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What To Watch On Netflix: The Best Shows And Movies To Watch This Weekend

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By Natasha Tang
By Natasha Tang
August 02, 2019
With movies and shows ranging from dramas to thrillers to comedies, here is everything that is coming and going on Netflix Hong Kong this week




The original Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco brings out the nostalgia in every Marvel comic fan with the epic story of how high school student Peter Parker developed superhuman strength and spider senses and used his newfound power to fight crime.

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In this post-apocalyptic world, a group of strangers find themselves trapped in a diner with the burden of saving mankind weighing on their shoulders.

Friday the 13th


The horror classic starring Kevin Bacon follows the re-opening of Camp Crystal Lake, previously closed due to multiple mysterious deaths. But soon, a merciless killer starts stalking the new counselors—and it’s clear that his killing spree isn’t over yet.

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The Princess Bride
This cult fairytale classic will bring you right back to the 90s with the trials and tribulations of two lovebirds forced to battle the evil prince in order to be reunited.

Miss Bala
In this action-packed thriller, a woman (Gina Rodriguez) travelling to Tijuana is drawn into a dangerous world of drug cartels that will test her strength, her survival skills and her loyalty.

In this action comedy, the California Highway Patrol has recruited an undercover FBI agent (Michael Peña) and a former motorbike rider (Dax Shepard) to take down a corrupt group. But will their differences ruin the job?

Eromanga Sensei
In this romantic Japanese anime, author Eromanga Sensei hires an anonymous illustrator for his provocative novel—only to find out that it is none-other than his introverted younger sister.

After a heist gone wrong, robbers and hostages take shelter in an isolated mansion. But could there be evil lurking inside? This supernatural horror movie will send shivers down your spine.

In this psychological horror movie, a clairvoyant school guidance counselor takes it upon herself to uncover the dark past of the convent after a student’s suicide shakes the catholic school community to its core.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson come together in this British spy-action comedy where a promising juvenile delinquent is recruited into a top secret spy organisation, just in time to face a villain with a diabolical plan to cause a massive culling of the human race.

The Family Stone
Featuring an all-star cast including Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Rachel Mc Adams, Claire Danes and Luke Wilson, this romantic comedy follows a Manhattanite as she goes to the suburbs to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time. Met with hostility due to vast differences, drama ensues as her boyfriend proposes to her with the family heirloom.

The Bodyguard
In this crime drama, a professional bodyguard (Kevin Costner) is hired to protect an Academy Award-nominated pop star (Whitney Houston) who has been receiving death threats.

The slapstick comedy tells the story of a shy protagonist forced to marry an overbearing woman but soon finds himself pining for his childhood best friend who returns to town.




The thriller brings together Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in an enthralling chase against time as two World War II operatives who fell in love during a risky mission battle suspicion and danger after finding out that one may be a double-agent.

EDITOR'S PICKS: The Best Summer Movies to Watch This Weekend on Netflix

(500) Days of Summer
Boy meets girl. Girl breaks boy's heart. Released in 2009—ten years ago!—this definitely-not-a-love-story features the charming Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as star-crossed lovers—one a die-hard romantic, the other a cynical realist. It's the perfect tug-at-your-heartstrings post-breakup curl-up-in-bed-on-a-Saturday-night film.

Wet Hot American Summer
Watch the 2001 cult classic teen movie parody and then fast-forward to the 2015 prequel series 'First Day of Camp,' which stars most of the original cast—including Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper and Janeane Garofolo—as counsellors and campers. Relive your summer camp days vicariously and thank the universe you'll never have to reprise those awkward teenage years all over again.

Mamma Mia!
Escape to the Greek islands this weekend with this star-studded musical featuring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Even better, invite your best friends over for a singalong to the ABBA all-time greatest hits soundtrack as you relive the fun and suspense of Sophie Sheridan (Seyfried) inviting her, um, three dads to her wedding.

This 2017 revival brings the long-running television franchise to South Florida, where an all-star cast including Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra go above and beyond their lifeguarding duties to bust a drug-smuggling operation. It's the perfect lazy weekend movie—all bronze, brawn, and beach without too many plot twists or complex dialogue.

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