7 New Netflix Films You Can Watch This Weekend

Stream them before they're gone

Most Popular

The dilemma of selecting something on Netflix usually leaves you with about 20 minutes of your evening to enjoy whatever you've glumly settled on.

Also, if you've put in serious streaming hours you'll have noticed that Netflix have an annoying habit of regularly pulling TV shows or movies from their offering, meaning your plans to watch that edgy arthouse film turn into another night with Big Momma's House 3.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

But with every door closing another one opens, and all that. Here's the best new additions this week.

Ronaldo

This 2015 documentary following the Real Madrid demi-God has Amy and Senna producer Asif Kapeda on board as executive producer. Not the best work he's put his hand to, but worth a watch for an insight into the bizzare world of CR7. His rivalry with Lionel Messi is an amusing fixation, as is his obsession with the Ballon D'Or award. You have to wonder if the Barcelona player is sat at home quite so concerned about a golden ball trophy.

Most Popular

Honey I Shrunk The Kids

If you haven't been making big/small analogies with reference to this film since 1989 then you missed out on a big cultural moment. This sci-fi family film features a scientist father who manages to accidentally shrink his children with a ray gun. Although it looks pretty vintage these days, the scenes with giant ants and cheerios are still surprisingly amusing.

A Single Man (2009)

A Single Man

Tom Ford's directoral debut earned a swoop of nominations and awards with Colin Firth's performance being rightly lauded. The plot takes place over one day where Firth's character George Falconer has made the decision to take his own life due to his grief over losing his partner, Jim. Beautifully shot and unexpectedly life-affirming, A Single Man is a rare gem.

The Hunting Ground

A documentary about the sexual assault on college campuses in America, The Hunting Ground shows how numerous reported cases were ignored by college staff. Fans of Oscar-winning Spotlight or Netflix's Making a Murderer will love this frightening investigation into the power of bureaucracy.

Match Point (2005)

Match Point

The roles of fate and luck are explored in Woody Allen's slow-burning film about a tennis instructor who becomes involved with a rich family until his affair threatens to undo his new life. Expect life musings from Jonathan Rhys-Mayers character -"The man who said 'I'd rather be lucky than good' saw deeply into life" - and a very sultry Scarlett Johansson.

45 Years

A quiet and moving exploration of a breaking marriage is shown in the lead up to the couple's 45th wedding anniversary. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are both convincing in their portrayal of the small betrayals and pains in married life. Both an advert for - and warning against - marriage.

The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides Of March

With a screen adaptation by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and direction from cast member George Clooney, The Idea of March certainly has interesting credentials. Performances by Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei are electric, in a political drama about a press secretary controlling a scandal in the lead up to a presidential primary election. A great alternative if you've reached peak Trump mayhem.

What do you think?

TV
Share
Game of Thrones Actors are Also Peeved About Their Characters Randomly Getting Killed
The man behind Doran Martell opens up about his one big moment last season
Culture
Share
This Is Where "Roger That" Really Comes From
​Copy that.​
Film
Share
Studio Execs Actually Admit They Screwed Up Those Batman And Suicide Squad Movies
What about that method acting?
Culture
Share
Man Who Lived As A Goat For Three Days Wins A (Spoof) Nobel Prize
​​Wait, what?​
iPhone 7
Culture
Share
This Is How Much It Actually Costs Apple To Make An iPhone 7
There's a reason they're worth $624 billion​​
Lego drone
Culture
Share
You Can Now Build Drones With LEGO, If That's The Kind Of Thing You're Into
Finally, technology we can get on board with​​
Film
Share
The 'Power Rangers Movie' Has Just Announced Another Impressive Cast Member
Bill Hader is set to take the role of Alpha 5​
TV
Share
Why The New 'Westworld' Matters
The new version comes out on HBO soon, and the 1973 original is still shaping sci-fi
Mourinho and Wenger
Culture
Share
Jose Mourinho 'Wanted To Break' Arsene Wenger's Face Over Mata Transfer
According to a new book​
Culture
Share
Edward Snowden Just Named An App That You Should Avoid At All Costs
​Google 'Allo' is "surveillance", apparently​