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Here are some recommendations of what to watch from staff members. The movies are from a variety of streaming platforms as well as things available from the Library. If you are interested in a movie recommendations, let us know. Go here: fppl.org/getarec

 

Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other’s worlds. A very cute rom com! 

Stream it on Netflix. 

 

 

 

This is a movie about a librarian (Goldie Hawn ) and it turns into a fun mystery with Dudley Moore and  Chevy Chase.  The music in the background is Johnny Mathis! 

Check it out from the Library here.

 

 

 

This new version of Emma is like a delicious confection in scenery and costume, with a sharp, subtle sense of humor. Bill Nighy is terrific as Emma’s father. Great soundtrack, too!

Check it out from the Library here or stream it here

 

 

 

Just as good as the first movie.  This sequel is another hilarious zombie romp with the original cast.

Check it out from the Library here or stream it on Hulu here

 

 

 

 

High School Musical meets Zombies.  This zombie movie is original, thought provoking, and thoroughly entertaining.

Check it out from the Library here or stream it here.

 

 

 

 

I really loved The Half of It, artfully directed by Alice Wu. Netflix has been offering some interesting YA-friendly releases lately. In this sone, Ellie Chu is mostly focused on keeping her head down and herself and her widowed father afloat with her side hustle of selling term papers to her classmates. When she gets enlisted to write a love letter, everything in her world changes. At its core, it’s the Cyrano story, but the characters are really compelling and the relationships become a lot more complicated. The actors, especially Leah Lewis (Ellie Chu) are incredible.

Stream it on Netflix. 

 

The movie is based on the memoir of a woman who was brought up in a very orthodox Jewish family and it is about how she grew up and eventually left.  The first part of the movie follows the book pretty closely but the rest does not.  The author did consult on the movie so it is pretty accurate.  

Stream it on Netflix.

 

 

 

This is a fun murder mystery featuring a bickering couple who stumbles into a political conspiracy. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are a fun pair. 

Stream it on Netflix here. 

 

 

 

 

A patriarch of a powerful family suddenly dies, leaving his wife and daughter with a secret inheritance that threatens to destroy their lives. A creepy thriller! 

 

 

Stream on Kanopy. 

 

 

In this modern musical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic, sparks fly as a love/hate relationship ignites between a small-town beauty and a wealthy American who’s visiting her modest Indian village.

Stream on Hoopla.