Netflix Films and Shows to Watch This Weekend
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Netflix Films and Shows to Watch This Weekend

As coronavirus has forced many to stay indoors this weekend due to cancellation of all events and fear of the disease, here’s what you can do instead

Ever since Coronavirus has claimed the life of many, people across the world the taking the best precautions they can. Likewise, even the hustling and bustling of UAE has come to a quietness on the road, malls and cinema theatres are people want to be extra careful as to not contract the disease. Even all the events that were supposed to take place across the country this weekend have been called off amid the fear that has a potential of spreading due to crowded places. Schools have also been shut so that children stay protected as well, especially after a girl was diagnosed with the disease. Several other cases have already been reported in the UAE as well, which is why it’s best that people stay indoors. So what is it that you can do to entertain yourself this weekend? Netflix, what else! Here is a list of series and films that you can watch on the streaming platform and enjoy the weekend.

Locke & Key (Season 1)

The famous comic book series was written by Joe Hill has been turned into a cinematic marvel. The plot revolves around three siblings moving into a house that grants them powers. What kind of powers? The house is filled with reality-bending keys and the siblings are meant to use them to solve the mystery of their father’s murder.

To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You

Serving as a sequel to 2018’s To All the Boys I've Loved Before directed by Michael Fimognari was released this Valentine’s Day, and if you haven’t watched it yet, maybe you should now. In the recent release, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, it’s a new year and Lara and Peter are no longer pretending to be a couple. While navigating her first real relationship, Lara is also on a quest to find herself by balancing between the two. But things take a turn when John Ambrose another receiver of one of Lara’s old love letters, enters her life again she must identify what she really wants.

Love Is Blind (Season 1)

This reality web series is one that is going to have you hooked. Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment called Love is Blind, where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. But how will this dating series turn out and how these new couples will feel and react?

Narcos: Mexico (Season 2)

Narcos: Mexico’s season touches on the darker side of things promising higher stakes this time, than the last season.  Season one’s finale revealed Scoot McNairy’s agent Walt Breslin as the enigmatic narrator, who was the DEA agent in charge of Operation Leyenda. Considering the operation aimed at bringing those responsible for Kiki’s death to face the music which is why it’s safe to assume that the upcoming season will shed light on Kiki’s tragic fate.

All the Bright Places 

All the Bright Places is a romantic drama film based upon the novel of the same name by Niven. It stars Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. It follows the story of Violet and Theodore who meet and change each other’s lives forever. Struggling with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover the importance of small moments. The drama provides a refreshing take on mental illness, its impact on relationships, as well as the lasting impact of love.

Queen Sono (Season 1)

Queen Sono is a South African crime drama series. It follows the story of a secret South African underground agent who tackles criminal operations while dealing with crises in her personal life.

Freedom Writers

Based on the book by Erin Gruwell, the film revolves around students who compiled the book out of real diary entries about their lives. With the title, the film’s name plays on the term Freedom Riders, referring to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the US Supreme Court’s decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961. The idea for the film came from journalist Tracey Durning, who made a documentary about Erin Gruwell. It is dedicated to the memory of Armand Jones, who was killed after wrapping up Freedom Writers. He was 18 and was shot to death in Anaheim, California after a confrontation with a man who robbed Jones of a necklace in a Denny's restaurant.

Corpse Bride

Tim Burton’s 2005 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film is set in a fictional Victorian era village in England. It revolves around a shy groom practicing his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman as she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a classic. Released in 1994 and based on the Stephen King novel, it tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. In prison, he befriends Ellis Red Redding and helps him in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden. While the film proved to be box office failure, it did went on to receive multiple award nominations, including seven Academy Award nominations, and a theatrical re-release. So what’s stopping you from watching it? Get to it now because it’s not a classic that you would want to miss. We’re actually surprised that you made it this far without ever watching it.

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