As Boston deals with the arrival of Winter Storm Juno (this Simpsons clip pretty much sums up our thoughts on the coming Snowpocalypse) we’re here to remind you that a snow day is the best reason to binge-watch Netflix.
Here’s what we’ll be watching.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
There’s nothing like some good-hearted comedy to counteract the cold. Best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) embark on an adventure to Aspen, Colorado to return lost money. Completely unaware that the money is linked to a kidnapping, the two are hunted by police and trained killers. Also, this happens.
Set in 1987 Minnesota, Emmy-award winner William H. Macy plays Jerry Lundegaard — a car salesman who finds himself drowning in debt. Desperate for money, he teams up with two criminals to kidnap his wife, expecting his father-in-law to pay the ransom. However, a seemingly simple plan goes quickly goes awry. Widely hailed as one of the best films of the ’90s, it’s got a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Anya grew up in an orphanage unaware that she is the long lost daughter of Russia’s last czar. The Grand Duchess, voiced by Angela Lansbury, offers a reward for Anastasia’s return and two scheming Russians hires Anya to play the role of the princess. If you’re in the mood for a Disney throwback– one that may not have gotten all the attention of others in the ’90s, this one’s for you.
When Massachusetts bouncer Doug Glatt — played by Seann William Scott — is found fighting a rude hockey fan, his fighting skills lands him a spot on a minor-league Canadian hockey team. It may not have gotten a great deal of attention upon its release, but surprisingly, the movie’s pretty good!
Into The Mind (2013)
File this under “films we haven’t seen yet but want to”: Into The Mind invites the audience into a brain of a skier as he attempts to scale the ultimate mountain. Not only is this feature about a physical conquest, it’s also a mental one. Additionally, if the trailer is any indication, the cinematography is breathtaking.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Because we needed one really bad movie.