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Five films on Netflix to cure the January blues

December brings hope into lives. With Christmas and a long holiday coming our way. Similarly, when the month comes to an end, every reason to celebrate leaves the door. One can’t help but feel a certain type of way. If you are a victim of the January blues, Best of Netflix has got you covered to serve you some feel-good films simply.

With another year knocked out of the window, the world is moving faster than ever. And along with that, the speed at which good content is getting produced and released has increased rapidly. Netflix has already begun January with a bang keeping viewers glued to the screen to reach a conclusion in their maze of a show Kaleidoscope

Although if you are looking for some quick comfort and the working world’s pressures have already swooped you in, you have come to the right place. Now is the time to dive into the world of cinema for the break you deserve. Allow yourself little sunny escapes on long, cold and dark days.

Sometimes, all you need is a warm hug from a movie to lift your spirits and fight these January Blues. Best of Netflix has curated a list of five such epic feel-good movies that will make you warm and cosy even without a blanket. Without further ado, let’s quickly dive into your next weekend watchlist.

Five films on Netflix to cure the January blues

5. Hustle (2022)

One from the father of comedy, Adam Sandler himself. However, he plays a more serious role in this movie. With a brilliant performance by the cast, including Queen Latifah and many others, this movie is bound to touch the deepest pit in your heart. With a screenplay written by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters, this film provides a perspective on the American sports world. 

Adam Sandler himself portrays an NBA scout called Stanley Sugerman. Sugerman spotted a rough-around-the-edges, but the very talented player (Juancho Hernangomez) who is based in Spain. He mentors and puts in all his efforts to prepare him for the draft. Viewers have been spellbound by the protagonist’s heartwarming performance and urge everyone to watch it. 

Watch Hustle streaming on Netflix right now.

4. Get On Up (2014) 

One of the many gifts that the late Chadwick Boseman left for the world of entertainment. A star-studded movie including him, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, and Dan Aykroyd. A story that touched almost every viewer’s heart. 

A story of sheer hard work and beating all odds. Chadwick Boseman plays a struggling musician called James Brown. James has a hard time overcoming and navigating through the challenges of poverty to make a successful career for himself. Although similar stories have been shared and produced often too many times, Get on Up is a special movie. Why? Find out for yourself!

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3. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

A unique story of love and care. Of a father grieving his lost son, and a son who was abandoned by his father. The writer (Paul Rudd) decides to become a caregiver. He meets one-of-a-kind Trevor (Craig Roberts), who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. After several caregivers failed to work along with Trevor for his undefeated humour, Ben comes along. 

They instantly hit it off and decide to go on a life-changing road trip across the country. Throughout this trip, their relationship evolved. They tested their relationship through the ups and downs of the trip. Hope, love, and the unique nature of friendship. Everything in one, a movie to melt the coldest of hearts and definitely teach us The Fundamentals of Caring.

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2. Someone Great (2019)

Music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) finally gets her dream job and has to move from one side of the country to the other. This translated into her partner Nate (LaKeith Stanfield) breaking up with her after a rather beautiful journey together. To deal with the rapidity of these major changes happening in her life, Jenny calls upon her two best friends to enjoy themselves together before she makes the big move to the new city of her dreams. 

The story decides to emphasise not every love story needs to be a whole one to be wholesome in its own way. It brings forth strength in friendships, strong ones, that help one through the roughest times. This film focuses on how no one really needs to be the ‘bad guy’ for something that was once beautiful to come to an end, and that is what makes it one of a kind rom-com with a bold appeal. Love, lose, love again! 

Watch Someone Great is streaming on Netflix right now.

1. Tick, Tick…Boom! (2021) 

A star-studded cast with Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Mason Versaw, and Utkarsh Ambudkar made one of a kind autobiographical musical. This autobiographical musical is based on a playwright by Jonathan Larson. The story revolves around the protagonist himself, played by Andrew Garfield, who is a composer in the making.

He doubts himself and second-guesses every move he makes. Especially whether he made the right decision for his choice of career. At the same time, he struggles through his relationships, battles with love and scrabbles with friendships. Andrew’s singing lessons with Liz Caplan paid off with his exceptional performance. A definite must-watch that will push your January blues away right off! 

Watch Tick, Tick…Boom! streaming on Netflix right now.