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 Super

    Category: Action

    Who? Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler

    When his wife falls in league with a drug dealer, average guy Frank Darbo dons the guise of a superhero and dubs himself Crimson Bolt.

    If you are looking for the typical, morally pure superhero protagonist having epic adventures then keep on looking because you won't find any in this film.

    Super is a story about two deeply disturbed people who think they can be heroes. It's half good, half weird, and full-on intriguing. Sort of like a more serious version of Kick-A$$, if you will.

  2. 2 Half Nelson

    Category: Drama, Independent

    Who? Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps

    A crack-smoking teacher seems like an unlikely role model - especially for a girl with a brother in jail for dealing.

    Despite a quite dark plot theme, Half Nelson manages to charm you in a way that most films don't. Gosling does a great job playing the broken adult which in many ways mirrors a lot of us and our everyday struggles.

    Also, this indie takes the 'white liberal teacher saves inner city black kid' formula and spins it 180 degrees which is always a plus.

  3. 3 Chicken Run

    Category: Animated, Comedy

    Who? Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels

    Rocky the rooster and Ginger the hen lead their fellow chickens in a great escapade from the farm where they are being held captive.

    A classic film, great for literally everyone - young or old, chicken or human. Excellent claymation work - we really wish they made more films using this technique.

  4. 4 Zombieland

    Category: Horror, Dark Comedy

    Who? Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson

    Looking to survive in a world taken over by zombies, a dorky college student teams with an urban roughneck and a pair of grifter sisters.

    Is this film scary? No. But the humour and gore are absolutely brilliant. The movie feels almost like a parody of the genre and that's what makes it unique. Also, spoiler alert - there's a Bill Murray cameo in it.

  5. 5 The Art of Conflict

    Category: Documentary

    Who? Vince Vaughn

    Narrated by Vince Vaughn, this thoughtful look at Northern Ireland's street murals examines them as an expression of the region's violent history.

    This documentary offers a great view of the Troubles from an unusual and often overlooked perspective. Well worth a watch, not only for those interested in Irish history.

    Need more ideas? Have a look at our previous recommendations.

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