Perfect for a rainy day, catch our top 4 movies to watch now on Netflix.

We’ve sifted through the rubbish, so hopefully you don’t have to!

Pain & Gain


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Based (very loosely) on a true story, this film follows a trio of lunkheaded Miami muscle men – ambitious grasper Mark Wahlberg, impotent dimwit Anthony Mackie and loveable ex-con turned repentant believer Dwayne Johnson – as they attempt to get rich quick by kidnapping a deli owner (Stanley Tucci) and rinsing him for his every dime.

As this goes (inevitably) wrong, Mark Wahlberg and Dwane Johnson steal the show with their self-mocking, dumb-bell hero portrayals. This is a real laugh-out-loud a minute movie, and if you haven’t already seen it watch it now. But this is one that could definitely be watched again and again.


Despicable 2

Comedy, Animated


The second film in this family-friendly animated franchise sees the world’s cuddliest super-villain Gru (voiced by the amazing Steve Carell) becoming a double-agent for the Anti-Villain League.

Every bit as amiable and disposable as its predecessor, it recycles everything from slapstick gags to its own voice cast (Kristen Wiig pops up again, but as an entirely different character).

The useless little yellow Minions are a real show-stealer. When combined with Carell’s excellent comedic timing and distinctive voice, this makes a great option for a cosy night in either with the family or some light-hearted entertainment.


Independent, Drama


Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, and directed by Jonathan Levine, this independent movie features an otherwise healthy twenty-something who suffers a comically early mid-life crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis and a 50-50 chance of survival.

It also features a pretty endearing bromance between its two hilarious stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan.


Seven Pounds



A life-shattering secret torments Ben Thomas (Will Smith). In order to find redemption, he sets out to change the lives of seven strangers. Over the course of his journey, he meets and falls in love with a cardiac patient named Emily (Rosario Dawson), and in so doing, complicates his mission.

This is a real experience film. Be warned though – this is a real tear-jerker.

There is romance, selfishness, happiness, sadness, regret and joy all wrapped up in one movie. Smith does a great job! The ending wraps things up excellently but you will be left with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow at the conclusion!

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