My recommendations are in no particular order. These recommendations are random films found on Netflix which I think are great or fun and you should check them out if you haven't seen them! Some are family friendly, some aren't. These recommendations will also paint a picture of me and my film preferences. I hope you check out any of the films found below that you haven't seen yet!
1. CHEF (2014) [Comedy, Drama]
Jon Favreau (Director of "Elf" and "Iron Man", starred in "Swingers" and "Made") wrote, directed, and starred in this hilarious and heartfelt film that starts with a determined and innovative chef who loses his job because his pride wouldn't allow him to be subjected to unimaginative and habitual cooking that his boss demanded. He picks himself up with the help of his son, and share a unique bonding experience that's sure to please. The attention to details regarding the kitchen habits of a chef were outstanding! Via Roger Ebert's review website, Susan Wloszcyna gave the film 3 out of 3 stars. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer reads: 86% with an average rating of 6.8 out of 10.
2. FOLLOWING (1999) [Drama, Thriller, Suspense]
Christopher Nolan (Director of "The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Inception", and "The Prestige") succeeded greatly in his first full-length feature film "Following". The film is shot in black and white, appearing to have been filmed far long ago, and follows a young writer who happens to 'follow' strangers for material and happens to meet a thief who seemingly takes him under his wing. The film is full of quality suspense hardly found done so well. This is however, likely a film for those who appreciate film from an artistic perspective rather than poorly written but popular in-your-face action films with lots of explosions. Roger Ebert didn't rate the film, but did critique it here. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer reads: 78% with an average rating of 7.1 out of 10.
3. The Odd Couple (1968) [Comedy, Drama, Classic]
One of film's most iconic and successful comedic duos (Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) shows a relationship between a compulsive neat-freak in Felix and an incorrigible slob in Oscar. The film is surprisingly more of a bro-mance sprinkled with humor. If you're interested in finding out how and why your favorite modern comedies have become so successful, you need to check out those who paved the way, and the "Odd Couple" did a lot of the paving. Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer reads: 100% with an average rating of 8.2 out of 10.
4. LILO & STITCH (2002) [Disney, Animation, Family]
One of my personal modern Disney favorites. Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl adopts a very unusual pet who happens to be a notorious extra-terrestrial criminal. She finds unique ways to keep his habits in check while he finds a unique bond in his new best friend. The stories of Lilo & Stitch are very family friendly and quite comedic even for adults. I believe it's also Disney's last hand-drawn animated film. Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer reads: 86% with an average rating of 7.3 out of 10.
5. Underworld (2003) [Cheese, Science Fiction, Action]
Yup, I listed one of the genres as "cheese", because it is. The first "Underworld" was fun the first time around, as you, the audience gets to have some fun riding a roller coaster watching werewolves fight vampires. The story is a bit meaningless to me, it's simply a fun movie, not a great one. If you're in the mood to have fun and not have to think or subject yourself to critiquing a film, AND you still haven't seen this movie, check it out! Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer reads: 31% with an average rating of 4.7 out of 10.
Thanks for reading! If you too have 5 films to recommend, please comment below! Pick the film you're most likely to checkout on Netflix!!