Friday, February 25, 2011

Rainy Day Netflix List

It's been a cold and rainy week in San Francisco and all I want to do is snuggle up on the couch with a few good movies and some oversized sweats. I know I can never get enough good movie recommendations so in case you are needing some Netflix inspiration I thought I'd share a few of my favorite rentals with you. Movies that you may have missed and might just love...

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - This is my favorite movie of all time so I had to share it. I think it is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I love it. If that endorsement doesn't sway you then how about this: it stars Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood. Swayed???
2. Rushmore - 2nd favorite movie ever. If you're a fan of the Royal Tennenbaums or any other Wes Anderson movie you must re-visit this classic.
3. Slackers - Silly college humor? Check. Jason Schwartzman being creepy and hysterical? Check. Romance? Check. DO IT!
4. About A Boy - Sad, funny and uplifting... this movie has it all. If you're not a Hugh Grant fan you will be after seeing this.
5. Wet Hot American Summer - Ok maybe this is my favorite movie? That's debatable but I love it. Over the top humor, 70s short shorts and ridiculous situations makes this hysterical yet it still manages to remind me of my years as a summer camp counselor. LOVE IT.
6. The Fall - This movie is a visual trip with some of the most beautiful scenery, cinematography and imaginative story lines you will see in a film. Plus the star Lee Pace is super dreamy :)
7. 16 Candles - If you are anything like me you've seen this a million times and know all the lines --- but come on Sexy Girlfriend, you totally want to watch it again!
8. Easy A - Teen drama based on an old book? Check! Witty dialogue and a musical number? Check and Check! --- This is a fun new teen comedy for when you are feeling less than intellectual.

Enjoy! If you've got any movie recs for me I could certainly use them so please leave them in the comments!


  1. Just watched About a Boy again-- great movie. I'm meeting with the director next week!

  2. Hi Char, it's Lucy from PVC. I love the new blog! What a good idea. Even though I'm on the East Coast I will still follow along! As for movies, I recently watched Temple Grandin which was unexpectedly fascinating and really well done. Also, I recommend Waitress and Once as being more in the vein of those above. Hope you are doing well!

  3. Thanks Lucy!!! I'm adding Temple Grandin and Once to my list right now, i loved waitress too :)