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31st Mar 2017

Five films on Netflix that are definitely worth watching over the weekend

They’re all highly recommended.

With the weekend fast approaching, it’s very likely that you’ll be making your plans for the coming days. If you fancy a night on the couch, here are some titles on Netflix that we highly recommend.

This week, we’ve opted for an eclectic mix that should have something for everyone.

Five Came Back

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Plot: Based on the bestselling book,  Netflix’s three-part documentary tells the extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II — and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens.

It features interviews from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan. Stellar.

The critics said: “Its story is enticing, smart and undeniably timely” – The Guardian

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A sweeping documentary about a facet of WWII that you might not be familiar with. Again, just look at the list of talent that’s working on this.

Force Majeure

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

Plot: A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. What unfolds when they’re all isolated together could rip the family apart, but this has nothing to do with the weather conditions.

The critics said: “A superb black comedy” – The Times

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A wickedly funny and incredibly observed drama.

Clip via – Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Ex Machina

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

Plot: A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

The critics said: “Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Alex Garland’s directorial debut is his best work yet” – Empire

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: Like all great sci-fi, this isn’t concerned about robots, aliens or alternate life. This is a reflection on human nature and the performances are brilliant.

Clip via – Movieclips Trailers

How to Train Your Dragon

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%

Plot: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

The critics said: “the movie offers touching, quiet moments and imaginative, high-flying beauty. It’s fantastically entertaining”- The New Yorker

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: One of the best animated films from the last decade. It’s perfect viewing for a lazy Sunday.

Clip via – Paramount Movies

Margin Call

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%

Plot: Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

The critics said: “Chock-full of terrific performances, Margin Call is the kind of gripping, grown-up film that these days is usually found on the small screen” – Empire

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A smart, well acted and thought-provoking drama.

Clip via – FRESH