Atlas, Tires, and more Netflix movies and shows to watch this weekend (May 24)

A sci-fi movie, an a new comedy series, an animated sitcom, and more to watch on Netflix during the long weekend.
Atlas. Sterling K. Brown as Colonel Banks in Atlas. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024.
Atlas. Sterling K. Brown as Colonel Banks in Atlas. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024. /

For a lot of people, Memorial Day weekend marks the official kick off of summer. But if you're not looking to spend the long holiday weekend outside at the beach, by the pool, or on a boat, you're likely looking to stay indoors and beat the early summer heat. Netflix has plenty of exciting new release movies and shows ready to keep you company.

Jennifer Lopez starts the summer movie season on Netflix with a bang as her high-concept science-fiction thriller Atlas makes its arrival. The weekend also offers a brand-new workplace comedy series from comedian Shane Gillis, the latest batch of episodes of a Tina Fey-produced animated sitcom, and the underrated movie that's currently ranking in the peak of the top 10.

Here are four the best movies and shows recently released on Netflix that should be on your Memorial Day weekend watch list, beginning below with J.Lo's new sci-fi action flick Atlas.


Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix ©2024.
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix ©2024. /

Fresh off the success of her 2023 collaboration with Netflix, the thriller film The Mother, Jennifer Lopez returns to the streaming service with Atlas. The singer-dancer-actress stars in the film as the titular data analyst who must put her vehement distrust of artificial intelligence aside in order to seize a dangerous robot and save the world. Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown also star in the movie alongside Lopez. Atlas made its worldwide streaming debut on Netflix on May 24 and will definitely be the biggest draw of the weekend.


TIRES. (L to R) Chris O’Connor as Cal and Shane Gillis as Shane in Episode 1 of Tires. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

While Netflix isn't launching on a major new series over Memorial Day weekend (likely because the aftershocks of Bridgerton season 3's sizable debut are still being felt), the streamer is dropping the new series Tires from comedian Shane Gillis. The series takes place in a struggling auto repair shop that's being run by a hapless crew of buddies. Ahead of the show's premiere on May 24, Netflix already renewed the series for season 2. That's a pretty good reason to watch the six-episode first season this weekend.

A Simple Favor

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Have you already watched A Simple Favor on Netflix? If not, then what are you waiting for?! If you have, then run it back and watch it again. The dark comedy-thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively landed on Netflix on May 19 and shot straight to the peak of the top 10, dethroning Madame Web from the top spot. It's such a fun and unexpected movie, with twists that will actually have your jaw on the floor. And as a bonus? There's a sequel in the works and it's filming as we speak! Get excited for the next chapter by watching the original classic on Netflix this weekend.


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In the mood for a cartoon? Mulligan, which comes from executive producer Tina Fey and co-creators Robert Carlock and Sam Means, returned with 10 all-new episodes on May 24. The second part of the series (otherwise known as season 2) finds Nat Faxon's titular de facto president continuing to lead Earth's survivors as they rebuilt society post-alien attack. It's another wacky batch of hilarious episodes also featuring the voices of Fey, Chrissy Teigen, Sam Richardson, Dana Carvey, Phil LaMarr, and more. Check out all 20 episodes of Mulligan over the weekend!

More shows and movies to watch on Netflix this weekend:

  • Act Your Age
  • Bridgerton
  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy
  • Upgrade
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • Buying London
  • Wildfire seasons 1-4
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory

What will you be watching on Netflix this weekend?