30 best Netflix movies to watch this summer

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Actors Dayo Okeniye, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie Larson and writer Michael H. Weber arrive to a screening of A24’s “The Spectacular Now” at the Vista Theatre on July 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Actors Dayo Okeniye, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie Larson and writer Michael H. Weber arrive to a screening of A24’s “The Spectacular Now” at the Vista Theatre on July 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

16. The Spectacular Now

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Directed By: James Ponsoldt

Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bob Odenkirk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyle Chandler, Kaitlyn Dever

The Spectacular Now is another coming-of-age story that deserves a watch. It’s based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Tim Tharp. The movie initially debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters later that summer. The movie is directed by James Ponsoldt who most recently worked on 2017’s The Circle.

The movie focuses on two unlikely teens that find they have more in common than it seems. Sutter is a party animal who likes to get drunk while Aimee is an introvert who values doing well in school. When Aimee finds Sutter passed out drunk on her front lawn, they get to know each other and a romance quickly blooms. They both suffer from family issues and the uncertainty of what their future holds.

The movie has received universal acclaim from critics and high praise from viewers. The film features a stellar cast but performances from Teller and Woodley truly carry the project. The duo notably reunited as stars of the Divergent movie franchise which first debuted the following year.