Top 5 Netflix Recommendations For Your Ferry Crossing

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Travelling home for reading week? To visit family and friends, or for a few days away?

Make the most of your Netflix subscription and download some films to watch while you are onboard Stena Line!

We know one of the most difficult things when it comes to Netflix is choosing what to watch, so we’ve taken the work out of it with our 5 Netflix UK and Ireland recommendations to enjoy as you cross the Irish Sea:

1. The Martian

If you missed it in the cinema, make sure you check this si-fi adventure starring Matt Damon as an astronaut abandoned and presumed dead on Mars. Watch this struggle for survival in the most barren of locations.

With a rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is described “Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny”, it is sure to entertain!

2. Serpico

Based on a true story, Al Pacino plays an exemplary New York City police officer named Frank Serpico and was Oscar nominated for this role. In a time when police corruption was at its worst and the entire force was accepting bribes, Serpico refuses and this places him in extreme danger with his colleagues who are unwilling to trust him.

Frank begins to work alongside other ‘clean’ cops and when his superiors refuse to admit to these accusations of corruption, he makes the decision to go public with his allegations. A target is placed on Frank as a commission begins to investigate his claims.

Rotten Tomatoes rates Serpico 90% and describes it an engrossing, immediate depiction of 1973 New York and includes a turn by a young Pacino that’s both ferocious and career changing.

3. The Meyerowitz Stories

New to Netflix, this film has been receiving high praise. It debuted on the 13th October and became an instant hit. The Meyerowitz Stories is the tale of the grown up children of Harold Meyerowitz reuniting in New York in preparation for their father’s career retrospective.

Harold, a New York sculptor, played by Dustin Hoffman is given the opportunity to display his work and his three children played by Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel and Adam Sandler gather to lend support for their father. However, jealousies and truths from the past quickly come to surface.

A quirky and interesting film has been tipped for Oscars already due to the incredible performances from a highly regarded cast. Rated 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is depicted as an extremely impressive effort from a remarkable cast.

An easy watch and perfect for any Stena ferry journey!

4. Rain Man

Tom Cruise plays a car dealer named Charlie Babbitt and when his estranged father dies, he has to leave LA and return to Cincinnati. When he gets to Cincinnati, he learns that he has an autistic brother called Raymond, played by Dustin Hoffman. Raymond is currently a resident in a mental institution and their Father left his $3 million fortune to this institution.

Charlie takes Raymond out of this institution in order to bring him to LA, but Raymond won’t fly so they embark on a cross country drive that ends up changing both their lives.

Rotten Tomatoes rates this 90% and you won’t be disappointed, they describe it as “This road-trip movie about an autistic savant and his callow brother is far from seamless, but Barry Levinson’s direction is impressive, and strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman add to its appeal”.

An uplifting story that will make your ferry journey even more enjoyable.

5. Sing Street

Sing Street takes us back to Dublin in the 1980’s where 14 year old Conor wants to get away from his parents who are having marital and financial problems and win the heart of a young girl through forming a band. Conor is removed from his private school due to his parent’s financial issues and placed in a rough inner city school and this is where he meets Raphina, a beautiful young, cool girl.

He invited Raphina to be in his band’s music video, but unfortunately for him he hasn’t formed a band yet. This is where the story unfolds and with some great music throughout the film, Sing Street is a hugely enjoyable and feel good film.

One of Rotten Tomatoes highest rated films at 95%, this film is described as “a feel-good musical with huge heart and irresistible optimism, and its charming cast and hummable tunes help to elevate its familiar plotting”.

Let us know if you watched any of our Netflix recommendations? Did you enjoy them? What others would you add to the list? We look forward to welcoming you onboard a Stena Line sailing again soon.

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