It's been a while since I did a Netflix series, so I thought I'd come back in with an action packed set of comedy, action and intrigue! Let's get right into it. Horror: Ghostbusters (1984): A classic horror comedy that I thought would be prudent to put on the list with the new one having come out this past Friday. While the new one isn't bad at all, it's almost impossible for me to say it's better than the original. The combination of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis is phenomenal, even to this day. Will run you close to two hours, but well worth it.
Comedy: The Great Outdoors (1988): Alongside Ackroyd, we get comedy legend (and I don't use that word often) John Candy in this super fun movie about two families out in the wilderness trying not to kill each other, with hilarious results. Shorter than Ghostbusters, but not as fantastic to me.
Action: The Rundown (2002): The Rock in a breakout role with Seann William Scott and Christopher Walken, it's an action movie that has the Rock chasing after Scott, whose father put a bounty on his head... dead or alive! Just kidding, alive. Very fun, some great scenes filled with action and comedy. The fight scene between the Rock and Ernie Reyes Jr. is fantastic. Also, it only runs about an hour and a half.
Drama: The Big Short (2015): A great movie by academy standards and by general standards, it has Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale. A veritable who's who in the movie world about a group of businessmen who bet against the banks... and win? Over the two hour mark, still a worthwhile venture.
Romance: About Time (2012): Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams star in this romance movie about a man who can travel through time. But he finds there are consequences to his acts. Over two hours, but one of my favourite romance movies ever.
Random: Dawn of the Dead (2004): An awesome remake of a classic horror film has a group of people lead by Sarah Polley trying to survive the zombie apocalypse in a mall. Under two hours and really just a great horror movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Enjoy!