Best films to watch on Netflix this summer

22 Jump Street and Despicable Me 2 are sure to brighten not so sunny days

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Some might say that summer and Netflix do not go together, but we know you know differently, as there's always at least one rainy day when all you want to do is hit the sofa with a great film and endless supplies of snacks.

There's a whole host of first rate flicks to choose from on the streaming service, both right now (so tempting, sorry) and over the coming weeks.

So if you fancy a movie night rather than hitting the beach - here's our pick of the best sunshine-themed and generally awesome options for your viewing pleasure:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

If you've never considering bunking off school to go on an adventure before then you're guaranteed to feel a rebellious urge after watching Ferris do just that in this 1986 comedy. It's now or never as graduation looms - cue "borrowing" a Ferrari and taking to the street of Chicago. But high school principal Rooney is determined not to let this high school wise guy get off lightly...


22 Jump Street

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back for more silliness in this action-comedy about two undercover cops with a lot to learn. Next stop - college.


Wet Hot American Summer (available 31 July)

It's the last day of summer camp in 1981 and a group of counselors are trying to complete all their unfinished tasks before the day ends. But with a ton of sexual frustrations and a piece of Nasa Skylab hurtling towards earth to contend with, there's a whole load more drama to come.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Head over to the dark side for a night in a city where 'there is no justice without sin'. Jessica Alba and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the star-studded cast for this action-packed sequel based on Frank Miller's graphic novels.


Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey gives an Oscar-winning performance as an electrician turned AIDS medication peddler. After being diagnosed with AIDS, his character Ron Woodroof begins selling effective antiretroviral drugs imported from Mexico that are banned in the US.



Domhnall Gleeson plays wannabe musician Jon, who is in for a surprise when he joins a crazy pop group led by the mysterious Frank (Michael Fassbender).


Pain & Gain (available 23 July)

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star as a trio of Florida bodybuilders who decide that to achieve the American Dream, they must turn to extortion. But then a kidnapping plot involving a hot shot businessman goes horribly wrong...


Despicable Me 2 (available 25 July)

Steve Carell is back as the lovable former baddie Gru for this fun sequel. Margo, Agnes and Edith are as adorable as ever but when Gru is hired by the Anti-Villain League, he must put his paternal responsibilities aside to help with the investigation. Minions assemble.