5 good Netflix movie recommendations this weekend: The Last Summer and more

The Last Summer - Credit: Dan Henterly
The Last Summer - Credit: Dan Henterly /

A list of 5 good Netflix movie recommendations to watch this weekend, including The Last Summer and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

This month Netflix is getting so many great new movies! With several of these titles having just dropped on May 1, you might find yourself at a loss over what to watch this weekend. Never fear! Here’s a handy list of five great movie recommendations you should check out right away.

Let’s jump right in with two exciting new Netflix originals!

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

America’s obsession with the macabre never seems to die and Netflix is cashing in. This Friday, May 3, a new Ted Bundy biopic arrives on the streaming service. Heartthrob Zac Efron stars as the serial killer himself, likely in an attempt to portray Bundy’s signature charm that allowed him to get away with his crimes for so long.

Check out the trailer below!

The Last Summer

Another original film out on May 3 is the teen drama The Last Summer. Riverdale’s KJ Apa stars in this story about a group of teens preparing to leave their youthful high school days behind. Netflix has always done well with the teen flicks (To All the Boys, The Kissing Booth. . . need I go on?), so this film has the potential to be huge.

Maia Mitchell, Tyler Posey, Jacob Latimore, and Halston Sage also star in the Netflix original film.

Watch the trailer for the teen movie below! Will you be watching this weekend?

Austin Powers

How could we not include Austin Powers on this list? This classic spy comedy stars Mike Myers in his glory days. Netflix is giving us a two for one, as both International Man of Mystery and The Spy Who Shagged Me have recently premiered.


If you like getting scared, check out the classic slasher flick Scream. You can finally understand where so many horror tropes originated, including that creepy Ghostface mask.

The Dark Crystal

Netflix has a Dark Crystal series coming out sometime later this year and to prepare for its release you should definitely check out this classic 1980s film. Jim Henson creations bring this story about an epic quest to vibrant life.

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