Despicable Me and 5 good movies on Netflix this weekend

DESPICABLE ME - Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphan girls land in his care. (UNIVERSAL)GRU
DESPICABLE ME - Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphan girls land in his care. (UNIVERSAL)GRU /
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Whether you want a family-friendly movie or a old-school comedy, there’s plenty on Netflix. Here are five good Netflix movies to watch this weekend, April 18 to 19.

While it’s a relatively quiet weekend on Netflix, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to watch. Whether you’re looking for something for the whole family or you need a night of laughs with your significant other, here are five good Netflix movies to watch between April 18 and 19.

I try to offer a range of content for all tastes. This weekend, we have four movies that have just joined Netflix and one that is leaving during the week so this is your last chance to watch it. Are you ready to be entertained?

5. Jem and the Holograms

Let’s start with a feel-good movie that is great for the whole family. Jem and the Holograms is the latest adaptation of the animated TV shows. It’s now available to stream on Netflix, and certainly one for those with dreams and passions to check out.

Aubrey Peeples stars as Jem, with Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau making up the rest of the band. It certainly did not get a great critical reception but it brings back nostalgia and the smallest ladies in your family will enjoy it.

4. Rising High

Next up is one of the Netflix movies for the adults. Rising High is a Netflix original that focuses on two guys who are willing to do whatever it takes to get rich. The German film is based on a true story, which will make you feel icky about the lead characters, but that doesn’t stop the entertainment.

As the two pals cheat their way to the top, they find themselves mixing with the elite. However, the good times threaten to bring everything to the ground.

3. The Longest Yard

Now it’s time for a movie that is leaving Netflix next week. The Longest Yard is a must, whether you’re an Adam Sandler fan or not. It’s funny, has a great underdog story, and makes you think twice about the way some people look.

There are plenty of things to love about all the “bad guys” in the movie. It’s one of friendship, honor, and self-belief.

2. Despicable Me

During the week, Despicable Me dropped on Netflix. This is one of those Netflix movies for the entire family, and you need to get everyone around the TV this weekend. It’s a chance for everyone to meet Gru (probably not for the first time).

Sadly, only the first movie of the franchise is on the streaming service. This is a great time to revisit the original movie though, as Minions: The Rise of Gru is heading to theaters next year.

1. Sergio

If you’re only going to watch one of the Netflix movies on this list, make it Sergio. Based on a true story, we get a look at how one diplomat and humanitarian tries to bring peace to a country that is torn by war. However, things don’t go the way he’d hoped when a bomb goes off. The walls come crashing down. Literally.

This is a story of love and of survival. It’s one of a rescue and one of a chance to bring peace. Sergio risked everything to help a wartorn Iraq, and now it’s time to see that story play out on screen.

Which Netflix movies are you watching this weekend? Share in the comments below.

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