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Sunday, March 23, 2014

what to watch on netflix

Tired of watching the same shows over and over on Netflix? Frustrated with the lack of movies you've actually heard of? Look no further! I took a bullet for you and found some sweet little gems among all the crap that I think you might actually enjoy. Keep in mind some definitely aren't Oscar winners, but I enjoyed them nonetheless. I also added ratings (NR-R) for the people who aren't a fan of adult content. 

1. The Giant Mechanical Man (PG-13)
Janice, still adrift in the adult world in her 30s, shocks her family when she falls for Tim, a similarly aimless street performer.

2. Mary and Max (Not Rated) 
A chubby 8-year-old Australian girl, and an obese, adult New Yorker with Asperger's are a pair of unlikely pen pals in this clay animation feature.

3. Like Crazy (PG-13)
An American man and British woman fall in love in Los Angeles but must make their relationship work long distance when she returns to London.

4. Mud (PG-13)
Two Mississippi teens meet peculiar drifter Mud and get caught up in his web of tall tales about lost love, crimes of passion and bounty hunters.

5. Robot & Frank (PG-13)
After his kids give him a robot caretaker, elderly Frank -- a retired cat burglar -- begins to treat his new mechanical helper as a partner in crime.

6. Prince Avalanche (R) 
While repainting traffic lines along a burnt-out stretch of rural highway, a mismatched pair form an unlikely bond that builds upon their differences.

7. Friends with Kids (R)
Friends Jason and Julie decide that the way to have kids without sacrificing their social lives or careers is to raise a child together platonically.

8. Safety Not Guaranteed (R)
A team of journalists are sent to find out who's behind a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel, then must decide how to approach him.

9. Take This Waltz (R) 
Filmed in Toronto, this intimate, unflashy romantic drama portrays a happily married woman who experiences a sudden and strong desire for another man.

10. Drinking Buddies (R)
Complications ensue when Chicago brewery workmates Luke and Kate -- the best of friends on and off the clock--spend a weekend at a lakeside retreat.

11. A Late Quartet (R)
After working together for 25 years, members of a famous string quartet are faced with tragedy when their leader receives a grim medical diagnosis.

12. Happy Go Lucky (R)
When a chirpy schoolteacher takes up driving, she's paired with a sour instructor who's attracted to and repelled by her in this upbeat slice-of-life.

13. Ira & Abby (R)
A wry look at the insanity of married life, this offbeat comedy follows the whirlwind romance between neurotic Ira and free-spirited Abby.

14. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R)
Siblings Jay and Mark Duplass direct this comedy focusing on two brothers -- one a moderate success, the other still living with Mom.

15. TiMER (R)
In this comedic fantasy, biotechnological implants count down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her soul mate.