Want to boost your immunity, learn new things, cope with stress, and deal with difficult situations? Watch a movie for some cinema therapy!
Cinema therapy is defined as “the use of cinema or movies to manage medical, mental health, and life management.” This legitimate form of therapy has been used on prison inmates to help them understand why they commit and are convicted of crimes. It has also worked in facilities for the elderly, whose patients reported feeling less pain after watching humorous, feel-good flicks. (Read: Learn About St. Clare’s Extraordinary Life With These Films)
At the very least, an hour and a half or two of losing yourself to a comedy, action, drama, or adventure film is a much-welcome reprieve from a tough day. These nine from Netflix are worth the watch:
Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot—we’re in! The Hollywood heavyweights star as an FBI agent and con man out to catch an elusive art thief in this action comedy. (Read: Gal Gadot Hosts New Series About ‘Wonder Women’ Around the World)
Red Notice streams on Netflix on November 12.
Lies and Deceit
Was an English teacher (Laura Munar) taken advantage of by a surgeon (Javier Rey)? She says yes and he says no in this Spanish thriller series that is a remake of the British series Liar.
Lies and Deceit streams on Netflix on November 15.
In the tragedy that is September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the crew and passengers of one plane sacrifice their lives to prevent hijackers from achieving their evil goal. Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson, and David Alan Basche star in this gripping drama. (Read: Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace and Protection from Violence and from Terrorism)
United 93 streams on Netflix on November 16.
An unlikely romance blooms between a journalist and a hip-hop artist. Can they make it work? Tayc, Shirine Boutella, and Marion Seclin star in this French romantic comedy.
Christmas Flow streams on Netflix on November 17.
The Fabulous Filipino Brothers
Okay, this is a definite mustn’t miss. Derek Basco, Darion Basco, and Dante Basco star in this ensemble dramedy about Pinoy immigrants making a life for themselves in Pittsburg, California.
The Fabulous Filipino Brothers streams on Netflix on November 17.
The Queen’s Corgi
Can Buckingham Palace’s favorite fur baby Rex hold his own in a dogfight club after accidentally finding his way outside the Royal Gates? Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, and Tom Courtenay lend their voices to the family-oriented animated comedy. (Read: The Twitterverse’s cutest reactions to the new royal baby’s name)
The Queen’s Corgi streams on Netflix on November 18.
The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies
A mysterious little girl with a healing touch meets her match in an old timer who is impervious to her curative powers. Bodjie Pascua, Miel Espinoza, and Soliman Cruz star in this feel-good Filipino drama.
The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies streams on Netflix on November 18.
Just Short of Perfect
Does a man’s height matter when a woman falls in love? Find out in this Brazilian rom-com.
Just Short of Perfect streams on Netflix on November 18.
My Best Friend’s Girlfriend
Circa-2008 Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera star in this romantic comedy about, well, exactly that—a guy using his best friends girlfriend to make his ex girlfriend jealous.
My Best Friend’s Girlfriend streams on Netflix on November 19.