Looking for Movies to Watch This Weekend? We've Got Your Back


It looks like we're set for a not so sunny weekend.. the perfect excuse to put on fluffy socks, microwave some popcorn and watch a movie (or 5) with your bubble!


We've compiled top films across a range of platforms that are definitely worth checking out! no matter the streaming service you're using (or account you're sharing) we think these will keep you entertained!


Starting with Netflix, what's available on the New Zealand site?



The Kissing Booth 3


Are you ready for the final instalment of a favourite high school trio? If you haven't seen The Kissing Booth 1 & 2 here's a cheeky teaser of the plot:


It’s the summer before Elle (Joey King) heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah (Jacob Elordi) or fulfil her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break? Watch and find out!




Fatherhood


Father's Day is next weekend and this is a heartwarming film to get you prepared for it! Kevin Hart stars as a newly widowed dad, who after the sudden and unexpected death of his wife, must take on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood.


Get set for a rollercoaster of emotions! He’ll deal with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty nappies as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Oh, and did we mention this one was inspired by a true story? Warning: you will need tissues!




Joker


If you're in the mood for something a little more gnarly, this psychological thriller is based on the DC Comics character and was one of the biggest movies of 2019. It scored 11 Oscar nominations and won Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.


The plot follows mentally ill comic Arthur Fleck as he battles to be acknowledged, striving for human connection but still isolated, bullied and disregarded by society. It will make you think.. and shiver at the same time.





Another streaming service Disney+ is has been growing in popularity recently and has some epic flicks:



The Incredibles


It's an animated classic by Pixar and is perfect for all ages! Incredibles Dad Bob has given up his superhero days for an office job and to raise his three children with formerly heroic wife in suburbia.


But when he receives a mysterious assignment...it’s time to get back into costume. The Incredibles 2 is also available on Disney+ so you could turn this into a movie marathon!





Hidden Figures


This is a fantastic story of three female African-American mathematicians who play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit.


At the same time, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work. It's a film to make you think and also smile during some brilliant moments!





The Fault In Our Stars


Get the tissues out, it's time to bring back this emotional masterpiece. The two main characters; teenagers Hazel and Augustus meet at a cancer support group. They then embark on a journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. This is a heartwarming film that really hits hard!


If you're more of an Amazon Prime watcher, here's some inspo!


WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Craving some Taika Waititi brilliance? Check out this outstanding mockumentary about a coterie of New Zealand vampires will give you goosebumps and tears of laughter at the same time. It’s certainly leaning more towards the comedy genre, but it’s not lacking in genuine moments of creepiness. It's a perfect movie to sink your teeth into.




PARASITE

The film that absolutely carved up at the 2020 Oscars! it’s masterfully crafted, funny, shocking and insightful – not to mention possessed of a genuinely riveting plot.

The film revolves around two Korean families: the poverty-stricken Kims and the wealthy Parks. The Kims concoct a scheme that sees all four of them become well-paid household employees of the trusting Parks, but an unforeseeable revelation makes their triumph short-lived. A scathing examination of wealth, class, inequality and how the modern world makes parasites of us all.



And we have to give TVNZ a shout out for having amazing films on their platform - free for all account holders, you don't need to pay a subscription fee! Here are some of our picks:



BOY

Another piece of Taika Waititi Gold! This film set is set right here in the Eastern Bay back in 1984. Boy loves three things, Michael Jackson, his pet goat and his absent criminal father...


When his dad returns to find a bag of buried money, Boy and his little brother have a chance to reconnect!



The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

If you've been following the Olympics this will be an extra special watch! Based on her official autobiography, this film follows the journey of American artistic gymnast Simone Biles from foster care to the Olympic podium with all of the triumphs and heartbreaks along the way.



These are some of our top picks- let us know what you think! You can message our Facebook or Instagram pages any time.


Happy watching!





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