5 great movies to watch on Netflix this weekend


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

Allison Williams (“Get Out”) stars in “The Perfection,” a creepy thriller you should save for a late-night viewing. “Mr. Mom” and “Insidious” are also among our picks on Netflix for the long weekend. Keep reading to see five movies you could watch this weekend (along with their Rotten Tomatoes scores when available).

1. “The Perfection” (2019)

Netflix description: “In this twisty horror-thriller, a once-promising music prodigy reconnects with her former mentors, only to find them taken with a talented new pupil.”

Critics can’t stop speaking about the creepy and grotesque new Netflix release starring Allison Williams. It’s not perfect, but the movie pushes boundaries for a psychological thriller that should keep you on your toes. If you loved Williams’ performance in “Get Out,” you should like her here, too.

2. “Mr. Mom” (1983)

Netflix description: “When Jack is laid off at the car factory, his wife takes a job at an advertising agency and leaves Jack at home to raise the kids.”

If you’ve never seen this charming movie with Michael Keaton taking over as the man of the house while his wife becomes a successful advertising exec. It’s both delightful and funny. Plus, you get to see the man who played Batman race against Martin Mull (“Roseanne”). You may not have realized that John Hughes (“Sixteen Candles”) wrote the ’80s song.

3. “Moonlight” (2016)

Netflix description: “In a crime-infested Miami neighborhood, a gay African-American boy with a drug-addicted mother grows up with the help of a mentoring drug dealer.”

If you’ve never seen “Moonlight,” the movie won three Oscars, including best picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. Watch this one for the riveting performance of Mahershala Ali and the transformation of a young boy into a man who is finally able to accept his sexuality.

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