Three Netflix Movies to Start Off Summer

End of school year makes room to watch more movies.

Emily Rotenberg, Student life & Food features editor

Throughout the pandemic, I have watched a variety of movies on Netflix both with friends and family. Sometimes it can be hard for me to sit through movies because I get bored and antsy but I found these movies to be super entertaining. Although none of them are relatively new, if you haven’t seen them yet I would highly recommend watching these three movies over spring break or in the near future. 

  1. 50 First Dates: 50 First Dates is a romance movie featuring Lucy, a girl who lost her memory in a car accident, and a marine veterinarian Henry. Each morning Lucy wakes up with her memory completely wiped, only remembering people she had met and things she had done prior to the accident. One day Henry meets her at a restaurant not knowing that she has no short-term memory. He goes back the next day and is shocked when he finds she has no recollection of who he is. Eventually, Henry decides that he is going to try and win Lucy over each day, not letting her accident get in the way of their connection. I love this movie especially because it is so unique compared to other romance movies. At times it can be very funny but also serious and sad. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone even if romance movies aren’t your favorite. 
  2. Murder Mystery: Murder Mystery is a comedy and mystery film featuring a married couple, Audrey and Nick, and their trip to Europe. On the plane, Audrey meets a billionaire, Charles Cavendish, who later asks if Nick and Audrey would be interested in spending time on his family’s yacht. At first, they decline but they end up agreeing to join them. Once on the yacht, they meet Cavendish’s family and find out that his uncle is going to be signing away his inheritance that evening. After an unfortunate series of events, they find the uncle dead, and right away, Audrey and Nick are accused and framed of the murder. The rest of the movie is spent trying to figure out who killed the uncle. Personally, I am not a fan of murder or mystery movies but I really enjoyed this movie. It has a lot of silly scenes and I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants a good laugh. 
  3. Soul Surfer: Soul Surfer is probably one of my favorite movies of all time. It is based on a true story when the teenage girl, Bethany Hamilton, loses her left arm in a shark attack while surfing. The movie shows how even though life became much more challenging for Hamilton, she was able to persevere and continue her passions which include surfing and helping those in need. Even though at times it can be very emotional and sad, it is also incredibly heartwarming and one movie that I would continue to watch at least once a month. Additionally, I know some scenes in the movie may sound disturbing, but I truly think it is one movie that everyone should see.