Here are the top 10 Hollywood and Bollywood movies and TV series to enjoy this weekend, featuring titles like ‘Saw X’ and ‘Mission Raniganj’
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David and Victoria Beckham
“Beckham” (Netflix): This four-part series delves into the life and career of iconic footballer David Beckham, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his retirement. It explores both the highs and lows of Beckham’s journey, including his glamorous life with wife Victoria. The documentary doesn’t shy away from challenges, such as the time when Beckham faced criticism for England’s World Cup performance. It also touches on his mental health struggles after being labeled a villain in World Cup matches. The series offers an honest look at their relationship, addressing rumors of an affair with candor. If you’re in the mood for a candid docu-series, this one is worth a watch.
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“The Creator” (UAE cinemas): Set in the year 2070, this futuristic sci-fi film directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) portrays a war between humans and artificial intelligence forces. John David Washington plays a former special forces agent tasked with hunting down and eliminating the mechanical enemy known as “Creator.” AI has developed a lethal weapon capable of destroying humanity, and it’s up to Joshua and his team to confront the dark AI forces.
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“Killing Kind” (Tod TV): Emma Appleton stars as Ingrid, an ambitious lawyer who believes she’s being targeted by individuals she angered in her line of work. Her partner becomes an unreliable, obsessive stalker. This thrilling series keeps viewers on edge, exploring toxic relationships and the UK judicial system. Appleton delivers a compelling performance as a fierce lawyer whose life is suddenly turned upside down.
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“Mission Raniganj: The Great Rescue” (UAE cinemas): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar plays a heroic Sikh leading a rescue mission to free miners trapped in a flooded coal mine. He portrays the real-life hero, Jaswant Singh Gill, an engineer who saved numerous lives during the 1989 Raniganj Coalfields incident. The survival thriller, directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, pays tribute to real-life heroes who risked their lives for others.
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“Chaaver” (UAE Cinemas): Malayalam actor Kunchacko Boban takes on a rare action role in this political thriller. Directed by Tinu Pappachan, the film delves into the darker aspects of political parties, focusing on political murders in Kannur. It follows a group of young men who form a suicide gang to protect their politics and ideologies, leading to stylized violence and intense confrontations.
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Jeanne du Barry
“Jeanne du Barry” (UAE Cinemas): For Johnny Depp fans, “Jeanne du Barry” is a must-watch. This historical drama, directed by French actress Maïwenn, stars Depp as King Louis XV. Maïwenn plays King Louis XV’s favorite courtesan in this French-language movie. Depp’s performance has been hailed as his comeback following personal controversies. Explore this captivating historical drama to find out why Depp found it so compelling.
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“Chithha” (UAE Cinemas): Directed by SU Arun Kumar, known for his nail-biting police procedural “Sethupathi,” “Chithha” is a Tamil-language drama starring Siddharth and Nimisha Sajayan. The film explores Siddharth’s emotional bond with his niece and the challenges he faces. Sajayan plays Siddharth’s love interest. “Chithha” addresses sensitive topics like sexual abuse and is praised for its performances and fresh storyline.
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“Saw X”: If you’re a fan of bone-chilling horror and the iconic Jigsaw character, “Saw X” is a must-see. This tenth installment of the “Saw” franchise features a thrilling plot involving a cancer patient, a scam, and revenge. Directed by Kevin Greutert and starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Steven Brand, and Synnøve Macody Lund, this horror film promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” (Netflix): This intriguing combination of a Roald Dahl story and Wes Anderson’s direction is a perfect way to spend a short weekend. The film runs for just 39 minutes but offers an intricate storyline and detailed projection. It follows a wealthy businessman’s quest to learn a skill that helps him cheat at gambling, blending childlike imagination with the adult world’s realism.
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Strong Lady Bong Soon
“Strong Lady Bong Soon” (Netflix): If you’re in the mood for a classic K-drama to brighten your weekend, this one is for you. This 2017 K-drama combines romance, comedy, crime, and twists. The storyline, quirky characters, and outstanding performances by Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik make it a delightful watch. Explore unforgettable female characters in this captivating series.