Friday Night Movies | What To Watch
The age-old question — “hey what do you want to watch?” With so many streaming platforms and movie titles to choose from it almost becomes too daunting to choose a movie to watch. This is why we have created our Friday Night Movies series. To help you cosy up on the couch and enjoy a night in we recommend a new movie each and every Friday as we cover everything from the classics to the latest blockbusters. You will be sure to find your old favourites and even discover something new.
This Week's Friday Night Movie Recommendation
In this week’s edition of ‘Friday Night Movies‘, we explore the intriguing and fast-paced world of ‘Limitless’, a 2011 science-fiction thriller directed by Neil Burger. This film, based on the novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn, stars Bradley Cooper and takes us on a cerebral journey that challenges the limits of human potential, making it an unmissable experience in our series. ‘Limitless’ stands out for its unique concept that taps into a universal fantasy:
Friday Night Movies To Watch
‘Blade’ follows the story of Eric Brooks, the eponymous Blade, who is half-human, half-vampire. From the moment of his birth, during which his mother was bitten by a vampire, Blade is destined for a life of combat against the bloodsucking denizens of the night…
Based on a true story about the real-life escapades of Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a remarkably successful con artist. Not yet 21, Frank had the audacity and creativity to pose as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a parish prosecutor, all while cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks.
Cher, a wealthy and popular high school student, takes it upon herself to improve the lives and love lives of those around her. As she navigates the treacherous waters of social cliques, Cher soon discovers that her well-intentioned meddling may have unintended consequences.
The story centres around Cameron Poe, played by the one and only Nicolas Cage. Poe is an honourable Army Ranger who, after defending his pregnant wife from a deadly altercation, finds himself imprisoned for manslaughter.
Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) is an ambitious young race car driver eager to conquer the NASCAR circuit. Paired with the experienced crew chief Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall), and with all good coming-of-age stories, Cole’s journey isn’t just about racing, but learning the finesse and discipline required to succeed.
ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) finds himself drawn into an investigation after a devastating terrorist attack on a Ferry in New Orleans kills 543 people. Doug is tasked with finding the bomber using experimental surveillance technology; however, he soon finds himself fixated on one of the victims, Claire.
Drop Dead Fred follows the life of Elizabeth Cronin (Phoebe Cates), a woman dealing with a failing marriage and an overbearing mother. Amid this turmoil, she is unexpectedly reunited with her rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood, Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall). Fred’s goal is to help Elizabeth stand up for herself and regain her happiness, but his methods are chaotic and far from conventional.
The extraordinary tale of Edward, an artificial man with scissors for hands, created by an unconventional inventor (played by Vincent Price in one of his final roles). After the death of his creator, Edward lives a solitary life in a creepy, dilapidated mansion, devoid of any human contact.
Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book and true story, Friday Night Lights is set against the backdrop of the small town of Odessa, Texas, Friday Night Lights centres on the Permian Panthers high school football team’s 1988 season.
Story of Will Hunting a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but he possesses a mathematical brilliance that could rival the greatest minds of our time. However, his troubled past and inner demons have kept him from realising his full potential.
The story unfolds in a future Earth ravaged by crop blight, where former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is tasked with a desperate mission: journey through a wormhole to find a new habitable planet for humanity.
The story revolves around Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a struggling writer plagued by chronic writer’s block and a lackluster life. His world turns upside down when he’s introduced to NZT, a mysterious drug that allows him to access 100% of his brain’s abilities.
A group of elite commandos led by Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (played by action GOAT Arnold Schwarzenegger) tasked with rescuing hostages in a Central American jungle. Sounds like your typical action flick, right? Wrong.
The story kicks off in the small town of Woodsboro, where a masked killer with a penchant for chilling phone calls and a sinister ghostface mask begins a murderous spree. Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, finds herself at the centre of the chaos.
The story of Sam Baldwin (played by the incomparable Tom Hanks), a recently widowed architect who finds himself adrift in grief. His young son, Jonah (played by the Ross Malinger), believes that his dad needs a new wife and takes matters into his own hands.
It all starts with a high-stakes diamond heist in Antwerp, Belgium, led by Franky “Four Fingers”, played by Benicio del Toro. The 86-carat gem he steals sets off a chain of events involving a colourful cast of characters in London’s criminal underworld.
You won’t believe how the blocks fall in this true story. ‘Tetris’ isn’t merely a tale about a game; it’s a compelling story interwoven with political intrigue, business rivalries, and the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Five high school students from diverse social backgrounds are required to spend a Saturday together in detention under the watchful eye of their stern principal, Mr. Vernon. In the face of their revelations, they discover an unexpected camaraderie, acknowledging the shared struggle against societal expectations and the incessant quest for individual identity.
‘The Fifth Element’ unfolds in a visually spectacular 23rd-century setting with the story centered on Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), a down-on-his-luck cab driver and former special forces major. Dallas finds his life taking an unexpected turn when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), a mysterious woman with extraordinary powers, literally falls into his cab.
Set in the 1920s, the film follows Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) as he joins forces with librarian Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah) to uncover the secrets of Hamunaptra, the city of the dead. Little do they know that their expedition will awaken Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), an ancient priest cursed and mummified alive thousands of years ago.
Set in Warsaw during World War II, the film follows Szpilman, a talented Polish Jewish pianist, as he navigates the horrors of the Holocaust and the Nazi occupation of Poland.
The film follows the life of Truman Burbank, portrayed by the talented Jim Carrey, who unknowingly lives inside a giant television set. His entire life, from birth to adulthood, has been carefully orchestrated by a team of filmmakers and actors.
How we choose our Friday night movies
The way we choose the perfect Friday Night movie selections each week is quite simple — we think about the movies that have moved us, movies that have stayed with us over the years and movies that would pass the water cooler test, meaning would you want to tell your friends that they have to watch this movies.