Netflix and chill with these 2017 movies that are still worth your time

Listen, keeping up with the latest movies is ideal and who doesn’t want to be relevant, right? But it’s equally important to be part of the conversations when people reference movies from the past.

So, we have made a selection of five films, available on Netflix, that you can binge-on this upcoming lazy weekend.

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the dark

Our fav is doing the most on this Netflix special debut. The Daily Show host brings out the funny as he takes shots at everyone and everything. In this stand-up, he looks at New York city culture, colonialism, Hollywood and black James Bond and everything else happening around the globe. This was filmed at the historic Beacon Theater in New York City.


Uncle Will, Will Smith, takes through the life of an average cop trying to distinguish between right and wrong in the midst of putting away bad people. He is partnered up with Joel Edgerton, who is an Ore facing mad discrimination from fellow cops and hatred from his kind who believe he is a traitor by working with the police that is hell-bent on putting his people behind bars, but in his defense, they are bad people doing bad things. This Netflix original action-thriller forces the pair to put their difference aside and worth together to solve a crime situation that only good people like them, could solve.


This one is not for the faint-hearted. Stack on boxes of tissues. And to the black folk, play a game if you can, down a shot, wine, or even soda everytime you’re offended and angered by anything in the movie.

Almost 12 years a slave vibe, the Jacksons, lead by Florence Jackson (Aunty Mary J. Blige), her Husband Hap Jackson (Rob Morgan) and their family have been working the land for generations and when the new farm owners, the McAllans, arrive in town of Memphis, things shake up a bit. Things at the farm are not going as well as the McAllans imagined, except for Poppy McAllen (Jonathan Banks) who knew what a bad idea all this was. The two families get embroiled in a racial war about, which is escalated when Ronsel Jackson and Jamie McAllen return and form a forbidden bond. Negro Ronsel’s smart mouth sets things on fire and flames keep increasing.

Gerald’s Game

Talk about kinky fuckery gone wrong (Hi Anastacia Grey). This romantic-horror follows a couple that just wants downtime and bonding sessions but while trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Gerald Burlingame (Bruce Greenwood) dies and his wife, Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino) is left handcuffed to their bed with no hope of rescue.

Small Crimes

Game of Throne’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as Joe Denton, a disgraced former cop who served time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney in this crime drama. He returns home to search for redemption but soon learns things won’t ever be the same. Things continue to get worse for him as he finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind. Joe is in a crossfire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows way too much.

The question is will he do the right thing or fall trap of old behaviour?

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