8 Films To Watch On Netflix This Easter Weekend, Because It's The Perfect Time For A Movie Marathon
Easter is all about springtime, rebirths and catching up with loved ones friends and family, and it's also a great opportunity to catch up on even more the films. Although, for many, working and studying from home has become the norm, it’s time to put your work firmly aside. But once the chocolate eggs have been devoured and all the arguments about Sunday roast have cooled down, there's nothing better to do than plonk yourself in front of the television (or laptop) and having a movie marathon. So here are the films and TV shows to watch over the Easter weekend.
With the gargantuan amount of choice that streaming services now offer, it can actually be a little overwhelming deciding on a film. You can end up spending half your time sifting through pages of options before giving up and rewatching the same film for the hundredth time. To save yourself from scrolling, watching hundreds of trailers and, of course, the family squabbles, here's a list of some great movies to get stuck into over the Easter weekend.
From thrillers that will have you hiding behind a pillow to romantic comedies that will make your heart swell, plus a couple of family favourites, there's a little bit of everything to keep the boredom at bay over the Easter weekend — and they're all available to stream on Netflix.
1. 'The Miseducation Of Cameron Post' — Netflix
Directed by Desiree Akhavan (the star and creator of Channel 4's The Bisexual), The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is a coming-of-age film about a group of teenagers sent to gay conversion therapy. The story centres on Cameron Post (played by Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenager in the '90s coming to terms with her sexuality. It's both heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time.
2. 'Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle' — Netflix
Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle is a great one for the whole family. But don't expect any cute sing-alongs to The Bare Necessities — this version ofThe Jungle Book is lowkey scary. With a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Naomie Harris, and Andy Serkis, Mowgli is an action-packed reimagining of a beloved favourite.
3. ‘I Tonya’ — Netflix
Explores the personal life and career of the figure skating underdog Tonya Harding and the scandal that lead to her being banned from the sport for life. Margot Robbie does a brilliant job of bringing Tonya to life in this dark comedy.
4. 'To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love you' — Netflix
It's scientifically proven that you can't watch To All The Boys film too many times — I don't make the rules. Now finally, the second instalment ‘To All The Boys I've Ever Loved 2’ has hit Netflix, we’ve all been gagging to see how Lara Jean and Peter are getting on, but it looks like there might be a new love interest on the horizon.
5. ‘Long Shot’ – Netflix
Childhood friends (played by Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen) are reunited in this hilarious rom-com, except she’s now the very successful presidential candidate and he’s a sloppy, loud-mouthed journalist. The age-old tale of two people from different walks of lives finding common ground and love along the way.
6. ‘Uncut Gems’ – Netflix
Watch Adam Sandler like you’ve never seen him before, ie. playing a serious role. No, but seriously, without causing offence, this is a really good drama. Uncut Gems follows the ups and downs of a jewellery shop owner as he struggles to pay off debts and keep his life in order. It does feel like a 2-hour-long rage of panic, but there’s also a cameo from The Weeknd!
7. ‘Coffee & Kareem’ – Netflix
In this new comedy, starring Teraji P. Henson and Ed Helms, 12-year-old Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) does his very best to scare off his mum's new police officer boyfriend. Funny doesn't even begin to cover it.
8. 'Beyond The Curve' — Netflix
Who doesn't love a conspiracy theory documentary over the Easter hols? Beyond The Curve tells the story of "flat-earthers", they are people who believe that the earth is actually flat and we've been lies to all these years. Although its very out there, Beyond the Curve is actually an interesting watch.
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