Six Netflix picks to get you through the week 1 year ago

Six Netflix picks to get you through the week

Featuring one of Louis Theroux's latest documentaries and the best Netflix TV original.

If you're looking for something to help you get over hump day, we've got a few Netflix recommendations for you to sink your teeth into.

Here's what's on offer.

Master of None: Season 2

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Plot: Aziz Ansari's superb comedy follows the personal and professional challenges that face a 30-year-old New York actor named Dev, whose trials range from the immigrant experience to what pasta he should eat for dinner. It's poignant, insightful and TV at it's very best.

Watch it if you're in the mood for: Trust us, this is the best thing that Netflix have ever commissioned. If you're not watching it yet, start now.

Louis Theroux: A Different Brain


IMDB rating: 7.5%

Plot: The documentarian meets people living with the long-term effects of a brain injury in this heart-wrenching and thought-provoking film.

Watch it if you're in the mood for: A really different Theroux approach to his subjects. This documentary shows Louis at his very best, gently defusing tension and comforting people during some incredibly raw and painful moments.


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%

Plot: The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo ) led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernays tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary prompted change that forever altered history.

Watch it if you're in the mood for: A powerful drama from one of the most relevant and gifted directors of the modern era. Oyelowo's performance is absolutely magnificent also.


Get Me Roger Stone

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%

Plot: After the 2016 election, people all over the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump, New York real estate billionaire and reality TV star, succeeded in pulling off one of the greatest political upsets in history to become the 45th President of the United States. One man who wasn't shocked--political consultant Roger Stone.

Get Me Roger Stone traces the monumental shifts that Stone, the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury and a self-described "dirty trickster", has made on modern GOP history--connecting Nixon, Roy Cohn and Reagan with SuperPACs, lobbying, the 2000 election, all the way to the nation's first reality star President. A

Watch it if you're in the mood for: Fancy learning about one of the most hated men in the world?

Hot Fuzz


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%

Plot: Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Watch it if you're in the mood for: It's back on Netflix for another run and we can't get enough of it. Why? Well, to quote Danny ....

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 70%

Plot: Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

Watch it if you're in the mood for: It's not as brilliant as the original, but hey, it still has Steve the talking monkey. Every film needs a talking monkey.