26 Breathtaking Movies You MUST Watch on Long Weekends

We spend our time at home binge-watching content but are often confused about which one to watch. Figuring out what the best movies are available to you, especially during long weekends, is what you’re going to do.

No matter what you’re looking for, it’s on the list here: comedies, horror, dramas, Soviet classics, action movies, and more. We have curated a collection of 26 breathtaking movies you MUST watch on long weekends. So without any delay, let’s get started guys!

1. The Pianist

Genre: drama, military, biography, music
Country: Poland, France, Great Britain, Germany
Cast: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Daniel Caltagirone, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman
Director: Roman Polanski

The film is based on the autobiography of Wladyslaw Shpilman, one of the best pianists in Poland in the 1930s. The protagonist of the film, Wladek, is engaged in music until the territory of Poland is occupied by the Nazis.

The life of all Jews is changed: they are placed in the Warsaw ghetto, forbidden to work, humiliated, forced to wear distinctive armbands, and after a while, they are sent to a concentration camp.

Watch on Prime Video

2. Seven

Genre: Thriller, drama, crime, detective
Country: USA
Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey
Director: David Fincher

The picture tells about Detective William Somerset, a veteran criminal investigator who dreams of retiring and moving away from the city and its inhabitants. 7 days before retirement, two troubles fall on Somerset: a young partner, Mills, and a particularly sophisticated murder.

The news confirms his hunch. Realizing that the killer is punishing his victims for their mortal sins, the detective faces a choice: return to work or leave and turn the case over to his less experienced partner?

Watch on Prime Videos

3. Law-abiding citizen

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb
Director: F. Gary Gray

The district attorney made a deal with the criminals and released them from prison. Then the man, whose wife and child died at the hands of the killers, decides to take revenge on the prosecutor by doing justice on his own. He is caught and imprisoned, but he unexpectedly issues an ultimatum: he will kill from behind bars if his demands are not met.

A funny statement, but soon people really start to die. The dynamics of the narrative is simply unreal, everything explodes brightly and cheerfully.

Watch on Amazon Prime

4. Jurassic Park (1993)

Genre: adventure, fantasy, family
Country: USA
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello
Director: Steven Spielberg

A wealthy professor persuades two paleontologists to come to an island off the coast of Costa Rica, where he has set up a Jurassic Park. The park is inhabited by long-extinct dinosaurs, recreated by the professor from blood samples from a fossil mosquito, which should be the highlight of the new attraction’s program.

A few days remain before the opening, one of the employees, trying to steal the embryos, violates the security system, which, along with a downpour, leads to a power outage and protective barriers. Just at the moment when paleontologists with the professor’s grandchildren went on a trial tour.

Watch on Prime Video

5. Ransom (1996)

Genre: action, thriller, crime
Country: USA
Cast: Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Lili Taylor
Director: Ron Howard

The airline owner’s son is kidnapped and a ransom of $2 million is demanded. Tom Mullen reports the kidnapping to the FBI, and the viewer sees the detailed work of specialists in contact with the father.

It turns out that in the past, Mullen had a black spot – he once gave a bribe and escaped prison, where another person ended up. The film has a rather unexpected ending.

Watch on Netflix

6. Cruella

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Houser, John McCree
Director: Craig Gillespie

London in the 70s is embraced by the culture of punk rock. A gifted swindler named Estella decides to make a name for herself in the fashion world. Her best friends are a couple of young pickpockets who appreciate Estella’s love of adventure and hope to win a place on the streets of the British capital together with her.

One day, Estella’s fashion sense catches the attention of the posh and intimidatingly arrogant Baroness von Hellmann.

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7. Killer vacation

Genre: horror, comedy
Country: Canada
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger
Director: Eli Craig

A group of students goes out of town to have a great time on the weekend: drink beer, swim in the lake and breathe in the clean forest air. But already on the first day, they encounter uncouth farmers Tucker and Dale, who also decided to have a good time in nature.

A truly worthwhile comedy that everyone should watch at least once in a lifetime.

Watch on Amazon Prime

8. Lucky number Slevin

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley
Director: Paul McGuigan

Slevin is unlucky. The house is sealed, the girl went to another. His friend Nick leaves New York and invites Slevin to live in an empty apartment.

At the same time, a major crime boss nicknamed the Boss wants to pay off his former partner for the murder of his son and, in retaliation, “order” his heir.

Watch on Prime Video

9. Schindler’s List

Genre: Drama, biography, history, military
Country: USA
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz
Director: Steven Spielberg

The film tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a Nazi Party member and prosperous factory owner who saved nearly 1,200 Jews during World War II.

Watch on Netflix

10. Payback (1999)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Cast: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, Lucy Liu, Deborah Kara Unger
Director: Brian Helgeland

A member of a powerful crime syndicate owes $130,000 to his bosses, so he invites Porter to the case. Together with him and his wife, they rob a car in which Asians transport “dirty” money.

But the mafia slips a photo of her husband in the arms of a prostitute to Porter’s wife, and the wife puts bullet after bullet into him. Thinking of him dead, they take the money and leave. However, Porter did not die and five months later he returned to pay off – to return his money and take revenge.

Watch on Netflix

11. Upgrade

Genre: fantasy, action, thriller, detective, crime
Country: USA, Australia
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Kraden, Harrison Gilbertson
Director: Leigh Whannell

In the near future, technology is involved in all aspects of human life. However, in this technological world, the protagonist Gray is one of the few people who likes to work with his hands. He restores and fixes old cars.

Returning from a client, Gray and his wife get into an accident, and then into the hands of a gang of scumbags, as a result of which the woman dies, and Gray is paralyzed from the neck down. The same rich client offers the unfortunate man to put an experimental Stem implant, which can fully restore mobility.

Watch on Netflix

12. Slumdog Millionaire

Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar
Director: Danny Boyle, Lavlin Tandan

Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old Mumbai slum orphan, is just one step away from winning Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and winning 20 million rupees. After interrupting the game, he is arrested by the police on suspicion of cheating. How can a youth who grew up on the street know so much?

During interrogation by the police, Jamal tells the sad story of his life: about the adventures he experienced with his brother, about clashes with local gangs, about his tragic love. Each chapter of his personal story surprisingly gave him the answers to the quiz show questions.

When the game resumes, the police inspector and sixty million viewers will want to find out the answer to only one question: why did this young man, with no apparent desire for wealth, decide to take part in a television program?

Watch on Prime Video

13. Ocean’s 11

Genre: Thriller, crime
Country: USA
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia
Director: Steven Soderbergh

Barely 24 hours after thief Danny Ocean is released from prison, he is already planning the most complex casino heist in history. He wants to steal 160 million US dollars from three of the most successful casinos in Las Vegas. All these casinos belong to the elegant and at the same time cruel businessman Terry Benedict, who only dreams of meeting Danny Ocean’s ex-wife – Tess.

In just one night, Danny assembles a team of eleven “specialists” capable of pulling off this daring theft. Ocean’s team includes a first-class card sharper, a young skilled pickpocket and a brilliant destroyer. To pull off this insane and complex heist, Ocean will have to risk his life.

Watch on Prime Video

14. Gentlemen

Genre: crime, comedy, action
Country: UK, USA
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery
Director: Guy Ritchie

One cunning American has been dealing drugs since his student years, and now he came up with a scheme for illegal enrichment using the estates of the impoverished English aristocracy and got very rich on this.

Another sly journalist comes to Ray, the right hand of an American, and offers him to buy a film script that details the crimes of his boss with the participation of other representatives of the London criminal world – a Jewish partner, the Chinese diaspora, black athletes and even a Russian oligarch.

Watch on Prime Video

15. Quiet place

Genre: horror, fantasy, drama
Country: USA
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Milly Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
Director: John Krasinski

A family with two children lives on a remote farm. It would seem that the life of these people is not at all different from the life of other such families, but they live in a place that is filled with terrible monsters that react to any sound.

The family has learned a whole range of special gestures that help them communicate with each other without making a single sound. In addition, each of the family members must move very quietly so that dangerous creatures do not hear them. However, the house where children live cannot be the quietest place on earth.

Watch on Netflix

16. Nobody

Genre: action, thriller, crime
Country: USA, Japan
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Alexei Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside
Director: Ilya Naishuller

Unremarkable and inconspicuous family man Hutch lives the boring life of an ordinary auditor, until one day robbers break into his house. And they would have gotten away with it if they hadn’t taken his little daughter’s bracelet.

Unable to endure this, Hutch goes in search of insolent people, and on the way back gets into a fight with drunken hooligans who molested the girl in public transport. Waving his fists heartily, our auditor sends the brawlers to the hospital, but it turns out that one of the victims is the brother of an influential Russian bandit. And now he wants revenge.

Watch on Prime Video

17. 1917

Genre: military, action, drama, history
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director: Sam Mendes

April 6, 1917, the height of the First World War, Western Front in northern France. A British general entrusts Corporal Blake and his colleague with a deadly mission.

They must cross enemy territory, seemingly abandoned by the German troops, and deliver the order to cancel the offensive to the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, otherwise 1600 soldiers will fall into the trap of the enemy, including Blake’s brother.

Watch on Sony Liv

18. District 9

Genre: fantasy, thriller, action, drama
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Natalie Boltt, Sylvain Strike, Elizabeth Mkandavi
Director: Neil Blomkamp

More than 20 years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. People were ready for anything from a hostile invasion to an incredible technological breakthrough.

Neither of these happened. The aliens turned out to be refugees from their own planet, and while the world community decided what to do with them next, a temporary camp was organized for them in South African Region No. 9.

Watch on Prime Video

19. Bird box

Genre: horror, fantasy
Country: USA
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver
Director: Suzanne Beer

Five years ago, the world plunged into chaos: seeing something, people commit suicide.

A woman with two five-year-old children, having heard on the radio about a safe place, goes in search of a surviving community and takes parrots with her in a box. To save life in this new world, the most important thing is not to look around and listen to how the birds react to the approaching danger.

Watch Movie on Netflix

20. 12 years of slavery

Genre: Drama, biography, history
Country: USA, UK
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director: Steve McQueen

Solomon Northup was a married and educated man who lived and worked in New York State when two men offered him an attractive job in Washington one day.

Upon arrival, he was kidnapped, became a slave and led a miserable life, passing from one master to another.

Watch on Apple TV+

21. Banker

Genre: drama, biography
Country : USA
Cast : Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Scott Daniel Johnson
Director : George Nolfi

The story of African American business partners Joe Morris and Bernard Garrett who founded a successful real estate agency in the 1950s.

They hire a dummy white company executive, while they themselves pretend to be a simple janitor and driver. At the pinnacle of success, the threat of exposure looms over them.

Watch a movie on Apple TV+

22. Train to Busan

Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
Country : South Korea
Cast : Gong Yu, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Soo-an, Kim I-son
Director : Yong Sang-ho

Little Su-an has a birthday. The girl lives with her father in Seoul and really wants to go to her mother in Busan. On the way, the unexpected happens, and a mysterious virus hits the country.

Passengers on the train to Busan – the only city to have repelled the attacks of the virus – will have to fight for survival. 442 kilometers on the way. Welcome aboard and remember – in this race it is not enough to survive to remain human.

Watch on Prime Video

23. Hateful Eight

Genre: western, crime, thriller, drama, detective
Country: USA
Cast: Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director: Quentin Tarantino

USA after the Civil War. The legendary bounty hunter John Root, nicknamed the Hangman, is escorting a prisoner. Along the way, a few more travelers are nailed to them.

A snowstorm forces the company to seek shelter in a shop on the outskirts, where a very motley society is already located: a Confederate general, a Mexican, a cowboy … And one of them is not who he claims to be.

Watch on Kinopoisk

24. The fate of man

Genre: drama, military
Country: USSR
Cast: Sergei Bondarchuk, Pavel Polunin, Zinaida Kiriyenko, Pavel Volkov, Yuri Averin
Director: Sergei Bondarchuk

The film tells about a Russian soldier who was subjected to terrible trials by the war, deprived of his home and family, and thrown into a concentration camp. But fate did not break his spirit – he survived, defended his right to be a man, retained the ability to love.

Watch on Amazon

25. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Genre: romance, fantasy, drama
Country: USA
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Jerry Robert Byrne, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jay Ryan
Director: Michel Gondry

Shy and melancholic, Joel lives an unremarkable gray and dreary life. But one day, instead of the usual working route, the young man suddenly takes the train in a different direction and rushes to the sea.

On the sandy shore, Joel notices a girl with bright blue hair. On the way back, they meet in the train car and the guy realizes that he and Clementine have a lot in common, as if he already knows this girl. Very soon, Joel will realize that he really knew her, moreover, they were a couple.

Watch on Prime Video

26. Grand Budapest Hotel

Genre: Comedy, adventure, detective, crime
Country: Germany, USA
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe
Director: Wes Anderson

The film tells about the adventures of the legendary concierge Gustav and his young friend, the porter Zero Mustafa. The staff of the hotel witness the theft and search for priceless Renaissance paintings, the struggle for the vast fortune of a wealthy family, and the dramatic changes in Europe between two bloody wars of the 20th century.

Watch on Apple TV

That’s all guys. Hope you have liked our curated list of movies you MUST watch on long weekends! If you have any recommendations to be added to this list, then do share them in the below comment box. In case you want to download movies of the best quality then check out free movie download sites.

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