By Melinda Gardner
Netflix and chill has a lot of different meanings to a ton of different people. For me, it’s getting cozy at home, grabbing the latest craft I’m working on, picking out a movie, and getting stupid baked. Since the New Year Netflix has streamed some of my favorite movies, so here’s a list – in no particular order – of what I’ve been toking to.
The Mummy (1999)
As a kid who has always thought mummies were cool, this movie ranks high. A clumsy librarian and her brother enlist the help of Brendan Frasier to guide them to a lost city in the middle of Egypt. When they unknowingly release an evil mummy, they must band together to save the world. Drama, suspense, and mummies, this is a great thriller to be baked to.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
In my mind, this flick ranks as one of the greatest unofficial stoner movies ever. The story follows a simple dude who gets mixed up in a classic case of mistaken identity when a millionaire of the same name gets into some trouble. Chaos ensues, a rug is ruined, and Steve Buscemi is there. It really is just one that you have to watch stoned. The dude abides. Do you?
Another movie monster that graced my childhood, this modern Godzilla terrorizes NYC. We follow a nerdy scientist, who ends up being our unlikely hero, along with his journalist ex-flame. Tons of suspense, action, and appearances from the monster himself, this flick really stays true to the legacy while ditching the dubs that are so bad you can’t help to love them.
A little bit of a genre mix-up here, I found blazing and crafting to this movie really charming. Jennifer Lopez stars with Jane Fonda in what seems like a rom-com on the surface, but follows their relationship that goes from ‘just meeting my boyfriend’s mom’ to ‘you’re going to be my mother-in-law’. Jane Fonda’s character, an overprotective mom, doesn’t handle the engagement well, and hilariously tries to get Jennifer Lopez out of her son’s life. The cast works really well together, and the movie comes to a satisfying conclusion.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
A movie that was converted from cult-loved comic books, it definitely still has that vibe. Michael Cera plays a timid rocker, who meets the girl of his dreams – but, in order to date her, has to defeat her seven evil exes. Good music, witty jokes, and Michael Cera’s trademark awkwardness make it a great one to be lit for.
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