50 must-watch movies on Netflix

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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Simmons attend the official party for the cast of “Perks of Being a Wallflower” hosted by vitaminwater during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images For Vitaminwater)
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Simmons attend the official party for the cast of “Perks of Being a Wallflower” hosted by vitaminwater during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images For Vitaminwater) /

Must-watch movies on Netflix: 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, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melani Lynskey, Joan Cusack, Zane Holtz, Reece Thompson, Nicholas Braun, Landon Pigg, Tom Savini, Julia Garner

As corny as they can sometimes be, you have to love a coming-of-age. The best ones manage to capture the essence of teenage naiveté and carefree confusion. Based on the novel of the same name by writer-director Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is definitely one of the all-time great coming-of-age movies. Logan Lerman stars as Charlie Kelmeckis, a high school freshman with clinical depression. When he meets free spirits Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), Charlie discovers a world where he doesn’t have to be afraid to live for himself.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower touches on a number of relatable adolescent issues, for which it received positive reviews from critics. The film holds an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and landed a number of award nominations, including an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Combines with a killer soundtrack, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is everything you want from an earnest teen movie with something to say. Whether you’re watching for the first time or the millionth time, this modern classic in the making shouldn’t be missed on Netflix.