Does anyone else have an obsession with binge-watching Netflix? TV shows, movies, documentaries—well, the last one is a hit and miss sometimes. But, hello? Anyone? Just me?
Last week, I was sick—and I mean sick. I missed two whole days of work and then had to use the entire weekend to recover. Now besides sleeping like a maniac—which I did—being sick left me with a ton of time to cure my craving of binging on Netflix. I thought I’d share my favorites with you.
As a bit of a warning, I am the ultimate lover of romance. Sue me (except, not really). Anyone movie with a good kiss has me hooked like a fish on a line. Probably why I write a lot of romance novels. Now some of these movies have great stories behind the romance, and I urge you to look beyond the lovey-dovey stuff if you’re not a fan. I’ll put a * next to the ones that have good stories (and hey, there’s even one that isn’t in the romance genre!). So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list of Underrated Netflix Romances.
The Bachelors *
4.5/5 Stars : This movie was incredible. The acting felt crazily real and raw as the characters went through their own traumas and struggles. I’m always a lover for drama and intensity and this movie has both.
3.5/5 Stars : Perhaps a little predictable, but the love story was a cute one. We also watch the classic story of a young girl finding her way, navigating her own dreams and making new friends while she’s at it. I think tales of that are always timeless, and I couldn’t get enough.
Mune, The Guardian of the Moon *
5/5 Stars : This was an incredibly cute movie, don’t judge me. I normally wouldn’t have watched a movie like this on my own, but I am a lover of the sun and the moon in a crazy way. And even animated movies can be fantastic, and this one totally won out my 5 star rating. It was a cute, feel good movie that I can’t wait to watch again.
Kiss and Cry
4.5/5 Stars : Another heart-wrenching movie. Reminded me of a Hallmark classic in a way, and I was addicted. However, this is one that you might need tissues to get through, because this love story—and a story about not giving up and always smiling—will tug at your heart strings big time.
3.5/5 Stars : This was a cute breather from all of the intense movies I watched. It was fun and silly, and carried a few actors I absolutely loved. (Anyone remember the Naked Brothers Band? No?) This movie will have you laughing and groaning the whole way through, and left me feeling lighter.
1 Mile to You *
4/5 Stars : Now this one really struck me. I thought the angle of this movie was incredibly bold and realistic; I’d never seen another movie like this one. The viewer goes along with a teen after a tragedy and watches him struggle to fall in love with life again. Very deep and left me feeling shaken.
3.5/5 Stars : Now I’d watched this movie a few years ago and loved it, but when it came up in my To-Watch list, I couldn’t remember what it was about. So—click! Typical teenager in high school angst, but with Jesse McCartney thrown into the mix. Sign me up, please!
So Undercover *
4/5 Stars : Um, why had no one told me that this movie existed? Even my germs were shocked when I saw Miley Cyrus posing on the title card. And it was good! I was expecting an underrated Miley movie to me cringe-worthy, but this took me by total surprise. And though this one’s romance factor isn’t really prominent, we do see the love and loyalty of a friend group, and that’s almost as good!
3/5 Stars : Out of all of the movies I watched, this was probably my least favorite. Not that it wasn’t good, but I just felt like the love story was lacking in development. However, the little quips and personal triumphs made this move great, and that’s why it’s on my list. It also had Ed Westwick, which was a little treat in and of itself.
4.5/5 Stars : Holy. Cow. This movie left me a little messed up in the head, shaking in my bathrobe and slippers. While there was no love story in this movie, it was scarily fantastic. The directors of this movie have done their research amazingly well to craft this thriller. And guys! Dylan Sprouse—did I mention that??—he plays an amazing psychopath that left me with the heebie jeebies. Goodbye Zack Martin, hello Lucas Ward.
I didn’t give out many five stars, as you may have noticed, because those are extremely hard for me to give it. Five stars are saved for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries, “Flight” in Grey’s Anatomy, and Tangled. However, all of these movies caught at my heart in some way, enough that I’d love to share them with you!
Have you seen any of these movies before? Add any of these to your list? I highly recommend that you do! Comment down below if you have a few more movies to add!
Over and out,