With so much to digest in the news recently – sometimes a much needed break from reality is needed.
And getting lost in the plot of a good movie is a great way to escape.
Whether it’s a horror movie, a family movie to have fun with kids, or a new series of crime documentaries, you’re willing to stay awake until the early hours to finish – there are plenty of options available.
The popular movie streaming site Netflix has several enticing new versions to pamper you and watch this weekend.
Starting tomorrow (Saturday 31 August), Netflix is kicking off the new month with an excellent selection of noteworthy films and TV shows.
The iconic 90s film The Mask will return to our screens tomorrow along with American History X and The Imitation Game.
And if you are a romantic comedy enthusiast, you are definitely looking for: the film by Jennifer Aniston Rumor Has It and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey will be available for viewing.
Here is a review of all Netflix movies and TV shows you can watch from tomorrow.
1. American history X
With Edward Norton, Edward Furlong and Beverly D’Angelo, this 1998 social drama is dark and gritty.
The film is about a neo-Nazi who is sent to prison for murder and a changed man comes out.
But will he be able to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps?
Duration: 1 hour and 59 minutes
2. Lama: Trinity
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson and Jessica Biel star in this 2004 science fiction, fantasy and adventure film together.
The vampires who rule the human race are unable to stop the Blade vampire hunter, so set him up to look like a serial killer.
Duration: 1 hour and 53 minutes
3. Brick dwellings
To avenge the death of his father, a policeman infiltrates a condemned militarized housing project in Detroit to defeat the killer and the king of rulers.
The 2014 action / thriller films are starring Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA.
Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
With Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler and James Caan, the fun action / comedy film shows the story of the unlikely couple Rock Keats, an undercover cop, and archivist Archie Moses as they team up to defeat a crime boss.
The film was made in 1996.
Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes
5. Deep impact
Deep Impact is about a veteran astronaut who has been appointed by the President of the United States to lead a crew into space to destroy a massive comet that threatens to destroy the earth.
The sci-fi and emotional fantasy film is starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni and Elijah Wood and was released in 1998.
Duration: 2 hours and 1 minute
With Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and Tom Wilkinson, Duplicity follows the love story of a couple of corporate agents involved in a rivalry between two major pharmaceutical companies.
The film was first released in 2009.
Duration: two hours and five minutes
7. Upside down
Wellness film based on the book, Flipped tells the moving story of Bryce and Juli meeting for the first time in childhood.
As the couple grows up, there are signs that their bond may blossom into something more.
Protagonists in the 2010 film are Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe and Rebecca de Mornay.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
8. Friday evening dinner (series 5)
The popular TV show Channel 4 Friday Night Dinner is played by Tamsin Grieg, Simon Bird and Paul Ritter.
Set in London, the silly comedy follows the eccentric life of the Jewish family, the Goodmans.
You can currently watch the first four series on Netflix and the fifth series will arrive on Saturday.
9. How to lose a boy in 10 days
With Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, the 2003 romantic comedy follows the beautiful story between Benjamin – who has been challenged by his colleagues to make a girl fall in love with him and the journalist Andie who is writing an article about how to lose a boy in 10 days .
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
10. Jesus Christ Superstar
The emotional musical drama Jesus Chris Superstar is the updated version of the world-famous musical focused on the last days of Jesus and Judah.
The 2000 musical stars Glenn Carter, Jerome Pradon and Renee Castle.
Duration: 1 hour and 52 minutes
11. Operation Ouch
One for children, Operation Ouch is a children’s television series with Dr. Chris and Xand Van Tulleken.
Through experiments and hospital visits, the two doctors educate the children about the world of medicine and biology.
12. Out of sight
The 1998 film, Out of Sight with George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Ving Rhames, is a witty romance about the romance between bank robber Jack and federal marshal Karen.
Duration: two hours and three minutes
13. The voice has it
Romantic comedy, Rumor Has It was first released in 2005.
Played by Jennifer Aniston, her character Sarah travels to California for her sister’s wedding, where she hears the rumor that her family inspired the 1967 film, The Graduate.
Starring alongside Aniston are Kevin Costner and Shirley MacLaine.
Duration: 1 hour and 37 minutes.
After Tammy, played by Melissa McCarthy, loses her job and discovers that her husband has cheated on her, she leaves the city with her alcoholic grandmother played by Susan Sarandon.
Kathy Bates also stars in the film which was first released in 2014.
Duration: 1 hour and 37 minutes
15. The call
The call tells the story of a kidnapped teenager and a 911 telephone operator who work together in an attempt to prevent a serial killer from killing again.
Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin star in the 2013 film alongside Morris Chestnut.
Duration: 1 hour and 36 minutes
16. The Guys
Emotional film The Guys tells the story of a reporter who helps a firefighter captain create praise for eight members of his team who died in the 9/11 attacks.
The 2002 film is starring actors Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.
Duration: 1 hour and 36 minutes
17. The game of imitation
The 2014 war drama The Imitation Game sees British mathematician Alan Turing – played by Benedict Cumberbatch – join the cryptography team to decipher the code of the German riddle.
Alan, with the help of his team of mathematicians, creates a machine that decrypts the codes.
Duration: 1 hour and 54 minutes
18. The judge
Big city attorney Hank Palmer – played by Robert Downey Jr. – returns home when his father is accused of murder.
Take on his father’s case and discover dark family secrets.
Starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. are Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga.
Duration: 2 hours and 22 minutes
19. The mask
The iconic 90s film The Mask sees the bank teller Stanley – played by Jim Carrey – discover an ancient mask that transforms him into a wildly eccentric prankster.
Carrey is the protagonist of the absurd comedy together with its co-stars Cameron Diaz and Peter Riegert.
Duration: 1 hour and 41 minutes
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20. The nightingale
In this dark Gothic drama, a young Irish inmate Chiara chases a British officer in the Tasmanian desert to avenge her family after the agent has committed a terrible act of violence against them.
On his journey he recruits Billy, a troubled Aboriginal pursuer.
A recently produced film was first released in 2018 and sees the participation of Aisling Franciosi, Michael Sheasby, Maya Christie.
Duration: 2 hours and 16 minutes