If you're like us, you're in desperate need of a distraction due to all the anxiety surrounding the presidential election. One way to take your mind off things is to dive into a good flick. Netflix has come through accordingly with a new selection of titles to get you through the waiting period while the election results are being tallied.
Whether you're looking for a Netflix original, a proven comedy, or even holiday specials, the streaming service has a little something for everyone right about now. Below, you can check out some of our favorites that are currently playing on Netflix, as we hope they can offer you a much-needed distraction.
National Lampoon’s Vacation
National Lampoon’s Vacation is a certified classic. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and jump on that one right away. If you have, there's no better time to get reacquainted with the Griswold family.
White Boy Rick
We're a sucker for movies based on a true story, which is just the case with White Boy Rick. The film pits Matthew McConaughey alongside Richie Merritt, who portrays Richard Wershe Jr., a 14-year-old who became the youngest FBI informant ever.
We’re the Millers
With a star-studded cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Quinn, and Ed Helms, Poulter is the one who undoubtedly steals the show in We’re the Millers. The movie finds Sudeikis playing a small-time weed dealer who creates a fake family to pull off a massive job.
As Good as It Gets
If you're in the mood for a romantic comedy, you should definitely check out As Good As It Gets starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. Nicholson and Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, for their roles in the film, just to give you a better idea of how good the picture is.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is about as quirky as they come, but the movie does star Michael Cera, after all. Based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim, the film centers around a slacker musician who is forced to battle the seven evil exes of his new girlfriend.
Monty Python’s and Now for Something Completely Different
And Now for Something Completely Different is a good place to start for anyone looking to get acquainted with the British comedy troupe, Monty Python. The film is made up of 90 minutes of sketches and animation sequences from the first two series of the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show.
Crude humor is the name of the game in the 2000 comedy, Road Trip. Narrated by Tom Green, the movie follows four college friends as they embark on a 1,800-mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape that was mistakenly mailed to a girlfriend.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fantasy drama directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, and Tilda Swinton. The film, which tells the story of a man who ages in reverse, won three Academy Awards.
Will Smith stars as a man on a mission to change the lives of seven people in the 2008 drama, Seven Pounds. Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, and Barry Pepper also feature in the movie, which largely received mixed reviews despite being a box office success. But at this point, we'll take anything.
If action is more your speed, the Tom Cruise-starring Jack Reacher should appeal to your inner badass. Cruise plays the titular character, an ex-military police detective out to uncover the truth about a major government conspiracy and clear his name in the process.