It’s no secret — I’m a Netflix junkie. (See: Shows to Binge on Netflix)
When I’m working, I have Netflix streaming in the background… and I go through phases of genres that I want to watch.
Because of this, I thought it would be fun to review what I watch on Netflix each month! And I’ve included some super cute Netflix stickers which you can download for free! Make sure to click the link at the end of this post to have these stickers sent to your inbox for free! If you’re a subscriber, these stickers are available now in the freebie library… and will be sent directly to your inbox with the next newsletter!
Keep in mind while reading this that I’m in the US, so if you’re outside of the US, some of these shows and movies may not be available on Netflix in your region. Also, this article was written in September 2018 — so some of the shows and movies mentioned that aren’t Netflix originals, may not be available on Netflix forever.
Last month, I was on a major romantic comedy/coming of age kick — so that’s predominately what I watched in August… but I watched a few suspenseful things as well! I was sick in bed for over a week last month, so I had a lot of time to watch a lot of Netflix. Also, try not to cringe too much over how many high school related movies I watched this month… but I’ve seen all the classics and wanted to watch something new.
The Sinner: Season 1
During an afternoon at the beach, a woman is consumed by a fit of rage and stabs a stranger to death, sending shockwaves through her small town.
If you like shows that don’t reveal all of the answers until the very end, then you’ll love The Sinner. My husband and I watched it in less than a week, which is impressive for us considering that we have 3 kids and only get about 1-2 hours each night to ourselves! Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman kill it in The Sinner!
Safe focuses on Englishman Tom Delaney, a pediatric surgeon and widowed father of two teenage daughters. After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, Tom uncovers a web of secrets as he frantically searches for her.
From Six Feet Under, to Dexter, I just LOVE Michael C. Hall — so I knew I’d love Safe before I even watched it. Safe is another series where you don’t have all of the answers until the very end. I 100% recommend Safe to anyone that loves suspense.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Five intense crushes. Five soul-baring love letters. She never planned to mail them. Now they’re out, and they are wreaking havoc on her love life.
This movie was so cute, and it’s the movie that ultimately kicked off my major rom-com obsession for the month of August (though none of the other romantic comedies were quite as good as TATBILB). What ultimately attracted me to the movie was that John Corbett plays the dad, and he’s one of my main dad crushes (I’m a mom, and “dad crushes” are so real), but the entire cast was lovable! Also, if you’re wondering if Noah Centenio (Peter Kavinsky in TATBILB) is Mark Ruffalo’s son — he’s not — I googled it during the movie. But isn’t it crazy how much he looks and sounds like a young Mark Ruffalo? 10/10 recommend this movie to all rom-com lovers, regardless of age!
Set It Up
In desperate need of a break from the office, two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.
I really liked this movie! I loved Glen Powell as Chad Radwell in Scream Queens, so I was excited to see him in a different role! The movie was really cute, and the plot reminded me of early 2000’s romantic comedies… when romantic comedies were at their prime. Yeah, I said it. John Hughes movies are great too, but early 2000’s rom-coms have my heart.
Patty is a teenager who was overweight and bullied. After being on a liquid diet for three months, she is now thin and seeking revenge on her bullies. She is aided by Bob, a disgraced and dissatisfied civil attorney, who has no idea what she is about to unleash on the world.
My husband and I didn’t know what to expect when we decided to watch this show. At first, I thought it was a show aimed at teenagers (think Jane the Virgin — which I’ve never watched), but I was so wrong. We made the decision to watch it because a handful of my friends recommended it. And I’m so glad that we
The Kissing Booth
When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.
I don’t have too much to say about this movie. I mean, it was cute — and I love that Molly Ringwald was in it. It’s definitely a movie I’d recommend if you’re wanting to watch something that you don’t have to pay full attention to… but there wasn’t anything particularly special about this movie that stuck out to me.
He loves his girlfriend. So why can’t he stop thinking about the boy he just met?
I loved this movie. And while the movie shows the life of a high school student, it’s not what I’d consider a “high school movie.” Before watching Alex Strangelove, I’d never heard of actor Daniel Doheny… but now I’m a fan. A mega fan — like an I need to watch every movie he’s in
Ibiza: Love Drunk
When Harper’s two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgment, falls for a hot DJ.
This film was just an all around YES from me. Vanessa Bayer? Yes! Gillian Jacobs? Yes! And though I was unfamiliar with Phoebe Robinson prior to this film (it was her first film), she’s now a Yes! Also, the fact that it was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay is a BIG YES. Any time I see those names associated with a movie or show, I know I’m going to like it.
The Spectacular Now
A hard partying senior’s outlook on life changes when he meets a not so typical “nice girl.”
I know at this point you’re probably thinking, “not another movie with high school students” — but these movies seemed to take up my “recommended for you” section of Netflix in August. Anyway, this movie was good. It wasn’t life changing, and I’ll honestly probably forget all about it in the near future — but I liked it well enough. Miles Teller always manages to play a jerk with a lovable side, and Shailene Woodley always plays a serious and quiet type. I totally don’t mean this in a bad way, I loved him in War Dogs, and I love her in Big Little Lies. But this movie was just a little too slow for me.
When your new boyfriend’s ex suddenly wants to be your BFF, watch out. Especially if she has 9 million followers!
Guys, I felt so creepy watching this movie! So creepy. Here I am, just a few months away from 30, and I’m watching a movie that’s clearly aimed at middle schoolers or young high schoolers. Just a few minutes in, I thought to myself “why am I watching this?” I should’ve known not to watch it based on the fact that it has a hashtag in the title. But I stuck it out. Basically, it totally reminded me of a made-for-TV Disney movie… and I felt like a big ole creep for watching the whole thing by myself.
Adventures in Public School
After years of home schooling, an awkward teen decides he wants a public school experience, but his overbearing mother struggles to let go.
I loved this movie. Loved it. And while, again, this movie focuses on a high school student, it is anything but a high school movie. I decided to watch this movie because of my newfound love for Daniel Doheny’s work — and again, I was not disappointed. Also… Judy Greer? How could I say no to this movie?
Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation.
Yes, another R-Rated high school movie. I know, I know. But it was good! The whole time I was watching it, it reminded me of a modern-day American Pie (isn’t that so weird to say? But American Pie is nearly 20 years old!) So it was no surprise that it was created by the team that also created American Pie!
Four best friends navigate loss and major life changes.
This movie was… ok. Not great, but not bad either. I got the impression that they were going for a Spring Breakers feel, but it wasn’t quite as good! It’s another movie I’d recommend if you want to just have something playing in the background that you don’t have to pay full attention to.
Hi! I’m Kathryn! I’m a wife, mom, blogger, and small business owner! I love to create things — anything from graphic design to DIY home decor — and I love to share my experiences with creating!