Top five movies to watch on Netflix MENA this week

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Top five movies to watch on Netflix MENA this week

We've all been there, scrolling through Netflix endlessly trying to find a film to watch, never quite able to make up our minds. Fret not, as we’ve rounded up five top-notch movies for you to watch this week.

It’s time to hibernate in the comfort of your air-conditioned home with these flicks. What are you waiting for? Take your pick from the list below, grab the popcorn and prepare for a movie night (or day – we’re not judging) in your PJs.

Annihilation
In a rare example of Hollywood sci-fi-horror thoughtfulness, 'Annihilation' has grand concepts in mind. The film follows cellular biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) as she ventures to The Shimmer, an anomalous electromagnetic field, to discover the truth about what happened to her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who visited The Shimmer and returned in poor health and his memory missing.

Jurassic Park
Now more than 25 years old, you still get a thrill when you first see the dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park’. The sparingly used CGI means that the film hasn’t aged terribly, either. Instead, when blended with puppetry and animatronics, the world of Isla Nublar and John Hammond’s monstrous theme park comes alive. Genuinely exciting and the definition of a blockbuster, it doesn’t get much better, really. And with The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III also available on Netflix MENA why not invite your mates round for an action-packed movie marathon?

Split
This thriller is one of those sombre, cello-scored dramas about a clever psychopath. James McAvoy (having too much actorly fun) is Kevin, who has 23 multiple personalities and – more worryingly – three students locked up in his cellar. The cool problem-solving skills of one of them, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), will have you rooting for her.

The Revenant
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and actor Leonardo DiCaprio both picked up Oscars for their work on this icy survival thriller about frontiersman Hugh Glass. Be warned: it’s not one to watch if you’re feeling squeamish.

Toy Story
While kids will love the bewitching colours, the slapstick and the action-packed story, the film will probably be more fully appreciated by adults, who'll love the snappy, knowing verbal gags, the vivid, deftly defined characters, and the overall conceptual sophistication. From a familiar premise (toys come alive whenever humans leave the room) the ingenious, witty script proceeds to work marvels. Cowboy-toy Woody feels threatened when new toy space ranger Buzz Lightyear arrives but they soon have to join forces and find themselves home when the family moves and they get left behind.

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