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Netflix Streaming Suggestions If You’ve Been Stranded By Sandy

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(Adam Berry/Getty Images)

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Much of the East Coast has been stranded by Sandy — but by and large, in their homes. Not surprisingly, the LA Timesreport that Netflix streaming has seen a 20% boost in cities effected by the hurricane. Because Netflix offered no list of their most popular streaming titles, we thought we’d put together a quick list of 10 films to watch while you’re killing time in the post-hurricane fall out.

1. Madonna: Truth or Dare

A must-see. This is THE definitive superstar documentary. If you think Madonna is exposing a lot these days by flashing her breasts, you haven’t seen anything yet. This ground breaking doc follows her through the heyday of her Blonde Ambition tour.

2. High School Musical

Of course you’ve seen it, but how long ago now? It’s the perfect time to revisit the early days of Zac Effron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale. As a bonus, High School Musical 2 is also available to stream for your marathon needs.

3. Grease 2

Sadly the original Grease and Olivia Netwon-John’s Sandy aren’t available instantly — but the incredibly bad part 2 is! It’s one of those films that is so terrible that you have to see it. It stars a young Michelle Pfeiffer and a Scottish guy doing the worst British accent you can imagine. Check it out for the goofy story line, stay for Peiffer’s terrible singing. It’s a marvel.

4. The Art of 16 Bars

Always wondered how your favorite rappers manage their freestyles? This documentary lays it all out. Featuring interviews with Kanye West, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas and many more, you might just figure out how to up your rap game.

5. Girls Just Want To Have Fun

You’ve already watched every episode of Sex & The City twice, so check out what Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Helen Hunt and Shannen Doherty, were doing before they were famous. The movie takes its title from the Cyndi Lauper song and is a great explosion of ’80s fashion and music.

6. Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour

Would you hold it against her? Relive Britney’s 2011 tour. The tour film was shot over two shows in Toronto. Britney plays a secret agent. Nicki Minaj makes a cameo. The world gets a lesson in how to put on an arena-sized performance.

7. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog

A cult classic web series starring Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) that was written and directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Cabin In The Woods), this groundbreaking musical is one of the most hilarious things you’ll ever watch.

8. The Wiz

A classic music movie starring none other than Michael Jackson. The Wiz is an alternate take on the classic Wizard of Oz by Motown and also featuring Diana Ross. It’s just one of those films you have to see.

9. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

You know Elmo, but do you know the man behind him? This heartwarmer shows you what life is like pulling Elmo’s strings.

10. National Geographic: Amazing Planet

If Sandy and extreme weather have you bummed, check out the extreme feats that shaped earth. The raw power of our planet, as presented by NatGeo, will surely bring a tear to your eye.

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

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