Feel good Netflix films: WARNING some might make you feel like an old creep

It’s Bank Holiday and it is raining – normally I would be a bit gutted, but after a night away and a few too many cocktails, I am overjoyed. There are a few really good/cheesy/funny/guilty pleasure style films on Netflix at the moment, so I thought I would share the love…

The Kissing Booth

I have watched this twice, and if this film had been around when I was 18, I probably would have watched it twenty times by now. It revolves around friendship and young love, it is like a warm chocolate brownie or a cosy blanket. It does feel a bit more honest than teen films of my day though, it has swearing to start with – I don’t remember any of that in ‘Drive Me Crazy’ or ’10 Things I Hate About You’.

Two reasons to watch;
1. Joey King is brilliant in it and will make you laugh – hard
2. It will make you want to get that old dance mat out

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

I am watching this one as I type, there has been a lot of hype around it so I thought I would give it a go, whilst my toddler naps. I have to say, so far, so good. The lead actress (Lana Condor) and her younger sister in the film (Anna Cathcart), are a perfect fit and makes me nostalgic of when my sister and I were younger. I actually have the book on my iPad but haven’t had chance to read it yet, it was going to be a holiday read, but I read slower this year.

Two reasons to watch;
1. John Corbett (Aidan from Sex and the City) plays the Dad
2. It will make you nostalgic

Set It Up

This one is a good one, it is funny and the characters are more my age so it doesn’t make me feel old. I thought it was going to a be a bit – films made for TV only – but it is more than that and it has some great humour that holds its own.
The gist is two extremely busy EA’s (or PA’s) try to set their bosses up to get a bit of free time and the friendships and relationships this leads to.

Two reasons to watch;
1. It is set in New York City
2. It’s also got Lucy Liu in it and she is just as fierce as I remember.

I love all of the above, they will get you through your emotional Bank Holiday this weekend or a rainy day afternoon.

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