9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend

Get into these must see comedy specials, nostalgic 90s flicks, and gritty crime dramas as you decompress.

People Just Do Nothing

"This mockumentary series follows MC Grindah, Beats, and the rest of the man-children behind Kurupt FM, a pirate radio station that broadcasts out of Brentford, West London and not much further. Besides the hilariously cringe-worthy musical exploits, the strong writing and absurdist relationship dynamics make the show a nice little binge watch." —Ben Dandridge-Lemco

The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 / Netflix

"Dave Chappelle's back, so it's time to cross all fingers and appendages for the return of fellow absurdist Katt Williams. In recent years, the pint-sized comedian's troubles with the law have become alarming, but I miss him nonetheless. If there's anyone from whose sick and twisted mind I'd want to hear Donald Trump jokes, it's his. In the meantime, revisit The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, his stand-up hour from 2006, for incisive commentary on race, sex, and the political process, next-level slapstick, and that infamous perm." —Rawiya Kameir

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He Got Game
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend He Got Game / Netflix

"Growing up in a household of diehard UCONN fans, I first saw He Got Game when I was waaay too young. Spike Lee’s late-’90s basketball drama, starring one-time Husky Ray Allen as a college-bound athlete named Jesus, is hinged on heavy themes and more than one explicit sex scene. The movie stuck with me for years, and not just because I held onto the subversive thrill of watching it as an eight-year-old; Denzel Washington shines as Jesus’s parolee dad, and Lee’s visual storytelling is predictably sharp. It’s a “family movie” in the grittiest sense, and a solid choice for a Thanksgiving-break flick. No eight-year-olds allowed." —Patrick D. McDermott

Middle Of Nowhere

"As a child, the world that was built around me was, for the most part, fortified by black women: my mother, my aunt, and grandmother. They were loving and generous of spirit. They were, and remain, strong black women, as black women who raise young boys on their own often have to be. Times were not always easy, but the women in my life were unfailingly committed to the difficult work of making it work. Ava DuVernay’s prize-winning 2012 feature, Middle of Nowhere, frames a similar panorama: it’s a particularly modern American love story centered around black male imprisonment and the working poor that captures a vision of black women — vulnerable, resolute, ever unbowed — fighting to make a way out of no way. Here, DuVernay says: I see you, and now everyone else will too." —Jason Parham

Heavyweights
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"The most iconic summer camp movie of the '90s (and maybe of all time?) is what you need to get you through any problems you may face this winter. It's a movie about friendship, food, and ridiculous hijinks and there's no reason to be embarrassed about loving every minute of it. Embrace silliness and you will have a good time." —Myles Tanzer

T-Rex
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend T-Rex / Netflix

"T-Rex is a compelling documentary that tells the triumphant story of two-time Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields. The film follows Shields as she relentlessly knockouts adversity and kick ass during her tumultuous journey to her first Olympic boxing match in 2012. You'll get fired up by Shield's tenacity, and it's also very possible that you'll find yourself in tears while witnessing her victorious testimony. It's beautiful story that inspires you to never give up and be fearless." —Lakin Starling

Love Sick

"I love the show Love Sick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall), which is a British Netflix original and it's second season was released November 17. It's perfect for all the single people out there who didn't quite make the cuffing season cut and are craving a cheeky show about three friends navigating through the dating scene. —Madison LaClair

Holy Hell
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend Holy Hell / Netflix

"In 1985, Will Allen chronicled his time in a Los Angeles based religious cult, The Buddahist. Allen focuses on the cult leader, The Teacher, and while filming, an explosive scandal that exposes The Teacher's corruption begins to unravel on camera. In present day, Allen reaches back to some of his ex-fellow cult members and they return to the documentary to reflect on their strange experiences in the cult."

American Crime
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend American Crime / Netflix

"This underwatched, critically lauded ABC drama (no, not the O.J. show) got a surge of publicity early this year when André 3000 joined the cast for its second season. But since the show debuted, series creator John Ridley (the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave) has conducted a compelling and timely program. The acting and writing is some of the best in all of television, and the social issues used for source material, like drug addiction, institutional bigotry, and sexual assault, are all tapped unflinchingly and with empathy. It's far from an easy watch, and impossible to forget." —Jordan Darville

November 23, 2016
9 Movies And Shows To Binge On Netflix During Your Free Time This Weekend