Netflix offers varied movie choices for summer viewing

Francie Johnson

For some of you, summer means venturing off to exciting places and participating in a variety of new experiences. For me, it just means that I finally have time to watch all of my must-see Netflix movies (not that I wasn’t watching Netflix during the school year anyway – but now I can do so without having to pull all-nighters to finish schoolwork afterwards).

Here’s a list of some of the best movies Netflix has to offer, according to yours truly.

Quentin Tarantino Movies

“Pulp Fiction” is one of my all-time favorite movies, so imagine my excitement when I discovered that not only is “Pulp Fiction” available on Netflix, but about seven other Tarantino films are as well. I’ve already watched both volumes of “Kill Bill,” and “Reservoir Dogs” is next up on my list. I’m ashamed at how few Tarantino movies I’ve seen thus far, but trust me, that will soon change.

‘80s Movies

If ‘80s movies are your thing – and by the way, we can’t be friends if they aren’t – Netflix has a wide variety to choose from. “The Breakfast Club, “ “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Dirty Dancing” – I could continue. In my opinion, everyone’s laptop needs John Cusack holding a stereo over his head and looking sad.

“Stuck In Love”

I had never even heard of this movie before a friend recommended it to me, but it is definitely worth a watch. Written and directed by Josh Boone, “Stuck in Love” documents a year in the life of the fictitious Borgens family. Novelist Bill Borgens and his daughter Sam and son Rusty navigate a series of complicated relationships, both family and otherwise. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that this was the first movie in a while to make me cry – and this is coming from someone who shed not a single tear after watching “The Notebook” or “Marley and Me.”


A movie so iconic that Iggy Azalea based a music video off of it, “Clueless” follows the life of Cher Horowitz, your typical blonde, rich Valley girl, as she decides to befriend new girl Tai Frasier. Though she seems shallow on the outside, you can’t help but fall in love with Cher’s kind heart and endearing personality. Plus, this movie has no shortage of quotable lines. As if