Ramadan begins June 5th and the countdown is on. The Holy Month will see Muslims everywhere embark on a journey of spirituality and reflection, by way of praying, fasting, and spending time with loved ones.
With fasts running longer than 15 hours this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best movies and TV shows currently airing on Netflix for you to indulge in. Netflix—an international streaming service—launched in the Middle East in February, and it’s now easier than ever to enjoy a cinematic experience from the comfort of your own couch. Below, we highlight 5 trending Netflix shows and movies to watch back-to-back this Ramadan.
Based on the cult favorite Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock is a contemporary take on the classic children’s stories that follow the renowned detective and his partner-in-crime as they solve all sorts of mysteries in modern-day London. Watch these funny and fast-paced 90-minute episodes, and it will be iftar before you know it.
The highest grossing musical to date, Grease is the ultimate feel-good movie for young and old alike. Starring John Travolta as cool, bad boy Danny and Olivia Newton-John as golden-girl Sandy, the movie marks its 38th anniversary today. Invite your friends over and relive the dancing, impeccable fashion, and chic hairstyles from the 1978 sing-along classic.
HOUSE OF CARDS
This popular drama debuted on Netflix in 2015, and highlights a seedy congressman’s climb to the top of the political ladder. Netflix currently boasts the first three seasons of the award-winning series—which stars Kevin Spacey—meaning you can binge without having to wait another week for the next episode.
JEREMY SCOTT: THE PEOPLE’S DESIGNER
This Ramadan, take the time to fuel your fashion knowledge. Start with this 1 hour and 50 minute documentary by Vlad Yudin, and watch American fashion designer Jeremy Scott’s ascent to the top of the luxury Italian fashion House, Moschino. The film chronicles the famed fashion designer’s life, career, and celebrity relationships to give you a behind-the-scenes look at one of fashion’s dearest designers.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
The idea of watching a cooking show while fasting might divide opinion, but Ramadan is the ultimate time to experiment with new recipes and innovative dishes. In this Emmy award-winning series, two chefs travel around the globe in search of ingredients to prepare the ultimate meal with (which you can refer to for your next iftar if you want to try something new).
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