Whoop Whoop! It’s Friday today, the last day of work and/or school for the majority of us. For those of us who will be going to work/school tomorrow, don’t worry! This information will be just as relevant on Saturday evening, as it is this Furahiday (Swahili for ‘HappyFriday’) evening.
So what to watch over the weekend? Hmm! If you plan on binge-watching stuff on Netflix, you have so much to choose from that you might end up not making the optimum choice. If you are going to spend your time watching something, it might as well be something that highly ranked, right? Well, we have some help on that front. Just keep reading ahead.
Best Netflix movies right now
1. Crip Camp
Does it seem like of all the American presidents, Barack Obama (and his wife) are the ones who don’t take retirement seriously. Then again, he was the 5th youngest U.S. president by age upon taking office. So in his retirement, he still got a lot of energy up his sleeves.
Anyway, former U.S. President Barack and his wife Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions released a documentary, ‘Crip Camp.’ It is a documentary about a summer camp in New York named Camp Jened setup in the 70s. The camp welcomes people with disabilities, nurtures them, and serves as a center for championing the rights of the disabled in society.
The documentary runs for 1 hour 46 minutes and you can watch the trailer by clicking the video below:
2. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
This movie would have been a-perfect-Christmas-time-watch, but if you didn’t watch it around the 2020 festive times. It can nonetheless be a great family movie this weekend. It is about a jaded toymaker whose boss is up his @$$ trying to get him to produce the next big thing that will rake in big bucks for the toy company.
While working under pressure, he finally comes up with the greatest creation of his life, but as bad fate would have it, his creation gets stolen by his longtime nemesis. His granddaughter seeing him disturbed, inquires to know the source of his miseries, and together, they go on a mission to get back the toy. The film runs for 2 hours, 2 minutes, and you can check out the trailer below:
3. The Life Ahead
Certainly, you have heard of that phrase, “it takes one to know one.” This film is about a Holocaust survivor living in Italy and has taken it upon herself to look after children in need. Well, a young Senegalese refugee kid robs her while she was out and about in the streets. Later on, when she is at her home. An old friend knocks at her door, asking her for a favor to help him look after this young black kid. Turns out, the young kid is the very same kid that had previously robbed her in the streets. A tricky situation for the lady and the kid since they both mistrust each other, but it takes the holocaust experience the lady went through to rise and be the bigger person and give the kid a second chance. Their relationship blossoms from a testy one to a deeply bonded one. It runs for 1 hour 34 minutes, and you can check out the trailer below:
4. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
This film is about a duo Icelandic best friends who had dreams perhaps too big even for their circle of friends and family to imagine to be possible from the two. They were even too willing to remind them to stop all the foolery, but they soldiered on and entered the Eurovision Song Contest. It looks like lady luck was on their side and, through series of unlikely events, they got into the competition.
Only then, their pair wishes came to the reckoning that they might be too way over their heads over at the deep end of things. It became apparent that they lacked the industry’s taste and talent but hilariously rolled with the punches. The film runs for 2 hours 3 minutes, and you can watch the trailer below:
5. The Trial of the Chicago 7
Aargh! Nothing evokes strong feelings like good-old political divisions followed up by demonstrations pitting the members of the public on one side and a political class hell-bent on crushing down dissidents. That is exactly what this film is all about. A group of Chicago-based rights activists who think the U.S. is committing atrocities against humanity in their war in Vietnam organizes a protest to end the war.
The political class first ignores them, laughs at them, and then comes after them through riot police and court trials. However, with every attempt to muzzle their protest, their cause gets more publicity as people join in on their protests. They quickly become a movement that the administration cannot ignore. The seven sparks off relentless protests that arm-twists the U.S. government to stop their war in Vietnam. The film runs for 2 hours 9 minutes, and you can watch the trailer below:
You might want to watch out for some of the films mentioned above as they just might make it to this year’s Oscar Awards.