There hasn't been a really terrible superhero film in a while, has there? I mean, sure there's been a few duds, a couple of disappointments here and there, but definitely not a disaster on the level of say, The Green Lantern. But with a mere 10% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a wave of internet backlash, there's no escaping the fact that Josh Trank and Fox's Fant4stic is the biggest failure of 2015 so far. And with a title like that, we probably should have seen it coming.

So to wash away the aftertaste of the decidedly not fantastic Fantastic Four, we've rounded up another eclectic line-up of Netflix favourites for you this weekend. From Coen brothers' classics to sci-fi sequels, The 405's got every movie you could possibly need to see this weekend - and thankfully there's not a Human Torch in sight.


Fargo (1996)

Fargo

Recommended Viewing Time: Friday 9pm
"I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou."

With Fargo, the Coen brothers were able to mix comedy into a '90s cop drama in a way that simply hadn't been done before. The off-colour choice of setting in Minnesota leaves the film feeling incredibly distinct, both visually and narratively, as the directors' bloody crime story unfolds in the most unassumingly suburban of locations. It's a great juxtaposition, and the Coens never come up short on living up to the potential of the set-up. Boasting the humour of The Big Lebowski and the suspense of No Country for Old Men, Fargo is the perfect genre-bending thriller, and one that the directors simply haven't been able to match since.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Recommended Viewing Time: Saturday 8pm
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Everyone wants to have a day like the one in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Whether you're 15 or 40, you've probably gone your entire life wishing you could have bunked off school and indulged in an afternoon as effortlessly cool as Ferris Bueller's. However, although John Hughes' teen film is brilliantly funny, like all of the director's movies there's a heart-breaking underlying sadness to Cameron and Ferris' friendship that elevates the picture above your average teen movie. You'll come for the laughs, but you'll stay for the brilliantly told tale of comradery that's found in Hughes' magnum opus.


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness

Recommended Viewing Time: Saturday 10pm
"Don't agree with me, Spock. It makes me very uncomfortable."

While it might be a bit more inconsequential than the original reboot, Into Darkness' commitment to enjoyable big budget action spectacle and hard sci-fi makes this Star Trek sequel one of the better summer blockbusters. With great characterisation all around from actors on top form, everyone gets their moment to shine in this admittedly over-stuffed sequel. Although the plot is a bit run of the mill, Star Trek Into Darkness delivers on all the high octane sci-fi goodness you've come to expect from the franchise.


Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting

Recommended Viewing Time: Sunday 8pm
"You'll have bad times, but it will always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

The breakout film for future household names Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting's heartfelt tale of gifted potential makes for one of the greatest '90s films. Featuring the late Robin Williams in one of the actor's finest dramatic roles, Gus Van Sant's character drama makes the most of its talented cast to tell an incredibly human story. Although it's the narrative of struggle and conflict around finding your own identity that lies at the heart of the film, all wrapped up in Van Sant's brilliantly funny and emotional character drama.


Creep (2014)

Creep

Recommended Viewing Time: Sunday 10pm
"See ya soon, buddy."

A bit of a hidden gem in the horror genre, it's best to go into Creep without knowing too much about it. The basic set-up is simple: a regular guy accepts a job offer to film a cancer victim's day-to-day life so that he can leave a momentum of his time for his unborn son. Of course though, not everything is as it seems. With stakes that are constantly on the rise and a brilliant subversive twist on regular found footage techniques, Creep is one of the funniest and most underrated horror flicks of last year.


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