During these troubled times, there’s no better place to turn than to Betty White, America’s beloved grandma, and luckily, Netflix has a whole documentary devoted to her decades-long career in the entertainment industry. Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Alex Trebek, and more stars make appearances to discuss the 98-year-old actress’s legacy.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Listen, I didn’t say this was a list of the most highbrow or erudite movies on Netflix. Austin Powers may not be Bond, but he’s a real comfort to me right now. It feels like only yesterday I was staying up past my bedtime to watch this movie in my parents’ den, and in news that doesn’t necessarily bode well for my maturity level, it’s as funny to me now as it was then. (Plus, the Fembots are peak style inspiration.)
The First Wives Club
Good old-fashioned female vengeance is exactly what we need at a time like this, not to mention larger-than-life appearances from Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and a pre-Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker. Come on—the scene where Hawn, Midler, and Keaton sing Lesley Gore in matching white outfits? Pure gold.
This deep cut of a Jane Austen adaptation is full of lush scenery, gorgeous costumes, and plenty of forbidden longing, which feels nice and apropos now that we’re all quarantined away from our crushes.
Can’t we all use a little bit of nostalgia right now? This animated 1999 Disney classic is guaranteed to make you tear up, which can be extremely cathartic. Personally, I’m still holding out for the original Mulan to hit Netflix, but for now, this will do.