Netflix Picks for New Year’s Eve: Relaxation at Your Fingertips

The holidays are over, the decorations are put away and your jean size may have gone up, so those stretchy pants will have to do. Creepy Uncle Lester has gone back to North Dakota, and you finally have your place all to yourself. How about a nice, quiet Netflix marathon to ring in the New Year? Here are a few viewing options for your consideration, currently available on Netflix.

TV Shows on Netflix

Why not get caught up on some of your favorite shows, such as The Vampire Diaries, The OriginalsArrow and American Horror Story? For more hardcore, dramatic binge watching, Netflix is also streaming full seasons of Breaking Bad, Sons of AnarchyLost and The Blacklist.

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Movies on Netflix

For those who prefer the movie route, we have a few choices that will pique just about any interest. For those who are into the “Inspiring Biographical Fight-the-System Documentary,” there is I am Ali, starring Muhammad Ali and Rahaman Ali. The film is about the boxing champ’s audio journals that offer a deeper story to the life of the athlete at the height of his boxing career. You always need to venture to the top in order to be the best, right?

The Wolf of Wall Street is also streaming on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. The film is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (played  by Leonardo DiCaprio) and details his rise to corrupt wealthy stock-broker, followed by his eventual downfall. It seems like life-changing could be the theme of the New Year!

The Wolf of Wall Street Debut Trailer

Feeling like a kid, or wishing for new beginnings? Disney’s Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World may be exactly what you need. The start of a new year typically means changes, new beginnings and all that jazz; Pocahontas II shows that sometimes discovering who we are is all we have to do. No matter how old you are, it is still fun to watch. The kids can even make a bed on the floor!

Action and adventure are the cure for a dull night in, and one of Paul Walker’s last films, Hours, will keep you on the edge of your seat. In the film, his wife loses her life during childbirth and Walker’s character must keep his newborn daughter alive in an evacuated hospital during the events of Hurricane Katrina.

Finally, those into being scared when the clock strikes midnight can hide under the blanket with Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites in Oculus. The two star as siblings, Tim and Kaylie, both recovering from their parents’ death more than a decade ago. Something scary is about to unfold, and you may have to see it to believe it.



The New Year is here and we hope you can enjoy some of these picks to get you going into 2015. Peace, love, and Netflix!