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5 Perfect Netflix Instant Movies to Spend Your Saturday With

Good afternoon! It’s chilly out; let’s all stay in with some cocoa and a Netflix marathon. I’ll bring the marshmallows and the peppermint bark. 

I tried to make this list as comprehensive as I could, so we’re covering all the bases.

photo of a movie reel5. Flowers in the Attic (1987) Lifetime is remaking this, but the original is going to be pretty hard to top. Featuring the original movie Buffy, Kristy Swanson, and based (mostly) off the novel of the same name by V.C. Andrews, this is 90-some-0dd minutes of pure campy fun. Enjoy with: Mimosas, and powdered sugar doughnuts.

4. Return to Me (2000) This is a rom-com, before all the rom-coms had either Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl in them. This starts out with a few tissue moments and evolves into a sweet, quirky, grown-up love story starring Minnie Driver and David Duchovny. And a big dog.

3. 10.5 (2004) If you’re a fan of made-for-TV disaster movies, this is just the movie for you. Featuring a parade of people you’ll recognize from television, the plot of 10.5 centers around the world’s biggest earthquake, which breaks California clean off the states. There’s a sequel, but it’s only available on DVD. (Totally worth it. TOTALLY.)

2. Any Day Now (2012) This is a great little movie with incredible performances from Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt.

1. Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are Dead (1990) Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Tom Stoppard, William Shakespeare.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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