Weekend Binge 6/23 | Which Netflix Top 10 Movie Should You Watch this Weekend?

We made it — the weekend is finally here. We’re back with the second iteration of Weekend Binge — where we break down each of the movies in Netflix’s Top 10 in the U.S. to help you decide what movies to watch this weekend.

There are four new films in this week’s top 10, including the number 1 for this week — “Extraction 2”. Also joining the list is “Extraction”. Both of these films are perfect if you’re looking for easy-to-enjoy action movies. You can even make it an Extraction weekend and watch both — although if you can only watch one, I’d suggest the second.

The other new arrivals are Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” — an introspective crime drama — and “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” — an action anime film. “The Mule” could make a great watch if you’re looking for something on the serious side, and “Black Clover” is great if you enjoy anime or are familiar with the franchise.

So here’s to getting the weekend started — enjoy!

 

1. Extraction 2 (2023)

Run Time: 2:02
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 74%
Weeks in Top 10: 1
Summary: Following the events of “Extraction”, the second Extraction follows Tyler Rake as he embarks on a dangerous mission to save a ruthless gangster’s family.

In a Few Words: Action-packed, Antihero, Explosions, New

You’ll Like it if You Like: “Mission Impossible”, “Taken”, “John Wick”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a fun action movie that is a bit over the top but filled to the brim with exciting sequences, or if you want to make a marathon of it and watch Extraction 1 and 2 this weekend.

 

2. Boss Baby

Run Time: 1:37
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 53%
Weeks in Top 10: 4

Summary: “Boss Baby” is an animated comedy released in 2017 that tells the story of Tim, an only child whose world is turned upside down with the arrival of a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying talking baby named Theodore. Tim quickly realizes that Theodore is not a normal baby but instead a secret agent on a mission to uncover a plot that threatens the balance between babies and puppies.

In a Few Words: Family-friendly, Funny, Heartwarming, Animated

You’ll Like it if You Like: “Despicable Me” “Megamind” “The Incredibles”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a kids movie that is enjoyable for adults who don’t want to think too much.

 

3. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Run Time: 1:37
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 43%
Weeks in Top 10: 2

Summary: Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. When green pigs arrive on their island paradise, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

In a Few Words: Animated, Family-Friendly, Comedy, Pop Culture

You’ll Like It If You Like: “The Emoji Movie” “Trolls” “The Lego Movie”

You Should Watch It If: You’re looking for a movie to watch with children or if you have a connection to the Angry Birds game.

 

4. Extraction (2020)
Run Time: 1:56
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67%
Weeks In Top 10: 1

Summary: A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.

You’ll Like it if You Like: “The Raid: Redemption”, “The Bourne Identity”, “Man On Fire”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a nonstop action movie or want to watch “Extraction 2” this weekend as well.

 

5. Mean Girls

Run Time: 1:37
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84%
Weeks in the Top 10: 5

Summary: Teenage Cady Heron moves to the suburbs of Illinois and experiences the cruel laws of popularity in her new public school. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but soon realizes how shallow her new friends are.

In a Few Words: Comedy, Iconic, High School Cliques

You’ll Like it if You Like: “Easy A” “Clueless” “Heathers”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for an iconic comedy movie that is easy to enjoy. (Or if you’re one of the few people who still haven’t seen it.)

 

 6. The Mule (2018) – Pick of the Week
Run Time: 1:57
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%
Weeks in Top 10: 1

Summary: Broke, alone, and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

In a Few Words: Drama, Crime, Aging, Clint Eastwood

You’ll Like it if You Like: “Gran Torino”, “No Country for Old Men”, “The Irishman”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for an engaging, emotionally impactful crime drama that spotlights the importance of your decisions and their consequences.

 

7. We’re the Millers (2013)

Run Time: 1:50
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 48%
Weeks in Top 10: 3

Summary: “We’re the Millers” is a comedy film released in 2013. The movie follows the story of David Clark, a small-time marijuana dealer who is forced to smuggle a large shipment of drugs from Mexico into the United States. To avoid suspicion at the border, David comes up with a plan to create a fake family as a cover.

In a Few Words: Comedy, Road Trip, Light-hearted, Ensemble

You’ll Like it if You Like: “Due Date” “The Hangover” “Horrible Bosses”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a light-hearted comedy movie that feels a bit like an adventure.

 

8. The Zookeeper (Skip of the Week again)

Run Time: 1:42
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 11%
Weeks in Top 10: 2

Summary: Kindhearted Griffin Keyes is one of the best-loved caretakers at the Franklin Park Zoo. When he decides to find a more glamorous career to get a girlfriend, the animals reveal their secret ability to talk and offer to teach him the rules of courtship, animal style.

In a Few Words: Comedy, Family-Friendly, Talking Animals

You’ll Like it if You Like: “The Notebook” “Dear John” “The Lucky One”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a family-friendly comedy that isn’t animated. Although, you probably just shouldn’t watch this one.

 

9. Forever My Girl (2018)

Run Time: 1:48
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 24%
Weeks in Top 10: 2

Summary: Liam Page, a country music superstar, left his bride Josie at the altar to pursue fame and fortune. Now, he must face the consequences of his actions when he returns to his hometown for the funeral of his best friend from high school.

In a Few Words: Romantic, Drama, Country, Personal Growth

You’ll Like it if You Like: “The Last Song” “Sweet Home Alabama” “Country Strong”

You Should Watch it if: You’re looking for a romance movie and like the country.

 

10. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (2023)

Run Time: 1:59
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
Weeks In Top 10: 1

Summary: In a world where magic is everything, Asta, a boy who was born with no magic, aims to become the Wizard King, to overcome adversity, prove his power, and keep his oath with his friends.

In a Few Words: Anime, Magic, Action

You’ll Like It If You Like: “Dragon Ball”, “Naruto”, “Dragon Quest: Your Story”

You Should Watch It If: You’re looking for an anime movie that is filled with action or if you’re already familiar with the Black Clover manga.

 

Hope this helps start your weekend off right. As always, let me know down in the comments what you’re planning on watching.

Until next week!

Darwin Minnis

I like sports, movies and games.

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