30 Jul 2016

10 Movies Not To Miss On Netflix

10 Movies Not To Miss On Netflix on vickiarcher.com


Here are a further 10 movies not to miss on Netflix.

Movies come and go and they are easy to miss, especially with the accessibility for at home viewing.

This list is a mix of favourites; some romance, a lot of drama, a little bit of humour and a tinge of sadness. You may have seen some or all of them and many of them I have watched several times. Not all are blockbusters but that is their charm.

Watching movies are for me one of the greatest pleasures in life along with reading.

Do you have some lesser known but worth-a-watch movie you would like to add? xv

10 Movies Not To Miss On Netflix

I Am Love

‘At a dinner during which her husband, Tancredi (Pippo Delbono), learns that he and his son Edoardo Recchi Jr. (Flavio Parenti) are about to assume control of the Edoardo Recchi Sr.’s (Gabriele Ferzetti) lucrative business, Emma (Tilda Swinton) meets a chef named Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini).’

Tilda Swinton – Bellissima. Don’t miss this one.


‘An American romantic comedy, Beginners is told through a series of flashbacks telling the story of Oliver and his complicated and difficult relationship with his father. The film is gorgeously heartbreaking, demonstrating how hurtful we are to those we love, while showing the ties of mutual need that bind people.’

Anything with with Christopher Plummer.


‘In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Judi Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena’s child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) learns of the story, he becomes her ally.’

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are magical together.


‘After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking.’

Light, frothy and feel good all the way.

The Butler

‘After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his “First Family” leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.’

Forest Whitaker is remarkable as Cecil; nearly as good as his performance in The Last King of Scotland. 

Stuck In Love

‘A beautifully intertwined love story showing the ups and downs of a father, his ex-wife, and their children experiencing love. The film weaves the three love stories of the different generations seamlessly and leaves you caring deeply about the characters.’

Where is Greg Kinnear now? Come back to the screen please.

 Jane Eyre

‘A sleek revision of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel, the 2011 version of Jane Eyre features Mia Wasikowska as the titular governess and Michael Fassbender as her employer-and-lover-with-a-secret, Rochester — both lending stunningly aggrieved performances to the tale of their burgeoning love affair.’

You will never think of Fassbender as Steve Jobs again.

Spy Game

‘Redford stars as CIA operative Nathan Muir, who is on the brink of retirement from the field, when he learns his protégé Tom Bishop has been arrested in China on a charge of espionage. No stranger to the machinations of the CIA’s top echelon, Muir hones all his skills and irreverent manner in order to find a way to free Bishop.’

Brad Pitt and Robert Redford – What’s not to love?

Happy Go Lucky

‘Teacher Poppy Cross (Sally Hawkins) is an eternal optimist who lives with her more cynical friend Zoe (Alexis Zegerman). Deciding she wants to learn to drive, she starts taking lessons from Scott (Eddie Marsan), a tense and downbeat instructor who believes Poppy’s levity reflects a lack of seriousness. Although they clash, Poppy is not deterred from her goal.’

The divine Sally Hawkins + Mike Leigh.

Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy

‘In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organisation’s ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.’

Top Secret is tops with me.

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Anita Rivera

Good morning Vicki! I am taking this list and setting it before my husband who is the one in the family who sets up the queue of films from Netflix! Everyone of these sounds PERFECT for this weekend (we often do binge movie watching!) – I have not seen any of these except for The Butler, which is an excellent film.

Get a healthy snack, find a comfortable seat and let’s start!


Thank you Vicki. I have seen a few of these ( The Butler is the favorite of those) I’m looking forward to adding some others to our queue. While I’m doing back to back Christmas photoshoots here at home for a few magazines ( and its summer hot!) I am sure that by the time evenings roll around, a glass of cool champagne or merlot and one of these will do the trick of unwinding from all that holiday excitement! Happy Friday.

Lisa Thomson

I love Tilda Swinton, so will be watching that one for sure. A few other look interesting as well and some i’ve seen and enjoyed immensely. Thanks for the recommendations, Vicki!


I look forward to checking these films out! looks good! And I have used Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation for years–for me, it’s the best of the best . During the summer , even though it is already light textured , and just for the summer, I use half the amount I would normally use, but I mix my moisturizer with it and apply it with a brush and it looks and feels beautiful.


I Am Love is a visual feast. Swinton’s wardrobe is perfect. But the story….well… could be better. In my theater, about half the audience left before it was over. I made my husband stay. The reviews were good, so it had to be good in the end, right? We still laugh about it – the butterfly scene!

(Similarly, I love Talented Mr. Ripley -also a visual feast with a problematic story The first half is so wonderful / second half is terribly hard to watch. But the clothes are perfect especially Paltrow and Law – such a stylish movie)

Nonni Walters

Thank you, Vicki, for a delightful sounding list. Much appreciated. Here is one you might enjoy. It’s one of ‘ten I would take to a deserted island.’

Firelight (1997)
Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane

A beautiful, searing love story set in 1893. Characters have rare sensitivity and depth of soul. Very French – shows the pain of love as well as the joy. Excruciating at times, but well worth the journey and ultimately uplifting . Exquisite acting and photography.

Susan Ruggieri

You must add “Intouchables” to your list. A French movie with English subtitles about a wealthy paraplegic who forms an unlikely friendship with a hired aide that was just released from prison. I can watch it over & over again and never tire of it – especially the dance scene!

The Enchanted Home

Hi Vicki, have seen 6 out of 10 and now have some movie watching to do. My all time fave is A Good Year but is not a lesser known movie. I also love documentaries and watch those way more than I watch movies as overall the movie industry has been a tremendous letdown in the last years…look forward to checking these out:) Hope your summer is going well……


Okay. So,you talked me into it. I signed up for a Netflix account. And wow just watched “I am Love” and I am now watching “Chef”. What a fun time! So far your recs are excellent! Thank you so much.


Thank you for this inviting list of movies. I’ve seen about half of them, and am looking forward to watching the rest. If you are a Greg Kinnear fan, I recommend you see ‘Feast Of Love’ a little known but favorite movie of mine.

Rabia Hamid-Massey

I am in South Australia, hot summer days are spent on the beach or in air conditioning. I signed up with Netflix on one hot day…Watched Grace and Frankie (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), hilarious and charming. Now I have moved on to Suits (beware it has 5 seasons), it’s about a law firm in New York. Warning! Very engaging, I am addicted! God help me…


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