Choosing a movie to watch on Netflix over the weekend is a struggle. But it shouldn’t be.
Every week, we look through what’s available on the streaming service and recommend seven movies you can watch over the weekend.
Some of our selections recently came to Netflix, and others have been available for a while – you might have just missed them because Netflix’s algorithm thought they weren’t to your taste.
From Netflix’s new teen rom-com “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” to Marvel’s “Black Panther,” these are some awesome movies on Netflix you can watch this weekend.
Here are seven movies on Netflix you should check out (along with their scores from Rotten Tomatoes).
Note: Not all of these films are available in countries outside the United States. Sorry!
“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” (2018) — a Netflix original
Netflix description: A wrong-number text sparks a virtual romance between a smart but unpopular teen and a sweet jock who thinks he’s talking to a gorgeous cheerleader.
Critic score: N/A
Audience score: N/A
Netflix’s latest teen rom-com has the same male lead as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Noah Centineo. It also stars Shannon Purser, aka. Barb from “Stranger Things.” It’s a sweet, delightful little movie that focuses more on female friendship than romance.
“Black Panther” (2018)
Netflix description: T’Challa, the superpowered new leader of the hidden, highly advanced African nation of Wakanda, strives to protect his home from enemies old and new.
Critic score: 97%
Audience score: 79%
“Black Panther” is amazing. Watch it again if you’ve already seen it. And if you haven’t seen it, stop what you’re doing and catch up with culture.
Netflix description: Retired gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes one last job – and even more reluctantly accepts a boastful young man as a partner.
Critic score: 96%
Audience score: 93%
Unlike most Westerns, this movie has a gripping story and its characters a lot of layers, which helped boost a reinvention of the genre. It doesn’t focus on the action. Its haunting tone will stick with you. It is the best movie Clint Eastwood has ever directed.
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005)
Netflix description: After learning that Earth is about to be destroyed for an interstellar thruway, Arthur Dent survives by hitching a ride on a passing spacecraft.
Critic score: 60%
Audience score: 65%
This goofy movie has an incredible cast that a lot of people forget about: Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, and Alan Rickman. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t require too much brainpower.
“Two Weeks Notice” (2002)
Netflix description: A millionaire real estate developer doesn’t make a move without his right-hand woman. But after a year of calling the shots, she’s calling it quits.
Critic score: 42%
Audience score: 59%
This silly rom-com didn’t get that much love when it came out, but it gained a devoted following once it started airing on cable in the early 2000s. Now that it’s on Netflix, you don’t have to wait until it’s on TBS to enjoy the sparkling chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant!
“Lilo and Stitch” (2002)
Netflix description: Disney’s song-filled animated comedy follows a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo who adopts a funny-looking dog and doesn’t realise it’s a wacky alien.
Critic score: 86%
Audience score: 77%
This heartwarming, cute animated movie still holds up and is one of Disney’s most underrated gems. It will make everyone in the family laugh, and by the end you’ll all be sobbing (but not as much as when you watch “Coco”).
“The Cider House Rules” (1999)
Netflix description: A protégé to a physician who runs an orphanage sets off to see the world, but reality soon intrudes on his youthful idealism and moral certitude.
Critic score: 71%
Audience score: 77%
This sad movie based on a John Irving novel from 1985 features great performances from Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, and Paul Rudd in an early dramatic role years before he was famous and known for comedy.
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