Back in the spring I won a free trial to Netflix, something we were very excited to try out. I got signed up at the end of June and the first 3 movies were shipped to us. Hubby has been chomping at the bit for almost 2 years now to see a movie he’d read about in World magazine. It never came to a theater anywhere close to here and hasn’t been in the video store here either! In fact, they looked at him sorta funny and did that “huh?” thing when he asked about it. So the first one we signed up for was this:

Oops, you probably can’t read it! The movie is, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days It’s a true story about a 21 year old girl in Germany and her involvement in a resistance movement against Hitler. Some university students recognized how evil Hitler was and began to write leaflets about the truth and distribute them to the German people. This group was called The White Rose Society I believe. It shows their courage and their unwavering faith. We are usually drawn to movies about WWII and particularly like ones that show true stories. This one did not disappoint, hubby was very pleased he got to see it.
I’d recommend it as a good movie for adults to watch because of the intense subject matter and as best as I remember, it was a fairly clean movie…..it’s a German made film with English subtitles.
We are really enjoying our Netflix trial! There’s something very magical about movies appearing in the mail at your door! D absolutely didn’t like going to the one and only video store here, and it’s just so much easier to pick them out online and have them come right to you. It’s something I think we might keep up after the trial runs out, with Netflix or someone else, at whatever the best price is we can find.
I’m looking for more movie suggestions too so if you have any, please pass them along! What are some good ones, funny ones, ones you liked?

15 Responses to ““Do You Believe in Magic…””

  1. kreed Says:

    Netflix is great – they have all the obscure movies my husband can’t find elsewhere! If you like the WWII genre, I am sure you have seen “Life is Beautiful”, but if not, it’s a great one. Not a happy ending exactly, but so uplifting nonetheless.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    I’ve never heard of that movie. Dad liked it huh. Did you? Chris & I may have to add it to our ever growing list. I think ya’ll will like Netflix, but I wish there was still a Blockbuster in town; I think they have a better deal.

  3. Judi Says:

    I haven’t heard of that movie but I will have to remember to watch it sometime. I am a movie buff but since I am not sure what you like I won’t recommend!

  4. Robin Says:

    We LOVE Netflix! Right now we have just started in to season 2 of Lost.
    They also have lots of old tv shows that you can’t get anywhere else.

  5. Coach J Says:

    Then, I’m so glad you won!! And enjoy your movies!

  6. Stacy Says:

    It sounds like a good story, but I hate that the film is German with English subtitles. Not something I’m fond of.

    I won’t give you any movie recommendations here, as you already know every movie we watch πŸ™‚ I list them on my blog, plus you’re my Friend at Netflix, silly girl. πŸ™‚ We’re enjoying our free trial too, and I love all of the aspects you mentioned – picking them out and ordering our queue online, not going to the video store, keeping them as long or short as you want, and mostly – having them arrive in my mailbox. Happy Mail! πŸ™‚

  7. Carrie Says:

    I used to use Netflix for years. Loved it! I may just have to restart again. I don’t like going to the movie store at all, either!

  8. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    We are enjoying ours as well! This week, my husband was gone, so I watched The Devil Wears Prada. I thought it was cute. I’ll have to add Sophie Scholl to our queue!

  9. Claire Says:

    That sounds like a movie I’d like. If you like historically based movies a good one is Something the Lord Made. It’s about the first open heart surgery and is an AWESOME movie. I didn’t think it would be good but it’s one of my favorites now. Let’s see, Like is Beautiful, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mostly Martha (the original one – not the remake). If I think of more I’ll let you know! OH, a good girl one is Lucky Seven. It’s got Patrick Dempsey and Father of the bride girl. SO CUTE!

  10. Stacy (the other one) Says:

    I have all those fun Annette Funicello movies in my list to rent. I love those!! And I haven’t seen them in forever. I’m already singing “Beach Blanket Bingo” and the movie hasn’t gotten here yet.

  11. Dianne Says:

    Looks like a good movie. I am terrible at picking and recommending movies. Finding Forrester is my current pick – I”ve seen it before but it’s one of my favorites.

  12. sandra Says:

    Never heard of that movie but it’s peaked my interest, will have to watch it.

    I LOVE my Netflix, couldn’t live without it πŸ™‚


  13. sherry Says:

    I absolutely LOVE NETFLIX! We’ve had it for about three years. Instead of upgrading our cable, we get the movie s we want.

    And yes, I know you just did a meme, but I tagged you too! πŸ™ You can ignore it!


  14. Debi Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful movie! Thanks, Gail…I’m sure I never would have heard of it otherwise.

  15. Eden Says:

    We absolutely love netflix. The Last Mimzy was a really cute movie!

Leave a Reply

Filled Under: Movies