Scouts Honor and 3 best Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) this weekend, September 8

Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America - Production Still Image
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It’s the weekend again and you’re probably wondering what to watch! Luckily for you, there are several Netflix movies to check out this week, including some older films that were recently added and a heartbreaking, but important, documentary.

In addition to the options listed below, there are some other films holding it down in Netflix’s overall Top 10, including Arrival, Don’t Worry Darling, Snitch, Choose Love, Love Again, and more! There are plenty of options to keep you entertained this weekend, but if you’re looking specifically for new additions to the long list of Netflix movies, we’ve got you covered.

Best Netflix movies to watch this weekend


WATCH – Netflix added Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to its catalog earlier this week. Both movies are favorites among audiences, but if you only have time to watch one then you should pick the first one, a comedy classic featuring numerous memorable jokes and one-liners. Plus, you can’t beat a cast that includes Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Fred Willard, and more all in one movie.

Woody Woodpecker

SKIP – I’m honestly a bit baffled as to why this particular movie is currently no. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 ranking for movies right now. Perhaps parents are just eager to keep their kids distracted this week? Woody Woodpecker is an animated movie from 2017 based on the iconic cartoon character. But the film was critically panned and even audiences didn’t much care for it. You’re better off revisiting the original Woody Woodpecker cartoons, many of which are on YouTube.

Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America

WATCH Scouts Honor is a powerful new Netflix documentary that is earning high praise for its no holds barred takedown of the Boy Scouts of America, a formerly respected institution that is now under tremendous scrutiny after more than 82,000 former scouts have come forward alleging sexual abuse taking place within various organizations across the United States. These allegations go back decades and the documentary doesn’t shy away from exposing the truth. Content warning for sexual abuse and child abuse references.

The Eagle

SKIP – This 2011 historical epic starring Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum is rather bland and a bit dry. Unless you’re really into this era or you love the cast, this doesn’t need to be at the top of your list. There are some well-made action sequences and the production value is great, but the actual performances feel uninspired and end up dragging the movie down.


WATCH – Coming in a few years after the beginnings of the MCU, Dredd was a surprising and refreshing change of pace from the family-friendly Marvel brand. Based on the 2000 AD comic strip, Dredd is a violent, satirical, and endlessly entertaining film starring Karl Urban as one of his city’s most feared “judges,” who are Mega City One’s only form of law enforcement and act as judge, jury, and executioner. Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey also star.

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