It’s an exciting time for film buffs who are gearing up for the release of Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Mission Impossible. Prepare yourself for the steadily-approaching binge-fest by indulging in some Netflix. Here are 18 movie recommendations!
Let’s start with the movies on a time crunch! Come July, Netflix will remove some of the most beloved Oscar-nominated films from its repertoire. Stream these 8 fan-favourite films before they leave.
Ip Man (July 21)
Starring Donnie Yen, this film series follows the life events of Grandmaster Ip Man, the legendary martial artist and Wing Chun instructor. The movie is an epic biopic, jampacked with lightning-paced set pieces, death-defying stunts and bone-crunching fights. A witty and ingenuous franchise, Ip Man is one of the best martial arts films of the 21st century.
August: Osage County (July 26)
An adaptation of Tracy Letts’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this movie is a tragicomedy starring some of Hollywood’s best. A family crisis brings the strong-willed estranged women of the Weston family back to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Cancer-struck and drug-ridden Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) reunites with her sister Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) and her three daughters, Barbara (Julia Roberts), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and Karen (Juliette Lewis). The movie received two Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep as Best Actress, and Julia Roberts as Best Supporting Actress.
Flight (July 31)
Denzel Washington stars as an airline pilot, “Whip” Whittaker in this unexpected addiction drama. Whittaker’s quick thinking saves a flight from crashing due to a mechanical failure. When the mandated investigation ensues, it reveals that the supposed hero was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. Denzel Washington received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in this movie.