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Want a movie to stream this weekend? Here's three goodies you might not have seen

Three movies you may not have seen that you can stream this weekend

Get the popcorn ready!
21 April 2023 3:57PM

Weekends are a precious time, and there's hardly a better feeling than curling up on your couch to watch a movie. 

Whether you're on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus or just wanna take advantage of the freebies on TVNZ On Demand - I've chosen three flicks from the last three years that I really loved. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of these options, or all three if you're feeling really comfy.

The Peanut Butter Falcon (Adventure/Drama/Comedy) (2019)

If you want to get hit right in the feels, grab a bowl of popcorn and buckle up for this one. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and be left with a heart so full you won’t know yourself. 

'The Peanut Butter Falcon' follows Zak, a boy with Down syndrome, in a pursuit of his dream to become a pro wrestler. He is accompanied by an outlaw, Tyler, who becomes both his coach and ally. 

To get you excited, Tyler is played by Shia Labeouf. With an element of romance along the way, Dakota Johnson is also cast in which the two spark a very fortunate relationship.

It really is just a super cute, wholesome watch so if that's what you’re after, look no further. This one is a great one for the whole family. 

This one can be watched by those with a Netflix account. Or even better, TVNZ On Demand has it for free. 

Watch the trailer here.

Peanut Butter Falcon

Palm Springs (Romance/Sci Fi /Fantasy) (2020)

This one is for my romance lovers, but with a heavy Sci-Fi influence, 'Palm Springs' is not your typical lovey dovey film. 

When I say Sci-Fi, please don’t jump to the conclusion that it’s going to be too far away from reality. It has the perfect level of realness with a Sci-Fi plot to keep you entertained throughout. 

Sadly, I cannot actually get too much into detail about this movie. There is a huge plot twist that happens within the first 10 minutes, which then dictates the whole storyline. 

Andy Sandburg from Brooklyn Nine Nine is in it though, which automatically guarantees a few giggles here and there. Cristin Milioti also stars and takes the movie to another level with her determined nature and IDGAF attitude.

As I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the movie with the plot, you’ll just have to trust me on this one.

Prime Video users, this one is available for you.

Watch the trailer here, lowkey don’t though as it’ll spoil the plot. 

Palm Springs

Free Guy (Action/Sci-fi) (2021)

This one pleasantly surprised me, and I think it could do the same to you. I was slightly hesitant when I heard the plotline - a bank teller as a non-player character (NPC) in a video game - and if you are too, don’t be! 

After learning that his life is basically one big fat lie, the NCP takes matters into his own hands to become the hero of the movie. With a bit of action, comedy and romance, this movie covers all bases. It also has really good special effects if you're after something to really entertain the eye. 

Did I mention that Ryan Reynolds is the main character?

If that doesn’t influence your choice, not to worry. I reckon you'll still enjoy it. Even the kids will too!

Calling all Disney Plus users, this ones available for you guys.

Watch the trailer here.

Free Guy