25 Best Netflix Movies For A Fun Time Over The Weekend—Action, Comedy, And Horror

Some of the best movies on Netflix are perfect for a fun time over the weekend. Sometimes the best movies are a powerful tale or suspenseful thriller; but often, Netflix audiences are just looking for an enjoyable ride that's not too deep. Spotlight is a great film and a powerful story, but something so heavy isn't always the best answer for entertainment over the weekend. Whether the movies you're searching for are action, comedy, or horror, Netflix has the answer for you.

Ghost Town

Ghost Town is a ghost story that blends perfect amounts of comedy and romance. Ricky Gervais is brilliantly sarcastic, and Tea Leoni is always a delight.

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Nothing says a fun time like a bunch of kooky animals. This witty and sharp animated tale on Netflix is perfect for the whole family.

Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright—Dazed and Confused is finally on Netflix.

Sixteen Candles

The Brat Pack certainly cranked out some great movies in the '80s, and this is one of their best. Molly Ringwald is at the top of her game in this romantic-comedy streaming on Netflix.

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The Princess Bride

One of the best movies of the '80s, and some say ever, The Princess Bride is a Netflix favorite.

Pulp Fiction

A movie about killers, kidnapping, drugs, murder, and a gimp, has never been so fun. Pulp Fiction received rave reviews from the critics, and People describes why this is one of the best movies on Netflix for a fun time.

"It's hard to imagine any viewer leaving this extravagantly demented, 2½ hour low-life lalapalooza without carrying away at least a few indelible moments...Despite the drugs, the blood, the language, the grit, Pulp Fiction is fundamentally light-hearted. It's fluff."
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For those Netflix viewers that love horror movies and comedy, look no further. Unlike many horror-comedies, Housebound offers true scares, but it also gives audiences plenty of laughs along the way.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

As far as horror-comedies go, this is one of the funniest. This film is not going to scare any viewers, but fans of horror movies will love it regardless.

Sleepy Hallow

Halloween is getting closer and perhaps no tale, aside from Halloween, is more apropos than Sleepy Hallow. Plus, Christopher Walken as The Headless Horseman is absolute gold.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Nothing says adventure like pirates, and nothing says a fun time like Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

Scary Movie 2

Critics didn't like this movie, but what do they know? This ridiculously hilarious movie on Netflix pokes fun at The Exorcist and The Haunted.

Big Trouble in Little China

Kurt Russell, black magic, wizards, martial arts, witty one-liners—this movie has it all.

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Somehow Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, and Harvey Keitel make vampires fun in this exciting movie featured on Netflix.

The Do-Over

Though this comedy offers nothing new from previous movies from Adam Sandler and David Spade, The Do-Over is a pleasant film that offers a nice escape.

Knights of Bada**dom

This is one of the most overlooked movies on Netflix, and it's a shame. A solid cast delivers a great performance that fans of horror-comedies will love.

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

For those that want laughs via crude language and ridiculous plots, look no further. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is one of the funniest movies on Netflix.

Hot Fuzz

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost followed up their hit Shaun of the Dead with this gem, and it's just as funny.


Arq is one of the best original movies from Netflix, and it's perfect if you're in the mood for an adventure. As The Inquisitr reported, this Netflix movie is a bit redundant, which is expected from a time-loop film, but overall it delivers some great action.


This is another overlooked film on Netflix, and it's just as ridiculous as it sounds. But this movie isn't too long and it provides a fun escape.

Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer is one of the best comedy movies on Netflix and it features an all-star cast: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Jo Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Bradley Cooper. The movie takes place in 1981 and is a spoof on sex-comedies of that period; camp counselors and campers embark on their last day at Camp Firewood.

Scream 2

The late Wes Craven was a genius when it came to horror movies, and the Scream franchise helped rejuvenate the industry.

John Dies at the End

This unique story starring Paul Giamatti is a nice blend of horror, action, and comedy. A hit among Netflix subscribers, John Dies at the End is a perfect movie for a thrilling good time.

The Jaws Franchise

Nothing says fun like a shark in the water. Though the sequels couldn't measure up to the original, they all are a joy to watch for various reasons. Jaws is a masterpiece, and the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes explains why this is one of the best movies on Netflix, and of all-time.

"Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg's Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills."
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The Hole

This movie is a throw-back to teen thrillers of the '80s. Both critics and Netflix audiences give The Hole high ratings, and it is well deserved.


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