3 best Netflix movies to watch this weekend (and 2 to skip), July 28

The first feature film based on the globally beloved Miraculous franchise, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie follows ordinary teenager Marinette, whose life in Paris goes superhuman when she becomes Ladybug. Bestowed with magical powers of creation, Ladybug must unite with her opposite, Cat Noir, to save Paris as a new villain unleashes chaos unto the city. Cr: © 2023 - The Awakening Production - SND
The first feature film based on the globally beloved Miraculous franchise, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie follows ordinary teenager Marinette, whose life in Paris goes superhuman when she becomes Ladybug. Bestowed with magical powers of creation, Ladybug must unite with her opposite, Cat Noir, to save Paris as a new villain unleashes chaos unto the city. Cr: © 2023 - The Awakening Production - SND /
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Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie
Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie. Cr: © 2023 – The Awakening Production – SND /

Which Netflix movies are you planning to watch this weekend? Since it is the last weekend of July, there are several films you should put on your radar before Netflix removes them on the last day of the month. On the plus side, Netflix will add dozens of movies to its catalog on August 1, including most of the Fast & Furious films!

August 1 is also your last day to watch films like Five Feet Apart, Flight, Julie & Julia, Skyfall, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Underworld. Several notable Netflix movies comprise the streamer’s current Top 10, including They Cloned Tyrone, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and The Out-Laws.

If you’d prefer to watch something a little newer, keep reading to check out our curated list of Netflix movies to watch and skip on the weekend of July 28-30.

Best Netflix movies to watch this weekend

Big Eyes

Watch! Tim Burton fans might have missed this charming biopic from 2014 starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and Krysten Ritter. Waltz plays famous 1960s artist Walter Keane, known for his beautiful yet haunting paintings of waif-like girls with huge eyes.

Unbeknownst to the general public, Walter’s wife, Margaret (Adams), is really the artistic genius creating these paintings, but she’s too reserved to stand up to her husband. It’s not until the dissolution of their marriage and a subsequent lawsuit that the truth comes to light.

Big Eyes is an underrated biopic based on the true story of Margaret and Walter Keane, anchored by an excellent performance from Amy Adams (as usual). It was just added to Netflix this week, so now’s your chance to watch it!

Happiness for Beginners

Skip! The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper takes the lead in Netflix’s new romantic drama based on Katherine Center’s novel of the same name.

Helen (Kemper) is a recent divorcée used to playing it safe. Now that she’s single again, Helen wants to push herself outside her comfort zone, so she signs up for a survival course on the Appalachian Trail with a group of oddballs, hoping to find adventure and maybe even love.

Happiness for Beginners is just like Helen, way too safe and a little bland, not to mention that, unfortunately, Kemper and her love interest Luke Grimes don’t have chemistry, so skip this one and try a different Netflix romance instead.