Thinking About Films to Watch This Weekend? We got You

We have handpicked these new releases specially for you, and provided information on where and why you should watch them. Enjoy!

here are the films you should watch this weekend

It’s the weekend again, and just as we all agree, weekends are for get-aways, and get-aways aren’t complete without movies. Here at Media Rants, we don’t leave you scratching your head about choosing the best from the latest films or series available, we do that for you.

December will see some of the biggest titles of 2021 arrive theatres and streamers although it had a slow start. However, we are now into the thick of the holiday season, and as far as film and TV is concerned, we’re about to see the best of the best.

One film that every movie enthusiast has been talking about is Netflix’s Oscar contender ‘Don’t Look Up’ starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Chris Evans, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and more.

Alongside the star studded Don’t Look Up, here are the new films you should watch this weekend with information on where you can watch them and why you should watch them. Enjoy!


Why You Should Watch: The movie is one of December’s most anticipated titles. It is directed by master of complex stories Michael Pearce and stars academy award winner Octavia Spencer, Riz Ahmed, Jania Kavankar and more. It follows the story of a decorated who embarks on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from an alien threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind in order to survive.

Where to watch Emcounter: Amazon Prime Video

Back To The Outback

Why you should watch: Back To The Outback is one of Netflix’s family entry for the holiday. It is partly written and directed by critically acclaimed director Harry Cripps (The Dry and Penguin Bloom). Tired of humans gawking at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs.

Where to watch Back To The Outback: Netflix


Why you should watch: James Bond: No Time To Die star Lea Seydoux is a Parisian journalist who gets caught in an unplanned romance with a delivery guy after they’re both involved in an accident. It is directed by award winning French director Bruno Dumont (Joan of Arc).

Where to watch France: Theatres (Limited)

Don’t Look Up

Why you should watch: This is undeniably the most anticipated release of the week. It’s also arguably one of the biggest movies of 2021, and will make Netflix’s submissions for consideration at the 2022 Oscars for sure. Directed by Adam Mckay and starring Chris Evans, Timothee Chalamet, Adam McKay, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ron Perlman, and Jonah Hill, hardly would you find a more star studded film, except in The Expendables franchise. The story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Where to watch Don’t Look Up : Theatres, Netflix

The Unforgivable

Why you should watch: Veteran actress Sandra Bullock is Ruth, released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, she re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past and her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.

Where to watch The Unforgivable: Netflix

West Side Story

Why you should watch: First of all, this is a Stephen Spielberg movie. Every movie lover knows Spielberg films are rare and deserve all the attention, especially now that the legendary director is way beyond his youth. West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works).

Where to watch West Side Story: Theatres (Limited)

There are also brilliant new series streaming and showing now on TV including Disney+ Hawkeye, The Expanse Season 6 and Harlem on Prime Video, and HBO Max And Just Like That.

We hope you enjoy.

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