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25th Jun 2017

11 movies on Netflix that are perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon

One of these will get you through the day

Tony Cuddihy

Look outside. It’s probably raining. Settle in with some Starmix, some Maltesers, a cup of tea (or a few beers) and spend the day on Netflix.

You’ve probably forgotten that a lot of these movies are still on Netflix, and they’re perfect for a lazy Sunday (or Monday, or Tuesday…) afternoon.

This is the bit where you put your phone on silent and you let us do the scrolling, so you don’t have to.

What have we got?

A Bronx Tale

In a sentence? Robert De Niro plays a bus driver whose son gets mixed up with the local mob. It’s an under-appreciated classic.

The Shawshank Redemption

You’ve already seen it 237 times, you know what it’s about, it’s perfect from start to finish and it’s back on Netflix.

Into The Wild

Emile Hirsch plays a young man who gives up material things and disappears, ehm, into the wild, accompanied by an incredible Eddie Vedder soundtrack.


Bradley Cooper swallows a pill that unlocks all of his untapped potential.

Groundhog Day

Bill Murray is living the same day over and over and over again, and that’s absolutely fine with us.

Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks fights pirates, but this is very much set in the real world.


Bruce Willis’ last good movie.


“By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Wish fulfilment for anyone between the ages of 12 and 18, played by actors a hell of a lot older than that.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Still Judd Apatow’s finest moment.

The Big Short

Steve Carell in a very different kind of role, alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling – not a bad cast.