Ready Your Netflix Queue—These Are the Best Movies to Watch When You're Bored
Rather than aimlessly scrolling through Netflix the next time you're at a loss for what movie to stream, take a peek at MyDomaine editors' queues for some serious watch-list inspiration. From heart-warming romantic comedies to cult classics everyone should see at least once and fast-paced thrillers that will have you on the edge of your seat, these 21 movies are worth staying in to watch tonight. So go ahead—cancel your plans, pour yourself a glass of wine, and settle in for the evening.
Here is a definitive list of the best movies to watch when you're bored.
About Time: "I watch this movie when I'm bored, when I'm happy, when I'm sad, and just about every emotion in between (it's my favorite movie, so there's really no wrong time to put it on). The plot will make you realise how wonderful all the parts of your life that tend to go unnoticed really are and will leave you feeling grateful for even the boring moments."
13 Going on 30: "A true classic, this heartwarming, nostalgic movie never ceases to entertain me. Jennifer Garner is simply adorable as she plays a girl trying to figure out how to be an adult in New York City. Plus it has a perfectly timed 'Thriller' dance sequence, in case you needed another reason to watch this coming-of-age rom-com for the umpteenth time."
Midnight in Paris: "This movie came out just before I moved to Paris for grad school, so it will always have a special place in my heart. If ever I want to reignite that wide-eyed wonder I had for the city or validate my choice of becoming a writer, this film is nothing short of perfection. It also happens to be my dad's favorite movie, so it's a great choice to queue up for a family night in over the holidays."
Sour Grapes: "I randomly watched this American crime documentary on counterfeit wines last winter, and it kind of blew my mind. It follows the investigation of one mad scientist/wine savant type who was investigated after reportedly making over $35 million after selling rare counterfeit wines at high-end auctions in a single year. It's oddly fascinating."
The Big Sick: "Full disclosure: I had to google the Rotten Tomatoes rating for this one because I watched it on a plane, and my perception of a movie's quality tends to be very skewed when I'm 10,000 feet in the air. But since it was rated 98% fresh, I knew I was right this time around. The Big Sick is what all rom-coms in 2017 should be: heartwarming and touching, but also realistic and intelligent. The movie follows the real-life love affair of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon—along with all the challenges of modern love and cross-cultural differences many millennials face today. If you liked Master of None, you'll love this movie."
Sleeping With Other People: "When I'm scrolling aimlessly through Netflix, I tend to gravitate toward quirky comedies. Recently, I stumbled upon Sleeping With Other People, which, despite starring some of my favorite comedians (Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, and Amanda Peet), I'd never seen. Definitely worth a watch."
Almost Famous: "I love Almost Famous for the soundtrack, set design, and fashion. The relationship dynamics across the board are also really entertaining and, for the most part, heartwarming."
The Killing of a Sacred Deer: "There's no way you can possibly be bored while watching The Killing of a Sacred Deer. And once it's over, you'll research it for hours. It's very mood-driven, intellectual, strange, quirky, and—rest assured—beyond disturbing."