Since most of us are stuck indoors it’s without a doubt that we’ll soon find ourselves bored out of our minds after the first handful of days. Considering we’ve completed any work that needs to be done – if you’re now working from home and tending to the kids (since they’re learning from home), finding ways to entertain can become scarce, real quick. But it doesn’t have to be.
There’s family-time entertainment – typically consisting of cards, video & board games and an hour or two spent in the backyard. Then, there are other times where you want to indulge in watching some TV. Or, Netflix. Luckily, I’ve stumbled upon several gems that are not only entertaining and but they’ve also helped spark a bit of creativity and willpower.
Check out some of my Nexflix favs below. At the very least these three films will give you a much-needed mental break from all the worldly chit chat that’s dominating our globe right now. Enjoy!
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
This was one hell of a story. Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker, this film, featuring Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, and Blair Underwood is sprinkled with several comical and light-hearted moments depicting the ups and downs of its main character.
Determined to rise above her circumstances and life of poverty as a washerwoman, Octavia Spencer’s character shines as she prevails at becoming a successful entrepreneur in the black haircare business. The first female self-made millionaire, Madam C.J Walker pretty much established the blueprint for self-made success which was driven by willpower and an unwillingness to give up.
A Fortunate Man
This film is a great demonstration of how we can use our talents, interest, and abilities to propel us forward in life. Whether it is a career goal, personal goal or some other goal that is driving us, A Fortunate Man tells the story of how a bright engineer student shows great promise in his ability to be successful. However, this is one thing that stands in the way of him getting to the next level. His pride.
While he could be deemed a genius, especially considering his level of knowledge at such a young age (this drama takes place in the late 19th century), the main character sometimes fails to realize that even geniuses never stop learning and growing. A Fortunate Man was written by Danish Nobel Prize-winning author Henrik Pontoppidan and is based upon the eight-volume novel which was translated into English as Lucky Per.
An action-packed historical drama based in the 15th century, Young Henry V aka “Hal” is elevated to the role of King of England following his brother’s untimely death. Hal truly wants what’s best for his country, unlike his father who reigned before him. In a time where governing politics and those in position have established a history of manipulating its people for personal gain, Hal tries his best to rule with peace and optimism until his plans are met with lies and treachery.
Although he didn’t realize the deceit at the time, Hal is forced to protect England through means of war with France. After it’s all said and done Hal never abandoned his quest for peace even though the unforeseen obstacles of war, deceit, assassination threats, and manipulation had to be confronted. Throughout it all, Hal survived.