After the weekend, it is difficult to get back to work or study routine, which is why Mondays have a bad reputation. For those who need an incentive to start the week more lightly, Bula has put together a list of ten great movies that can help, available on Netflix. Among those chosen are features from different genres, such as the documentary “Professor Polvo” (2020), by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed; the comedy “Como Ser Solteira” (2016), by Christian Ditter; and the biographical drama “Maudie: Your Life and Your Art” (2016), directed by Aisling Walsh. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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The film follows the trajectory of Memo Garrido, a rising musician during the 1990s. After some career disappointments, he goes to live with his uncle on a remote sheep farm in Chile, a place that can only be accessed by boat. He gives up on being a singer until the arrival of Marta, a woman who will deliver a package to her uncle. Enchanted by Memo's voice, Marta encourages him to show his talent on the internet.
The documentary gathers the footage of Craig, a man who, debilitated by adrenal fatigue, began to dive into an icy underwater forest in Africa. As the cold water invigorated him, he started filming his underwater forays, especially an octopus that caught his eye. Visiting the den of the animal every day, he gained the trust of the octopus, making an unlikely new friendship.
Hector, a 17-year-old boy, has been in a juvenile detention center for two years. As part of his rehabilitation therapy, he receives visits from a dog called Oveja and ends up clinging to the animal. When Oveja stops showing up because he has been adopted by a family, Hector decides to run away to find him. Ismael, the older brother, decides to accompany Hector to ensure that he will have no problems.
Bertrand, an unemployed family man, suffers from depression. After an ineffective treatment, he starts going to the pool in his neighborhood and joins the male synchronized swimming team. During training, amateur athletes share their frustrations and joys, becoming great friends. Under the command of former Olympic athlete Delphine, they decide to participate in a world championship.
A romantic comedy with a documentary atmosphere, “Las Leyes de La Termodinâmica” tells the story of a young neurotic scientist who associates his bad luck in love with the laws of thermodynamics, an area of physics that studies energy exchanges. He believes that this way he will be able to understand affective relationships and find a solution to his love life.
After coming and going in various relationships, Alice decides to stay single for a while. When talking to a friend, she understands that she cannot date without canceling her own wishes, so she prefers to be alone to get to know herself better. And to take advantage of all that New York has to offer, Alice enlists the help of her best friend, Robin, who promises to teach her how to be single.
Maud Lewis is a young painter who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, but wants to be independent. Then she responds to an advertisement to work as a maid for Everett, a lonely and aggressive fisherman. Maud paints small cards to sell with Everett's fish and his services are increasingly in demand. In a short time, she starts receiving orders from great personalities. The film is based on a true story.
Christy and Kevin Beam are staunch Christians and parents of three girls: Abbie, Annabel and Adelynn. One day, Annabel begins to experience severe pain in the abdomen. After many examinations, it is found that the girl has a serious digestive problem. Seeing Annabel's suffering, Christy does everything to save her daughter's life. But, in the midst of despair, she ends up losing her faith in God.
Juana, a Mexican, struggles to raise her daughter with dignity in the United States. With surprising ease at cutting food, she gets a job at a Japanese restaurant. Gradually, Juana approaches the oriental culture and shows a great talent for making sushi. Determined, she dreams of becoming a chef, but suffers prejudice from her colleagues for being Latin.
Kabir, a rich young man, proposes to his girlfriend. But before he gets married, he wants to celebrate his bachelor party on a trip through Spain with his two best friends: Imraan, a copywriter, and Arjun, a financial broker. Along the way, Kabir wants everyone to venture into extreme sports. While Arjun is addicted to work and is afraid to travel, Imraan intends to find his biological father, who lives in Spain.