Is there anything better than heading home on a Friday evening knowing you have a great movie lined up for the night? We love winding down after a long week with some popcorn in front of a movie. Our editors have picked out a few of their favorites that are especially great on a Friday night. Here you’ll find everything from crazy chefs to middle-aged women exploring different realities. If you are like us and looking for a great Friday night movie to watch, you’ve come to the right place!
The Menu (2022, IMDb: 7.3)
If you missed this dark comedy thriller in the cinemas, you’re in luck. It’s finally streaming. Nicholas Hoult plays Tyler, a food enthusiast who invites his partner Margot to an exclusive restaurant located on a remote island. Chef Slowik takes his job very seriously, almost to the point where you think “relax, it’s only food.” But the couple is about to witness an experience that is indeed much more than only food. The Menu is an intense but somehow comedic film that proves to be the perfect movie to watch on a Friday night.
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, IMDb: 8.0)
Many seem to agree that Everything Everywhere All At Once is one of the best movies released last year. In fact, this movie is a serious contender for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture. The story follows a middle-aged immigrant who is trying to do her taxes but soon discovers she can explore multiple universes and the lives she could have had. As far as wicked action-adventure comedies go, this is certainly the best. In other words, a great movie to watch on a Friday night.
This gem from the past tells the story of…well, hidden figures. A team of female African-American mathematicians proved vital to the success of NASA in the early years of the U.S. space program. This movie highlights their service and brilliant minds that later put the first man on the moon. In other words, you’ll meet the women you don’t know behind the mission you do. A great historical movie to watch on a Friday night.
This 2-hour and 30-minute long drama is one of the best war movies we have seen in the past years. The story is set during World War I where a young german soldier gets to experience the true reality and brutality of war. There is no sugarcoating it, this is an incredibly dramatic and intense movie. At the same time, it is insightful and thought-provoking. If there was ever a day to watch such a movie, it would be on a Friday night.
If you are looking for straight-up comedy, you’ll find The King Of Staten Island to be the perfect match. Pete Davidson plays Scott Carlin, a mid-20s guy with little to his name but a dream to become a tattoo artist. Scott spends his days smoking weed and taking care of his mother, but that’s about to change. Pete Davidson brings his SNL humor to the table and makes this comedy feel fresh and quirky, and although inspired by his own life and the tragic death of his father, this movie is entertaining. A great movie to watch on a Friday night.
In our minds, there is no better time to watch a spy movie than on a Friday night. While keeping true to the genre and giving us crazy action and agent-type gadgets (like those in the Bond movies), Kingsman is also rather funny. When a secret organization recruits a promising street kid to the training program, all that serious nonsense that we so often see in spy movies is out the window. With stars like Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Micheal Caine - you know you can expect great acting. In other words, a surprisingly brilliant movie worth watching.
The Father won two Oscars at the Academy Awards back in 2021. One for Anthony Hopkins's performance and the other for the best-adapted screenplay. There is no denying that this drama is excellent. The story forms around a daughter and her father suffering from dementia. The stubborn old man refuses help and ultimately falls into a dark pit following his sickness. This is truly a heartbreaking, fascinating, sad but beautifully crafted drama worth watching.
Now that it is 2023, we all have a clean slate to start fresh for the new year ahead. Or do we? Sometimes, we need to dig a little deeper before starting from scratch. Sometimes, confronting our past helps us flush out the old in order to welcome the new. If you are searching for answers, yearning for clarity, or even at a crossroads in life, have a glance at these films that will whisper a voice of empowerment and liberation. Take a leap and tag along with these amazing characters who courageously revisit their past as a means to start a new future.