Bored in the house? Here’s some Netflix ideas

Jake Hardin


  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) – Sonic, gifted with unnatural speed and wits, must live in isolation on earth, where nobody knows of his existence. One day, Sonic accidentally knocks out power across the country, causing a mass outage. The government hires abnormal lab rat Dr. Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey) to hunt down Sonic and find the source of his power.

This movie is available to purchase digitally now.


  • Invisible Man (2020) – Adrian Griffin, an abusive boyfriend, has allegedly faked his suicide. Everyone has been deceived except for his ex-girlfriend, Cecilia Kass. She knows that Adrian is alive, and that he is plotting to make her life miserable. The question is, how can Kass stop someone she can’t see?


  • Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) – These two movies have received high ratings on both MetaCritic and Rotten Tomatoes.


  • Alien (1979) takes place in a futuristic era, with motherships, cryosleep and anything one can imagine. The crew receives a distress call from another ship, and they find themselves visiting a deserted planet for answers.

Aliens (1986) is a sequel and takes place 57 years after the first movie. The deserted planet has now been colonized, but contact with the colony has been lost. Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and a crew of highly-trained soldiers go to investigate and find the people from the colony.


  • The Fugitive (1993) – This is a widely popular movie about Dr. Richard Kimble (played by Harrison Ford), who has been sentenced to death row after being framed for killing his wife. Kimble must escape the law and clear his name while constantly being chased by U.S. Marshals. Can Kimble run and survive long enough to find out the truth?


  • Die Hard (1988) – It’s Christmas Eve, and John McClane from the New York City police department visits Los Angeles to see his wife and kids. McClane visits his wife at a Christmas party at the business she works for. The celebration was cut short when a group of terrorists takes over the facility. McClane must find a way to save everybody by himself.


  • Sling Blade (1996) – A mentally challenged Karl Childers killed his mother and her abusive boyfriend at a very young age and has spent most of his life in a mental hospital. Childers is released, and upon having nowhere to go, he bonds with a kid named Frank Wheatley, who lives with his mother and her abusive boyfriend. Childers wants to save Wheatley from having to endure years of abuse and trauma like he once did.


  • Terminator series – There are six movies in this franchise, all of them having a unique story while still following the same plot throughout.


 A good place to start is the first movie, Terminator (1984), where an indestructible robo-assassin known as the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), travels back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her child (John Connor) will lead an army to try to abolish it. Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who hates Skynet with every fiber in his body, an artificial intelligence system that can think on its own and intends to extinguish the human race. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator persistent in its goals, Connor and Reese must escape and survive at any cost.


TV Shows

  • Stranger Things – If you’re looking for a way to kill time, Stranger Things has three seasons to occupy your time and is a top-rated series on Netflix.


  • Mandalorian – If you own Disney+, are interested in Star wars or have been exposed to a certain history teacher I like to call Adams, then the Mandalorian might be for you. While only one season is available, it has high reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and from long-time Star Wars fans, which suggests t may be worth your time.


  • Survivor – Unlike other TV series, this is a reality game show, where a group of players known as castaways are stranded on an island for 39 days. Players must survive by making alliances and winning immunity to avoid getting voted out of the game in order to win a million dollars.

There are currently 39 seasons to watch, with new episodes of season 40 airing every Wednesday. Season 40 is filled with only winners of previous seasons. The prize for this season is $2 million, one of the biggest cash prizes in TV history.


  • The Amazing Race – This is another game show, where contestants in pairs of two must race around the world and avoid last place for the chance to win the million-dollar cash prize. Thirty-one seasons are currently available, and the next season is set to air on May 20 (subject to change).
  • The Big Bang Theory – This show centers on five characters living in Pasadena, California. Roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are the main characters, both of whom are physicists working at Caltech. Penny, a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory, conveniently moves in next door. Hofstadter and Cooper, along with their friends Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali, live it out in a dramatic and comedic social life, compared to the normal everyday lifestyle. This show ended in May 2019, but there are 12 seasons.