7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Release Year: 2012
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons, Erin Wilhelmi, Adam Hagenbunch, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack, Zan Holtz, Reece Thompson, Nicholas Braun, Landon Pigg, Tom Savini, Julia Garner
Release Date: Wednesday, April 1
Remember eight years ago when social media was still in its infancy, streaming services weren’t playing tug of war with our wallets and The Perks of Being a Wallflower was the coming-of-age movie of the moment? Those were simpler times. Provided that we’re all probably craving that simpler time when everyone wasn’t going live on Instagram and the only “plus” at Disney was a fast pass, tuck into the comforts and killer soundtrack of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, one of Netflix’s best new additions coming this April.
Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Logan Lerman as Charlie, a timid high school student who gets back to normal life after being discharged from a metal health facility for clinical depression. Charlie no longer watches life from the sidelines when he’s taken under the wings of the enigmatic duo of Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller). Finally, he has best friends to guide him through friendship, first love, heartbreak and so much more as Charlie heals his wounds from the past.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes from director Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote the book, directed Wonder and co-wrote 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, which also starred Emma Watson. Upon release, the film earned rave reviews from critics and fans, earning an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Adding to its critical acclaim, the film also enjoyed commercial success, bringing in $33.4 million against a budget of $13 million. Relive the perks of The Perks of Being a Wallflower when the film begins streaming on Netflix at the top of the month.