An Academy Award-winning musical just landed on Netflix again

Find out which Academy Award-winning musical just landed on Netflix again, and get some awesome film recommendations too!
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It seems Netflix just can't get enough of this one Academy Award-winning film, having re-added it to its vast library on June 1st, 2024. Wondering which film this could be? Well, it's none other than the 2016 romantic musical comedy-drama, La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone!

La La Land was a major hit, winning six Academy Awards including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. It first graced Netflix last year in February before being removed in January 2024. But fans of the movie are in luck as they can now watch it in full on Netflix!

For those thinking of watching the film for the first time, you're in for a treat! La La Land follows Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of pursuing their dreams in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Their paths cross in a serendipitous encounter on a traffic-jammed highway, leading to a romance that dances between passion and heartbreak.

But, just as their relationship reaches its peak, their conflicting priorities and lack of support for each other's aspirations drive them apart. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:

"While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future."

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La La Land captivated audiences with its dazzling musical numbers, stunning cinematography, and a bittersweet story that resonates with dreamers everywhere. Whether you're a fan of musicals or just love a good romance, this film is a must-watch!

If you want to know the ins and outs of La La Land, then you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal some fun facts, other recommendations, and more below!

Fun facts about La La Land

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Ready to dive into some delightful trivia about La La Land? You're in luck! Here are five super fun facts to jazz up your day:

  1. Ryan Gosling didn't just pretend to play the piano as Sebastian – he actually learned! Practicing for 3 hours a day, 6 days a week, he mastered the piano scenes like a true pro.
  2. The iconic "A Lovely Night" scene, where Mia and Sebastian dance and sing, wasn't a quick shoot. It took 8 takes and 2 days to perfect.
  3. Emma Stone's audition scene, where she's abruptly cut off by the casting director, was inspired by an actual experience Ryan Gosling had. Talk about art imitating life!
  4. The spectacular opening freeway dance sequence to "Another Day of Sun" was filmed in a single take on an actual Los Angeles highway ramp. Now that's dedication to realism!
  5. John Legend, who plays Keith, showcased his talent for improvisation by ad-libbing many of his lines, including his big monologue scene.

Movie recomendations like La La Land on Netflix

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Already seen La La Land, or looking for some other musical films to watch? Don't fret! We've got plenty of recommendations currently streaming on Netflix.

Our top picks include:

  • Whiplash
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  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Purple Hearts

Already seen these films? No worries! Netflix is constantly adding new movies and shows to its vast library. Keep an eye out for some of the latest additions:

  • On the Basis of Sex - added on June 1
  • Crazy Rich Asians - added on June 6
  • Hit Man - added on June 7
  • After Sun - added on June 21
  • A Family Affair - added on June 28

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more release updates, movie and series recommendations, and more!

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