There’s something irresistible about watching movies on a big screen in the dark – especially if you can watch them from the comfort of your own bed. With its huge screen and super-clear resolution, the iPad Pro is the ideal personal movie-watching device for bedtime (or rainy Sunday afternoons). There’s only one problem: you have an overwhelming choice of movies to watch on Netflix.
Fluff your pillow, pull up your comforter, turn on your iPad Pro, and chill: we’ve taken the work out of picking the perfect flick. Here are the 7 best movies available right now on Netflix for watching in your PJs:
1. TV Series – Stranger Things (2016)
If you haven’t heard about Stranger Things, a nostalgic thriller that’s captivated binge-watchers around the world, it’s time you get caught up. If you grew up listening to Thriller, reading Stephen King novels, and watching all 12 movies in the Friday the 13th franchise, this show will bring back plenty of (dark) memories. Even the synthesizer-infused musical score hits all the right 1980’s notes.
If you didn’t live through the 80’s, fear not: Stranger Things tells a heart-pounding story involving missing kids, government experiments, and supernatural powers. There’s nothing not to like–except the hours of sleep you may not get because you’ll have to watch just one more episode.
2. Documentary – Terra (2015)
If you’re craving eye candy, Terra’s visually striking imagery will give you exactly what you need. It’s a beautiful look at the complexities of all life, both plants and animals.
Translation: be prepared for some amazing dreams after watching Terra in bed.
3. Comedy – Sleepwalk With Me (2012)
Stand-up comedian Matt is avoiding some big problems in his life: his long-time girlfriend wants to get married, his stand-up career is at a dead-end, and he has a sleep disorder that makes him act out his dreams. As his worries build, so do his sleepwalking episodes, leading him to increasingly ridiculous situations.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia based this independent film off real-life experiences early in his stand-up career. The result is a bitter-sweet, offbeat story that will have you laughing out loud. (Just don’t wake up anyone sleeping next to you)
4. Adventure – Into The Wild (2007)
This epic road trip film, based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, is an unforgettable tale.
Emile Hirsch stars as a recent college graduate who decides to unhook from mainstream society and travel cross country to Alaska, where he plans to live off the land. His quest takes him to some of the remotest places in the United States– and some of the most dangerous.
The stunning visuals in this beautifully produced film will take your breath away, and the profoundly emotional performances of an all-star cast will have you reaching for a box of tissues from your bedside table.
5. Romance – Amelie (2001)
With its colorful Parisian setting and joyful soundtrack, it doesn’t get any more romantic than Amelie. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s whimsical tale is about a painfully shy waitress whose favorite pastime is secretly bringing happiness to others.
Amelie’s desire to change the lives of the people around her forces her to confront her own isolation, and she discovers love in an unexpected place: a subway photo booth. The love story that unfolds is perfect for watching while cuddling up with a bedfellow.
6. Family – Zootopia (2016)
Have the kids piled in the bed with you? Disney’s Zootopia is the kind of film that appeals to any age. A buddy cop film disguised as a kid’s movie, Zootopia tells the tale of Judy Hopps, the first bunny officer to serve in the big city police department, and the hurdles she has to overcome. When animals suddenly go missing, Judy unwittingly partners with a sly fox (a bunny’s natural enemy) to solve the mystery.
In addition to spectacular animation, thrilling action, and hilarious comedy, Zootopia also has a thoughtful message about diversity and acceptance. (So you can go to bed knowing you’ve given your kids a valuable lesson.)
7. Chill Out- Slow TV (2016)
Sometimes it’s just nice to zone out. If you’re looking for something to help calm your racing thoughts and fall asleep, look no further than Slow TV. This Scandinavian import features hours of footage of, well– boring stuff like slow train and boat rides, knitting, and stacking firewood, all happening in real time. The perfect cure for insomnia.
Man, just writing the description makes us want to yawn.
On that note, goodnight, folks! Enjoy your movie night!
What are your favorite movies or TV shows to watch in bed?
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