One key thing about my personality is that I enjoy and embrace my emotions, so I especially love movies that make me feel deeply--whether that feeling is sad or sappy or anything in between. This list features movies on Netflix that won awards at the 2019 Oscars and others that I find so dang interesting and REAL. Hopefully, you find some connection to these stories and find your new favorite flick.
We’ll start with the fan favorites.
This film catches the family dynamic of a 1970’s family living in Mexico City, with emphasis on the life of the family’s maid. Winning “Best Foreign Language Film of the Year,” Roma was a favorite at the 2019 Oscars.
To everyone out there who is curious to know what women have to say about stigmas around menstruation, this female-directed short film is for you. It won “Best Documentary Short Subject” at the 2019 Oscars.
Now, a few of my favorites.
Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist, had a life both extraordinary and unimaginably difficult. When he is diagnosed with ASL, things will never be the same. I’m not kidding--half of the movie I was in tears. This film is now at the top of my favorites list.
When King George VI takes the throne of the British Empire, he must overcome an obstacle that he has carried almost all of his life: a stutter. With the help of a specialist and soon-to-be friend, he rises up to be the leader he never thought he could be.
In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness week that occurred earlier in March, this film starring Lily Collins follows a young girl suffering from anorexia and her journey through therapy. A good real-life watch.
This documentary follows the recent Oscar-winner Lady Gaga as she prepares for her Super Bowl performance. She speaks on her upbringing and passion for individuality that has defined her style since day one. If you’re as obsessed with Lady Gaga as I am, time to get up close and personal.
This story of true friendship and love is full of shocks and laughs that last a lifetime for characters Rosie and Alex. Love is never an easy thing, but that’s what makes it worth it.