7 great movies you can 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.
Ring in the new year with some new additions to the streaming service like “The Dark Knight,” Netflix’s new interactive “Black Mirror” movie, “Bandersnatch,” and the “Indiana Jones” collection.

There is so much content on Netflix that it can become a doozy to navigate when selecting a movie to watch.

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

From “The Dark Knight” to Netflix’s new interactive movie “Bandersnatch,” here are seven movies on Netflix you should check out (along with their Rotten Tomatoes scores when available).

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

1. “The Dark Knight” (2008)

Netflix description: “As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham’s criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work.”

Critic score: 94%

Audience score: 94%

We’ve made it to awards season and what better way to kick it off than with the superhero movie that helped open the best picture category to 10 selections from the previous five after it failed to be nominated. Heath Ledger received an Oscar posthumously for his now-iconic performance as the Joker. The film also won an Academy Award for best sound editing along with six other nominations.

Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” sequel often comes and goes from the streaming service, but when it’s there it’s often for a limited time. So watch Batbale while you can.

2. “The Departed” (2006)

Netflix description: “To take down Boston’s Irish mafia, the police send in one of their own men to infiltrate it, not realizing the syndicate has done the same thing.”

Critic score: 90%

Audience score: 94%

If you haven’t seen the Oscar best picture winner from Martin Scorsese, the crime thriller includes a big cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson, and Martin Sheen.

If you don’t like violence, the bloody action may be a bit much for you. Otherwise, the surprises and action in the last half hour of the film fly so that the movie doesn’t feel as long as its two-and-a-half hour runtime.

3. “The Breakfast Club” (1985)

Netflix description: “The athlete, the brain, the criminal, the princess and the basket case break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention.”

Critic score: 88%

Audience score: 92%

The John Hughes classic was a big reference in “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee” this past December. The coming-of-age film captures the essence of five very different individuals during high school and features some of the biggest stars of the ’80s like Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Anthony Michael Hall.

Plus, you’ll finally understand why Bumblebee pumped his fist up in the air and listened to …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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