Have you ever been stuck scrolling endlessly through movies on your streaming platforms, not sure what to watch next? Deciding on a film for movie night can be pretty difficult when you have thousands of options at your fingertips. To help make your selection process easier, we’ve gathered six flicks worth putting on your list—and even provided an option for those who still can’t decide.
While it might not fit the traditional “action” mold, Rounders follows the journey of reformed gambler Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) as he’s drawn back into the high-stakes world to pay off a joint debt. Not only is this movie cinematically engaging, but it features some of the most accurate depictions of poker scenes as seen in the film.
Mystery: Knives Out
Everyone loves a good mystery, and with a star-studded cast, Knives Out is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. You’ll listen in on a detective’s thorough investigation of murder, family and fortune.
For a more child-friendly option, consider watching Enola Holmes, the newest Netflix Original installment that follows the journey of the great detective Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. Enola’s energy and intellect, combined with a clever mystery to solve, will quickly become a family favorite.
If you haven’t tried getting into stand-up comedy, now might be your chance! Not every special is a winner, but every so often, you’ll come across a show that makes you laugh, cry and start the 60 minutes all over again! Nanette, a Netflix comedy special from Hannah Gadsby, harnesses humor and storytelling to craft an incredible audience experience. To find other great options, check out Rotten Tomato’s “Best Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special” guide.
Romance: Always Be My Maybe
For those that love a good romantic comedy but have already watched When Harry Met Sally for the umpteenth time, it might be time to branch out. Always Be My Maybe has everything from a celebrity chef to childhood romance, beautiful San Francisco scenery and even Keanu Reeves. The movie will be a light-hearted, happy ending to your evening at home.
Animated: Into the Spiderverse
While it might have been some time since you last watched an animated film, don’t count this one out. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is an expertly designed masterpiece filled with humor, action and family. Movie watchers of all ages can enjoy this film and the story of Miles Morales on his inter-dimensional adventure.
Sports: Million Dollar Baby
Directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby is a classic underdog tale featuring Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald (Swank) and her journey as a boxer. This movie is not for the faint of heart, but captivated audiences with its raw, emotional narrative.
If you’ve made it this far and still don’t know what to watch, you’re not totally out of luck. Thanks to ReelGood, you can play a game of Netflix Roulette, setting parameters for a search and letting their platform do the selecting. Now, it’s your job to grab the popcorn and settle in for the night. Happy watching!