Spectrum editor’s list of films to watch – Oct. 13

“Something Borrowed” (2011)

Rachel, a serious lawyer, never confessed her feelings to her university crush, Dex, who’s now marrying her best friend, Darcy. When Rachel tells him how she feels, which leads to a mistake that could ruin both their lives and relationships with Darcy, she must decide what she wants and what she’s willing to do to get it.

Available on Netflix | 15% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Lovebirds” (2020)

Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, this romantic comedy follows a couple’s relationship, that’s on the brink of ending, as they accidentally get framed for a murder they didn’t commit. They are faced with all kinds of obstacles as they do everything they can to clear their names while dealing with their rocky relationship.

Available on Netflix | 66% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Danish Girl” (2015)

Taking place in Denmark in the 1920s, artists Gerda Wegener and her husband Einar, must reevaluate their relationship and love for one another as Einar transitions into a transgender woman named Lili. After unsuccessful searches for a “cure” for Lili, the couple decides to undergo Lili in one of the first sex-change operations.

Available on Netflix | 67% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Proposal” (2009)

This classic romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, follows an intense, work-driven boss as she claims she’s engaged to her assistant in order to elude deportation. When the pair travels to Alaska to meet his family, they must find a way to seem like a real couple while dodging deportation officials out to prove their engagement is a scam.  

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 44% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Upside” (2017)

When a wealthy quadriplegic finds the perfect caretaker in a parolee who’s struggling to reclaim his life after prison, they form an unlikely friendship amid their vast differences. As the two are exposed to a life that is different from theirs, they find that they might have more in common than they originally believed.

Available on Hulu | 43% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Devil All the Time” (2020)

Taking place in the 1960s, this star-studded thriller including Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan and Robert Pattinson follows various sinning characters as they carry out crimes, some extremely violent, fueled by rage, revenge and religion. Arvin Russell, played by Holland, is one of the less disturbed characters who will do anything to protect his family.

Available on Netflix | 64% Rotten Tomatoes

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