My Top 5 Movies to Watch on Netflix for July 2018

It’s tough picking a movie to watch. I’ll pick it for you. Here are my top 5 movies to watch on Netflix for the Month of July 2018. I threw in the Netflix links as well to save you the trouble. Enjoy!

1. The Departed (2006)

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“The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis “Frank” Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; the two characters are loosely based on famous gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger.[3][4] Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William “Billy” Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello’s crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan both attempt to discover the other’s identity before their covers are blown” – Wikipedia

My Take: This, in my eyes, is one of the most memorable modern movies directed by Martin Scorsese. I mean, my god, that elevator scene though…..oh wait…..spoiler…..

But seriously, it’s a star studded cast, a lot of suspense, drama, and twists. Check it out.

 2. Jurassic Park (1993)

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Rotten Tomatoes Score  : 90%

“When an incident with a velociraptor results in the death of an employee, Jurassic Park owner John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) brings in three specialists to sign off on the park to calm investors. The specialists, paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill), paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are surprised to see the island park’s main attraction are living, breathing dinosaurs, created with a mixture of fossilized DNA and genetic cross-breeding/cloning. However, when lead programmer Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) shuts down the park’s power to sneak out with samples of the dinosaur embryos to sell to a corporate rival, the dinosaurs break free, and the survivors are forced to find a way to turn the power back on and make it out alive. The film also stars Bob PeckMartin FerreroB.D. WongAriana RichardsJoseph Mazzello, and Samuel L. Jackson.” – Wikipedia

My Take: Instant Classic. 100% Rewatchable. Spend this weekend watching it. The original three are currently up if you were trying to binge them all. Honestly though, just stick to the first.

 3. Lincoln

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

“Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln.[5] The film also features Sally FieldDavid StrathairnJoseph Gordon-LevittJames SpaderHal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones in supporting performances. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on his efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.”  – Wikipedia

My take: Daniel. Day. Lewis.

4. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

“Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tom HiddlestonCate BlanchettIdris ElbaJeff GoldblumTessa ThompsonKarl UrbanMark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.” – Wikipedia

My Take: This is the best Thor movie out of the three made. Don’t watch the first two.

5. Casino (1995)

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

“In Casino, De Niro stars as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a Jewish American gambling handicapper who is called by the Chicago Outfit to oversee the day-to-day operations at the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. His character is based on Frank Rosenthal, who ran the StardustFremont, and Hacienda casinos in Las Vegas for the Chicago Outfit from the 1970s until the early 1980s. Pesci plays Nicholas “Nicky” Santoro, based on real-life Mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro, a “made man” who could give Ace the protection he needed. Nicky is sent to Vegas to make sure that money from the Tangiers is skimmed off the top and the mobsters in Vegas are kept in line. Sharon Stone plays Ginger McKenna, Ace’s scheming, self-absorbed wife, based on Geri McGee.”

My Take: Casino is an epic crime drama that fits the likes of movies like “The Godfather” (Also on Netflix) and Martin Scorsese’s film, Goodfellas. I love Martin, and in Martin I trust. If you’re looking to watch a straight up mob movie, check this out.

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