As September begins, Netflix continues to regularly distribute the latest content to keep us entertained even during this stormy weekend. That’s why we’ve returned with a list of the top must-watch series and movies, starting with the live-action adaptation of the popular anime One Piece, which is surprisingly well received by both fans and critics . So if you’ve been skeptical – given previous Netflix anime adaptations – now would be a good time to jump in. Other standout titles topping the streamer’s top 10 list this week include the Babil Khan-led Friday Night Plan story of brotherhood, followed by the acclaimed coming-of-age comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah .
Here’s a guide to what to watch on Netflix this weekend:
The aspiring pirate king with a rubber-like body, Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), is on a mission to find the legendary treasure One Piece on the other side of the dangerous Grand Line. But before he sets sail, he has to get a ship and, above all, a crew of ragtag comrades whom he can trust while blindfolded. Among them are the green-haired triple swordsman Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), the enigmatic red-haired thief Nami (Emily Rudd), the cunning Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) and the romantic chef Sanji (Taz Skylar) – to whom they are all attracted and connected through Luffy’s childlike enthusiasm to become the feared crew of the Straw Hat Pirates. The 10-episode first season chronicles the East Blue saga and throws the fearsome body-ripping villain Buggy the Clown into our heroes’ path.
An adaptation of the 2021 Tamil film Vinodhay Sitham, Bro follows an arrogant, egotistical IT professional Mark (Sai Dharam Tej) who puts his own needs and time above his family to stay on top of his business keep. But when he suffers an unfortunate accident and dies, he awakens in a strange, supernatural zone where the God of Time, Titan (Pawan Kalyan), greets him and informs Mark of his death. He immediately regrets his life choices and asks to be sent back to the world of life to give his family a more stable path before he leaves for good. So he was granted a three-month extension to improve his personal life, on the condition that Time could go on this trip with him – leading to some hilarious encounters for the pair.
You’re not invited to my bat mitzvah like this
Stacy Friedman (Sunny Sandler) is something of a nobody at school and wants to change things by throwing a dazzling Bat Mitzvah party. When her father (Adam Sandler) doesn’t want to bring Dua Lipa to the party, she falls back on her quirky best friend Lydia (Samantha Lorraine), with whom she has lifelong plans for the future. All that changes when a popular boy, Andy (Dylan Hoffman), comes between them and Stacy ends up having her heart broken when she sees her long-time boyfriend making out with her. Desperate and with her friendship ruined, she embarks on a quest for revenge – spreading rumors, arguing, and the like until she realizes the value of what she lost because of a silly attraction. “You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah” reunites Sandler with his “Uncut Gems” co-star Idina Menzel and Luis Guzmán (“Boogie Nights”).
Friday evening schedule
Growing up with siblings brings with it a host of challenges, from learning unconditional love to testing humility, all of which strengthen the family bond. In Friday Night Plan on Netflix, we follow a similarly feuding pair of siblings – introverted Siddharth (Babil Khan) and his mischievous younger brother (Amrith Jayan) – as they are invited to the biggest party of their lives. The opportunity arises when her mother (Juhi Chawla) has to go on a business trip that same weekend, leaving her children alone to do whatever they want. They head to the party, drink alcohol and play some fancy games that involve throwing eggs at strangers, which leads to the police getting involved. Through this encounter they learn to support each other and to accept each other’s weaknesses and strengths, which could help them out of this difficult situation.
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The Monkey King
A stick-wielding monkey (Jimmy O. Yang) with magical powers sets out on a mission to defeat 100 demons in a village and cement his legacy among the immortals, the deities people worship. However, he has a massive ego that, while working in his favor to humiliate enemies, is also the cause of the destruction he causes along the way. The Monkey King’s dangerous adventures inspire humble farmer Lin (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport), who joins the group as a helper and challenges him to become the best version of himself as he prepares to face the wrath of the powerful Dragon King take and free the countries from evil.
Who is Erin Carter?
On the surface, Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad) is just a substitute teacher who has moved to Spain and has a fairly normal family life. However, when she gets caught up in a supermarket robbery, she is forced to channel her inner John Wick and take down the criminals with the deft moves of an assassin. This attracts attention of all kinds, from cops wanting to learn about her past to some enemies from the past returning to hunt her, leading to an all-out chase that threatens to throw her life apart . The aptly titled Who is Erin Carter is directed by Jack Lothian, who previously wrote a few episodes for Shameless.