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Watch one of Barack Obama's favourite films of the year on Netflix

There aren’t many facets of life that Barack Obama embarrassed himself on. It has always been widely known that the former President of the United States has phenomenal taste in music — his annual playlists always suggested it, and his recent podcast with Bruce Springsteen confirmed it. But the imperiously cool leader also has incredible taste in films.

The former President shared a list of his favourite films of the year recently and, among the notable selections, was Netflix’s big Oscar hope, The Power of the Dog. The Jane Campion flick has gained great reviews since its release and now has a pretty hefty seal of approval.

Also featuring on Obama’s list of favourite films of the year were Summer of Soul, Pig, Judas and the Black Messiah and Drive My Car. But the main interest for Netflix fans will be Campion’s The Power of the Dog.

Netflix has had a big year, but it has probably not offered anything better in 2021 than the much-awaited return of one of the greatest filmmakers of the modern era – Jane Campion. The Power of the Dog has been the perfect film to mark Campion’s emergence from a long hiatus.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a wealthy ranch owner who enters into a weirdly hostile relationship with his brother’s wife (Kirsten Dunst), which transforms the entire film into a quasi-horror experience. After its theatrical release, The Power of the Dog became available for viewing on Netflix and bolstered its 2021 lineup.

If you were wondering what to watch this festive period, then may we present to you the only Presidential choice on Netflix: The Power of the Dog.