In much of the country, the weather outside is getting into that “frightful” territory. So, as the year winds down — and the couch and your fuzzy socks are calling to you — we are going to help you out. Here is a comprehensive guide to the best movies for you this weekend on Netflix.
Netflix Weekend Watch List
This list is set up so that you can find movies that fit best in certain situations. We’ve gathered the highest rated shows in each of these categories to help you narrow down the weekend playlist. Or, finally, find the right filler for the show-hole you’re stuck in.
The categories we’ve chosen likely cover many situations you yourself will be in this weekend. They are: “With the Family,” “Ladies Night,” “Dude’s Night,” “Go To” and “Date Night (Netflix and chill, as it were).
Top Ten Movies To Watch on Netflix this Weekend:
With the Family:
Going for 9-99 age bracket here. Everyone knows, that with 8 and under, you don’t get to pick shows — they do.
1. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014): Cosmos is, according to IMDB: “An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.” There is no better time to get kids interested in science then when they are young. And, it is never too late for a refresher course in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smooth-jazz voice, either. This show is the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of popcorn and sweet treat halfway through. Who knows, when you break to serve up the mid-show cheat-day treat, “conversation” may break out.
2. One Day at a Time: a delightful show that is easily one of the best-binge-watcher shows this year. The reboot of a 1970s sitcom, this show features a combat veteran leading her small, 3-generation household. The comedy is fast-paced and satisfying. The whole family will love this show. Netflix has announced the release date for Season 2, so this month is perfect to get caught up on season one!
Wine and Whimsy Night:
3. Friends: Netflix has Season 1 through 24 of the classic. Need we say more? If you grew up with these, you probably feel the nostalgia pulling at you. If you didn’t, there is a reason that this series captured a generation, and it is recapturing the next.
4. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The show is on Season 3, and we dare you not to smile. It’s hopeful, fast-paced, and self-aware, not bad for a thoroughly silly, hilarious comedy. Kimmy was kidnapped, and kept in a fallout shelter by a religious nutjob. Netflix has announced a Season 4, but all three out there are supremely watchable.
Beer and Bashing Kinda Night
5. Luke Cage: This Marvel/Netflix hit series is currently filming Season 2 in New York, but we don’t know much more about that. If you are looking for a dark, deeply emotional, thoroughly addictive show to watch — this one will hit the spot.
6. The Punisher. Bloody, and described as true to the comic yet packing a more fully nuanced and complete anti-hero. This is absolutely going to cure the thirst for a bloody, all villains must die, series.
This trailer is NSFW:
Go To Netflix Shows that Deliver Every Time
7. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: This hilarious hit sequel to the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, is a definite winner as a go to. Rated PG-13, there is something for everyone. This December just won’t be complete without at least one more viewing of this instant classic.
8. Stranger Things: The Collider said it, this show is “equal parts It, Stand by Me, and The Goonies as it mashes up the creepy atmosphere of a Stephen King novel with compelling characters and a strong narrative drive.” That about nails this show, too. Netflix has announced they are going to get a season 3, but according to T.V. Guide, not until 2019. You will love this series.
Date Night (Netflix and chill, as it were.)
9. A Christmas Prince: This surprisingly good romantic comedy came out in November of 2017. Surprising because, super sappy on the cover, it hits a perfect sweet spot instead. It’s an unlikely love story between a member of the fictional Aldovia’s Royal Family and a journalist. You won’t regret this one.
10. Naked: is a comedy of time. That is, time is repeating itself and Marlon Wayans plays the guy caught in the loop. Forget with his pants down — he continuously arrives unceremoniously, naked, in an elevator. He should be at his wedding, but he keeps on ending up sucked back to that darned elevator. Naked.