by Alikay Wood
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and daylight hours are shortening. What better time to snuggle up with a heartwarming movie? Here are the most uplifting movies coming to Netflix this month.
This magical entry in the Marvel franchise stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Dr. Stephen Strange, an arrogant surgeon whose life is destroyed when his hands are damaged in a car accident. He travels to a mysterious society in search of healing and purpose and unleashes a power he didn’t know existed. It’s a fun, visually stunning story that will appeal to fans of superhero films.
The film that launched Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to stardom is a moving story of friendship and hope. Good Will Hunting follows closeted genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon) after his talent is discovered by a professor at Harvard and he is forced into therapy to avoid jail time. His sessions with his therapist (played in an Oscar-winning turn by Robin Williams) open both of them up to their full potential and give them a new lease on life.
This charming film tells the real-life story of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who decides to change her life by cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year. It intertwines the story of Powell struggling to master Child’s recipes with Child learning how to cook and eventually getting her first cookbook published.
Start your holiday movie viewing early with a just-released Netflix original. The Holiday Calendar stars Kat Graham as a young woman who is shocked to find that an Advent calendar given to her by her grandfather (This is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones) has magical powers.
The first season of this docuseries from Netflix combines interviews and reenactments to tell the stories of soldiers who have earned the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor. The stories of ordinary people showing extraordinary courage are moving, inspirational and an important reminder of the strength and bravery displayed by military members on a daily basis.
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