Fair Play and 3 movies to watch on Netflix this weekend (plus, 2 to skip), October 6

Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich appear in Fair Play by Chloe Domont, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute
Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich appear in Fair Play by Chloe Domont, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute /

Fair Play finally lands on Netflix today after months of buzz and acclaim! But it’s just one of several new Netflix movies available to watch this weekend, so which ones will you pick for your movie night? The newest choices are a dramatic thriller starring a Bridgerton alum and an action-packed revenge thriller, and while neither is particularly great for family movie night, they’d certainly make a fun double feature.

Apart from the list we’ve curated of watch-or-skip options below, there are a few other films holding it down in Netflix’s Top 10 list, including last week’s big movie, Reptile, and the dark Spanish drama Nowhere. Plus, since it’s the beginning of the month, there are a few popular older titles Netflix has just added to its catalog, like Melissa McCarthy’s Identity Theft and Zoë Saldaña-Perego’s Colombiana.

Without further ado, here are the best Netflix movies to watch (or skip) during the upcoming three-day weekend!

Fair Play

WATCH!Fair Play is one of the biggest releases on Netflix this month. Netflix acquired the thriller starring Bridgerton‘s Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich from Sundance earlier this year for $20 million. It debuted to great reviews, marking an impressive feature directorial outing for Chloe Domont, who also wrote the screenplay. The movie centers on a newly engaged couple who’s relationship is thrown off-balance when one of lands a promotion over the other at their cutthroat company.

Add Fair Play to your Netflix watchlist

Sex Tape

SKIP! – We all love Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, but Sex Tape is a dud in the worst way. Segel and Diaz play a married couple striving to rekindle their passion and to do so, they make a sex tape, only to discover that its been leaked onto the internet. The premise and cast make Sex Tape seem like it’d be a hilarious and raunchy comedy, but somehow it feels tepid and too restrained for its subject matter.

The Strangers

WATCH!The Strangers is still considered one of the scariest movies of all time and easily one of the best home invasion films ever made. Despite its simple premise—a group of strangers terrorizes a family during their getaway to a vacation home—The Strangers delivers on the suspense and tension in ways that leave you breathless.

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are excellent here, but it’s really the direction from Bryan Bertino that makes the film work so well. Netflix recently add the film back to its catalog and, in honor of spooky season, now is the perfect time to revisit it.

Add The Strangers to your Netflix watchlist

Last Vegas

SKIP! – The premise of Last Vegas sounds endearing enough, I mean you’ve got a movie with Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, and Michael Douglas together, surely that’s a recipe for success? Not quite. Netflix recently added this 2013 comedy to its catalog and while it is in the Top 10, it’s a very forgettable movie with countless cliché jokes. There are better comedies on Netflix to spend time watching.


WATCH! – If you’re looking for something a little more action-packed, then look no further than Ballerina, a Korean revenge thriller about a former bodyguard grieving her best friend who is determined to fulfill her friend’s last request. Jeon Jong-seo, known best for her work in Money Heist, Call, and Bargain, stars in the lead role of Jang Ok-ju. Park Yu-rim (Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Drive My Car) also stars.

Add Ballerina to your Netflix watchlist

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