The 5 best Netflix movies for a long, lazy Boxing Day binge.

Y’all know that Boxing Day is about nursing hangovers and food comas and watching more movies than you thought was humanly possible.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best movies on Netflix including some originals and some box office hits.

Get out the day-old turkey and the crusty, leftover trifle and get ready to binge:


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Dumplin' will feel like a much-needed warm cup of tea on Boxing Day.

The movie follows the story of Willowdean, the plus size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston).

In an act of rebellion, Willowdean signs up for her mother's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant and along the way makes friends, falls in love, and learns to love herself.

Throw in a drag bar full of Dolly Parton impersonators and you've got a feel good movie that will melt even the coldest of hearts.

Manchester by the Sea

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Manchester by the Sea is a bit of a tear-jerker.

It follows the story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a janitor and handyman, who lives a solitary life. When Lee's brother Joe dies, he has to travel to Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, to tell his young nephew, Patrick, about his dad's death.

He then discovers he is Patrick's legal guardian. During his time in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Lee is forced to confront his past and his own demons.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before is based on the 2014 young adult novel of the same name.

The movie follows half-Korean, half-Caucasian high schooler Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor).


Lara Jean lives with her widowed hot dad Dan (John Corbett), her older sister Margot (Janel Parrish), and her younger sister Kitty (Anna Cathcart).

Lara Jean likes to read sappy romance novels and she's also in love with Margot's boyfriend, Josh (Israel Broussard), who happens to be her best male friend.

At some point, Lara Jean thought it was a good idea to write love letters to the five guys she'd had a crush on in the past, including Josh and the school jock, Peter (Noah Centineo).

She never intended to send them.

Of course, this being a rom-com, someone else sent them on her behalf, setting off a sequence of events that force Lara Jean to come out of her self-imposed shell and actually confront her true feelings.

Yep, you can probably guess where this is going.

Get on it.


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Bridesmaids needs no introduction.

It's the feel good, laugh out loud movie about a bunch of feuding bridesmaids who also poo their pants sometimes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's perfect for a lazy, Boxing Day rewatch.

When We First Met

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When We First Met stars Adam Devine (Mike and Dave Need Wedding DatesWorkaholics) as Noah, a 20-something hopeless romantic who feels a little bit lost.

Three years ago Noah met Avery at a Halloween party and they instantly clicked. They spent one perfect night together before it abruptly ended with a hug and Avery announcing that she was so happy to finally have a male friend.

Yep, he got majorly friend-zoned.

Fast forward three years and Noah is attending Avery's engagement party. He realises that she could have been the love of his life - but he blew it.

He gets drunk and ends up in the jazz bar where he works. After a few more drinks he takes some photos in the old photo booth that he and Avery used on the night they first met.

The next morning he wakes up and realises he has travelled back in time to that day.

He knows this is his chance for a do-over, he can relive that night, do it right, and finally win Avery's heart.

Of course, that doesn't happen.

He stuffs it up royally again and again and again until he finally discovers why he was sent back in time in the first place.

You're gonna love it.

What will you be watching? Tell us in the comments section below.