A chilling true crime doc, the live-action Avatar, and more to watch this weekend on Netflix, Feb. 23-25

New episodes of Love Is Blind, Tyler Perry's latest movie, and the long-awaited Avatar: The Last Airbender series are among the new offerings on Netflix this weekend.

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Did you already binge-watch the newest episodes of Love Is Blind season 6 and now you're looking for something else to keep you entertained on Netflix this weekend? Well, you're in luck, because the streaming service has added several big movies to its catalog along with at least one highly-anticipated original series.

Here's what we're watching on Netflix this weekend.

Can I Tell You A Secret? Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
Can I Tell You A Secret? Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Can I Tell You A Secret?

Most of us have seen our fair share of sketchy profiles on the internet, whether it's the bots plaguing Twitter or the catfishes hanging out Facebook, just about everyone has at least one weird story to tell. Netflix's new British true crime docuseries Can I Tell You A Secret? divulges the haunting true story of infamous cyberstalker Matthew Hardy. While only three of his victims are the focus of this particular documentary, Hardy harassed hundreds of people over a decade-long rampage through the internet.

He would hack into profiles, impersonate his victims via fake accounts, antagonize their friends and family, and even physically stalk people in some cases. It wasn't until January 2022, after over 10 years of cyber harassment, that Hardy finally received a prison sentence. The two-part doc from award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux allows viewers to hear directly from a few of Hardy's victims about exactly what he did and how he was eventually caught.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Gordon Cormier as Ang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Netflix © 2024 /

Avatar: The Last Airbender

The latest live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series arrived on Netflix this week and is already generating plenty of debate online. Critical and audience reception alike has been mixed, though most viewers do seem to agree that the Netflix show is a step-up from the much-maligned 2010 film from director M. Night Shyamalan. The series follows the "Avatar," a young boy who must master all four of the elements and face-off against a ruthless enemy to protect his people.

The series had already begun generating controversy as soon as it was announced because the original animated show is so popular and it didn't help matters when the creators exited the live-action show due to creative differences. I still don't understand why animation cannot be allowed to flourish on its own merit without the need for a "live-action adaptation," as if somehow that's a step up. Anyway, I digress, the series is here and, if you're so inclined, you can watch it and form your own opinion this weekend.

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Mea Culpa. (L-R) Kelly Rowland as Mea and Trevante Rhodes as Zyair in Mea Culpa. Cr. Perry Well Films 2 / Courtesy of Netflix /

Mea Culpa

Tyler Perry's latest film movie is an erotic legal thriller starring Moonlight and Bird Box actor Trevante Rhodes alongside actress and singer Kelly Rowland, who previously starred in the Netflix film The Curse of Bridge Hollow. Rowland is also credited as a producer on Mea Culpa.

When a painter (Rhodes) is accused of murdering his girlfriend, he enlists the help of a high-powered criminal defense attorney (Rowland) to prove his innocence. Sparks fly, things get hot and heavy between the pair, and the entire case takes a dangerous turn. Perry, who wrote and directed the movie, was inspired by the erotic thrillers of the '80s and 90s.

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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023)

Parents, families, and animation lovers looking for something heartwarming and funny to watch this weekend will appreciate the addition of DreamWorks' Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken from directors Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and Faryn Pearl (her feature directorial debut).

Featuring the vocal talents of stars like Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Colman Domingo, Jane Fonda, Liza Koshy, and Will Forte, this charming movie follows a 16-year-old kraken girl named Ruby (Condor) who discovers that she's descended from a line of powerful warrior Kraken women whose duties include protecting the sea from evil mermaids.

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Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

Everything Everywhere All At Once was a hugely successful comedy-drama film released in 2022 that picked up seven Academy Awards out of its 11 nominations—becoming the most-awarded movie ever. It swept several of the major categories that year, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Original Screenplay (Kwan and Scheinert), and Best Film Editing (Paul Rogers).

Set amid an interdimensional rift that disrupts reality, an unlikely hero (Yeoh) must battle bizarre dangers from the multiverse to save the world. Given its acclaim, this is definitely one of those movies that will be hailed as a modern classic and considered a must-watch for any film aficionado. Everything Everywhere All At Once is now available to watch on Netflix, likely for a limited time, so catch it before it's gone.

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