Netflix has quietly added 12 great movies to its library today 1 month ago

Netflix has quietly added 12 great movies to its library today

Some viewing inspiration for the bank holiday weekend.

If you're looking for some viewing inspiration to get you through the bank holiday weekend then you'll be happy to hear that Netflix has added 12 fantastic movies to their library today.

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Whether you're looking for some laughs - or something a little more on the serious side, there's plenty of options available to keep you occupied this weekend.

Chocolat

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a conservative village in France, much to the villagers' disapproval and have to attempt to win them over in this adaptation of the novel by the same name.

With stellar acting performances from Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina and Johnny Depp - this is one you won't want to miss.

Creed.

Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stalone star in this modern take on a classic franchise as Adonis Johnson, the son of heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, played by Jordan, embraces his legacy as a boxer and seeks mentorship from Rocky Balboa, his father's old friend and rival.

Between the fight scenes, the tension, and even romance - this one has something for everyone.

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Elysium

Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Ireland's favourite adopted Irish man, Matt Damon, star in this American science fiction action film written, produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp.

The rich live in Elysium, an advanced space station, while the others thrive in poverty on Earth in this creepy film, until Max, played by Damon, begins a journey to Elysium to change the fate of humans on Earth and restore equality.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Nothing is a bigger staple of the 80s than a John Hughes film, and this 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck is arguably one of the best ones.

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In suburban Chicago, near the end of the school year, high school senior, Ferris Bueller decides to elaborately fake an illness in order to stay home - running into trouble when his Principal and sister don't believe him.

There's a parade, there's music, there's a constant breaking of the fourth wall - without giving too much away, it's definitely worth a watch if by some miracle you haven't seen it already.

Gosford Park

Gosford Park is a 2001 satirical black comedy-mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes and was influenced by Jean Renoir's French classic, La Règle du jeu.

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The movie sees Sir William McCordle and his family plan a shooting party over a weekend. Their family secrets, lies and deceptions come tumbling out when Sir William gets murdered. Mystery, intrigue and murder - what more could you want from some Sunday evening entertainment?

Jackass 3

With Jackass Forever expected to hit cinemas in the coming months, there is no better time to re-watch some equal parts ridiculous and hilarious comedy in the form of Jackass 3.

The movie sees Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee Man, Chris Pontius and Dave Englund among others as they once again take part in some utterly ridiculous stunts - including, but not limited to, launching themselves into the air, crashing through various objects, and something called "Lamborghini Tooth Pull".

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And if that's not enough to pique your interest, there was also a charging bull on hand too.

Munich

A terrorist organisation kills eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics in this 2005 historical action thriller film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth.

However, a team of five men, headed by Avner Kaufman, is assigned the task of killing the terrorists as revenge.

Once

if you're looking for some quintessentially Irish viewing then this 2007 Irish romantic musical drama film written and directed by John Carney is the perfect way to go.

The heart-wrenching film stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová as two struggling musicians in Dublin.

Hansard and Irglová had previously performed music as the Swell Season, and composed and performed the film's original songs - and honestly, the movie is worth watching for the music alone. With a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you really can't go wrong with this one.

Primal Fear

Primal Fear is a 1996 American legal thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name.

The film sees young altar boy Aaron Stampler's (Edward Norton) life change when he is accused of murdering a priest. However, things take a turn when a renowned lawyer, Martin Vail (Richard Gere), decides to take up his case.

Serendipity

If you're looking for something romantic to tune into this weekend, besides Love Island of course, then this movie might just be the way to go.

This romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale explores the short-lived romance between a New Yorker and a British woman as they let fate determine if they are meant to be together, hoping that destiny will reunite them years later.

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family is a 1991 American supernatural black comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams and the 1964 TV series produced by David Levy.

With hilarious performances from all members of the star-studded cast, including Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Wilson and Christina Ricci, it's the perfect light-hearted family film.

The Firm

Tom Cruise stars as Mitch, a lawyer who is lured by a big law firm with the promise of a bright future before things take a turn for the worst when he finds himself embroiled in a murder case in this legal thriller.

Based on real-life lawyer John Grisham's best-selling novel, this one will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat - or sofa.