8 Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Netflix has an exciting slate of films and series that you wouldn’t want to miss. No matter what kind of genre you are into, Netflix has got you covered, so you can spend quality staycation time with your loved ones this Christmas break.

8 Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season

The Irishman

If you want to watch a great new classic by a master filmmaker, ‘The Irishman’ ticks all the boxes. This epic saga of organized crime in post-war America is told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. The movie stars heavyweights Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Martin Scorsese, one of the most multi-awarded directors, helms this Netflix Film.

Dead Kids

Award-winning Filipino director Mikhail Red casts vibrant and talented local actors in this “crime story in the age of social media.” Kelvin Miranda plays Sta. Maria, a socially awkward teen who bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid. Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Vance Larena, Gabbi Padilla, Jan Silverio, and Markus Paterson complete the gang of Dead Kids. Like the cast and creators of the film, we are super excited for the rest of the world to experience quality Filipino content, and on the world’s biggest streaming service to boot.

Marriage Story

Marriage Story is an incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together. The film, which boasts of a powerhouse trifecta – critically acclaimed actors Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach – will make you need to stack up on tissues.

6 Underground

High-octane action, globe-trotting adventure, and a beautiful cast… Expect these and more in Michael Bay’s latest film. Shot in locations around the world, ‘6 Underground’ is about six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, who have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. This Bayhem baby stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi, and Dave Franco

Crash Landing on You

This Lee Jeong-hyo-directed romantic comedy pairs Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin as an oddly matched couple who come from different backgrounds. She’s a beautiful heiress and a leading fashion businesswoman in South Korea. He’s a military officer from North Korea. Thanks to a windstorm, their paths collide and a love story begins.

The Witcher

Henry Cavill as the witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, is perfect casting. The British actor not only looks like the titular hero of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher Saga books, but also wields a blade like a real swordsman (Henry did all his stunts!). Add this fantasy series to your list of must-watch series during the holidays.

The Two Popes

Get ready to laugh and cry when you watch ‘The Two Popes’, directed by Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of ‘City of God’ and written by three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten. The film, which stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis, is an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. For a story rich in quiet moments and intelligent dialogue, ‘The Two Popes’ has a lot of light-hearted scenes that will leave you feeling uplifted as the end credits start to roll.

You: Season 2

Joe may be in a new state, but expect the same amount of the sexy-funny wit and sarcasm that made us fall in love with him while at the same time condemning the things he’s done. While hiding from his ex, Candace, in LA (we cannot wait to hear Joe’s internal monologues, delivered with perfection by Penn Badgley, about sunny and chirpy LA), Joe vows to make a fresh start and be good, this time hopefully with the right woman.

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