Dan Levy's directorial debut and more great movies and shows to watch on Netflix this weekend, Jan. 5

Netflix kicks off the first week of 2024 with several new movies and an action-packed comedy series.

Good Grief. (L to R) Jamael Westman as Terrance, Himesh Patel as Thomas, Ruth Negga as Sophie and Daniel Levy (writer/director/producer) stars as Marc and in Good Grief. Cr. Credit: Chris Baker / Netflix © 2023.
Good Grief. (L to R) Jamael Westman as Terrance, Himesh Patel as Thomas, Ruth Negga as Sophie and Daniel Levy (writer/director/producer) stars as Marc and in Good Grief. Cr. Credit: Chris Baker / Netflix © 2023. /

It's the first weekend of 2024 and Netflix has launched a strong line-up for the weekend of January 5. New additions to Netflix this week include originals like Good Grief and The Brothers Sun, in addition to a lot of licensed content such as Malignant, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Equalizer 3, and the John Wick films.

Currently, the Top 10 on Netflix includes shows and movies like The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Aquaman, Fool Me Once, Meg 2: The Trench, Justice League, Tacoma FD, Money Heist: Berlin, and My Life with the Walter Boys, so if you haven't checked out any of those yet, this weekend might be an opportune time.

Here's what you should consider checking out on Netflix this weekend.

Good Grief
Good Grief. (L to R) Himesh Patel as Thomas and Daniel Levy (writer/director/producer) stars as Marc in Good Grief. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023. /

Good Grief

Dan Levy makes his directorial debut with this sincere and meditative film, a movie he also wrote the script for and stars in alongside Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, and Luke Evans. Good Grief won't be for everyone, but it's a charming movie that shows Levy is capable of dramatic acting just as well as comedy. Marc (Levy) is happily living with his accomplished husband Oliver (Evans) when the unthinkable happens. Oliver passes away unexpectedly, leaving Marc to grieve his loss with the help of his two best friends Sophie (Negga) and Thomas (Patel).

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Society of the Snow

Society of the Snow is a Golden Globe-nominated Spanish survival thriller from acclaimed filmmaker J. A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls). Based on the true story of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 disaster. The film is based on Pablo Vierci's book of the same name and follows the rugby team on a flight chartered to Chile. The plane tragically crashes in the Andes Mountains, thrusting the 29 survivors into one of the world's most unrelenting landscapes where they must resort to extremes to survive.

The Brothers Sun. Justin Chien as Charles Sun in episode 106 of The Brothers Sun. Cr. Michael Desmond/Netflix © 2023 /

The Brothers Sun

If you're looking for a new show to sink into this weekend then look no further than The Brothers Sun, an action comedy series starring Michelle Yeoh and several up-and-coming actors like Sam Song Li and Justin Chien. When the Sun family legacy is threatened, eldest son Charles (Chien) must return to his estranged brother (Li) and mom (Yeoh) to keep them safe.

The Florida Project (2017)

This Academy Award-nominated A24 movie directed by Sean Baker from 2017 will be added to Netflix on Saturday, Jan. 6, so if you missed out on this movie in the past then now is a great time to check it out. The talented young actress Brooklynn Prince leads the film as a little girl named Moonee living at a motel with her best friends and creating adventures while her struggling mother and a kind motel manager attempt to protect them from the world's harsh realities. Willem Dafoe also stars.

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