Sometimes it feels like everyone is talking about Netflix… That watching live TV is something of the past! Running to the kettle in the ad breaks, being home for 7:30pm to watch Eastenders each night… It has all changed! But that got us thinking, are the traditional getting left behind? With this in mind, we had a look at what was available on Netflix and put together a list perfect for the elderly.
We even have a film list for when the little ones are over.
For anyone unsure, Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, films, documentaries and more. This all comes at a small monthly subscription price, starting at £5.99.
Top 3 Films on Netflix
- The Bucket List
Featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. A billionaire and a car mechanic are complete strangers until fate lands them sharing a hospital room. The two find they have two things in common: firstly, a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives. Secondly, and a desire to complete a bucket list. Ignoring their doctor’s advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.
- The Theory of Everything
This award-winning European film visits the incredible story of Stephen Hawking. Starting in the 1960s, Cambridge University student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has a motor neuron disease and a shortly predicted lifespan. With Jane, Hawking begins an ambitious study of time. He and Jane terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.
- West Side Story
A classic shown on Broadway, TV screens, outdoor cinemas… West Side Story is a musical in which a modern-day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. Battling on the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs fight for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister.
Top 3 TV Series on Netflix
- Monty Don’s Italian Gardens
Perfect for admirers of the landscape, Netflix now presents Monty Don’s Italian Landscape. This captures Monty Don as he begins his grand tour of Italy’s magnificent gardens in Rome. You will also find a French series where Monty Don visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens of France.
- The Great British Bake Off
This is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions. A group of amateur bakers compete against each other, attempting to impress a group of judges with their baking skills, with a contestant being eliminated in each round, and the winner is selected from the contestants who reach the finals.
- Tiny House Nation
Drawn to the prospect of financial freedom, a simpler lifestyle, and limiting one’s environmental footprint, more buyers are opting to downsize. In some cases, down to spaces no larger than 300 square feet. Subsequently, this series celebrates the “tiny house” movement. Travel across America with two hosts and renovation professionals to explore ingenious small dwellings and their creative inhabitants. See how families are helped to design and construct their own dream mini homes.
Top 3 Films on Netflix – For The Little Ones
This film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is a gifted girl forced to put up with crude, distant parents. Worse, the evil principal at Matilda’s school is a terrifyingly strict bully! However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her mean parents.
In Matilda, you learn is that even if you are smaller or younger, if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything.
- Shark Tale
Oscar (Will Smith) is an under-achieving pint-sized fish with grand aspirations. When mob-connected great white shark Frankie (Michael Imperioli) is accidentally killed, Oscar uses this as an opportunity. Oscar concocts a story with the shark’s peace-loving brother Lenny (Jack Black) that it was he who murdered the shark. Suddenly hailed “Sharkslayer” by his underwater city, Oscar has bigger fish to fry when Frankie’s mob boss father (Robert De Niro), dispatches his henchmen to track down his son’s killer.
- Kung Fu Panda
Featuring the likes of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and Seth Rogan, Kung Fu Panda is popular Dreamworks animation all about the life of Po the Panda. Po might just be the laziest, clumsiest panda in the Valley of Peace, but he secretly dreams of becoming a kung fu legend. When the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung threatens Po’s homeland, the hapless panda is chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and defend the Valley from attack.