10 Perfect Netflix Movies To Have In The Background

When looking for a movie to watch on any kind of streaming service, sometimes people just aren’t in the mood to watch something that needs their full attention. Sometimes moviegoers turn to movies to think less, not more. Whether it’s a low-budget comedy, a cheesy romantic comedy, or a too-slow and uninspiring film, there’s no doubt that these films are still needed to create a more holistic film industry.

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With so much going on in the world, there’s perhaps even more need for movies that viewers don’t necessarily need to invest in and focus their full attention on. Instead, these movies make for great background noise or easy viewing to occupy the mind, even just for a little while.

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He’s All That (2021)


Cameron and Padgett at the ball with a horse in He's All That

Any comedy remake of a ’90s movie is bound to be questionable at times, and that rule applies to Mark Waters’ comedy movie. He is all that. The film is a remake of the 1999 teen romance film She is all that directed by Robert Iscove. In this version, the roles are reversed and the girl is the popular child, not the guy.

If there’s a way to describe He is all that, it’s basically 91 minutes of consecutive rom-com snaps. In some ways, it falls into so many high school rom-com tropes that it almost feels like it was designed to be that way. There’s no denying that the film is entertaining, but perhaps it’s best enjoyed while indulging in other pursuits.


The Hangover (2009)


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The first of the trilogy, Todd Phillips’ The hangover tells the story of three friends who party a little too hard during their friend’s bachelorette trip to Las Vegas. He then follows them as they wake up with a baby and a tiger in their presence, having lost the groom.

With lots of ridiculous humor and shock moments, The hangover is perfect for a relaxing movie night with friends, but it’s definitely not something that will stick with viewers once a few days pass. At the end, it’s another example of a typical comedy movie that really doesn’t bring anything new to the table, making it ideal background noise.


It Follows (2015)


He Follows - Yara Form

It follows revolves around a deadly curse that follows people after having sex. For some, it’s an artistic and intelligent horror film. For others, it’s a slow, shallow horror movie that has some interesting concepts but isn’t scary, suspenseful, or entertaining.

With clear parallels to STIs, director David Robert Mitchell’s film It follows takes a realistic concept and turns it into an idea for a psychological horror movie. However, it arguably falls flat, remaining slow throughout, making it good background fodder for horror movie fans while they work, play games, or socialize, if nothing else. .


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)


Lara Jean and Peter shake hands in To All The Boys I've Loved Before

by Susan Johnson To all the boys I’ve loved before is easy to watch, making it the perfect movie to have in the background. Following protagonist Lara Jean as her top-secret love letters are sent to each of her crushes, the rom-com is full of heartwarming (and some cringe-worthy) moments that don’t require too much brainpower to understand and appreciate.

The film also has its fair share of humor and a light-hearted storyline that many viewers will find heartwarming. While it may not be the most original story ever told, it’s a typical high school romantic comedy that can easily be enjoyed in the background.


21 Jump Street (2012)


Schmidt and Jenko jump pointing their guns at 21 Jump Street

So many comedies like to build friendships between the “popular kid” and the “nerdy kid,” and 21 jump street is no different. In this action/comedy flick, viewers watch Jonah Hill (the nerdy kid) and Channing Tatum (the popular kid) grow up to become police officers. The film’s main plot revolves around two young cops who go undercover to break up a drug ring supplying high school students.

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The movie is entertaining, funny, and silly, but it doesn’t offer much more than a typical action/comedy movie. For this reason, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller 21 jump street is great to have everything in multitasking.

The Duff (2015)


The Duff Robbie Amell Mae Whitman

In The DuffMae Whitman stars as main character Bianca Piper, who desperately tries to prove she’s not the “designated fat ugly friend” of her circle. The film drew a lot of criticism for its title and Whitman’s casting, but it’s arguably one of the most underrated teen movies of the last five years. Although not classic at all, it is worth watching at least once and can create some good background noise.

With a theme and plot that is neither inspiring nor so original, The Duff is not a film that involves a lot of thought on the part of the viewer. However, it’s arguably a good movie to watch with friends — those who share mutual respect and don’t refer to each other as far or ugly, of course.

Caddyshack (1980)


Caddyshack, starring Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis directed.

Caddyshack is a classic comedy film starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. The film follows a teenager working as a caddy at a hoity-toity country club so he can eventually afford a college education.

Caddyshack provides viewers with many funny moments, such as when a candy bar falls into the pool and everyone is shocked when Bill Murray’s character eats it, believing it to be something very different from chocolate. However, there isn’t much else that stands out in the movie, which makes it another good movie to play while doing something else.

Stepbrothers (2008)


Will Ferrell and John C Reilly in Step Brothers

The Adam McKay movie is loved by many, and as Half brothers includes many funny scenes, it is not a surprise. With Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the stars of the series and the film is filled with wacky, offbeat humor as the two characters go from hating to becoming best friends.


Although hilarious and sometimes even heartwarming, Half brothers does not include an overly complex plot or hard-hitting themes. It’s a perfect movie for those looking for some light entertainment, even if it’s only in the background.

Jumanji (1995)


family photo of Jumanji 1995

Any movie starring Robin Williams is bound to be a good watch, and that’s exactly what the original jumani The movie is. It features a lot of movie cliches as it follows two siblings who fall into an enchanted board game, but Williams makes the movie entertaining to say the least, playing an adult who has been trapped in the game and needs help. an issue.

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The film is arguably a classic, which means many moviegoers, especially those who grew up in the 90s, will have seen this one by now. The familiarity makes it the perfect comfort movie that remains entertaining even on the hundredth watch. It’s also a relatively short film that can be enjoyed while undertaking other activities.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail


King Arthur Looks Up in Horror in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a film loved and cherished by many. The comic tale based on the Arthurian legend packs a niche humor that’s distinctly British, so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea – but it can be great as entertaining background noise, especially for those who already know and love history.


It’s a great example of quirky British humor as well as satire, poking fun at the typical hero’s journey and arc that moviegoers see happening in most films. While not particularly punchy, it’s a great movie to watch while chilling out with friends.

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