5 things worth watching on Netflix this weekend

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It's always the same story - you want to watch something, but can't decide what. Don't worry - that's where we come in.

Every Friday we recommend five titles for you to watch on Netflix. Because we're nice like that. Because we care.

  1. 1 City of God

    Category: Crime

    Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography.

    This one is an absolute must-see classic that's often missed by twenty-somethings (alas, we were too young when it came out).

    You become totally invested in the characters, it's gritty as hell, and you'll soon be recommending it to everyone else.

  2. 2 Lila & Eve

    Category: Crime, Thriller

    Two anguished mothers set out to settle the score with the killers of their children. Agents of justice, or vigilantes?

    There's something pretty refreshing about two devastated mothers seeking kick-ass revenge instead of being the backdrop to the story. Be prepared for emotion, explosions, and then some more emotion.

    Hey, it may not have the best script in the world but it's pretty darn watchable.

  3. 3 Love Rosie

    Category: Romantic Comedy

    Over the years, as they come and go in each other's life, childhood pals Rosie and Alex struggle to resolve the lasting, intimate bond between them.

    Sometimes you just want a reliable, uplifting rom com with good-looking actors and a wet t-shirt scene, right?

    This one'll hit the spot.

  4. 4 Hush

    Category: Horror, Thriller

    A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.

    As you've probably guessed, this one isn't for the easily scared. Unless being easily scared is your thing, of course.

    The main character's inability to hear plays into the thriller perfectly, with plenty of 'HE'S BEHIND YOU' moments that'll leave you on edge for say, oh we don't know, a week.

  5. 5 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    Category: Drama

    When his family moves from Berlin to Poland, a young boy befriends a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, unaware he's a Jewish prisoner.

    It's time to get your GCSE History hat on, and some tissues. This film transports you back through history to a story of forbidden friendship, but not The Fox and the Hound type. It's touching, strangely surreal and very, very sad.

    Man, you're gonna be a sobbing mess after this weekend's watching. Sorry about that.