Friday Night Movies

Are you wondering what movies to watch? With so many streaming platforms and movie titles, 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 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

Friday Night Movies: Fury

Welcome back to “Friday Night Movies,” where we delve into films that pack a punch and spark conversation. Tonight, we spotlight “Fury,” a gripping war drama directed by David Ayer and released in 2014. Set during the final months of World War II, “Fury” pulls no punches in its raw

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Friday Night Movies Collection

Our complete collection of Friday Night Movies from A to Z.

IMDb Score
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes Score
69%
So Binge Rating
8.7
IMDb Score
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes Score
69%
So Binge Rating
8.7
Romantic Comedy
Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Run time: 1h 37min
Classification: PG

“10 Things I Hate About You” cleverly reimagines Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” in a late ’90s high school setting, blending humour, romance, and teenage drama with surprising sophistication.

IMDb Score
8.5
Rotten Tomatoes Score
94%
So Binge Rating
9.8
IMDb Score
8.5
Rotten Tomatoes Score
94%
So Binge Rating
9.8
Sci-Fi
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Run time: 1h 56min
Classification: PG

The saga begins with Back to the Future (1985) where teenager Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time to 1955 in a DeLorean car converted into a time machine by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown. Marty meets his future parents in high school and accidentally attracts his mother’s romantic interest.

IMDb Score
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
82%
So Binge Rating
8.9

Big

IMDb Score
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
82%
So Binge Rating
8.9
Comedy
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
Run time: 1h 44min
Classification: PG

“Big” offers a captivating narrative where young Josh Baskin, embodied with charm by Tom Hanks wishes to become big and then wakes up as an adult. This transformation propels him into an adventure that straddles the line between the freedom and complexities of adulthood and the innocence of youth.

IMDb Score
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes Score
79%
So Binge Rating
8.8
IMDb Score
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes Score
79%
So Binge Rating
8.8
Comedy
Cast: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Run time: 1h 29min
Classification: PG

Billy, heir to a hotel empire, is a man-child with a heart of gold and a mind that’s as empty as his swimming pool. When he discovers that his father’s hotel empire is at stake, he must prove to his old man that he’s worthy of taking over the family business. But there’s a catch – he has to repeat every grade, from elementary school to high school, in just a few months.

IMDb Score
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
78%
So Binge Rating
7.9
IMDb Score
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
78%
So Binge Rating
7.9
Action
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff
Run time: 2h
Classification: R

‘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…

IMDb Score
8.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
96%
So Binge Rating
9.3
IMDb Score
8.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
96%
So Binge Rating
9.3
Drama
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Run time: 2h 21min
Classification: PG

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.

IMDb Score
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
81%
So Binge Rating
9.2
IMDb Score
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
81%
So Binge Rating
9.2
Comedy
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Run time: 1h 37min
Classification: PG

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.

IMDb Score
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
58%
So Binge Rating
6.8
IMDb Score
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
58%
So Binge Rating
6.8
Action
Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich
Run time: 1h 55min
Classification: R

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.

IMDb Score
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes Score
71%
So Binge Rating
8.4
IMDb Score
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes Score
71%
So Binge Rating
8.4
Drama
Cast: Sarah Michelle GellarRyan PhillippeReese Witherspoon
Run time: 1h 37min
Classification: R

In the upper echelons of New York’s elite society, step-siblings Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) are wickedly charming, yet morally corrupt. They revel in making bets about the lives and loves of those around them. However, their twisted games take a dark turn when Sebastian is challenged to seduce the innocent Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon).

IMDb Score
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
60%
So Binge Rating
7.1
IMDb Score
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score
60%
So Binge Rating
7.1
Drama
Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
Run time: 1h 47min
Classification: PG

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.

IMDb Score
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score
56%
So Binge Rating
8.3
IMDb Score
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score
56%
So Binge Rating
8.3
Sci-Fi
Cast: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel
Run time: 2h 6min
Classification: PG

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.

IMDb Score
8.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
94%
So Binge Rating
9.5
IMDb Score
8.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
94%
So Binge Rating
9.5
Action
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Run time: 2h 12mins
Classification: R

‘Die Hard’ is a game-changer in the action genre. Directed by the visionary John McTiernan, this film takes place in the Nakatomi Plaza, where we find ourselves amidst a high-stakes hostage situation on Christmas Eve. But fear not, we won’t spoil a single surprise for you.

IMDb Score
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
85%
So Binge Rating
8.1
IMDb Score
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score
85%
So Binge Rating
8.1
Comedy
Cast: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino
Run time: 2h 10min
Classification: R

In ‘Dogma’, the plot revolves around two fallen angels, Bartleby and Loki, who discover a loophole that could allow them back into Heaven but risk undoing all of existence in the process. Their plan sets off a celestial crisis, prompting the intervention of the heaven-sent Metatron. He recruits Bethany, a disillusioned Catholic, to stop them.

IMDb Score
6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score
77%
So Binge Rating
7.5
IMDb Score
6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score
77%
So Binge Rating
7.5
Comedy
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason
Run time: 1h 43min
Classification: PG

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.

IMDb Score
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
90%
So Binge Rating
7.6
IMDb Score
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
90%
So Binge Rating
7.6
Sci-Fi
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Run time: 1h 53min
Classification: PG

Imagine repeatedly waking up to the same day and each time inching closer to deciphering a seemingly unbeatable alien force. This is the reality for Major William Cage (played by Tom Cruise), an officer caught in a time loop during a war against an alien invasion.

IMDb Score
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
89%
So Binge Rating
6.8
IMDb Score
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes Score
89%
So Binge Rating
6.8
Drama
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Run time: 1h 45min
Classification: PG

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.

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Our Mission

Back before the days of streaming, households around Australia would settle in on the couch to watch the Friday night movie broadcasting on Linear TV. Alternatively, crowds would be swarming at Blockbuster, racing to the new release section to get their hands on the latest blockbuster.

Fast forward to the days of streaming where your movie library is now endless, the allure and romance that was once the Friday night movie has fallen by the wayside. At So Binge, we still maintain our love affair for the Friday night movie and are bringing the good ol’ days back, reuniting people on the couch for a planned night of quality entertainment.

To do so, we launched our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series — each Friday, we release our movie recommendation providing a plot recap and why it’s this week’s must-watch movie. Whether it’s a blockbuster from the 90s, a hidden gem from the 80s, or a streaming network original, there will always be something that will excite and delight every week.

How we choose which movies to watch

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.

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