February Film Recommendations and March Watchlist


Hey guys!

So I didn’t quite manage to watch all the films on my February Watchlist last month, but I did watch a lot of films in general, so I guess it’s not too bad. Unfortunately, most of the films I had been planning to watch are not on Netflix (WHY), and I couldn’t find them on the TV either. There are a few films that stood out in February – read on to find out my thoughts!


1. X+Y

I’d been meaning to watch X+Y for months but for some reason I kept putting it off. However, I finally sat down to watch it one cold evening a couple of weeks ago. X+Y is a Netflix original that focuses on a child genius who goes on a trip to Asia to take part in a maths competition. It’s a sweet film, with Asa Butterfield (The Space Between Us, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Enders Game) playing the lead.


2. Stuck in Love

I think this has become one of my favourite films that I’ve watched recently. I just love Lily Collins, Nat Wolff and Logan Lerman – they’re 3 of the best young actors IMO. I love the fact that literature is one of the main themes in the film; I haven’t watched many films like that before.


3. Dreamgirls

Ok, so I don’t know why I waited until AFTER seeing the live musical but oh well! The film is incredible and I LOVE the songs, especially ‘Listen’ and ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’. If you love Beyoncé / musicals, I’d recommend you go check out Dreamgirls RIGHT NOW!


4. Mona Lisa Smile

I really enjoyed Mona Lisa Smile and I love how 99% of the cast is female. I can’t believe that Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Ginnifer Goodwin and Krysten Ritter basically haven’t aged AT ALL in over a decade!


I also signed up for Disney Life at the beginning of February and rewatched some of my childhood faves, including The Aristocats, Enchanted, The Jungle Book, Camp Rock and The Lizzie McGuire Movie. I can’t believe it’s been sooo long since I last saw them! I loved Lizzie McGuire as a child – it’s a shame I never got round to watching all the episodes.


The films I didn’t get round to watching in February were How to Be Single, The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, Crazy / Beautiful, 10 Years, Ginger & Rosa, Boyhood and Before I Go to Sleep.


Here’s my watchlist for this month:

1. Beauty and the Beast (ONE WEEK GUYS)

2. Hidden Figures (perfect timing for this film to be released, what with International Women’s Day being earlier this week)

3. My Girl (how have I never seen this?!)

4. The Runaways (I’m not even familiar with the band this film is based on, but I love Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning so it’s been on my radar for a while now)

5. Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence is so perfect)

6. The Last Five Years (love Anna Kendrick!)

7. Sister Act (I watched this last night – it’s hilarious and I love the music!)

8. Wild (love Reese Witherspoon, and it inspired Lorelai in Gilmore Girls)


I’ll probably rewatch Cinderella (the one with Lily James), Legally Blonde and A Series of Unfortunate Events (so that I can finally start the new Netflix series) at some point in March too.


What films have you seen recently? Have you watched any on this list? Are you looking forward to Beauty & the Beast?



32 Comment

  1. I’m very interested in seeing Beauty and the Beast! They’ve been hyping it up so much for so long that I’m really curious to see how it will be.

  2. All of these are movies that I’ve heard of but haven’t seen yet. That sounds terrible. My watchlist is ever growing but I want to head out and see Logan and then a bunch of others on Netflix that are coming. I can’t even remember all their names. (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  3. Watched Hidden Figures recently and it was absolutely inspiring and just so fitting. Everyone needs to watch it!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

  4. Aaaah I love Mona Lisa Smile. Have you ever watched Uptown Girls?

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Yes, I have seen Uptown Girls, it’s such a great movie!

  5. Emma says: Reply

    I recently watched The Help and it was one of my favourite films ever, if you haven’t seen it, you need to!!
    Also Boyhood is just a great film, completely recommended!!
    I’ve actually screenshotted this post to give my inspiration for films to watch!! Thank you! xox

    1. Serena says: Reply

      I love The Help! Ah I’m glad this post has given you some inspiration!

  6. I’m really excited to see the new beauty and the beast, cant wait!!! great post x

  7. Kirsty says: Reply

    Saving this for when I don’t know what to watch 🙂
    And I also love Stuck in Love! One of my fave since I watched it 😀 Lily Collins one of my fave too, you should watch The English Teacher if you haven’t already 🙂


    1. Serena says: Reply

      I’ll check out The English Teacher, thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  8. Absolutely love dreamgirls!! I am beyond excited for beauty and the beast (5 days eek!!) so many great movies on your list x

  9. Larice says: Reply

    Stuck In Love, Beauty and the Beast (1991 version), Sister Act and Cinderella are seriously a few of my faves. Will definitely check out the others! Love this post. X Larice


    1. Serena says: Reply

      Glad you love them too! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I went to see hidden figures, excellent movie covering a number of historically important matters brilliantly. I wrote a little blog piece on it if it’s of interest. 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness I haven’t seen any of these 🙈 Shame! Cannot wait for beauty and the beast though eeeek!!! Xxx

  12. Sam says: Reply

    Great post! I’ll be adding some of these to my watch list!
    Sam xox

  13. Katie says: Reply

    Omg you’ve made me watch to go watch the Lizzie maguire movie now! Maybe that can be my film tonight…

    Silver linings playbook is one of my all time favourites though so can’t wait to see what you think of it!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      It’s such a great film, isn’t it? Love Hilary Duff!

  14. X&Y looks great. I loved Dreamgirls. This month I have watched countless films. Moana, Snowden, The Founder, The Fault In Our Stars, On The Edge of 17, Captain Fantastic and In Search Of The Wilders! X So so excited for Beauty and The Beast
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    1. Serena says: Reply

      I still haven’t seen Moana! I saw The Fault in Our Stars when it first came out – need to see it again!

  15. I’m really excited for Beauty and the Beast! I still need to watch Dreamgirls, I’ve been meaning to for so long! Also you have to watch How To Be Single at some point, it’s one of my favourite films, so so funny 🙂

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  16. I absolutely loved A Series Of Unfortunate Events! And I rewatched Legally blond and Cinderella recently!. I really want to see Beauty & the best and Hidden figures too! xx Corine

  17. I’m seeing Beauty and the Beast on Saturday, I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted to watch Dreamgirls so maybe I’ll try this month haha! x

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think of Dreamgirls!

  18. Sabah says: Reply

    I can’t wait to watch Beauty and the Beast. I saw the trailer for The Little Mermaid last night and I was so excited. I heard they will be making a Mulan soon as well. Ahh, I can’t wait.

    This year I’d also like to watch Fast and Furious 8. I recently watched Moana, The Edge of Seventeen, and Now You See Me (1&2).

    Thanks for sharing your list.

    Sabah || http://www.womanishaffairs..org

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Ooo yes, I’m really looking forward to seeing the live versions of The Little Mermaid and Mulan! They’re making one of Mary Poppins too, with Emily Blunt! I still haven’t seen Moana!

  19. Just finished watching Penelope which I have already watched a few times. I was pretty stuck and couldn’t find a movie, even thought it was the middle of the film, I decided to stop searching and just enjoy watching the ending. I’m pretty sure last time I watched this movie was more than 5 years ago. It was pretty nostalgic.

    Apart from this movie, I don’t remember which movie I saw last time or even when it was. It was pretty long time ago.

    Anyway, your post is jsut my savior as I don’t know what to watch. And you just reminded me about Stuck in Love, I’m so in love with it. Suppose, I’m gonna watch it again!

    Thanks for the list of movie ideas!:)

    Kate | http://limbria.blogspot.com/

  20. I can’t get over the fact that you haven’t seen my girl! Where have you been?! Ha. Some good recommendations here

  21. Claire says: Reply

    I’m going to see Beauty and the Beast tomorrow and I can’t wait! Have hardly seen any of these movies you listed though – love the sound of Stuck in Love and Dreamgirls!
    Legally Blonde is one of my favourite movies as well – happy watching!
    Claire xo

  22. I loved X+Y. I mentioned it in a blog post of mine I wrote in 2016, and have watched it like six times since it came out. I am obsessed, to say the least.
    If that recommendation is anything to go by, I think there are some good recommendations in this list, and I’m definitely going to watch some of them in the upcoming month.

  23. Sonam says: Reply

    I really want to see hidden figures and beauty and the beast. There are so many great movies out atm!

  24. Mona Lisa Smile is a good film. So is dreamgirls. I really want to see hidden figures and beauty and the beast.

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