Ah, Netflix, what would we ever do without you? How did we ever exist before you? Sure, there was HBO, but we all know with HBO we weren’t privy to the plethora of options Netflix provides. It’s a streaming-viewers paradise, and with more movies being added every month, there is always a great excuse to sit down on the couch, pop a good bottle of wine and enjoy a great movie. To help you facilitate this experience, we’re providing our picks of the best movies becoming available on Netflix this September, paired with their ideal wines. Enjoy your chill time.
The Amityville Horror – Zinfandel
A movie about a family that moves into a house and is terrorized by paranormal activity isn’t for everyone, but if you are in the mood to scare the crap out of yourself you’re going to need a pretty stiff drink, so we’re going with a high-alcohol Zinfandel.
Babel – Red Blend
Come on, who doesn’t love Brad Pitt? This gritty drama featuring interlocking stories of four families pairs well with a red blend whose multiple grapes combine to create a package that is greater than its individual parts.
Footloose – Prosecco
If you don’t enjoy this movie, you might want to check your pulse. This is a movie that makes you want to get up and dance, and bubbly, fun Prosecco is the perfect accompaniment as you bop around your living room.
Jaws – Cabernet Sauvignon
Every single Jaws movie is available on Netflix this month, and after viewing them all, we bet it will be a while before you venture back to the beach. So celebrate your love of dry land with the ultimate steak wine, Cabernet, and thank God you aren’t currently sitting on a boat in the middle of the ocean.
Man On Wire – Sauvignon Blanc
One of the best documentaries of the past decade, this movie showcases the incredible concentration and skill it took to pull off one of the world’s most daring stunts. Celebrate that precision with a bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc to keep your palate bright and focused the entire movie.
Road Trip – Weed Wine
A pretty great stoner movie that somewhat stands the test of time, put this one on late night, pour a bit of weed wine, and let the laughs begin.
Top Gun – Bordeaux
“You can be my wingman anytime.” “Bullshit, you can be mine.” Cruise’s Scientology aside, this is a great film, one of the best of all time. For such a quotable film that focuses on two rivals, Maverick and Iceman, who ultimately learn to respect each other and work together, only a Bordeaux will do. Made mostly from Cabernet and Merlot, the grape that dominates the blend depends on the bank in which the wine is made, but both grapes think they’re the tops.
London Has Fallen – 3-day-old wine
This might be one of the worst action movies of all time, but if you for some reason still have the desire to watch it, the perfect pairing would be a wine that’s been left open for a few days, you know, so it’s just starting to turn to vinegar. On second thought, why would you do that to yourself? Don’t watch this movie.