Love at First Sight and 3 best Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) this weekend, September 15

Love at First Sight. Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley Sullivan and Ben Hardy as Oliver Jones in Love at First Sight. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Love at First Sight. Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley Sullivan and Ben Hardy as Oliver Jones in Love at First Sight. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

What Netflix movies are you planning to watch this weekend? From a sweet new romantic film starring The White Lotus breakout Haley Lu Richardson to Pablo Larraín’s farcical horror comedy El Conde, there are a wide variety of Netflix movies to choose from on the weekend of September 15.

As per usual, among the highlights of Netflix’s catalog, there are a few duds, so which films are worth watching and which ones can you skip? Lucky for you, we’ve curated a list of five Netflix movies to help you narrow down your choices and make the most of your free time.

Netflix’s Top 10 chart can be a great asset when it comes to selecting a film for movie night, but unfortunately the metric goes by quantity, not quality. Sure, millions of subscribers might be watching Woody Woodpecker, but does that mean it’s genuinely worth your time? Here’s the films to watch and skip this weekend.

Best Netflix movies to watch this weekend, September 15

Love at First Sight

WATCH! – You can’t go wrong with a movie that features leads as delightful as Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy. Based on the bestselling YA romance by Jennifer E. Smith, Love at First Sight follows two young adults as they fall in love during a seven-hour flight from NYC to London. It seems like fate has brought them together, but could it also break them apart?

Upon arriving at their destination, Hadley (Richardson) and Oliver (Hardy) get separated before they can exchange number, and the odds of them finding each other again are less than 1%. Can they beat those odds, or is there love story fated to be confined to that one flight forever?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

SKIP! – With the third film now playing in theaters, Netflix has opted to add this maligned 2016 from Kirk Jones to its catalog. While the original movie is as charming as rom-coms come, the sequel is harmless enough, but not worth investing time in. It’s just flat-out not funny and seems to exist purely on the same joke told in a myriad of ways. Aunt Voula is still the MVP though.

El Conde

WATCH!El Conde might not be the most appealing movie to general American audiences due to the subtitles and the fact that it’s in black and white, but I implore anyone even vaguely curious about the movie to give it a chance. You might be surprised by how accessible it is. Pablo Larraín’s latest is a hilarious and cheeky horror comedy about Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who Larraín reimagines as a 200+ year old vampire in this film.

Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction

SKIP! – Despite its nice production values and endearing characters, this Danish film is mostly a nonsensical romantic comedy that struggles to hold your attention. Needlessly confusing, Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction falls prey to some seriously outdated tropes and conventions. It’s not the worst rom-com you’ll see on Netflix, but it doesn’t need to be at the top of your list either.

Once Upon a Crime

WATCH! – A surprisingly sweet and quirky Japanese fantasy film that positions Little Red Riding Hood as an intrepid detective assigned to solve a murder that takes place during a grand ball. Characters like the King, the Prince, and even Cinderella are all suspects in this family-friendly whodunnit.

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