10 Netflix movies to watch if you miss your BFF

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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) /

Netflix movies: 4. The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Changing the mood a little bit, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a melancholic coming-of-age movie. This 2012 movie follows Charlie (Logan Lerman) through his first year of high school. He’s a bit of a loner— he has no friends, is withdrawn, and is seemingly stuck in the past. The movie is told through a series of letters written by Charlie that he starts with “dear friend” each time.

Quickly, he meets two edgy high school step-siblings Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) and they form a tight-knit bond. Charlie is welcomed into their friend group and the two drag him along to parties, school functions, and late-night diner trips. They make a perfect trio— the only problem is, they’re high school seniors and will soon be leaving Charlie behind.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a great reminder of friendship for those who were pals with their high school literature teachers or who prefer having a few good friends, rather than a bunch of distant acquaintances.

Netflix movies: 5. The Intouchables

If you’re up for a foreign film, The Intouchables is a 2011 French film and is available for viewing with English subtitles. The movie opens with friends Driss (Omar Sy) and Phillipe (Francois Cluzet) being involved in a high-speed chase as they drive erratically through the streets of Paris. Told through a series of flashbacks, it is discovered that the two met through work— Driss was hired to be Phillipe’s live-in caregiver, the latter is an older man who has lost the function of all four of his limbs.

The Intouchables is a heartwarming movie based on a true story. It truly sits as an elevated “buddy flick” as it combines an immature and easy-to-digest sense of humor with a genuine and progressive narrative.