7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

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Choosing a movie to watch on Netflix over the weekend is a struggle. But it shouldn’t be, so we’ve made it a whole lot easier.

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 some have been available for awhile – you might have just missed them because Netflix’s algorithm thought you wouldn’t like them.

From Netflix’s new teen rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” to “Queen of the Damned” starring Aaliyah who tragically died before it was released, 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!


“To All the Boys I’ve Love Before” (2018) — A Netflix Original

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Netflix description: When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.

Critic score: N/A

Audience score: N/A

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is an awkward, cute movie that captures what people loved about the book it’s based on. It’s the perfect teen rom-com for the modern age that you’ll probably find yourself rewatching sooner than expected.


“Constantine” (2005)

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Netflix description: A private detective with a taste for the supernatural investigates an apparent suicide in this thriller based on the comic book “Hellblazer.”

Critic score: 46%

Audience score: 72%

“Constantine” isn’t comparable to Keanu Reeves’ best action movies like “The Matrix” and “John Wick” because the clunky, boring plot doesn’t do much to surprise you. But it’s a visually interesting (and dark) movie that isn’t nearly as bad as critics said when it came out in 2005. It also stars Shia LaBeouf and Rachel Weisz.


“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018) — A Netflix Original

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Netflix description: A London writer bonds with the colorful residents of Guernsey as she learns about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation.

Critic score: 80%

Audience score: 80%

Love period dramas? Love “Set It Up?” How about “Mamma Mia 2?” This Netflix original was manufactured for you. It has an epic romance, it’s historic, and it stars Glen Powell and Lily James in old-timey outfits. You’ll remember Powell from Netflix’s modern romantic original “Set It Up,” which came out in June. And you’ll recognize James as the star of “Mamma Mia 2,” which came to theaters in July.


“Song of the Sea” (2014)

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Netflix description: The last of a magical race of seals that become human on dry land, Saoirse and her brother must return to the sea in this animated adventure.

Critic score: 99%

Audience score: 92%

This magical movie has a story as rich as its animation. It’s breathtaking and enjoyable for family members of all ages. It’s not like any other animated movie, with themes adults will understand but plenty of fantasy that will get children sucked in from the start.


“Gaga: Five Foot Two” (2017) — A Netflix Original

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Netflix description: Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles.

Critic score: 74%

Audience score: 80%

This documentary has a lot of performance footage that makes it feel a bit clunky, but at its heart is the story of a complex woman who’s just trying to keep it together. It’s wonderfully shot and helps tell the human story of who Lady Gaga is beyond her performing.


“Trouble with the Curve” (2012)

Netflix description:Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.

Critic score: 51%

Audience score: 66%

This movie is the best on the list to watch when you have zero energy left. Everything, from the story to the performances, is lazy. But even so, Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood have incredible chemistry that shows how great actors can bring a mediocre movie about baseball to life.


“Queen of the Damned” (2002)

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Netflix description: A reincarnated vampire queen and vampire-turned-rock-star Lestat join forces to take over the world, but a group of ancient vampires aim to stop them.

Critic score: 17%

Audience score: 66%

“Queen of the Damned” isn’t great, but it’s a whole lot of fun. It has gained a pretty devoted following over the years for good reason. It also stars Aaliyah, who tragically died before the movie came out. The anniversary of her death is coming August 25, so it’s a good way to honor her memory.