The 2016 Best Picture winner is a beautiful, bittersweet and all-too-deserving choice, following the life of a young Miami black man through three essential periods in his life.
"Pan's Labyrinth": Before he won Best Picture for "The Shape of Water," writer-director Guillermo del Toro's gorgeously gothic imagination earned him three Oscars with this fairy tale about a young girl who escapes the scary war-scarred world around her via a magical fantasy that may end up being just as dangerous.
"Purple Rain": It's never a bad time to pay tribute to Prince – and thankfully, you're stuck at home and his iconic '80s movie musical, about a young musician attempting to rise to fame despite his personal demons, is on the Big Red Streaming Monolith. And unlike at a movie theater, no one will get mad if you start dancing and singing at home while watching it!
"Roma": Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar-winning character study is a gorgeous black-and-white slow burn, following a maid as her life changes along with the rich family she works for. It's mesmerizing work.
"Room": OK, so maybe a movie significantly about seclusion and claustrophobia isn't the FIRST choice for streaming right now – but this Best Picture nominee is still outstanding, following a woman (Best Actress winner Brie Larson) trying to raise her young son while kidnapped and trapped in a small shack for years.
"The Shawshank Redemption": If somehow you've missed this classic prison drama while it aired on TNT approximately 47,104,439 times, the beloved Tim Robbins/Morgan Freeman movie is now on Netflix for you to watch another 47,104,439 times. You'll still cry every time!
"The Squid and the Whale": If you enjoyed "Marriage Story" – OK, maybe "enjoyed" is a strange word to use – be sure to check out writer-director Noah Baumbach's breakout indie hit "The Squid and the Whale," which tells the story of a bitter divorce instead from the viewpoint of a teenager caught in the crossfire.
"Steve Jobs": Screenwriter extraordinaire Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") sets his pen on another tech superstar in this wildly watchable drama, showcasing three massive moments in the Apple savior's life. Sharply written, sharply directed and sharply performed, it deserved better than to be a flop in theaters – so check it out now.
"There Will Be Blood": Paul Thomas Anderson's American masterpiece follows Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis as the iconic Daniel Plainview, a viciously opportunistic oil man waging a war against a local pastor trying to found a new church on the land. Grand and gorgeous.
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy": Quick: Name a British actor. Yep, they're probably in this tense, taut, impeccably crafted and impenetrably twisty spy thriller about a spy (Gary Oldman) trying to find a Soviet mole inside British intelligence.
"We Are Your Friends": This Zac Efron drama about a DJ trying to make it big in the electronic music world is ... about as dumb as it sounds. But it's got a sweet, electric, well-intended bro energy to it that just might just be the perfect brainless binge during heavy times.
"The Adventures of Tintin": You don't often get to use the word "under-appreciated" with Steven Spielberg – but you can with this animated adventure. The lifelike animation takes some getting used to, but it's worth it for the jaw-dropping visual panache (particularly with a late action sequence) and whimsical energy.
"The Croods": I get it: An animated movie about uncouth cavemen, starring Nicolas Cage, isn't the most appealing prospect. But this Dreamworks cartoon adventure is quite funny and, at the end, maybe even tear-inducing.
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation": Summer vacation may have come early for kids around the country – but I'm talking about this "Hotel Transylvania" sequel, which is a goofball cruise trip into the Bermuda Triangle. All hail Blobby.
"Hugo": Yes, the guy behind "Goodfellas" and "Casino" made a kids movie – and a very good one at that, a whimsical story about a young Parisian orphan living in a train station who gets embroiled in a mystery involving his dead father and his incredible machines.
"The Incredibles 2": The Parr's are back to save the day in this Pixar superhero sequel, which finds the whole super-powered family still trying to figure out how they can return to the world once bereft of caped crusaders. (Pardon me, non-caped crusaders – because NO CAPES!)
"Ralph Breaks the Internet": Everyone's favorite delightful video game villain (sorry, Wario) presses start on another adventure in this Disney sequel, this time trying to save the Sugar Rush arcade game by adventuring into dangerous territory: the internet. God help him ...
"Small Soldiers": Super-intelligent military toys wage mini-war against alien figurines in this enjoyable '90s small-scale action-comedy from director Joe Dante – who already mastered the art of kid-friendly animatronic horror with "Gremlins" in the '80s. (Available until March 30)
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse": I'm just saying that this is quite possibly the greatest superhero movie ever made. With gorgeous and inventive animation that constantly gives your eyes something new to see, a whip-smart script with equally exciting comic book-esque action and a surprisingly strong beating emotional heart, "Spider-Verse" is outstanding.
"Candyman": With the new sequel from Jordan Peele and director Nia DaCosta ("Little Woods") coming out this summer (hopefully) and a whole lot of time on our collective hands, there's no better time to catch up with this cult horror hit about a murderous legend who kills you if you say his name five times in a mirror.
"Cloverfield": Don't get it confused with the bad direct-to-Netflix spinoff "The Cloverfield Paradox" that got dumped on the streaming service after the Super Bowl. Watch the original "Cloverfield," one of the few good found footage movies and just a straight-up solid monster movie.
"The Evil Dead": A movie about the dangers of social distancing. (But not really.) Sam Raimi's gory cult classic follows a group of friends heading out to a cabin getaway only to accidentally awake the violently evil dead after reading a book they shouldn't have read. Whoops.
"The Gift": A couple's move to a new home gets an unwelcome housewarming gift: a visit from an old former school friend of the husband who seems to have some old gripes to bring into their new house. A creepy thriller of manners – with an A-grade casting pick in Jason Bateman as the husband.
"Green Room": When it comes to movies about punk rockers fighting neo-Nazis, led by an evil Captain Picard, "Green Room" is easily the finest. Jokes aside, this unnervingly tense thriller isn't for the faint of heart – spoiler alert: a lot of bad things happen to people – but it is one of the best movies of the past decade.
"The Invitation": A group of friends gather for a wine night ... annnnd that's all I'm telling you. Truly the less you know, the better with this outstandingly intense slow-burn smart thriller.
"It Comes At Night": Why not liven a real-life pandemic situation with this moody horror thriller about a family living during a deserted apocalypse, whose solitude is broken by the arrival of a new family looking for shelter?! It's a tense thriller much more about paranoia and dread than blood and guts.
"Outbreak": You know! ESCAPISM! But hey, if you want all the stress of a pandemic plus the happy ending but in two hours instead of two or three weeks, there's this '90s star-studded thriller featuring Rene Russo, Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman fighting off a deadly virus.
"The Ring": We may not use video tapes anymore, but Gore Verbinski's "The Ring" sure still is crawl-under-your-skin scary. It's definitely worth a revisit – and then be sure to pass along the recommendation within seven days. Just to be safe.
"Rosemary's Baby": Another horror classic perfect for relaxing during these stressful times, "Rosemary's Baby" follows a young woman who suspects her child may be the literal devil's spawn when a cult comes haunting about and causing paranoia.
"Train to Busan": Getting into South Korean cinema after "Parasite"? Run out of Bong Joon-ho movies on Netflix? Thankfully, we've got your next favorite foreign hit right here with "Train to Busan," a horror-thriller about a bunch of train passengers trying to fend off zombies on their trip. And you thought YOUR commute sucks!
"What Lies Beneath": A creepy old-school thriller, 2000's "What Lies Beneath" stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a married couple who begin thinking they're seeing ghosts in their house. Also: Who do we have to pay around here to get Michelle Pfeiffer back in movies?
"The Witch": If bonus dread if what you're looking for during these strange times, try out this excellent horror-filled blast to the past – the 17th century, to be exact, as a family of religious settlers is menaced by a mysterious witch from the nearby woods.
"About Time": General Hux plays a young British man who falls in love with Rachel McAdams but messes it up. Luckily, the men in his family just happen to have the ability to travel in time in this charming tear-jerking romance from the creator of "Love Actually."
"Silver Linings Playbook": Looking for a silver lining right now? How about "Silver Linings Playbook," the Oscar-winning crowd-pleaser about two struggling Philadelphians (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence) who help each other get by with dancing ... and maybe fall in love in the process.
"The Spectacular Now": A cocky high school hotshot (Miles Teller) faces his uncertain future, and his many demons, when he starts dating a quiet girl from school, played by Shailene Woodley, in this excellent coming-of-age drama for fans of "Good Will Hunting."
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before": The rom-com isn't dead yet thanks to Netflix – and thanks to this charming teenage romance about a high schooler whose secret letters to her crushes get sent to them. The sequel, while not as fun, is worthwhile too. Hopefully the final chapter, "To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean," keeps things cute.
"Blade Runner": One of the classic sci-fi movies, Ridley Scott's moody '80s futuristic noir is now available on Netflix in its "The Final Cut" form. Which is different from the original cut. And different from the "Director's Cut." And different from the "Director's Director's Cut of the Original Cut." All still good!
"Ex Machina": This chilly techno-thriller from Alex Garland ("Annihilation," "28 Days Later") follows a tech company employee who gets a weekend working with his secluded boss on his incredible new project: a robot who may possess truly human-like artificial intelligence. If you dig this, check out Garland's new series "Devs" on Hulu as well.
"Moon": Sam Rockwell stars in this thoughtful sci-fi tale about an astronaut working alone on the moon who begins to have an existential crisis near the end of his lonely three-year shift. Because what better way to pass some time of solitude than a movie about solitude!
"Okja": Need another Bong hit after "Parasite" knocked your socks off last year? Luckily, Netflix has your back with his 2017 adventure "Okja," another undefinable feature about a young girl trying to protect an adorable giant pig from a factory wanting to turn it into meat.
"Snowpiercer": Another Bong hit! This one might actually be my favorite from the "Parasite" director, as he follows a train containing the last surviving members of humanity after a global freeze. But things aren't peaceful amongst the remaining few, as the poor are stuck in the back in terrible conditions while the rich control their ecosystem comfortably at the front.
"Under the Skin": One of the finest movies of the last decade, "Under the Skin" is a fully eerie sci-fi drama about an alien creature in the form of Scarlett Johansson roaming Irish streets and hunting young men. Scary, haunting, elusive and gorgeous, it's unlike much else you've seen.
"Goon": Hockey may be postponed for the time being, but at least there's "Goon," a 2011 cult comedy hit (co-written by "Superbad" scribe Evan Goldberg) about a bouncer who becomes the heavy on a hockey team of underdogs. It'll do a great job of tiding you over until the teams are back on the ice.
"Miracle": Again, there may not be any new hockey on television these days, but at least you can watch the best rerun in sports history: the United States Olympic hockey team rising up to beat the heavily favored Russians in 1980.
"The Natural": Opening Day won't be on time this year, but at least you have this classic baseball film, starring a startlingly handsome Robert Redford as a seemingly blessed baseball phenom.
"Raging Bull": Wow, so many Scorsese movies on Netflix right now! You almost get the impression they recently funded one of his most recent movies! Anyways, you'll have a lot of time on your hands, so might as well do a Scorsese retrospective – including this terrific and influential boxing drama featuring an essential Robert De Niro performance.
"Space Jam": Take your mind off the NBA being postponed due to a raging ailment with this '90s live-action/animated favorite about ... the NBA being postponed due to a raging ailment. But at least this version of the story comes with Michael Jordan, Bill Murray and the Looney Tunes.
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