Another weekend is upon us, and that means it’s time to figure out what’s on your watchlist for Friday and Saturday nights. There are plenty of new and older Netflix movies available to check out the weekend of June 9.
Since we’re still early into the month, you might not have worked through all the new films Netflix added to their catalog on June 1. But there are a few others that got added between the first and the ninth. The Oscar-nominated movie To Leslie is now on Netflix, as is the Bill Nighy-led film Living, which also received several Academy Award nominations at the 2022 Oscars.
Regardless of what your tastes are, there are plenty of options on Netflix. Below we’re highlighting the best Netflix movies to watch this weekend, and a few you can skip.
Best Netflix movies to watch this weekend, June 9
Watch! If you haven’t actually seen To Leslie yet, but you stay up-to-date with the Academy Awards and film circles online, odds are you’ve heard about the movie and its controversial Oscar campaign. Star Andrea Riseborough did end up getting nominated for Best Actress.
Regardless of how you feel about the campaign, now you can finally watch the movie for yourself and judge whether or not Riseborough deserved the nom! To Leslie is about a struggling single mother living in East Texas and doing whatever she can to provide for her son. When she wins the lottery, she thinks she can finally have a good life, but then a few years go by, and the money is gone. Leslie is forced to make a difficult choice.
Skip! Zookeeper is a silly Kevin James comedy that is currently in the Netflix Top 10. This 2011 movie follows James’ character Griffin, an affable zookeeper believed by the animals at his job but unable to find a girlfriend. Not wanting him to leave and find a more glamorous job to attract women, the animals band together to help him learn how to woo women. It’s not the worst movie ever, but it’s not great either. Unless you’re a huge Kevin James fan, you can skip this one.
Watch! Living is an Academy Award-nominated film from 2022 starring Bill Nighy as a civil servant diagnosed with a fatal disease. Upon meeting a vivacious and vibrant young woman, he is convinced to continue searching for purpose and meaning in his life. This inspiring film is a good choice for anyone looking for something well-written this weekend.
Forever My Girl
Skip! Romantic dramas are generally very popular on Netflix, and audiences really liked this 2018 film starring Jessica Rothe and Alex Roe. Forever My Girl follows a country music star who left his bride-to-be at the altar but never got over her. Now he must face the consequences when he returns to his hometown for his friend’s funeral. Forever My Girl is overly sentimental and feels like a Lifetime movie, but if that’s your thing, then give it a chance!
Watch! Added to Netflix on June 1, Mean Girls has stayed in the Top 10 since its return. The hilarious 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Tina Fey, and Amanda Seyfried is a comedy classic. If you’re in the mood for a laugh and a dose of nostalgia, this is a great choice.
Which Netflix movies will you be watching this weekend?