57 best Netflix movies to watch (and 24 to skip)

Here's the Netflix movies most worth watching and a few you can skip!
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023 /
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Leighton Meester - The Weekend Away
The Weekend Away. Leighton Meester as Beth in The Weekend Away. Cr. Ivan Sardi/Netflix ©2022 /

The Weekend Away

Through My Window: Looking at You is the third movie of the Through My Window franchise, and it’s already in the works on Netfli

Directed By: Kim Farrant

Starring: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris, Amar Bukvić, Iva Mihalić, Adrian Pezdirc, Parth Thakerar

Who doesn’t love to see Leighton Meester thrive? Everyone knows her as Blair Waldorf from the original Gossip Girl or the featured artist in that one Cobra Starship song or even the lead from the Single White Female remake with Minka Kelly. But she’s an amazing actress and singer and finally made her way to Netflix in 2022.

Leighton Meester stars in the thriller The Weekend Away, which is based on the novel of the same name, as Beth. The new mother vacations in Croatia with her best friend, Kate, who winds up going missing and is later found dead. In a crazy set of circumstances, Beth becomes the prime suspect in her bestie’s murder, and it’s a race to prove her innocence.

The Weekend Away received mixed reviews from critics, but the thriller is exactly what you want it to be: an hour-and-a-half of pure mystery escapism. Meester is great in the leading role, and the plot twists keep you invested until the very last second. What’s not to love here?

Obviously, it won’t be for everyone, but if you’re in the market for the movie equivalent of a beach read, then The Weekend Away should definitely be on your watch list. There’s a reason the movie became such a big hit, so don’t skip it and miss out on the thriller that everyone’s been talking about.

Verdict: WATCH