7 Must-Watch Movies on Netflix This Weekend

As the weekend unfolds, major streaming platforms are serving up a feast of new movies, ensuring an entertainment bonanza for viewers. With offerings from Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster biopic “Oppenheimer” to the animated musical “Leo” featuring Adam Sandler, the choices are diverse and captivating. Let’s delve into the top picks for your weekend streaming session:

1. Oppenheimer (PVOD)

Synopsis: Christopher Nolan’s monumental “Oppenheimer” takes center stage, offering a sprawling biographical thriller about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific mastermind behind America’s atomic bomb during World War II. With Cillian Murphy in the lead role, the film delves into Oppenheimer’s journey from teaching quantum physics to spearheading the Manhattan Project.

How to Watch: Available via premium video on demand (VOD), you can purchase and stream “Oppenheimer” from platforms like Amazon or Apple.

2. Leo (Netflix)

Synopsis: Adam Sandler lends his voice to “Leo,” a 74-year-old lizard experiencing a mid-life crisis after decades as a class pet. The animated comedy follows Leo’s escape from his tank, revealing his ability to talk to students. As Leo gets caught up in the students’ problems, the quest for freedom takes unexpected turns.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Netflix.

3. Good Burger 2 (Paramount Plus)

Synopsis: Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reunite in the long-awaited sequel “Good Burger 2.” Set decades after the original, Dexter Reed and Ed embark on a new adventure to save Good Burger from the threat of corporate enterprise. Wacky co-workers, hijinks, and the iconic duo make this a nostalgic and entertaining watch.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Paramount Plus.

4. Evil Dead Rise (Prime Video)

Synopsis: The latest installment in Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series, “Evil Dead Rise,” brings spine-chilling horror. An awkward reunion between estranged sisters is cut short by flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a battle for survival against haunting family nightmares.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Prime Video.

5. Little Richard: I Am Everything (Max)

Synopsis: This documentary from CNN Films explores the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll through the story of Little Richard. Charting the revolutionary figure’s impact on pop music, the film uses interviews, archival material, and performance recordings to capture the essence of a trailblazer.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Max.

6. Genie (Peacock)

Synopsis: Melissa McCarthy stars as the titular genie in this fantasy comedy. Summoned by a troubled husband and father, the genie sets out to mend familial bonds and bring joy during the Christmas season. A heartwarming tale of family, redemption, and a sprinkle of magic.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Peacock.

7. Master Gardener (Hulu)

Synopsis: Directed by Paul Schrader, “Master Gardener” is a crime thriller that completes a loosely connected trilogy. Narvel Roth, played by Joel Edgerton, is a meticulous horticulturist whose ordered life unravels when he is tasked with mentoring a troubled apprentice, leading to a gripping narrative.

How to Watch: Streaming now on Hulu.

As you navigate the diverse offerings on streaming platforms, these movies promise an engaging and entertaining weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for biographical drama, animated comedy, horror, or crime thriller, there’s something for every viewer’s preference. Enjoy your weekend streaming session!

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