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Netflix hidden gems

You know the feeling: You’re trying to find something to watch on Netflix, but you can’t make up your mind. Maybe there’s a group of people with conflicting opinions, maybe bae isn’t in the mood for watching “Fast & Furious 6” or “The Notebook” again or maybe you just finished a series and you don’t know what to do with your life just yet.

Either way, you’re stuck staring at the screen, trying to find something to watch and nothing seems right. This is the article for you.

If you’re feeling a HORROR movie:

Final Girl” is a twist on classic slasher movies people put on for shits and giggles. It was made in 2015 and stars Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley and Alexander Ludwig (both men from “The Hunger Games”) in this twist. That’s actually why I watched this movie in the first place — I wanted to watch something that I didn’t have to pay much attention to, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised by the way this movie ended.

If you’re feeling NOSTALGIC:

Power Rangers” is always a cult classic and there are 28 SEPARATE and DISTINCT POWER RANGERS SHOWS ON NETFLIX RIGHT NOW AND YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF THEM. Any adaptation you remember from your childhood, it’s on Netflix somewhere.

Justice League” (2001-2004)/ “Justice League Unlimited” (2004-2006): If you’ve never seen these shows before, then you have missed out on some serious sass my friends. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more join forces in these classic Saturday morning cartoons.

If you’re feeling WEIRD:

Rubber” is about the main character, a tire named Robert and his psychic powers. There’s not much else I can say about it, and I watched the movie. HIGHly recommend when you are blazing.

Lisa’s Picks:

1. “Adult World” (2013) 

With Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack, it’s hard to be disappointed. A run of the mill coming of age story with a few twists, “Adult World” is everything it sounds like it is and then some. (If you enjoy Emma Roberts, some of her other hidden gems include “Palo Alto” and “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.”

2. “Short Term 12” (2013) I’m still not entirely sure how this title and the movie itself relates, but it’s definitely worth a watch. Featuring the fabulous Brie Larson, witness the hardships the children and staff of a halfway home face, and don’t forget the tissues. 

3. “Like Sunday, Like Rain” (2014)

Calling all “Gossip Girl” fans for this cutesy movie with Leighton Meester. It’s a little slow, but the development of the unexpected relationship between a wealthy 12-year-old cello prodigy and his nanny is beautiful and incites much introspection. (If you love Leighton Meester, be sure to also check out “Life Partners”)

4. “Welcome to Me” (2014)

Don’t get me wrong, I love Kristin Wiig, but she has been starring in some weird movies lately, and this is no exception. In true indie film fashion, this is a very obscure plot, but Wiig’s acting makes up for it. 

5. Uganda Be Kidding Me Live (2014)

Chelsea Handler’s stand-up special based on her No. 1 New York Times best seller is not for the average joe. If you believe Handler is crass, inappropriate and obscenely vulgar, you will be even more disgusted. However if you are a fan, I hope you’ve seen her mini documentary series “Chelsea Does” and are painfully awaiting for her Netflix-exclusive talk show to begin. Fun fact: This performance was taped in Chicago and yours truly was in the audience.

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