7 New Movies You Can Watch on Netflix This Weekend

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Movie theaters are bustling again, but that doesn't mean that you have to leave your house to be entertained. In the past two weeks alone, Netflix has recently added enough varied choices to please everyone in your movie night party. Check out some of our picks for the best new Netflix movies below. They include a time-bending romance, a mid-air frightfest, and a franchise that captivated millions of screaming fans.

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1

The Last Letter From Your Lover

In the mood for a love story this weekend? How about two? The new Netflix original The Last Letter From Your Lover stars Felicity Jones as a present-day journalist who becomes fascinated by a series of love letters detailing the affair between a married woman (Shailene Woodley) and a reporter (Callum Turner) doing a story on her husband in the '60s. As she follows their story, the passion in the letters starts to bleed into her on life.

2

Blood Red Sky

We've got four words for you: vampires on a plane. The horror-thriller Blood Red Sky will add a new level of terror for anyone who's already afraid of flying, though, to be perfectly fair, the bloodsucker is kind of the hero in this scenario. The movie follows a single mom (Peri Baumeister) who transforms into her secret self to battle the terrorists who've hijacked her flight.

3

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

This animated adventure is the culmination of several animated series that are also on Netflix and are all created by The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. The universe is called Tales of Arcadia and is about the fantasy creatures living right under the nose of the regular human citizens of a small town. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans serves as the feature-length finale.

4

The Twilight Saga

Yep, that's right: all five Twilight movies are now right at every Netflix subscriber's fingertips. Relive the phenomenon that begins with a normal teenager girl (Kristen Stewart) learning that the mysterious hunk at her high school (Robert Pattinson) is actually an immortal creature of the night and ends with…well, if you somehow don't know all the wild twists and turns this series takes, we won't spoil them for you here.

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5

Fear Street Part Three: 1966

The new Fear Street trilogy ends here—and the earliest point in its chronology. 1666 tracks the local curse that's led to a fantastic amount of teen bloodshed in the two previous movies (1994 and 1978, both also on Netflix) back to its origins: the trial of a witch.

6

This Changes Everything

Produced in part by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the documentary This Changes Everything attempts to distill and explain the sexism that's still rampant in the film industry and how it manifests. No lesser names than Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, and Geena Davis herself weigh in with their experiences, and there's plenty of interesting (and infuriating) history and expert analysis as well.

7

Gunpowder Milkshake

Karen Gillan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe plays a young assassin who was born into the business but no longer has a relationship with her assassin mother (Lena Headey). A kid who's in danger soon draws her back into the game and her mother's orbit, leading to lots of butt-kicking and snappy dialogue courtesy of an almost entirely female ensemble that also includes Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett.

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