3 best Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) this weekend, Feb. 24

We Have A Ghost. (L to R) Erica Ash as Melanie, David Harbour as Ernest in We Have A Ghost. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.
We Have A Ghost. (L to R) Erica Ash as Melanie, David Harbour as Ernest in We Have A Ghost. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022. /
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The highly-anticipated British thriller The Strays is finally out on Netflix, as is the horror-comedy We Have a Ghost starring David Harbour, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie. This weekend you’ll have a great selection of Netflix movies to choose from (although there are a few you can skip!).

Each week, Netflix releases a handful of movies, generally a mixture between new Netflix Original films and older movies. It can be hard to figure out which films are worth your time, but that’s why we’re here to help!

Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate drama, a tense thriller, survival horror, or something else entirely, the following guide highlights a collection of great Netflix movies to watch this weekend and some that aren’t worth your time.

Best Netflix movies to watch this weekend

Below we highlight some of the best Netflix movies to watch this weekend, and a few you can skip for now.

We Have a Ghost

Watch! The new horror-comedy film We Have a Ghost looks very hit or miss based on the trailer, but even if it’s bad, it’s probably worth watching for the cast alone. I mean, Jennifer Coolidge, Anthony Mackie, and David Harbour all in one movie? Say less. We Have a Ghost centers on a family discovering their house is haunted by a ghost named Ernest (Harbour), who makes them a social media sensation.

Operation Finale

Skip! This 2018 historical drama film starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley is not a bad movie, but it’s also not anything you need to rush out and watch immediately. It takes place 15 years after WWII when a group of top-secret agents travels to Argentina in search of the Nazi officer who masterminded the logistics of transporting millions of Jews to concentration camps. The film deals with heavy subject matter that might not appeal to everyone.

The Strays

Watch! The Strays is a new British thriller resembling a cross between Get Out and The Stepford Wives. It stars Salem actress Ashley Madekwe as a privileged woman with the perfect suburban life. But when two mysterious strangers arrive in town, her picture-perfect facade begins to unravel. The Strays has received mixed reviews thus far, but if you like thrillers and horror movies, it seems fun to check out this weekend.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Skip! Fans of survival horror and shark attack movies might be interested in watching 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, but honestly, it’s not very good. The first movie, 47 Meters Down, starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore, is better, although it’s unfortunately not streaming on Netflix.

Uncaged follows a group of four teenagers exploring underwater ruins when they get stuck in a claustrophobic labyrinth of tunnels surrounded by sharks. While this wouldn’t top my list of movies, if you are looking for a fast-paced shark-centric thriller, Uncaged is good for a Saturday night in.

Call Me Chihiro

Watch! If you want something more intimate and understated, the Japanese drama Call Me Chihiro might be the right choice. This compelling drama follows a former sex worker who begins working at a bento stand in a small seaside town, comforting the lonely souls who visit her.

Which Netflix movies are you planning to watch this weekend?

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