5 Things to Watch on Netflix Over Thanksgiving Break

5 Things to Watch on Netflix Over Thanksgiving Break


Since seconds (and thirds) are mandatory on Thanksgiving, it might be hard to stay awake once the food coma starts to creep up. But if you do stay awake, here are some movies and shows to checkout on Netflix in between food breaks:

“The Fundamentals of Caring” (Comedy/Drama)
The Fundamentals of Caring
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If you thought Paul Rudd was only good at “slappin’ da bass,” think again. “The Fundamentals of Caring” is a heartfelt comedy that involves Trevor, an 18-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) and Ben, his caregiver (Paul Rudd). While taking a road trip in search of the world’s biggest landmarks, the two run into another troubled soul named Dot (Selena Gomez). However, it’s through this and many other encounters that Trevor and Ben begin to gain a new perspective on life and each other. In other words, watch this if you’re ready to get the feels.

“The Returned” (Drama Series)
The Returned
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Are you into zombies or “The Walking Dead”? Can you deal with subtitles? If you answered yes to these questions, you should really consider watching the French zombie drama called “Les Revenants” (“The Returned”). What makes this zombie tale different and intriguing is that the dead don’t actually know they are dead, and to top it off, they don’t even look dead! These zombies rise from the dead and return home as if nothing had ever happened. Can you say creepy? And although there’s an American version of the show that’s also streaming on Netflix, it’s always better to start with the original.

“The Ivory Game” (Documentary)
The Ivory Game
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If “Blackfish” made an impact on your views about SeaWorld, then here is another documentary that is sure to cause a reaction. “The Ivory Game” is Netflix’s latest original documentary, which tackles the issues faced in Africa’s illegal ivory trade. The documentary, which was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, exposes the sad reality that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes and because of this half of all wild elephants will be wiped out in about five years. The documentary shows some horrific images, so be prepared to shed some tears.

“Zootopia” (Children/Family Movie)
Zootopia
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Even though it’s considered a children’s movie, Disney’s “Zootopia” has an inclusive message for everyone. While the film may take place in a cartoon mammal metropolis, the themes of the movie, such as race and prejudice, reflect our current real-world issues. With a 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 5 stars on Netflix, it’s easy to see why this movie is a big hit with both children and adults.

“The Babadook” (Horror)
The Babadook
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 If you want a twist on your classic boogeyman tale, then “The Babadook” is the movie for you. This psychological horror film, which according to film critic Roger Ebert has been compared to Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”, follows a recently widowed mother and her son who slowly fall victim to unexplainable supernatural events in their lives. Helpful tip: Don’t watch this movie alone or in the dark.What movies or shows are on your Netflix queue? Share with us by using the hashtag, #CampusCropChat on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Don’t forget to follow us on Snapchat @ASICPP!