As this lockdown persists, figuring out the best and thrilling movie to watch on Netflix can be difficult. This is because there are countless amount of movies on the most popular streaming platform in the world. If you’ve decided you’re going to watch something this second week of lockdown in Nigeria, we gathered some exciting movies for you to watch and binge.
Minority Report is produced by the versatile Steven Spielberg. The 2002 sci-fi mystery thriller stars Tom Cruise as Captain of the Washington D.C. police department’s PreCrime unit, which uses three precognitions to predict crime before it happens. The veracity of this precognition is thrown into whack when Cruise’s character is fingered for a future murder. He goes on the run to try and prove his innocence, all the while haunted by the loss of his son.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story that takes place in the mid-20th century and revolves around a man (Tim Robbins) serving two consecutive life sentences in prison for murdering his wife. The story chronicles his journey at Shawshank, which is colored by the friends (and enemies) he makes while the audience is left to guess whether he actually committed the crime or not.
Goodfellas tells the true rise and fall story of mob associate Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), tracking his life of crime from childhood up through the 1980s. It’s an epic saga told with intensity. It is a worthwhile watch.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
For those Nigerians who watch cartoons, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is worth your time. While the film’s protagonist is Miles Morales, a mixed-race high school student living in New York City who gets bit by a spider and gains superpowers, the movie expands the world into a “multi-verse” as various Spider-People from other dimensions come into Miles’ life. Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir all have different backgrounds and motivations, but they all rose above adversity to become the hero their world needed.
The Social Network
The Social Network is a masterpiece. It also happens to be one of the most rewatchable movies ever made. This tells the story of the dramatic “origin story” of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg. It tells a much larger story about what happens when the people running the world’s largest companies are barely out of college.
By: Damilola Faustino