At the end of what feels like a super long week, sometimes all we need is to put our feet up and relax in front of a good film. We’ve pulled together five of our top picks for movie night. The best part? They’re all on Netflix, so these fantastic five are right at your fingertips. The only question is – who’s getting the popcorn?
Kicking things off with a classic, Matilda! Can you believe this iconic movie is now 22 years old? Because we can’t! The film adaption of the Roald Dahl classic is always a feel-good choice and perfect for the whole family. Follow Matilda’s magical story as she deals with her parents, her evil school principal as well as finding out she has magic powers. Is there a better film to gather the family together for?
The Wolf of Wall Street
In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, he founds his own firm. Together with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies’ party-lifestyle attracts attention, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire.
The Young Offenders
A big hit in the Irish comedy scene, The Young Offenders. You’re guaranteed to be laughing from start to finish as you follow two best friends, Conor and Jock from Cork. The two friends decide to set off on an adventure after they hear of a particular news story. Rated at 15, this may be another choice for when the little ones are tucked into bed.
Looking for something a little more thrilling? Money Monster will be right up your street. Starring George Clooney as Wall Street Guru, Lee Gates, on a well-known TV show, who is put in an extreme situation during a live show. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as Gates is taken hostage by a posed delivery man, played by Jack O’Connell.
A comedy and action film rolled into one, the perfect mix for film night! Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson team up in the action-packed Central Intelligence. Dwayne Johnson plays a CIA agent, enlists the help of school friend Kevin Hart, who is more than a little unwilling to help. Full of hilarious twists, this is the perfect Netflix choice!
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