Buttering up the popcorn and firing up Netflix has got to be our favourite thing ever. If you’re anything like us we know you don’t relish in spending hours scrolling for something half decent to kick back to.
Here are all the best movies to watch on Netflix right now.
I Am Mother
It’s been dubbed as one of the best films to come out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, so good in fact that Netflix jumped on the sci-fi thriller and nabbed the distribution rights stat. I Am Mother is the creation of Australian director Grant Sputore, and follows a teenage girl (played by Clara Rugaard) who is one of the first of an entirely new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Rose Byrne). The twist? Mother is a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humanity. With the surface no longer inhabitable, Mother has raised the girl in total isolation underground. Starring Hilary Swank, this one is well and truly one of the biggest Netflix drops of the year.
See You Yesterday
Produced by Spike Lee, See You Yesterday is you easy-to-watch sci-fi adventure film for your weekend relaxation antics. Tune into high school best friends and science prodigies CJ and Sebastian, who spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when CJ’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. Doused in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past, this one’s ready to watch on Netflix now.
Harness the noughties this weekend with a flashback to a time where dancing movies were a massive thing. Step Up has just landed on Netflix and if you need a refresher, this one has Channing Tatum all over it. Set in Baltimore, Step Up follows the story of Tyler Gage (Tatum) and the privileged dancer Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan) who find themselves paired up in a showcase that is locked to determine the rest of their lives. Head here to watch it.
If you need a break from the seemingly dark world of Netflix right now, Someone Great is your fix for laughs, the reality of relationships and amazing close friends. Extremely relatable, this hilarious film stars Gina Rodrigues as Jenny, an aspiring music journalist who has just landed her dream job across the country. Things fall through with her boyfriend of nine years which naturally means her two best friends rally together to give her a mammoth send off and hit one last adventure around the city for old times sake. Head here to watch it.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
If you worked your way through the Ted Bundy tapes and loved it, then sit tight. Starring Zac Efron, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile is the official movie that chronicles the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy. This time around, the story is from the perspective of Bundy's girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins) who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This one drops May 3.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Brought into the world by the Coen brothers, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs is as much profound as it is absurd. Starring James Franco, Time Blake Nelson and Liam Neeson, this western anthology film features several stories about the life and violence which occurred on the American frontier. Head here to watch it on Netflix.
Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyonce's historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and universities. This film, created by Beyonce, traces the emotional road from creative to the cultural concept and is well worth a watch this weekend.
Unicorn Store is Academy Award-winner Brie Larson’s (you know her from Captain Marvel and Room) directorial debut whereby a woman named Kit, after failing art school and taking up an office job, receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfil her childhood dream of… owning a unicorn. But don’t expect this one to be your run-of-the-mill comedy. Basically, if Napoleon Dynamite and Maniac were to have a baby, Unicorn Store would be it. We’ll leave the ball in your court.
Tris lives in a futuristic world where society is divided into five factions. When each person reaches adulthood, they then need to choose a faction and commit to it for life. Tris chooses Dauntless (a group that pursues bravery above everything else) but her initiation leads to her discovery that she is in fact, a Divergent. And then in classic dystopia form – war looms, forcing Tris to hide her true form. Head here to watch Divergent.
The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Highwaymen follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.
Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass co-creator, Bad Grandpa) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.
Co-written by Academy Award® winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Triple Frontier is about a group of former Special Forces operatives reuniting and planning a heist. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. It’s a definite must watch starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaax, Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund and Pedro Pascal.
Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning horror film Get Out is finally hitting Netflix. Inspired by racial divides, this movie tales an intense “meet the parents” chain of events. Black photographer Chris Washington heads to the countryside to meet his white girlfriend's parents who house black workers on their estate to help on the grounds. Any more information and we’d be giving the storyline away.
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