Best films and TV shows to watch over the holidays

What to watch on Netflix and iflix during the long Raya break
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If you’re going to be antisocial over the holidays, stream these films and TV shows on Netflix and iflix. We’ve selected some of the best documentaries to cult classics and even some local selections.

An Idiot Abroad

There are many other shows that highlight the silly decisions made by white people, but while most of them just leave you shaking your heads, 'An Idiot Abroad' is actually very funny. Karl Pilkington is sent off to locations all over the world that’s a far cry from his usual London life by friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Watch it on Netflix

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Clerks

Kevin Smith’s cult comedy classic looks into the life of two store clerks, Dante and Randal. There’s a lot of talking in the film, some of which includes a discussion on the future of their career, Star Wars and Dante’s love life. If you enjoy witty conversations in film with a dash of casual impoliteness then this is the movie for you.

Watch it on iflix

Cooked

Written and narrated by notable food writer Michael Pollan, 'Cooked’ explores how all four natural elements (fire, water, air and earth) affects the process of cooking and making food. The series also takes a look at the role of cooking in shaping the world, going from locations such as the Australian outback to the wheat fields of Morocco.

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Dexter's Laboratory

For easy-breezy viewing, relive the old Cartoon Network days with boy-genius Dexter, his annoying sister Dee Dee (‘Ooh what does this button do?’) and Mandark, Dexter’s arch enemy. There’s only one season (season three) on iflix, but for more trips down memory lane, there’s also ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Johnny Bravo’.

Watch it on iflix

Freaks and Geeks

The cult 1999 high school drama created by Paul Feig (with Judd Apatow as executive producer) follows straight-A student ‘mathlete’ Lindsay and her younger brother Sam as they deal with high school life in the 1980s (cue peer pressure, the struggle to fit in and obnoxious gym teachers). Bonus: You’ll get to see James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Busy Philipps as a bunch of high school burnouts.

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Hush

It’s not the holidays without a bit of a scare, and this Netflix original film uses the done-to-the-death home invasion subgenre but with a twist: the protagonist is deaf, hence the absence of cliché jump scares in favour of eerie silence.

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Pisau Cukur

Pisau Cukur’ is a fun, mindless comedy starring Fazura and Maya Karin as gold diggers on a holiday cruise which also doubles as their new hunting grounds. You’ll also get a chance to look at one of Redza Minhat's first film roles and Aaron Aziz pre-‘Ombak Rindu’ as Fazura’s love interest.

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Mukhsin

Set years behind the days of Orked and Jason in 'Sepet', you can consider this Orked’s origin story. The film tells the story of a young romance between Orked and Mukhsin, and scenes of kampung life around Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam.

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Gilmore Girls

If you're excited about the 'Gilmore Girls' revival on Netflix, you can now stream all seven seasons and go back to the fast-talking days of Stars Hollow. Choose to watch from the beginning (when Rory meets Dean, first starts Chilton, accidentally kisses Tristan aka Chad Michael Murray), skip to when Jess starts showing up, or catch up with Rory's life at Yale. 

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