We often dream a lot and expect great things from life. We think we will only be happy if we have a certain amount of money in our bank account, if we meet the perfect person, if we have a dream job. We forget that the moments that remain in our memory and that make us truly happy are not exactly the great ones, but the most ordinary, unexpected and simple moments. Happiness is stored in small parts of life. The smell of coffee your mom just made, a conversation with your dad in the car, the kiss that made you fall in love with your partner. Life does not need great events, because greatness is in life itself, with its small daily events. Being alive is a gift that should be appreciated every minute. Here are some of the movies available on Netflix that will remind you of that. Spotlight on “A Caminho do Verão”, 2022, by Sofia Alvarez; “Apollo 10 and a Half: A Space Age Adventure,” 2022, by Richard Linklater; and Team Heart, beginning in 2022, written by Charles Keenan and Daniel Keenan. The titles available on Netflix are regulated by year of release and do not follow rating criteria.
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On the Road to Summer (2022), Sofia Alvarez
Auden West is an exemplary student and daughter of academics. You have graduated from high school and would like to spend a carefree summer in Colby before you leave for college. Despite her mother’s objections, she wants to spend time with her absent father who is always locked up in his office at work. He has another child from his remarriage and lives in Colby. Upon arriving there, Auden does not get along with his teenage stepmother’s staff and feels like an outcast. When she meets the shy, curly-haired Ellie, the two get closer and begin to pull each other out of their shells.
Apollo 10 and a Half: A Space Age Adventure (2022), Richard Linklater
In the days leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, Stan, a 10½-year-old fourth-grader who lives in a Houston suburb, is recruited by two government agents while playing on the field. He was asked to be a primary astronaut. The film is inspired by the childhood and imagination of director Richard Linklater during the summer of 1969, when he was living near NASA, and his memories of the first landing of a man on the moon.
Hail (2022), Marcos Carneval
Miguel Flores is a meteorologist famous for his weather forecasts. Miguel is never wrong when it comes to the weather. Rich and famous, he’s about to star in the country’s best weather show. However, the opening prediction that Miguel made in his first episode goes completely wrong, which turns people against him. He cannot anticipate a devastating hailstorm that will endanger all of Buenos Aires. Canceled in every possible way, he had to flee to Cordoba, his hometown, where he would meet his family and his daughter. Since then, we’ve been following his family relationship and rediscovering his life.
Team Heart (2022), Charles Keenan and Daniel Keenan
Professional soccer coach Sean Payton is on administrative leave during an investigation by the NFL. He decided to use his spare time to visit his son, who lives in a small Texas town, Connor. At first, your plan is to only stay for a few days. When Shaun begins to become interested in Connor High School’s football team, the Warriors, survival continues. He agrees to help train the young athletes, but Connor slightly resists his father’s sudden presence. What happens when Sean is allowed back to work? Will he leave again?
The Hand of God (2021), Paolo Sorrentino
Fabito Chiesa is 17 years old and lives in Naples during the 80s, facing the events around him without much emotion, until some events change everything. One of them is the departure of Diego Maradona, his biggest idol, to his city. Another is a tragic accident involving his family, forcing him to mature. Awakening a passion for cinema also helps him find a new meaning in life.
Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle
Jack is a musician striving for success. He plays in cafes and sidewalks and is run by his childhood friend Ellie. Jack lives with his parents in Suffolk and is ready to give up his unsuccessful career. One night, a 12-second blackout occurred across the planet and Jack was hit by a bus. Then he wakes up in a world that has never heard of the Beatles. There is no trace of the band anywhere. When Jack starts playing songs like “Imagine” and “Back in the Soviet Union,” people are in awe of the potency of the lyrics and melodies.