Distract yourself from the real world with excitement of the cinematic kind.
There's something therapeutic about watching a movie that spikes your blood pressure for a few hours. Yes, there's no shortage of stress in daily life, but it's comforting to know that the challenges of a film are just Hollywood magic. You're not actually out there hunting a serial killer or trapped in a 19th century stagecoach stopover with a bunch of shifty murderers. And comparatively, the real world isn't so bad. So, watch Adam Sandler juggle a bunch of bad bets (and his own life) for 135 minutes and enjoy that feeling of relief afterward.
While Netflix has a long watchlist of movies, sometimes we're just looking for that thriller high. In the line up of films below, we've narrowed down some of Netflix's best current offerings so that the scrolling and the decision doesn't get in the way of movie night.
Whether you're looking for something heist-adjacent or a peek into the absolutely demented mind of Yorgos Lanthimos, Netflix has a treasure trove of thrillers to eat up at least a few hours of your Saturday night. Now you just have to decide what food pairs well with the true-life story of a near Ebola outbreak. That's on you.