7 great movies to watch on Netflix this weekend

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Each week, INSIDER rounds up a list of seven great movies to watch on Netflix over the weekend.
This week’s picks include new Netflix original, “Triple Frontier,” “Kung Fu Hustle,” and “Enemy.”

There’s so much content constantly coming and going from Netflix that it can become difficult to find a movie to watch.

We’re here to help. Each week, INSIDER selects new and old flicks you may not have realized are on the streaming service to ease your scrolling woes.

Ben Affleck, Oscar Issac, and “Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam star in Netflix’s new original movie, “Triple Frontier.” If you’ve never seen the hilarious “Kung Fu Hustle,” it was also added to the streaming service this week. Need something easy and breezy to watch? The first “Fast and the Furious” movie is on Netflix, too.

Keep reading to see seven movies you can watch this weekend (along with their Rotten Tomatoes scores when available).

Note: Not all of these films are available in countries outside the United States.

1. “Triple Frontier” (2019)

Netflix description: “Loyalties are tested when five former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord’s fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.”

Critic score: 74%

Audience score: 72%

You think “Triple Frontier” is going to be a normal heist movie, but the greed of one of the five special forces ops quickly makes it turn into a mission from hell. Watch this one for the performances of Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, and, especially Oscar Isaac. I also appreciated that much of the film was bilingual with both Spanish and English spoken interchangeably in some scenes.

2. “Kung Fu Hustle” (2005)

Netflix description: “Sing, a mobster in 1940s China, longs to be as cool as the formally clad Axe Gang, a band of killers who rule Hong Kong, but can only pretend.”

Critic score: 90%

Audience score: 89%

If you like parody and need something lighter to watch this weekend, Stephen Chow’s “Kung Fu Hustle” is incredibly funny. Set in 1940s China, Sing wants to be a member of a notoriously dangerous gang but things get out of hand when he tries to rob an apartment complex and the people who live there start fighting back. If you’re still unsure about watching this, the film was a huge hit in Asia and has a distinct Looney Tunes feel about it. Other than the humor, it’s worth watching for its fight choreography.

You’ll need to be fully engaged for this movie because it has subtitles. You can watch a trailer here.

3. “The Photographer of Mauthausen” (2018)

Netflix description: “A Catalan prisoner at a Nazi concentration camp uses his office job to steal photo negatives of the atrocities committed there. Based on true events.”

Critic score: 83%

Audience score: 81%

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Source:: Business Insider


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