As we head into September, Netflix continues to consistently deliver the latest content to keep us busy during the stormy weekend. As such, we’ve come back with a list of the best shows and movies to watch, starting with the live-action adaptation of the popular anime One Piece, which is surprisingly well-received by fans and critics alike. So if you’ve been skeptical about it – given Netflix’s past anime adaptations – now would be a great time to jump in. Other notable titles topping the streamer’s Top 10 list this week are the Babil Khan-led Friday Night Plan, which is a tale about brotherhood, followed by the popular coming-of-age comedy, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.
With that, here’s a guide on what to watch on Netflix this weekend:
Aspiring pirate king with a rubber-like body, Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), is on a mission to find the legendary One Piece treasure on the other side of the perilous Grand Line. But before setting sail, he must acquire a ship, and above all a crew of motley comrades, in whom he can trust blindfolded. Among them are green-haired triple swordsman Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), enigmatic redhead thief Nami (Emily Rudd), cunning Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) and romantic leader Sanji (Taz Skylar) – all of whom are drawn to and bonded by Luffy’s childish enthusiasm to become the fearsome crew of the “Strawhat Pirates”. The 10-episode first season chronicles the East Blue saga, throwing the terrifying villain Buggy the Clown into our heroes’ path.
Adapted from the 2021 Tamil film Vinodhaya Sitham, Bro follows an arrogant and selfish IT professional, Mark (Sai Dharam Tej), who prioritizes his own needs and time over his family to stay safe. top of his company. But when he meets an unfortunate accident and dies, he is awakened in a strange and supernatural area where the weather god Titan (Pawan Kalyan) greets him and informs Mark of his demise. Immediately regretting his life choices, he begs to be sent back to the world of the living to put his family on a more stable path, before leaving for good. As such, he gets a three-month extension to improve his personal life, provided Time can embark on this journey with him, which will lead to some hilarious encounters for the couple.
So you’re not invited to my Bat Mitzvah
Stacy Friedman (Sunny Sandler) is kind of a nobody at school and wants to change things by throwing an awesome bat mitzvah party. When her father (Adam Sandler) doesn’t feel like bringing Dua Lipa to the party, she turns to her eccentric best friend Lydia (Samantha Lorraine), with whom she has plans for a lifelong future. All that changes when a popular boy, Andy (Dylan Hoffman), comes between them, with Stacy heartbroken upon seeing her oldest friend making out with her crush. Distraught and with their friendship ruined, she then embarks on a revenge arc – spreading rumors, arguing, etc., until she realizes the value of what she lost due to an attraction stupid. You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah reunites Sandler with his Uncut Gems co-star Idina Menzel, alongside Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights).
Friday evening plan
Growing up with siblings brings a ton of challenges, from learning unconditional love to testing humility, all of which strengthen your family bond. In Netflix’s Friday Night Plan, we follow a similar pair of bickering siblings – introvert Siddharth (Babil Khan) and his mischievous younger brother (Amrith Jayan) – who are invited to the biggest party of their life. Opportunity arises when their mother (Juhi Chawla) has to go on a business trip the same weekend, leaving her children alone to do as they please. They go to the party, drink alcohol and engage in scandalous games that involve throwing eggs at strangers, leading the police to intervene. Thanks to this meeting, they learn to support each other, in addition to accepting their faults and their strengths that could get them out of this mess.
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The Monkey King
A staff-wielding monkey (Jimmy O. Yang) with magical powers sets out on a quest to defeat 100 demons in a village and cement his legacy among the Immortals, the deities that people worship. However, he has a huge ego that, while working in his favor to humiliate his enemies, is also the cause of the destruction he causes along the way. The Monkey King’s perilous adventures inspire a humble peasant Lin (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport), who joins the group to help him and challenges him to become the best version of himself, as he prepares to face the anger of the mighty Dragon King. and rid the lands of evil.
Who is Erin Carter
On the surface, Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad) is just a substitute teacher who moved to Spain and lives a fairly normal family life. However, when she is caught in a supermarket robbery, she is forced to manifest her inner John Wick and take down the criminals with the nifty moves of an assassin. This attracts all kinds of attention, from cops wanting to know more about her background to some enemies from the past returning to hunt her down, leading to an all-out chase that threatens to destroy her life. The aptly titled Who is Erin Carter is directed by Jack Lothian, who previously wrote a few episodes on Shameless.